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Oprah-inspired glasses: Get inspired by 14 of our favorite Ms. Winfrey’s iconic eyewear looks!

Posted January 08, 2019 by vintandyork

From her humble beginnings to the star that she is today, Oprah has always been a role model for us in more ways than one. A history-making African-American woman, a visionary entrepreneur, a spiritual person, and for some years now, an awe-inspiring eyewear fashion icon. She has an impressive and versatile glasses collection that she isn’t afraid to strut anytime, anywhere. And boy, does she pull them off. She proves that you can wear them with anything and still look the part. Check out our selection of O-inspired glasses if you want to channel some Oprah vibes.

Here are Oprah’s best fashion eyeglasses moments over the years:

1. Oprah’s black cat-eye glasses she wore at the 2018 Golden Globes

In 2018 Oprah received the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award. And rightfully so. It was a long time due. However, what caught our eye was her quietly-bedazzled evening dress. The form-fitting Versace LBD paired perfectly with her glittery cat-eye glasses that we can’t stop but obsess over.

golden globes oprah glasses

oprah golden globes glasses cat-eye

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We are proud to have a perfect match for her designer glasses in our Adeline eyeglasses model. These Swarovski-glitzed eyeglasses will flatter any woman with round or oval face shape.

oprah inspired glasses
Cat-Eye Glasses with Swarovski Crystals

ADELINE
ADELINE
$149

 

2. Tortoiseshell reading glasses she wore during the Michelle Obama interview

When two powerful and intelligent women meet, there can only be sparks. Add to that their immaculate fashion sense and you get a must-see interview for any fashionista. During the Super Soul Sunday interview about Becoming Michelle Obama memoir, Oprah once again opted for a monochromatic ensemble, coordinating her navy dress with the quirky Harry Potter round spectacles.

oprah round glasses tortoiseshell purple michelle obama memoir

oprah tortoiseshell round glasses

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We were fascinated by her thick-rimmed designer glasses and rounded up our take on them.

With their scholarly vibes, we can definitely see Oprah wear the bold circular Owl. Or try the oversized thick-rimmed Chelsea, if you want them a touch more feminine.

Beware that round glasses work best for square shaped faces as they soften up those angular features. But Oprah, always the trendsetter, shows that the right pair will fit even oval faces.

ophrah glasses
Pronto Round Frame in Dark Tortoise

PRONTO
PRONTO
$249

 

oprah glasses round
Conductor Round Frame in Yellow Tortoise

CONDUCTOR
CONDUCTOR
$129

 

oprah inspired glasses
Owl Circular Tortoiseshell Eyeglasses 

OWL
OWL
$109

 

3. Oprah’s Teal tortoiseshell glasses look

Horn-rimmed frames are a timeless fashion accessory that will elevate any outfit. This year there’s a tendency for fantasy tortoise. Of course, you will find them in Oprah’s eyewear collection. Her teal infused tortoise give a refined look to her otherwise minimal getup.

oprah tortoise oversized cat-eye glasses

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If we didn’t know better, we’d think she wears our own square framed Ritzy! You can also get them in cranberry red, golden or gradient rose tortoise.

oprah inspired glasses
Ritzy Oversized Eyeglasses In Turquoise Tortoise

 

4. Her round, clear speech glasses

Looking at her style over the years, you can see the media mogul’s preference for round glasses. Paired with her mao white dress shirt, the sleek clear frames she sports here has us follow her eyes more than anything.

oprah clear round speech glasses

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If you want to emulate her elegant look, try Roosevelt. These clear round eyeglasses will bring out the creative intellect in you and help you conquer the world.

oprah inspired glasses
Vint & York Clear Round Glasses

THE ROOSEVELT
THE ROOSEVELT
$109

 

oprah glasses
Bellezza Round Frame in Clear

BELLEZZA
BELLEZZA
$249

 

5. The grey frames she wore at Ellen’s show

Are you set on a bold pair of eyeglasses but afraid they’re too flashy for everyday wear? Stop. Just look at how Oprah pulled off the casual outfit she wore at Ellen’s show. We were so captivated by those metallic grey eyeglasses that we almost missed her funny story about not recognizing The Weekend at Ellen’s birthday bash.

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If you want the focus to always be on your eyes, pick a semi-rimless eyeglasses model. Icy-colored frames are not that common but are show-stoppers and these rectangular browline glasses will do the trick.

oprah inspired glasses
Vintage Browline Eyeglasses in Celestite Blue

BOSS
BOSS
$149

 

6. Oprah’s big, oversized ‘70s iconic glasses

We adore Oprah’s curls, just look at all that hair! But to keep the attention on her eyes, she chose these oversized retro eyeglasses with soft edges to stay true to her swirls and twirls.

oprah retro 70's oversized glasses

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If you love retro eyeglasses fashion just as we and Oprah do, then you should try Coffee House. These square frames with wood-stripes effect will bring out the light in your eyes.

oprah inspired glasses
Get the Coffee House glasses in Honey Stripe here!

COFFEE HOUSE
COFFEE HOUSE
$129

 

oprah glasses
Bellissimo Round Frame in Dark Tortoise

BELLISSIMO
BELLISSIMO
$249

 

7. The gold keyhole frame

It’s not that often that we see the O of O in bold colored outfits, but when we do, we can only rejoice. Even with this bright pink shirt, she still looks like a boss. All thanks to those beautiful square glasses that has us rather mesmerized. We admire her sense of style and how she manages to keep a balance between her joyful character and her professional persona.

