Fashion – The Fine Print Blog //wp.readers.com/blog by Readers.com Mon, 21 May 2018 15:39:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 //wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 //wp.readers.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/cropped-Rea-newFavicon-2016-Final-32x32.png Fashion – The Fine Print Blog //wp.readers.com/blog 32 32 Have It All with 2-in-1 Reading Glasses! //wp.readers.com/blog/2-in-1-reading-glasses/ //wp.readers.com/blog/2-in-1-reading-glasses/#respond Wed, 04 Apr 2018 20:10:03 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14731  If you’re anything like us, keeping track of your reading glasses tends to be a never-ending task. When you need them upstairs, they’re always downstairs. Sitting on the couch? You left them in the kitchen. And then you throw in a pair sunglasses to the equation and you have to keep track of two pairs […]

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 If you’re anything like us, keeping track of your reading glasses tends to be a never-ending task. When you need them upstairs, they’re always downstairs. Sitting on the couch? You left them in the kitchen. And then you throw in a pair sunglasses to the equation and you have to keep track of two pairs of glasses? Forget it. 

We’re here to make reading glasses shopping easier, but if we can also make your everyday life easier, we’re even more excited. That’s why we’re happy to show you two new styles of 2-in-1 reading glasses, made with you in mind. 

Magnetic Sun Readers

These styles are just like a regular pair of readers, but with a twist! In a snap, you can go from regular reader to sun reader thanks to the magnetic frame front, which allows the separate front piece with tinted lenses to attach to the frame. You can choose from several styles including fully magnified or bifocal, polarized, mirrored, or standard sun reader lenses.

 

Photochromic Readers

If you need readers to drive or enjoy the outdoors, we recommend a pair of our photochromic readers! When indoors, the fully magnified lenses on these styles are clear. Once you step outside and expose them to UV light, they gradually darken to tinted lenses. Readers → Sun Readers, it’s just that easy!

 

Want to see all of our sun reader options?  Shop all reading sunglasses >

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Makeup Readers: The Ultimate Cosmetic Accessory //wp.readers.com/blog/makeup-readers-the-ultimate-cosmetic-accessory/ //wp.readers.com/blog/makeup-readers-the-ultimate-cosmetic-accessory/#respond Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:44:56 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14641 Yes, that’s right – there are reading glasses designed specifically for applying your makeup with precision! While our eyes may need some help to see as clearly as they once could, our makeup routine shouldn’t have to suffer. The mornings of squinting out of one eye while applying eyeliner, eyeshadow, and mascara to the other […]

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Yes, that’s right – there are reading glasses designed specifically for applying your makeup with precision! While our eyes may need some help to see as clearly as they once could, our makeup routine shouldn’t have to suffer. The mornings of squinting out of one eye while applying eyeliner, eyeshadow, and mascara to the other are over!

For days when you’re traveling and can’t lug your magnified vanity mirror with you, or for those of you who don’t have the counter space for another mirror, these makeup readers will change the way you apply make up…for good.     

The Carrie Makeup Reader is designed to allow you to wear your readers with the proper magnification* while simultaneously applying makeup in the mirror. Simply switch the swiveling lens when you need to do the other eye! The lens is fully magnified in powers up to +3.00.

*Determining Your Power for a Makeup Reader

The standard reading distance is 12-18 inches. With this in mind, you should consider how close you typically stand to the mirror when applying your makeup. The further away you stand from the mirror the lower your power should be (using your reading power as a baseline), and the closer you stand to the mirror the higher your power should be. Never purchased reading glasses before? No problem! You can easily find your power by using our PowerFinder.

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Which Fall Trend Are You? //wp.readers.com/blog/which-fall-trend-are-you/ //wp.readers.com/blog/which-fall-trend-are-you/#respond Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:38:58 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14431 As we welcome fall, we are also welcoming the things that come with the chilly and beautiful weather: new fashion trends, apple cider, pumpkin patches, fireplaces, and cozy blankets. There are a lot of things to say when it comes to fall, but the biggest is the new trends that are happening at this very moment. […]

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As we welcome fall, we are also welcoming the things that come with the chilly and beautiful weather: new fashion trends, apple cider, pumpkin patches, fireplaces, and cozy blankets. There are a lot of things to say when it comes to fall, but the biggest is the new trends that are happening at this very moment.

At Readers.com, we heavily research behind-the-scenes on what is said to be popular in the near future and we’ve shared some of the most popular trends this year below. We believe that you’ll enjoy them as much as we do.

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The Power of Red
While some of you have loved the color red for years, it is officially the color of fall for 2017.  Whether you prefer round or square glasses, we have a lot to offer. Take for instance The Melody. Not only is this frame apart of our new arrivals, but it makes a statement on the scene as you’re getting the classic tortoise with a hint of red. Maybe you are just looking for something that is a little more classic. In that case, frames like The Mint or The Tilly will be right up your ally.

 

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Vintage Inspired
It’s nothing new that the vintage look is always present. From thrift shop coats or even bellbottoms that you remember wearing in the 70s, everyone is wanting to dress like Cher and Cyndi Lauper. Don’t let the vintage movement limit you only to clothing, though. If you’re feeling inspired, try glasses like The Fern, The Paulina, or The Eclair. All styles will make you feel as though you belong in a different decade with a twist.

