I Don’t Get It.

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Ladies, can you explain this one to me? Frankly, I was hoping the trend in clownish, oversize sunglasses had gone the way of the burka, er, poncho, in women’s fashion, but apparently I was wrong. Much like the burka, the trend in oversize sunglasses has swept Chicago, to the point that it’s hard for me to picture a woman in a normal pair of sunglasses anymore. They’re everywhere.

What’s the attraction to these goggle-eyed frames? I know women dress mainly to impress other women, but can ya throw us guys a bone and wear sunglasses that don’t make your head appear to have been shrunken by some kind of witch doctor? The oversize frames just look stupid. I don’t care what brand name is on them or how much you paid. Why would a beautiful woman choose to resemble Bono, or an insect?

The Sun-Times had an article about the oversize sunglasses trend, so maybe that’s one nail in the coffin of this trend. I mean, who turns to the Sun-Times for fashion advice? Maybe the same ladies that would accept fashion advice from a single, male blogger? :)

Cross-posted at my friends call me nikkos, because I am a whore for traffic and a glutton for scorn.

7 Comments so far

  1. Bill V (unregistered) on April 20th, 2006 @ 12:15 pm

    I gotta say I love women with shrunken heads, it’s always been a bit of a turnon ever since I saw that one Brady Bunch episode on the island.

  2. nikkos (unregistered) on April 20th, 2006 @ 12:19 pm

    ;) To each his own, Bill, to each his own.

  3. Katie (unregistered) on April 20th, 2006 @ 1:36 pm

    Dear Nikkos-

    a. because they look REALLY good in our hair and have that secondary headband function
    b. one word: mysetery

    That’s about it, I think. I mean, unless you count that everyone else is wearing them or that they fit around traditionally “not small” Irish heads more comfortably. Those are all my reasons.

  4. nikkos (unregistered) on April 20th, 2006 @ 1:39 pm

    Thanks Katie!

    So which brand of oversized frames are you rockin’ this summer?

  5. nikkos (unregistered) on April 20th, 2006 @ 1:52 pm

    P.S.- I’m sure you would look lovely without the afoermentioned sunglasses anyways. ;)

  6. Katie (unregistered) on April 20th, 2006 @ 2:17 pm

    Sunglasses are a topic that I can really talk about for far too long, so I’m going to try and keep this short. I bought 2 new pair of knockoff Chanel’s in NYC last time I was there. One looks great in my hair, the other looks better on my face, and last year’s sunglasses are this year’s car sunglasses. How ’bout you? What are you rockin?

  7. nikkos (unregistered) on April 20th, 2006 @ 3:44 pm

    “One looks great in my hair, the other looks better on my face”

    THAT’S funny.

    As for me, I’m sporting 3 year old Smith slider anteojos- you can swap lenses as light conditions dictate.

    And I have no idea how they look in my hair.

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