Frames forYour Next Formal Affair.

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Well, well, well, look who’s been invited to a formal event. Honestly, this comes as no surprise, because if we know anything about you, boldness is in your DNA and a fashionably bold party guest is always invited. Naturally, your first question following any fancy invitation is: “But what will I wear!?” This question is difficult to answer for anyone, but for those of us who don spectacles, there’s a whole other realm of surface area to glam up: the face. Good thing for everyone involved, the windows to the soul love to party.

Can you wear glasses to a formal event?

Can you wear glasses to a formal event?

For those of you wondering if one can successfully pair frames with a glam getup or formalwear, let us be frank, the answer is yes. Yes, you can. You can, and after reading this, you will, because the truth is, not only can a standout pair of frames complete your look but they can give you that certain je ne sais quoi few others bring to the party. And of course, you’re not limited to prescription lenses, think of all sunglasses that have graced the red carpet countless times before, or all the readers that sneak their way into the festivities once the wine list comes out. This – my glasses-wearing friend – could be you if you may be so bold.

Can glasses go with an evening gown?

Can glasses go with an evening gown?

Can they ever! Sure, we may be slightly biased, but we truly cannot conceive of a better way to highlight the details of your dress than with an accessory that brings the pizazz. Think of your specs as a way to play up your look or draw a crowd. For example, if you decide to wear something a little more subtle and elegant without a ton of detail, your glasses can act as the glitzy beacon that draws everyone's attention to what matters most (your face). Our Chutzpah’d or Overlook frames are a fantastic place to start. If you decide to dress up in a louder color, choose some frames on the opposite side of the color spectrum to complement your overall palette for the evening. Perhaps you can begin by perusing some of our bold, solid-colored spectacles, like TV Party or Peckerhead. If you fancy bright and bold evening wear, make sure to maximize on your penchant for maximalism with a pair of chic glasses that silently shout “Look at me! Look at me!” (Sound like you? Head to our brilliantly bold collection of glasses with haste.)

Hot tip #1: No matter what style of frame you choose, make sure the shape of your frames compliments the shape of your face.

Hot tip #2: If you’re a person that requires multifocal lenses, progressive lenses or bifocals will save you the trouble of having to bring two pairs of glasses along, not to mention having to match two pairs of frames to your dress. Unless you love an outfit change, then you do you.

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How about a suit?

How about a suit?

As you may have noticed, fashion has become more exciting for the suit-wearing among us. In the past, you may have seen every suit waltzing down the red carpet look essentially the same, but now? Not so much. There are floral ties, patterned shirts, hats, sunglasses… sequence, chains, and frames! Oh my! With a little vision (pun intended), frames can complete your outfit and/or completely make a statement. A great place to begin your search? Our esteemed collection of tortoise-colored glasses that bring you out of your shell, as they should.

In addition to choosing a pair of frames that let your getup stand out, you can also choose frames that set the tone. If you’re going for a more sophisticated vibe, then you might want to consider eyewear that makes it look like you’ve read The Odyssey at least twice. If you’re known for having more of a fashion-forward, eye-catching “LEWK,” then we suggest plus-ing up your suit with the most captivating frames in our collection

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Contacts vs frames

Contacts vs frames

Some folks make the grave mistake of thinking that a fancy affair is the best time to debut contact lenses. Not to say we don’t understand the urge to try something new, but look, this isn’t a teen rom-com from the early 2000s. Taking your glasses off will not instantly transform you from an introverted, artsy, brainiac into Kim Kardashian. If single-vision eyeglasses are a part of your identity and if you’re a proponent for accessorizing boldly, there’s a good chance a large percentage of the compliments you receive are eyewear related.

If you’re looking to be noticed or hoping to share your plethora of anecdotes from your trip to the Galapagos Islands, glorious eyewear can certainly be your proverbial wingman. But what if I regularly wear contacts you ask? Well, you’re kind of asking the wrong eyewear company, but since you’re asking, try going contactless and see where the night takes you. Report back!

Make it an evening to remember

Make it an evening to remember

If you had a single worry or doubt in your mind that glasses were somehow informal or inappropriate for a formal occasion, we hope we’ve officially quashed your concerns. Truthfully, to forgo pairing your glasses with a gorgeous outfit is a slap in the face for everyone involved. You deserve to see and be seen for the impressive human that you are, frames and all. Now, get on with your bad self (as the kids say) and find the frames that can keep up with your incredible sense of style.