Zendaya and Her Glasses Through the Years

Last Updated on April 12, 2023 by amy

Leave it to Zendaya to turn reading glasses into a fashionable accessory.

Although the Hollywood star doesn’t often wear glasses publicly, she has worn her spectacles on stage, screen, and the red carpet.

Zendaya’s transformation from Disney child star to fashion icon over the years has been nothing short of breathtaking, and in this post, we’ll look at her love affair with glasses and her killer style.

Who Is Zendaya?

Zendaya Coleman, known professionally as Zendaya, is an American actress, singer, and fashion icon.

A California native, she began her career as a child model and backup dancer, appearing in various commercials and music videos. In 2010, she rose to prominence after starring as Rocky Blue in the Disney Channel sitcom “Shake It Up”. 

Zendaya has appeared in several films since then, including Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), The Greatest Showman (2017), and Dune (2021), among others. She has won several awards for her work, including a Primetime Emmy Award for her role in the drama series “Euphoria.”

Along with her successful acting career, Zendaya has made a name for herself as a fashion icon, regularly gracing the red carpet in unique, bold outfits.

What Eyeglasses Does Zendaya Wear?

Zendaya wears her glasses only on occasion, but when she does, we can’t help but pay more than usual attention.

In 2015, the “Euphoria” star took to Twitter to post a selfie with the caption, “Guess who needed glasses….😁😎 #everythingshellaclear.”

Here are three eyeglass styles we absolutely love on her:

1. Bedford – Havana Tortoise

Bedford is an oversized round frame that looks great on anyone, no matter your face shape.

Oversized frames add a smart, savvy touch to your look, and highlight your eyes, making them look even better!

Warm colorways like Havana Tortoise complement any skin tone, and pair well with earthy tones.

Bedford is also available in Brandy Tortoise, a more fiery tortoiseshell colorway, and Matte Black Horn, a muted slate gray that creates a sense of balance in colorful outfits.

Zendaya certainly loves a good oversized frame. To get her look in a cinch, our Bedford frame in Havana Tortoise is your best bet!

2. Lindsey – Gold

Zendaya loves a good acetate frame, but the Malcolm and Marie star has stepped out in thin metal glasses on numerous occasions.

For instance, she wore a pair of metal reading glasses when announcing the winner for best directing in a limited series at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards — a decision that earned her much praise from fans online.

Steal her look with our Lindsey frame in gold!

Lindsey can be used for virtually any situation, from office to party wear. With a flattering round metal frame, Lindsey is a great choice for people who prefer a minimalist look. It’s also available in a silver colorway for people with cool skin tones.

3. Brighton – Caramel Horn

Our Brighton frame in Caramel Horn perfectly complements Zendaya’s bright personality and style!

A universally flattering round frame designed to fit round, oval, and square face types, Brighton can be used to make a fun fashion statement in the spring and summer months.

Zendaya likes to pair her caramel frames with dark clothing to avoid looking washed out. 

But if caramel is too close to your skin tone, grab our Brighton frame in a different color instead. Brighton is available in Smoulder, Havana Tortoise, and Carbon Black. It is available with classic and light-transitioning lenses.

Where Can I Get Zendaya’s Glasses?

Get Zendaya’s look with stylish frames from Classic Specs!

Our frames are made of high-quality acetate sourced from a northern Italian factory. They feature high-end construction and branded engraving. 

Our frames also have anti-reflective and scratch-resistant coatings and a 1-year scratch-free warranty.

Combined, these qualities make Classic Specs eyeglasses an investment worth buying!

Who Else Looks Good in Tortoiseshell Glasses?

Almost everyone! 

The tortoiseshell pattern is a timeless design that suits virtually any skin tone and hair color. 

Tortoiseshell glasses come in a variety of frame shapes, and they can be a great alternative to solid-color frames, which may appear overwhelming on some faces.

Tortoiseshell glasses can be paired with any outfit, day or night, and this versatility drives their appeal.

Today, you can find tortoiseshell glasses on many famous faces, including Zendaya’s and Zooey Deschanel’s.

If you want an effortlessly chic accessory, get a pair of tortoiseshell glasses from Classic Specs.

Many of the frames we carry are available in tortoiseshell colorways.

How to Style Tortoiseshell Glasses

In terms of styling, here’s how you can elevate your outfit with tortoiseshell glasses:

  • Choose a different color variation. Variations on the original tortoise color, like navy and honey, add a fresh vibe to the classic tortoiseshell pattern.
  • Choose the right frame. Most frames today are available in tortoiseshell colorways, so you’re sure to find a pair in a shape that enhances your features.
  • Go easy on the makeup. When wearing tortoiseshell glasses, apply your makeup with a light hand. The pattern alone will highlight your eyes and brighten your face.
  • Dress simply. Tortoiseshell glasses are an eye-catching accessory. Make them stand out further by sticking to simple but classic pieces.
  • Dress like Zendaya. If you still don’t know what to wear with tortoiseshell glasses, you can’t go wrong recreating Zendaya’s casual street-style outfits.

Why Choose Classic Specs?

High-end glasses typically demand higher prices. Many designer brands sell their frames well beyond the $1,000 price point when lenses and add-ons are included. Superior materials and construction account for some of this price premium, including Italian acetate and features like premium barrel hinges and branded engraving.

Classic Specs boasts timeless designs that many high-profile personalities prefer. Our frames are made of premium Italian acetate sourced from a family-owned northern Italian factory, featuring high-end construction and branded engraving. These aspects rival other brands. The main difference is the price: Classic Specs frames and lenses can often be purchased for less than $500. We offer virtual try-on and an online vision test, so the process is hassle-free (factors that celebs tend to prefer).

About Classic Specs

Classic Specs is known for its contemporary eyewear inspired by its designers’ favorite retro silhouettes. Born in Brooklyn, New York, the brand seeks to revive classic designs from every decade to create unique and iconic pieces for discerning consumers. Their frames feature high-quality craftsmanship with reinforced, stainless-steel hinges. Sourced from the famous six-generation Mazzucchelli family factory in northern Italy, Classic Specs frames are made of premium hypoallergenic cellulose acetate in unique, eye-catching chromotypes. Many lens options are available for reading glasses, distance, progressive, sunglasses, or fashion frames.

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