One of the most popular trends in glasses continue to be the rimmed glasses (or full rim glasses). It’s so great to see that people that don’t even wear glasses have jumped on the band wagon of eyeglass wearers…wearing “fashion glasses” to be part of the trend.
Rimmed glasses come in so many varieties and shapes it gives room for so much creativity with ones looks.
The thick black frames are very strong and give a strong message. Available in in many shapes but the most popular being the square “nerd glasses” type. These have been adorned by celebs as well as all our fashion mavens and still continue to appear on the runways.
These are classic styles that have been around for years they express a certainty and
confidence; that comes from knowing you are visible very visible and you have no problem with that. Frames like these are versatile and can express many different feelings/looks.
Great for an evening out in a simple black suit as we see Matt. Or great for the casual hip jeans days.
Cateye frames with thinner and lighter rims these are more demur yet alluring and very sexy. Often with some type of bling…mostly for ladies but heck not out of the question for men. This is also a classically inspired style from the 1950s and ’60s and continues to show up on the runways in all types of ways. Cateyes bring on a very catchey look that evokes reaction; and what’s great is that you can even find the softer cat eyes as well as the ones with really sharp lines.
Round glasses are another version these can come in the rimless glasses version or with lighter and much thinner rimmed frames: Ala John Lennon, Harry Potter. In this shape there also many updated and modern interpretation that are fun and easy to wear but one must be sure that the face is not already too round! Wearing round glasses with a round face is not at all flattering and a mistake to be avoided. Then there are the rounded yet more horn-rimmed shapes that are the Great Gatsby inspired…more racy yet very retro.
One of the most popular styles that have been all the rage for the past few years are rimless glasses and although they are moving up and down the trend ladder they are still a valid choice for those who have worn glasses for years.
If you are now able to have several pair of glasses you can see the benefit of these light and airy glasses that are perfect for some hot summer days or when playing sports. Some come in titanium and are very flexible yet durable, while still allowing a full field of vision.
These rimless glasses come with a huge selection of lenses shapes and can be customized in many ways to please the wearer. There are round lenses, more square as well as rectangular, larger and smaller, etc. This makes these frames a really easy choice for all face shapes and fashion expressions.
One of the big advantages of rimless frames, besides being very light and having the “almost not there” feel, is that they don’t border your face or disturb the natural lines of your face allowing for a very nicely made up face…be it with great makeup or any other experimental adornment.
You can further customize these glasses by having a tint..solid tint (same color on the whole lenses) or a gradient tint (dark at the top getting gradually lighter) that will give the glasses more flare and style.
Adding to your style and flair is easy with rimless glasses. Enjoy a simplicity so that you can enhance your natural beauty by letting your eyeglasses take the back seat for today! A simple and easy solution to changing your style and giving variety to your look these types of frames in easy to blend colors or again you can pick something more bold.
While most of us tend to see the trends as a basic guide there are some amoung us that are brave and daring with their sense of style. The designers of our time constantly show us what is on the far, far side of fashion.
The strongest trend by far are the round glasses , updated or vintage inspired…but here’s more:
Trend : Fun & Out There
Designers like Moschino and Nicholas K give us funky out-of-this world looks that are colorful and at times very funny! Prada shows great wooden frames taking the current trend of using wood as a medium to yet another extreme.
Yes this does continue with updated looks and style lines or with the classic look…sunglasses are either tinted or mirrored. This sporty yet polished look has now become a timeless and classic style that when seen through the special touch of each design house.
Trend: Cat Eye
Here is another classic that is fast becoming an essential must have! Though these seem geared toward the fashionista with a bit of style and punch, cateyes frames are a great addition to anyone with a looks of curves. The lines offer a nice contrast to the rounding effect and can give great balance to your look. This look is quite sexy whether you pick the more retro version with large designed motifs, the delicate chic-modern rimless tinted styles. or the more softer cateyes that enhance and invite!
What makes these very cool ( because these are just a type of frame that is always available) is the NEW trend that has updated this look…the rimless portion of the frame is usually at the bottom or as in the browline styles we see the rim going straight across and the rest of the lenses are rimless. Here the rim is curved cheekily down the side of the lenses and teasing to go around but doesn’t. I think these create a very seductive look and give the eye a very lovely type of enhancement. YAY let’s have some fun with our glasses people! Other designers are a bit more modernist looking (Miu Miu) here they leave the top portion of the frames as rimless and put the rim around the bottom of the lenses.
Trend: Round Glasses
Retro round glasses ala John Lennon or even the huge ones as we have seen with Twiggy in the 60’s continue to push forward…here is another trend that has seemed have caught on quite strongly and is fast becoming yet another staple.
Versace, Gucci, Pucci, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Jason Wu, Dries Van Noten and so many more show round glasses as the staple detail of their collection. So get your round glasses one!
These round sunglasses are the “summer’s must have” according to Style.com
Trend: Square , Flat Top or Geometric Frames
Well here we go…these are the quintessential retro frames, these scream out the 70’s. I don’t really feel that square glasses have really had their fair share of the stage so it’s time now wouldn’t you say. From Miu Miu and Prada to Georgio some designers do show a version of any of these there. They are fun and inspire such a sense of style and je ne sais quoi that they are a positive addition to your wardrobe. By next year I think this trend will catch on in a stronger way.
When a lady wears her glasses and changes them to suit her flair, her mood of the moment. She is in control. Glasses can very easily and quickly show a style that is undeniable.
We suggest having several pair of glasses in different styles to show off exactly who you are.
Annett Benning looks beautiful and sophisticated when wearing rimless eyeglasses (try a golden rimless glasses for an updated yet classy look) These rimless glasses are excellent for daily wear when you don’t what “the glasses” to show up before you do, the same goes for thin framed glasses.
After wearing a black pair of eyeglasses that define Ms Benning’s face one sees a younger trendier woman. And this is by far the benefit of the thick black glasses, almost as useful as the little black dress it looks good on pretty much everybody.
The first things to consider when picking your glasses are: