My favourite glasses are the vintage glasses: The butterfly glasses from the fifties, from Lucille Bal. I was very surprised when the Specsavers salesman showed me “real” vintage glasses which vaguely reminded me of the butterfly glasses I was looking for. Apparently you don’t have to see the optician for real vintage glasses. Or did I visit the wrong one? Of course it’s all about the vintage frame, you need to see an optician to get the right glass, but I wonder how salesmen would react if I would show up with the real vintage glasses of my grandmother :).
Vintage glasses as accessory
Vintage glasses without strong glasses, for example as sunglasses, are the perfect accessory to complete your fifties’ look. Vintage glasses and a bandana in your hair and you have an unmistakable vintage look. Lipstick and beauty spot between nose and upper lip and you begin to look like Marilyn Monroe. Put on a tiny blouse and button it up. Wear a beautiful red bustier (or bathing suit) and a nice mini skirt or hot pants and ready you are: your sixties’ look!
Vintage glasses for sale
Where can you get vintage glasses? Of course you can go to the rummage sale or look around in your grandma’s house. Nowadays, however, you can easily buy your vintage glasses online. A second-hand Nini Ricci looks like butterfly glasses. You can also buy vintage glasses which have been inspired by the drop-shaped type (seventies) or the round National Health Glasses (sixties).
You can buy brand-new vintage (sun) glasses at only € 15,-.