Taylor Swift’s Love Affair With Glasses: Get the Look

Taylor Swift wearing sunglasses and a floral top.

Last Updated on June 17, 2024 by Irish Torres

Taylor Swift is a style icon throughout every album era. 

From her bold red lips to her iconic high-waisted shorts, the pop star makes a statement with her personal style, of which glasses feature heavily.

In this post, we’ll take a closer look at Taylor Swift’s glasses and how she’s made them a part of her distinctive style.

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Who Is Taylor Swift?

Taylor Swift is a name that nearly everyone recognizes.

One of the biggest pop stars today, she grew up on a Christmas tree farm and performed in local musical theater productions as a child. In 2003, she modeled for the American lifestyle retailer Abercrombie & Fitch. She had an original song on the show’s compilation CD, which opened the door for her to attend meetings with major record labels.

At 14, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a career in country music, eventually signing with Big Machine Records. She released her self-titled debut album in 2006, which went on to become a commercial success. The singer-songwriter has since released several critically acclaimed albums, including “Fearless,” “Red,” and “Midnights.” 

As a songwriter, Swift is known for her diaristic style, which often focuses on her personal life and relationships, as well as her philanthropic efforts, activism, and advocacy for artists’ rights. To date, she has won 12 Grammy Awards from 46 nominations and is the second youngest person to win the coveted Album of the Year award.

Currently, Swift is traveling across the U.S. for her much-awaited “Eras” tour, which kicked off in March. The impressive three-hour set features a variety of custom-made ensembles. According to one of Swift’s designers, the singer conceived and built the tour as a journey through the different musical eras defining her career, as the title suggests.

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What Glasses Does Taylor Swift Wear?

Taylor Swift’s music and influence are hard to miss, so it’s no surprise that whatever she wears sparks a trend. Her glasses are no exception.

Here are six styles we absolutely love on her.

One of Taylor Swift’s most iconic glasses is a pair she wore in the music video for “You Belong With Me,” taken from her second studio album “Fearless” (2008).

Inspired by a phone call she overheard between a male friend and his girlfriend, Swift wrote the song from the shoes of an insecure protagonist pining for an out-of-reach interest. The song’s radio-friendly appeal and refreshing country pop sound launched it to the top of music charts worldwide, cementing it as a Swift classic.

In the accompanying music video, Swift wore thin oversized black glasses with a messy half-up bun to give her persona a sweet yet geeky look.

Get a similar look with our Darcey eyeglasses in Tidal. This universally flattering square frame will suit any face shape, including heart faces like Swift’s. It is available in other colorways, including Brandy Tortoise, Marble Streak, and Travertine.

While most Swifties are familiar with the singer’s heart-shaped sunnies from the “22” music video, Swift has made sunglasses a part of her everyday look during her “1989” (2014) era.

One style we love in particular is the tortoiseshell. Swift has been spotted many times sporting a pair of tortoiseshell sunnies when out and about, whether around her Nashville properties or along the streets of New York, where she used to keep a townhouse (which she gave a shout-out to on her 2019 album “Lover”).

The paparazzi photo below shows Swift favoring an angular frame once again. On a heart-shaped face like hers, angles balance out soft, round features without overpowering the whole face.

You can never go wrong with a good pair of tortoiseshell sunnies, and our Ashland frame might just be what you need to elevate your everyday look!

Ashland is available in other colorways, including Carbon Black Streak, Havana Tortoise, and Sienna. It also comes with anti-reflective and scratch-resistant coatings.

Taylor Swift has a love affair with square frames. 

In a commercial she recorded for Target during her “Speak Now” (2010) era, Swift put on an artsy air with a pair of thick black glasses. She completed the look with a black beret, a brown bob, and a black turtleneck. The resulting ensemble was equal parts dorky and elegant with a touch of vintage.

If you’re after something a little more vintage, try our Sutton frame in Black Crystal. This square frame suits round, heart, and oval face types, and the colorway goes with any skin tone and outfit.

Sutton is also available in Smoulder, Havana Tortoise, Brandy Tortoise, and Olive Streak. Get it in classic or light-transitioning lenses.

It’s no secret that Taylor Swift is a huge fan of cats. 

From references in her songs to cameos in her music videos, the singer has made her love of cats apparent. Though initially not a fan of the “cat lady” title, she proudly embraces it, even going so far as to star as one of the cuddly felines in the 2019 musical fantasy film “Cats.”

