What does tortoise shell glasses mean?
As the name implies, tortoise shell glasses are glasses that replicate the look and pattern of a tortoise shell. In fact, up until 1973, these glasses were actually made from real tortoise shells.
Who do tortoise shell glasses look good on?
They look fantastic whether worn with black, blonde, or red hair. The real trick is to match the tortoise shell hue to your skin tone and characteristics. The brown-honey tones complement blue eyes well. If you have a lighter complexion, traditional brown tortoise shell glasses will look fantastic on you.
Why Are Tortoise Shell Glasses Popular?
So contrary to the belief of many, these glasses are so-called because of their tortoise-like patterns and not due to their material makeup. During most parts of the 20th century, they were very popular but at the dawn of the new millennium, they declined in popularity with the coming of new patterns and styles.
Why Choose Tortoise Shell Glasses Frames?
Fashion experts say its popularity stems from the fact that it suits pretty much everyone and anyone. Their warm brown and amber colours will brighten darker skin tones and add a touch of light to the eyes.
Are Tortoise Shell Frames in Style?
Tortoise frames have been a fashion must-have for the past century and it continues nowadays, whether for eyeglasses or sunglasses. But the trend has evolved from its original colours. You will now find Tortoise in different shades of blue, red, green, grey, and the ever-so-popular Tokyo Tortoise.