When Did Sunglasses Become Popular - KoalaEye Optical

When did sunglasses become popular?

In the previous article, we discussed “What are fashionable sunglasses for 2021?”. In this article, let’s talk about “When did sunglasses become popular?”.

In fact, the various sunglasses of different shapes placed on our dressing table were originally created to facilitate the driving of cars and airplanes, called 'goggles.' You know that in that era, being able to have goggles was a symbol of wealth and fashion. Later, with the development of industrial technology, sunglasses appeared in various unique fashion styles in various periods. So far, sunglasses have become an indispensable and important element in the fashion trend. When did the sunglasses begin to enter our lives with the pulse of fashion?

The First Glasses

The history of glasses can be traced back to the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty. At that time, there was already a magnifying glass for reading books, and it was also called a 'reading stone' by Westerners. The prototype of glasses appeared in the early Ming Dynasty. At that time, there were dual-lens glasses, but the glasses had no legs at that time. You have to hold it with your hands or put it on your nose when you use it. This is inconvenient, and it is easy to cause breathing difficulties when placed on the nose. So slowly there are glasses with legs, which are what we call 'frames' now. The role of glasses at that time is limited to 'seeing objects', and does not have any decorative effect.(https://www.koalaeye.com/collections/polarized-sunglasses)

The Advent Of Sunglasses

Sunglasses were not used to block sunlight when they first appeared. In 1752, James Ayscough used green-tinted or blue-tinted lenses to make glasses for the first time. Later generations respected him as the ancestor of sunglasses. At that time, he only designs the glasses in order to solve people's visual problems. During World War II, sunglasses began to gradually spread in the US military. The image of American five-star General MacArthur with a pipe in his mouth and wearing Ray-Ban is deeply impressive. And People love the sunglasses of the general. Ray-Ban has become a famous brand of sunglasses and has been sought after by the public. Since then, glasses have begun to enter the fashion circle.

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When did sunglasses become popular?

The speed of fashion update is too fast. In just a few years, we are dazzled by all kinds of sunglasses.

Glasses are becoming more and more fashionable. For example, the glasses that are more popular recently, replace the thick and heavy frames with a thin metal, which looks simple and fashionable. People who didn't like wearing glasses before would probably use them for concave shapes.

Round sunglasses Has always been the favorite. The round sunglasses with bright colors are gorgeous, but there is no sense of distance. It is cool and cute at the same time. Paired with dimly colored clothes and loose hair, this is the neutral style.

Pick up the thrown chain and hang it up for sunglasses. The glasses used to have a chain, which can be hung around the neck and can be worn at any time. Finally, I gave it up if I felt too cumbersome. Now, I picked it up and hung it again, but I have to say that it’s pretty good-looking and fashionable. The chain is usually used for creating Retro Style.

There are sunglasses that break through the tradition. A simple circle can no longer satisfy people's pursuit of fashion, so there are sunglasses in the shape of triangles and four-pointed stars. To be honest, it's still pretty. Moreover, there is one kind of futuristic sunglasses. Of course, everyone has different preferences for fashion, and there are many people who like it.

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