Don’t Make a Spectacle of Yourself!

I am 46 and only started wearing reading glasses about a year ago. I know, I know I should feel lucky that I’ve made it this far without needing glasses. At the same time, I’ve neglected to have any fun whilst shopping for my…spectacles. It’s time to just buck up, face the facts and get a fashionable pair of readers. I found a wide variety of chic readers for women over 40.

Full disclosure; I’ve got a nightstand drawer full of dollar store reading glasses that have zero style. So let’s have fun with this, shall we? Behold a formidable, wide assortment ranging in price and design. Here we go:

How sweet are these? A bold, modern frame in soft pink by The Book Club, $40 I found at Nordstrom!


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These ICU Wink Blue/Black reading glasses are from Target and for $9.99 you just can’t go wrong. The pop of blue is a nice touch instead of a plain pair of black frames.

I’m loving these Jonathan Adler readers because the frames are a truly unique and modern shape. The come in a few color ways and are available at for $60

These red glasses are just ridiculously chic. Thank you Anthropologie for bringing these gorgeous Monarch Reading Glasses to our attention for only $48.

Who doesn’t love a classic tortoise shell? Nobody does it better than Kate Spade, $68

Sometimes you just need a good cat eye. Check these out these grey/purple ones from Corinne McCormack available at Bloomingdales for $68. Can you say meow?

We all have a little bit of Iris Apfel in us, don’t you think? At least we should. She’s known for her specs which are anything but ordinary. Oversized and angular, these “Standing Ovation” readers have a beautiful retro feel. Available from Peepers for only $22.

These Eyebobs “Study Abroad” readers are just simply gorgeous, and certainly unique. We love the combo of tortoise with a touch of sparkle and a splash of color for $89

Shop chic readers for women over 40

Pictured above (from top to bottom, left to right):

The Book Club Love In The Time Of A Dollar 55mm Reading Glasses, $40

ICU Wink Blue/Black Reading Glasses, $9.99

Jonathan Adler JA801 +1.50 Eyeglasses, now $60

Antrhropologie Monarch Reading Glasses in Red, $48

Kate Spade Rebecca Readers in Tortoise, $68

Corinne Mccormack Diana Cat Eye Readers, 52mm, $68

Peepers Women’s Standing Ovation 2393200 Square Reading Glasses, Black, $22

Eyebobs Study Abroad Square Rhinestone Readers, $79


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