Founded by the music star Nelly, Apple Bottoms is an international fashion brand that was created for trendsetting women of all shapes and sizes. The company was started under a multi-year licensing agreement with Eyewear Designs. Fans of Apple Bottom glasses include Oprah, Fergie and Ashanti. In 2004, Oprah appeared on her show with a pair of Apple Bottoms and included them in her yearly "Oprah's Favorite Things" list.
The initial Apple Bottom eyeglasses collection included nine styles in metal, plastic and metal/plastic combinations. Details on the glasses include laser-cut designs, metal decorations, and lively colors. According to the co-president of the company, “The Apple Bottoms philosophy of stylish clothes that fit great is synonymous with our desire to make eyewear that is fun, stylish and ensures a perfect fit… for women of all sizes.”
The founder, multi-platinum superstar Nelly, believes that a woman should not try to fit the clothes; the clothes should fit the woman.” The company was launched in 2003.