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Fall/Winter Florals
Women, we’re talking to you. One of the biggest trends this season are all of the patterns including: bright and bold florals. Even if you’re not a gardener but love this trend, we offer subtle and bold frames that you’ll enjoy. Glasses like  The Nala, The Bouquet, or The Buttercup are a perfect introduction to this trend and with the wide array of shapes, we guarantee you can find something to fit your face.

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Chocolate for Your Face
Not only is red a popular color this fall, but the neutrals are also making a statement. While you may not be new to wearing brown and neutral colors, chocolate items have been listed as yet another color to watch out for this fall.While tortoise is a popular frame color for glasses, we want to remind you that you can get different varieties of chocolate brown and tortoise. Coming in as one of our best sellers, The Dean is a versatile and classic pair of reading glasses that is great for just about everyone in the family. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, why not try The Franco or The Garland? Providing some pattern with a striped and marbled look, these two glasses are a perfect fall accessory.

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Mixed Metals
Last, but definitely not least, mixed metals pop up quite frequently when it comes to popular pieces that everyone seems to love. Whether you prefer gold or silver, there are accessories (and yes even clothes) that can feed into your personal taste. Not limited to the ones we recommend, as we have multiple reading glasses in all colors, but some of our favorites include: The Sonoma, The Opal, and The Teddy. All pairs are classic, yet sophisticated enough that you can wear while reading a book or even reading the price tag to a pair of shoes that will match your glasses.

Even if you didn’t find your perfect pair in this post, we have hundreds of other reading glasses that we know will fit your style. Visit our site to see everything we have to offer and enjoy all of the goodness that fall brings to you this year!

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A Lookback at the History of Eyewear //wp.readers.com/blog/a-lookback-at-the-history-of-eyewear/ //wp.readers.com/blog/a-lookback-at-the-history-of-eyewear/#respond Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:03:21 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14154 Eyewear has majorly advanced since the 13th century, but blurry vision is not a new phenomenon. Since eye glasses did not come on the scene until late in the 13th century, people had to come up with creative solutions. Between 1000 and 1250 AD, reading stones were discovered — spherical magnifying glasses you could lay […]

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Eyewear has majorly advanced since the 13th century, but blurry vision is not a new phenomenon. Since eye glasses did not come on the scene until late in the 13th century, people had to come up with creative solutions. Between 1000 and 1250 AD, reading stones were discovered spherical magnifying glasses you could lay over your manuscript to enlarge letters as you read. In ancient Rome, the emperor Nero would hold a polished emerald in front of his eyes to reduce the sun’s glare while he watched gladiators fight. Roman philosopher Seneca was known to use water-filled objects as a means to magnify text for studying and reading as early as 4 B.C.

Reading Stone

Fast-forward to 1286 when Italian monks developed the first visual aid. The glasses were made of two framed glass or crystal stones, and were held up to the eyes using a handle. By the end of the 14th century, thousands of eyeglasses were being exported to all of Europe. Florence, Italy became a leader in production, sale and innovation of eyeglasses in the mid-1400s. After the realization that vision slowly declines with age, glass makers in the area began to create eyeglasses in various strengths. Eyeglasses were graded with strengths progressing for every five years of age.

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In 1665 The London Press delivered the first newspaper, sparking a demand for eyeglasses. It was around this time that people who wore glasses were viewed as intelligent and of high status. Eyewear began to evolve once again when France introduced the “pince-nez” (translation: “to pinch the nose.) These spectacles are known for their uncomfortable design as they were made of wire or horn, sometimes leather, and sat at the bridge of the nose without temples. It was Teddy Roosevelt who is tributed for making the pince-nez a popular style in the United States.

Pince-Nez

The round lens look continued to be the style choice through the 1920s and 1930s but were made from sturdier metal and celluloid. To enhance the look of these metal glasses new materials were introduced: real silver, 12k-gold plating, and tortoise shell. Tortoise shell became a very popular material due to its detailed markings, but was also considered uncomfortable since it was a heavier material.

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As men and women began to desire more variety in their eyewear, trends in lenses shifted to the browline and cat eye styles in the 1940s and 1950s. These new styles combined both metal and plastic. It was common to see plastic at the top of the lens. This look became so popular that after World War II it was noted that the browline and cat eye styles made up 50 percent of eyewear sales. This decade was also the beginning of bold colors and decorations being incorporated into glasses.

'40s cat eye

John Lennon, Janis Joplin, Jackie Kennedy, and Elton John were a few of the people who influenced the looks in eyewear during the 1960s and 1970s. During this decade oversized, bug-eyed glasses were all the rage. The oversized white plastic frames became the signature look throughout the 1960s, as well as round colorful lenses, influenced by the hippie styles.

Jackie Kennedy

The 1980s saw a comeback in vintage clothes and accessories which also translated into trends in eyewear. Popular styles during this decade consisted of rhinestone bedazzled cat-eye glasses, Rockabilly metal frames form the ‘50s, and unique mod shaped frames from the ‘60s. Transitioning from the ‘80s to the ‘90s, styles in eyewear took a 180 degree turn by moving towards simple black shades and sporty shapes with a minimal/serious look.

Rockabilly

Glasses in the 21st century reflect many of the styles seen throughout previous decades. Eyewear in the 2000s do not lean towards one signature look, but instead caters to personal style. As fashion magazines are no longer the major influencer in fashion that they once were, street style has become a key influencer in trends today. Social media, bloggers, and photographers are a few of the top influencers driving trends in the 21st century. Name brand designers are putting more money towards their eyewear lines resulting in glasses making regular appearances on the red carpet. Glasses now have their own space in the fashion world as they have become a desirable accessory.

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