I obviously gained a little more confidence (and some anti-glare coating on the lenses), but I remember both this next pair and the previous pair took a lot for me to feel comfortable wearing. Still small, the frames are just that little bit thicker. We called this my librarian look and it probably dates from around 2005.
Larger again, I can't remember if I bought these next ones in Wales or England. I think these are post-2006 which means I bought them when I lived in Cardiff. My work at BBC Wales, on such a huge production - both in terms of size and fan base - really helped my confidence with my personal style. While I still wasn't comfortable addressing my clothes or hair, I made more of an effort when going out, started teaching myself different make-up techniques and got myself a bigger, thicker framed pair of (wonky!) glasses.
The last two pairs are my current glasses, both gifted as a Christmas present from my parents. My step-dad calls the last set my 1950s newsreader glasses, I think I love them the most. I've gone bigger and wider on the black frame size, as big as my face and chubby cheeks will allow. And I've gone for something unconventional and unfashionable for my second pair. I keep those ones for when I'm out and about in public, because now I'm proud to have a style that's unconventional and, at times, unfashionable. Plus, y'know, I think they look awesome.
What about you, do any of you have a clear (but mundane) record of your evolution of personal style?