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.
What Are The Trends For Glasses This Summer ?
Let’s weigh in with what the stars have been wearing around town!
The hottest trends in eyewear — whether you’re looking for daily glasses or prescription summer shades.
Bold & Bright
~ Bright colors in classic or retro styles like cat eyeglasses or over sized glam glasses or the old wayfarer is the way to go. Seen on the streets was Gwen Stefani looking “HOT” in bright blue plastic round glasses and Miranada Kerr with bright yellow glasses
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.
Sometimes called “The Jazz Age” or more popularly the “Roaring Twenties”; the twenties were a time of change. American author F. Scott Fitzgerald caught this time in American history in his great classic The Great Gatsby. His great classic has been brought to life in this last year echoing the dashing styles of the twenties.
Fashion played a great role in the expressions of the Twenties, bobbed hair styles, lots of make up and accessorizing with eyeglasses was part of the game. No outfit was compete without the accessories…hat, gloves, handbags, hosiery, shoes and glasses.
The 1920’s basically marked the end of the stuffy Victorian age. A shift in attitude marked a shift in fashion and style.
No outfit was complete without the quintessential glasses, and horn-rimmed and round frames were worn by both men and women. The frame shapes where not confined to these, there were some hexagon and octagon shapes as well as rimless pinch-nes (French for pinch -nose, indicating the temple-less frames that simply sat perched on the nose, pinched)
The faux tortoise shell frames usually had wire for the temples, and where made filled with gold or silver with a cellular wrap. And of course, at that time the lenses were ground from actual glass.
Today, with the revival of great literature like The Great Gatsby the trends of the 1920’s have been further fueled (they started in 2012) and are the talk the cat walk.
Modern high-end designers like Miu-Miu , Tom Ford, Lacoste and others have taken to the twenties styles. It looks to be sticking around for a while too as GQ comes out with the London Collections it plain to see the Flapper styles are going strong, complete with the stylish slim pants and round glasses!