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You can easily recreate her look with these elegant purple-toned glasses that go well with a formal button-down and a casual t-shirt alike. Exactly as you see on Oprah.

oprah inspired glasses
Vint and York Jordan

JORDAN
JORDAN
$109

 

8. The casual cat-eye

Do you match the glasses to your outfit or the other way around? It doesn’t matter really, as Oprah gives us matching lessons. We see here that burgundy is really flattering for her complexion, looking royally refined with that jacket. She’s the perfect example of why darker colors go best with darker skin tones.

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The cat-eye Oprah sports here can easily level up any casual outfit, while not being too much.

oprah inspired glasses
Vint & York Doll

DOLL
DOLL
$109

 

9. The professional cat-eye

Lady O has a penchant for the cat-eye glasses style, along with her subtle fashion preferences. We’d say she rather lets her eyewear speak for her instead of her outfit. Just check out these sophisticated glossy black cat-eye glasses that make her look just like the media mogul that she is. Simple, but oh so impressionable.

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We can always learn something from Oprah, and business is one of them. Channel her business lady allure with these dolled-up cat-eye glasses.

oprah inspired glasses
Vint & York Upstage

UPSTAGE
UPSTAGE
$109

 

oprah inspired glasses
Vint & York Black Cat-Eye Glasses

DOLL
DOLL
$109

 

oprah glasses
Luna Cat-Eye Frame in Black

LUNA
LUNA
$249

 

10. The translucent thick-rimmed eyeglasses

We know she likes wearing bold solid colors, but when she donned up these wide translucent frames she smashed it by choosing a white ensemble that kept the focus on her face. Just leave it to Oprah to make a simple pair of glasses shine in the spotlight.

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If you want to mimic her chic eyewear, we suggest this reinterpreted translucent frame with thick rims, that will raise your street cred to la bell du jour.

 

oprah inspired glasses
Belle Translucent Oversized Square Eyeglasses

BELLE
BELLE
$129

 

oprah inspired glasses
Vint & York Square Eyeglasses in Grey

DAPPER
DAPPER
$109

 

Stella Square Frame in Grey Ink

STELLA
STELLA
$249

 

11.  The retro circular tortoise and clear reading glasses

We notice a pattern here in Oprah’s eyewear collection. Clear frames, horn-rimmed and round shaped spectacles are at the top. We couldn’t agree more, as they enhance her natural beauty and that big smile she always graces us with. We only wished our professors were sporting these frames so that we could learn early on how to rock our prescription glasses.

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Recreate her studious persona with the Watson retro frames that meet one of the hottest trends designers set for us this season – two-toned eyeglasses.

Feeling particularly brave? Then try the Owl in beautiful honey toned tortoise. Perfectly round shape with chunky frames, they will definitely meet Oprah’s glasses style guide.

oprah inspired glasses
Vint & York Round Eyeglasses

WATSON
WATSON
$109

 

oprah inspired glasses
Vint & York Round Eyeglasses

OWL
OWL
$109

 

12. The super modern, angular frames

Black glasses don’t have to be boring and Oprah’s shown it time and time again. One of her favorites are these oversized square glasses that she has worn everywhere – for the red carpet premieres or for talking to Michelle Obama. Black glasses are low-effort, but when you choose the best fit they will lit up both your face and outfit.

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The oversized Ritzy eyeglasses are like an LBD for your face. They’re timeless and, if picked right, will never let you down.

oprah inspired glasses
Ritzy Thick-Rimmed Glasses

RITZY
RITZY
$129

 

Oprah glasses
Passeggiata Rectangular Frame in Black

PASSEGGIATA
PASSEGGIATA
$249

 

13. The clear oversized frames

If you’re going to take away something from Oprah’s, let it be this: don’t stay clear from clear glasses! We knew, as a rule, that clear frames are best worn with light-colored outfits and makeup, but leave it to the queen of eyewear to do her magic and have them work for her. Who knew you can make even graduation robes look modish with just the right pair of spectacles?

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There’s something to be said about oversized retro eyewear. They make you feel cool, smarter somehow. Try and see with the clear framed Keen, an almost exact match with Lady O’s choice.

oprah inspired glasses
Vint & York Oversized Clear Glasses

KEEN
KEEN
$129

 

oprah glasses
Hudson Square Frame in Grey Ink

HUDSON
HUDSON
$319

 

For a funkier note, try Passegiata with their yellow temple frames.

oprah inspired glasses
Vint & York Clear Square Glasses

PASSEGGIATA
PASSEGGIATA
$249

 

14. The “millennial” pink glasses

Oprah was one step ahead of us when she wore these pink glasses at the 2018 E3 Summit in D.C. Only for us to later find out that 2019’s Pantone Color of the Year is Living Coral. That’s if you needed more convincing that Oprah is the one to follow when it comes to eyewear trends.

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This touch of color keeps things interesting but still stays in the neutral zone so you can match them with anything. It’s easy to copy her look with the Madison cat-eye frame in dusty pink.

oprah inspired glasses
Vint & York Transparent Pink Eyeglasses

BELLE
BELLE
$129

 

oprah glasses
Sorellina Rectangular Frame in Icy Pink

SORELLINA
SORELLINA
$249

 

oprah inspired glasses
Madison Pink Cat-Eye Glasses

 

oprah glasses
Maui Cat-Eye Frame in Pink

MAUI
MAUI
$299

 

Final thoughts

Who would’ve thought a few years back that wearing prescription lenses could be so fashionable? We don’t think anyone would’ve complained about them cramping their style. Now that we have found our all-time eyewear muse we are sure to keep a close watch on her to see what’s cooking next. Who needs trends when we have Oprah’s eyeglass versatile collection to look out for?

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