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Specs Appeal

Glasses were once seen as a fashion no-no - now they're seriously hot a-go-go.

Fri 8 Apr 2011

Glasses were once seen as a fashion no-no - now they're seriously hot a-go-go. Think old skool NHS specs (the bigger the better) or Clark Kent, the original fusion of cool and nerd. And hey, who wouldn't want to look like a superhero? Stars like Jodie Connor, Max from The Wanted, Ellie Goulding and Bruno Mars have all been spotted in specs. Tinie Tempah is instantly recognisable by his oversized plastic Ray Ban Wayfarers, which compliment his stylishly smart preppy outfits.

Glasses are no longer just a functional piece of apparatus perched on your nose. Well-chosen frames can radically transform your look into any adjective you choose to be. If you want to be stylish, sophisticated, creative, professional or geek chic, an individual signature style can be achieved in an instant. Contact lens wearers are even switching back and reaffirming the latest fashion force to be reckoned with.

Gok Wan, the nation's favourite stylist and renowned wearer of glasses has designed his own retro inspired stand out capsule exclusively for Specsavers.

The collection spans four decades of style from the 1940s to 1970s. With 30 striking frames to choose from, the colours are an array of jewel brights, soft caramels and mid-tone shades, navy, matte grey, wood finishing effects and art deco detailing.

The shapes scope from accentuated cat eye contours to strong rectangular frames to round Harry Potter-esque styles. With two for one offers, you can also bag yourself two pairs of transitional day to night frames.

Whether you're a celeb on your way to fashion week or a music fan with an impeccable sense of style, try some glasses.

Check out our gallery of stars in specs.