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Geek Chic: How Redheads Should Rock the Perfect Set of Specs

By: Kara Dunford 

Are you a visually impaired redhead in search of a spectacular pair of glasses to accent those gorgeous peepers? Dorothy Parker’s claim, “Men seldom make passes, at girls who wear glasses,” couldn’t be further from the truth! In fact, Christina Hendricks responded to this quote by saying, “I think it’s ridiculous. It’s certainly not the case at my house. My husband thinks I look super sexy when I put my glasses on – he always encourages it.”

When wearing glasses, they should express your redhead personality.  Check out these fabulous choices for the New Year:

Virtual Visualizer offers numerous options to aid you in your glasses selection. Virtually try on glasses in 3D with’s free iOS app. This high tech tool verbally directs you throughout the photo taking process to snag the perfect shot of your face, from all angles. The witty app allows you to reposition the glasses glasses_for_redhead_vince Camuto_ Tokyo Tortoiseon your 3D virtual face, making adjustments and turning your head for an all-angle view. Try on the specs of your choice to get an idea of what type of frame and color you’re after before committing.

Frame Match, a feature on’s app, serves as an online questioner to help you narrow down your glasses search. Questions such as age group, eye color, skin tone, hair color, personal style, face shape, fashion choices, and personality help the online database familiarize itself with which frames would suite you best.

MUST TRY: For a playful, yet ‘redhead friendly’ look, try a cat-eye pair of Vince Camuto glasses in Tokyo Tortoise with metal accent details on the temples ($159).

Personal Stylist on Deck

Rivet and Sway is an online shop exclusively for women. All glasses are $199 and a free personal stylist is at your disposal for expert advice on spec selection. glasses_for_redheads_rivet_and_sway_Rivet and Sway’s personal stylist team are available to lend their expertise after filling out a short online questioner, including inquiries about face shape, head
size and personal style notes.

Spectacle seekers then upload an image of themselves for the style team to use as reference for coloring and wardrobe style. After analyzing your preferences, the style gurus at Rivet and Sway e-mail a plethora of glasses options hand-picked for you!

MUST TRY: For a punch of color to enhance your red locks, try Checkpoint in Absinthe ($199). The metal frame offers a clean square design with a pop of color from the two most ‘redhead friendly’ of hues, purple and green.

The glasses purveyor offers free home try-on of three pairs, shipped straight to your door.


Warby Parker’s Do Good campaign aims to make the world a better place. For every pair of glasses sold, Warby Parker provides a pair to someone in need. To date, over 500,000 pairs of glasses have been distributed, via the buy a pair, give a pair initiative.

glasses_for_redheads_warby_parker_greta-optical-crystal-frontIn addition to the company’s philanthropy work, one can find a smart pair of frames with excellent tools to aid you in your selection. Warby Parker’s try before you buy offering allows potential customers to choose five frames sent for free to try on at home. One can virtually try-on glasses by uploading a photo to the site to view frames on face instantly, via My Virtual Mirror; or visit in-person to try on frames with expert assistance by using the store tracker to find the nearest Warby Parker retailer near you.

MUST TRY: Warby Parker’s Greta Crystal ($145) frames are très chic. This limited-edition pair of specs is sure to transform any redhead’s accessory wardrobe from geek to chic for the New Year.

Rock it like a Redhead!