Eyeglasses, much like the rest of the fashion world follow normal fashion trends. Fashion trends often repeat themselves, and eyeglasses trends are no exception.
Eyewear designers constantly look back over eras in history to find past trends that they can reinvent into something new and exciting
THERE will always be classic designs that look good during any time of the year, but there are also the more bold designs that come and go.
These bold frames are the current trend in glasses, and while they may not be for everyone, they’re perfect for the more daring and fashionable people.
So what are the trends?
Like Oversized handbags, oversized t-shirts, and now oversized glasses, people should try big glasses and sunglasses.
Wear these glasses with anything you want, as long as it’s funky. But just as a tip, make sure their frame’s shape is flattering to your face, since round big ones might not be the best choice for very round full faces, or for a very small thin one.
The “Sara Palin” glasses (the Rimless /square look)
Over the top fashion aside, eyeglasses trends in 2013 still focuses on the professional look. It mostly started with the ‘Sara Palin’ look back in 2011, a trend characterised by squarish frame with either rimless or full-rimmed eyeglasses inspired by sharp edges squares and rectangles
This trend not only has superior chic and is ultra modern, but also projects a professionalism and intellect. Frames in black and silver with bold side arms are definitly in fashion for 2013.
The weirder the better the look. This eyewear trend is the hottest at the moment within all fashion trends from clothes to shoes to accesories.. it’s the geek chic … making everything that was once nerdy or unpopular, fashionable again.
Rock-revolutionary Buddy Holly was the first who rocked conventional thinking and appearance wearing those famous over sized, geeky simple glasses. Pictured wearing his big chunky plastic frames he has been quoted by John Lennon as “Making it OK to wear glasses” and also influenced Elton John to wear glasses during his performances. There is no need to repeat the significance of Sir John to eyeglasses fashion and eyewear trends.
Look at Johnny Depp for example, who tends to mix them with tailored suites, exchanging the official geek look to one full off sex-appeal.
These geek chic glasses are best worn to casual occasions and art affairs like film screenings, parties, luncheons, museums and galleries.
Wayfarers were designed in 1952 by optical designer Raymond Stegeman, and from the very beginning won great popularity. Although the model sold well for ten year, the official style was born in 1962 with a guest star appearance of Audrey Hephburn in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. From this point on these pilot glasses became a hot eyewear trend in Hollywood. 50 years on, the Wayfarers are as popular as ever.
Cut-out detailed frames
Cut-outs as a trend can been spotted all over the fashion world, from cut-outs in leather and suede shoes, to cut-out patterns in gold dangly earrings. Such a feature is incredibly attention-grabbing especially if the color showing through the cut-out pattern is of a contrasting color to the material itself. For instance, a pair of black glasses with sidearm cut-out details would look stunning on someone with blonde hair, as the light hair peeking through the cut-out would highlight the dark-colored glasses.
If you’re a woman, wear these glasses with your hair up, as most cut-out details on glasses occur on the side arms. You don’t want your hair covering your glasses’ best feature.
So what look do you want?
Sophisticated, fun-loving, youthful and funky, conservative or style-conscious?
The right frames can help you shape how you are perceived.