So is it any wonder that cat-eye glasses have a place in Swift’s wardrobe?

The cat eye is a descendant of Altina Schinasi’s vintage Harlequin eyeglass frame. Fast forward almost a century, the frame has surpassed eyewear trends and is now a staple, adorning some of the most recognizable artists and movie stars worldwide.

Step out in a pair of our Edie sunnies in Brandy Tortoise for an understatedly chic look. 

The soft angles of this pair will suit any face shape, while the classic tortoiseshell pattern will complement any skin tone and hair color. If you want to lean into the cat lady aesthetic like Swift, pair these shades with cat-patterned clothes for a bit of whimsy!

In her more serious eras, Taylor Swift keeps it simple with black rectangle glasses. A pair like this means business, whether about her songwriting (look at her discography!) or her collaborations with major brands.

Get things done with chic specs like our Hoffman in Matte Black. A universally flattering rectangle frame, Hoffman is designed to fit round, oval, and square faces.

Hoffman is available in two other colorways: Forest Fade and Havana Tortoise. It is also available with classic and light-transitioning lenses, and it comes with anti-reflective and scratch-resistant coatings.

Taylor Swift’s style is both ever-changing and classic, and what better way to go classic than with a pair of aviators like our Lowerre sunnies in Soft Brushed Gold?

Aviators don’t necessarily look good on everyone, but they will work on most face shapes. They are especially ideal for those with oval, square, and heart faces. 

Versatile and stylish, Lowerre sunnies will easily dress up or down any outfit. They’re pretty much the quintessential little black dress of the eyewear world. They also play off of other accessories exceptionally well. Just don’t go overboard, as aviators are already bold.

If Soft Brushed Gold isn’t your cup of tea, try Lowerre in Brushed Dark Gun. This frame comes with clementine polarized lenses and offers 99.9% UVA and UVB protection.

Where Can I Get Taylor Swift’s Glasses?

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Does Taylor Swift Need Glasses?

Taylor Swift doesn’t wear eyeglasses in public appearances, but that wasn’t always the case.

For years, Swift had astigmatism — a type of refractive error that causes blurry vision at any distance. She was also nearsighted. Both conditions are typically corrected with prescription glasses or contact lenses.

In an exclusive 2008 interview with Just Jared, Swift said she wore “the ugliest pair of glasses you’ll ever see in your life” because of her vision problems.

She eventually got LASIK eye surgery in 2019, so she no longer had to wear glasses.

What Is Taylor Swift’s Aesthetic?

There is no one way to answer this question, as Taylor Swift has had many musical eras, each accompanied by its own distinct aesthetic.

Throughout her decade-and-a-half-long career thus far, Swift has gone from sweet country girl to global pop star, trying different musical genres and fashion styles.

Here’s a quick rundown of her eras:

  • Taylor Swift (2006) – In the beginning, Swift was a country girl through and through. Those early years saw her wearing prom-like gowns, boho-lite sundresses, cowboy boots, and blonde unchecked curls framing her face.
  • Fearless (2008) – The release of her sophomore album saw Swift lean into the sweetheart aesthetic. She dressed in princess gowns and frilly skirts and swapped her cowboy boots for heels.
  • Speak Now (2010) – Though Swift retained much of her fairytale sweetness going into her third studio album, the album underscored her talent as a lyricist. “Speak Now” was also the first album she wrote on her own.
  • Red (2012) – Swift inched closer to pop with “Red,” one of her most beloved albums. “Red” ushered in an era of knit scarves, high-waisted shorts, and striped shirts — pieces that remain staples in Swift’s wardrobe today.
  • 1989 (2014) – “1989” is Swift’s first-ever true pop album, which ushered in one of her most memorable eras. This era saw her swap her look from schoolgirl to uptown girl, favoring chic coordinating pieces over sundresses and frills.
  • Reputation (2017) – This moody era proved polarizing even for Swifties. During this time, Swift ditched the good girl image altogether, as evidenced by her darker makeup looks and edgy fashion choices.
  • Lover (2019) – Swift embraced color once more in 2019 with the release of her seventh studio album. This era saw her filling her wardrobe with everything pastel, from denim jackets to loafers.
  • folklore (2020) – Swift tried out something more toned down and indie-adjacent with “folklore,” which she conjured up amid the pandemic. Swift returned to her autumn girl roots with this era, dressing in plaid, knitwear, and chunky boots.
  • evermore (2020) – Swift released her ninth studio album “evermore” just a few months after her eighth, retaining the cottage-core aesthetic she picked up during the latter’s production.
  • Midnights (2022) – With “Midnights” came Swift’s return to pop, albeit with hints of the new sound she cultivated with “folklore” and “evermore.” Swift keeps it laid-back yet chic with textured pieces, cashmere numbers, and stripes.

