1970s style: Metal Frames with Large Lenses
Bellbottom pants, wavy hair, and large metal eyeglasses. If I gave you these three words and asked you what decade I referred to, you’d likely have one answer. 1970s style!
Ahhh . . .as I look at pictures of women and men from this era, my first thought when I see those eyeglasses is simply, “Why?” I wonder how they could have thought that trend looked good. Shiny gold frames that take up a lot of real estate on the person’s face, in a shape that may or may not be flattering. Why did they do it?
It’s the same reason why I wore a clunky plastic watch even when I (secretly) thought they were kind of ugly. It’s the same reason why women who once turned their nose up at short, sheep-shearing boots now go crazy over those fuzzy winter boots.
If you are a follower of glasses trends . . .get ready! Large metal frames with over-sized lenses are on their way back in style. If you like the trend but don’t want to over-commit and fully return to the disco era, you can opt for a nice pair of metal aviator sunglasses, like these from Ray-Ban®.
Or just go for it! Pull on some velour, find a bohemian-looking shirt and platform shoes, feather your hair and choose a frame like this one:
If you aren’t quite ready to “go there” yet, check out more feminine takes on the over-sized gold metal frame. Look at this one from Ray-Ban®. It’s got some modern styling but still has the over-sized metal feel: