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Iconic Glasses And The Celebs Who Wear Them

The specs appeal is real.
08/08/2017 11:55am ET

There are two different types of glasses wearers in this world ― those who see it as a chore, and those who see it as an opportunity. Those who consider glasses to be more of an accessory than a necessity know that there is no power quite like a pair of fun glasses.

Celebrities such as Billie Jean King and Sally Jessy Raphael have become known for their specs, wearing plenty of different pairs (Raphael even earned two spots on this list).

But whether wire-framed, patterned, square, round, large or small, one thing is for sure: Your glasses make a statement, and these celebs have only the most fun things to say.

Check out our favorite celebs in glasses below.

Marilyn Monroe
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1954
John Lennon
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1967
Sally Jessy Raphael
Ron Galella, Ltd. via Getty Images
1989
Tupac Shakur
Jim Smeal via Getty Images
1996
Steve Jobs
Robert Galbraith / Reuters
2010
Bono
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2011
Elton John
TORSTEN BLACKWOOD via Getty Images
2011
Sally Jessy Raphael
Jeffrey Ufberg via Getty Images
2012
Iris Apfel
Desiree Navarro via Getty Images
2012
Tina Fey
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2013
Whoopi Goldberg
Taylor Hill via Getty Images
2013
Rachel Maddow
Gilbert Carrasquillo via Getty Images
2013
Johnny Depp
Kevin Winter via Getty Images
2014
Will. I. Am.
Keith Hewitt via Getty Images
2015
Alan Cumming
Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
2015
Sarah Palin
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2016
Woody Allen
Stephane Cardinale - Corbis via Getty Images
2016
Richard Gere
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2017
Meryl Streep
Jon Kopaloff via Getty Images
2017
David Letterman AND Senator Al Franken
Andrew Toth via Getty Images
2017
Billie Jean King
Theo Wargo via Getty Images
2017

Honorable mentions also go to Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, who might not necessarily be known for their glasses, but they sure make them look cool.

Noam Galai via Getty Images
2017
Niki Nikolova via Getty Images
2011
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