Taylor Swift in the News – Latest Update: June 2024

Taylor Swift is one of, if not the most talked about celebrity week after week. She’s the hot topic in popular tabloids and magazines globally and is always trending on the platform X. This comes as no surprise to anyone who knows how interesting Taylor’s personal life is, as well as how fascinating her songs and concerts are.

Below are some of the latest updates and scoops about Taylor Swift that you might want to read:

Hold on to the Fairytale: Are Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce Planning a Wedding?

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce
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Swifties and Kansas City Chiefs fans alike were abuzz with rumors this month about Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce taking their relationship to the next level: wedding planning! While reports swirled about guest list brainstorming and potential ceremony details, sources close to the couple have poured some cold water on the speculation.

US Weekly cites insiders claiming that while Swift and Kelce are very happy together, there are currently no plans for an engagement “this summer or anytime soon.” This comes after reports suggesting the couple might be rushing toward an altar date. So, while fans might have to wait a bit longer for a fairytale wedding announcement, it seems Swift and Kelce are enjoying their relationship without rushing down the aisle.

Super Bowl 2024: Taylor Swift Made It to Vegas Just in Time to Support Her Beau, Travis Kelce

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce shared a passionate kiss of victory during the Super Bowl.

After much buzz whether Taylor Swift would make it to Vegas post her Tokyo Eras Tour, she arrived at Allegiant Stadium just in time to cheer for her beau, Travis Kelce. The 5,700-mile journey from Tokyo to Vegas kept fans on their toes, tracking her jet’s touchdown in LA. Crossing nine time zones and the international date line, the 12-hour flight from Japan to California didn’t deter her from showing her all-out support to Kelce, the Kansas City Chiefs star tight-end. Thanks to Vegas being 17 hours behind Japan, she didn’t miss the opportunity to watch this one-of-a-kind match.

In a nail-biting showdown, the Chiefs (15-6) found themselves trailing 22-19 after Jake Moody’s 27-yard field goal in overtime. But Mahomes, displaying his trademark resilience, orchestrated yet another remarkable comeback in a rematch of the Super Bowl four years prior.

On a crucial fourth-and-1, Mahomes dashed 8 yards to extend the Chiefs’ hopes, then scrambled for an additional 19 yards to position his team for the game-winning score. With just seconds to spare before a potential second overtime, the winning play unfolded 14 minutes and 57 seconds into the extra period.

Reflecting on the victory, Mahomes expressed pride in his teammates amidst the season’s challenges. “With all the adversity we’ve been through this season to come through tonight… I’m proud of the guys,” remarked Mahomes, clinching his third Super Bowl MVP award. “This is awesome. Legendary.”

As the ball found a wide-open Hardman, the Chiefs erupted onto the field amid a cascade of red-and-yellow confetti, celebrating their hard-fought triumph. In a heartwarming moment, the multi-awarded popstar shared an on-field kiss with her boyfriend, Travis Kelce, as the American football star clinched his second consecutive Super Bowl victory.

Well, congratulations are in order for these love birds!

Taylor Swift Sets Grammy History with Fourth Album of the Year Victory for ‘Midnights’

Taylor Swift made history at the Grammy Awards on Sunday by winning the Album of the Year award for her 2022 release “Midnights,” marking her fourth triumph in the prestigious category. Prior to this milestone win, Swift shared the record with Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, and Paul Simon, each having secured Album of the Year three times. Swift’s previous victories in the category came with “Fearless” in 2009, “1989” in 2015, and “Folklore” in 2021.

During the awards ceremony, Swift expressed her elation and gratitude upon receiving the honor from surprise presenter Celine Dion. She humbly remarked, “I would love to tell you that this is the best moment in my life, but I feel this happy when I finish a song or when I crack the code to a bridge that I love.” Swift emphasized her passion for her craft, stating, “For me, the award is the work. All I want to do is keep being able to do this. I love it so much. It makes me so happy.” She also extended her appreciation to her longtime collaborator, producer Jack Antonoff, and singer Lana Del Rey, with whom she collaborated on the track “Snow on the Beach” from “Midnights.”

