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?

Men's Ray-Ban Aviator LargeNow I know. They did it for style.

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:

Men's Robert Latour 300 Glasses

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:

Women's Ray-Ban Glasses 6345

Women's Glasses Mimic 5005
This frame from Mimic also offers a unique take on the vintage 1970s styling. The temples on this frame give it some extra flare while the cat eye gives it a more flattering look. The lenses aren’t as over-sized, but the shape lends the same effect. (Remember how those 1970s style frames covered from the top of the eyebrow to halfway down your cheek?)
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