Earlier in the ceremony, Taylor Swift surprised her fans with a special announcement. While accepting the award for Best Pop Vocal Album for “Midnights,” the singer revealed exciting news about her upcoming music project. “I want to say thank you to the fans by telling you a secret I’ve been keeping from you for the last two years,” she shared onstage. “Which is that my brand-new album comes out April 19. It’s called The Tortured Poets Department.” Swift then took to social media to unveil the cover art for her 11th studio album, adding the playful caption, “All’s fair in love and poetry,” and humorously dubbing herself the “Chairman of The Tortured Poets Department.”

A huge congratulations, Taylor!

Taylor Swift is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

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Just in December 2023, the ever-prestigious Time Magazine named Taylor Swift as the Person of the Year. This huge accomplishment puts her alongside Amazon’s founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos (Time’s Person of the Year 1999) and former U.S. President Barrack Obama (2008 & 2012).

Among the 9 shortlisted nominees, Taylor Swift emerged as the one who has had the most influence and impact to the world throughout the past 12 months. Swift’s achievements as an artist span across cultural, critical, and commercial realms to such an extent that enumerating them may seem almost secondary. Positioned among the elite ranks of pop stardom, her stature rivals that of icons like Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, and Madonna.

Acknowledged as a songwriter, she has drawn comparisons to the likes of Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, and Joni Mitchell. From a business perspective, Swift has built a financial empire valued at over $1 billion by some estimates. And navigating the intricate world of entertainment, where women face scrutiny on various aspects of their lives, she consistently commands attention and adeptly leverages her public presence.

Taylor Swift & Travis Kelce: A Blooming Romance

The 34-year-old pop icon is reportedly dating NFL star Travis Kelce. It all began when the latter shared a light-hearted revelation about trying to give his contact number to Taylor Swift. He made this move through a friendship bracelet, a playful gesture made during one of the stops on the Eras Tour.

“I was disappointed that she doesn’t talk before or after her shows because she has to save her voice for the 44 songs that she sings,” Travis said in his New Heights podcast, which he hosts with his brother and fellow footballer, Jason Kelce. “So I was a little butt-hurt I didn’t get to hand her one of the bracelets I made for her,” he added.

But that bracelet situation wasn’t the end of Kelce’s romantic pursuit. Things took an unexpected turn when Taylor Swift graciously accepted his invitation to attend Sunday’s clash between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Chicago Bears at Arrowhead Stadium. Seated in Kelce’s suite alongside his mother, Donna, Swift was treated to an outstanding performance as Kansas City dominated the game with a resounding 41-10 victory. The excitement peaked when Kelce secured a 3-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter, extending the Chiefs’ lead to 41-0. The 12-time Grammy awardee was then seen jumping up and down and letting out loud cheers for the Chiefs.

And just when the calendar was about to turn a new leaf, the spotlight shifted to Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce as they ushered 2024 with a romantic kiss on New Year’s Eve. A video circulating on social media captured the enchanting moment, depicting Swift in what appears to be a dazzling silver minidress and a Midnight-esque hairpiece.

Taylor Swift Surpasses Elvis Presley’s Record for Most Weeks at No. 1 on US Album Chart

Elvis Presley (left) and Taylor Swift (right) performing in their respective concerts.

In a historic achievement, Taylor Swift has broken Elvis Presley’s longstanding record for the most weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart as a solo artist. Swift’s album, “1989 (Taylor’s Version),” clinched the top spot for the fifth time in the closing week of 2023, securing her a new record of 68 weeks. While the 34-year-old songstress now holds the solo artist record and gains the second spot overall, she still has a substantial journey ahead to challenge the Beatles, who remain the ultimate record-holders with their albums spending 132 weeks at the pinnacle of the Billboard album chart.

Elvis Presley’s remarkable 67 weeks at No. 1, spanning albums released from 1956 to 2002, positions him as the second-highest among solo artists and third overall. Notably, his longest-running No. 1 album was the soundtrack for “Blue Hawaii,” which dominated the chart for an impressive 20 weeks from 1961 to 1962. Among Presley’s 10 No. 1 albums, four were soundtracks, including “Loving You,” “GI Blues,” “Blue Hawaii,” and “Roustabout.” Swift’s recent accomplishment adds a new chapter to the ongoing legacy of chart-topping achievements, with both artists leaving an indelible mark on the annals of musical history.

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