The Newest Strange Trends in Eyewear
Eyeglasses are the perfect fashion accessory. If you want to make a statement, you can make it on your face with a great pair of glasses. Yet some eyeglass trends take the ‘making a statement’ mandate a little further. There are some strange trends in eyeglasses out there! Some look like they’re straight off the fashion runways, while others looked like they were hand-carved from a tree! Check out these five strange trends in eyewear.
No whittling your way out of this one. Wooden eyeglass frames are hot. Made from real or faux wood, they look a little like a tortoiseshell pattern. They are also lightweight and comfortable.
Ribbons Instead of Earpieces
This is a more feminine take on the old Rec-Specs goggles that most girls would avoid wearing. Instead of a stretchy band holding glasses to your face, these fashion sunglass frames feature a thicker, satin-finish type ribbon that stretches from the sides of your lenses around your whole head. It’s kind of like wearing a headband and glasses, all in one.
Runways late last year were filled with glasses with lenses in all different shapes, including flower shapes. Yes, a thin piece of metal or plastic delineated the outline of a daisy or tulip.
The “Shield” Look
Think police officer helmet meets your everyday sunglasses. Kind of. These shades are more like a giant piece of tinted plastic that stretches across your face. Some have regular earpieces and others have a band going the whole way around. They might work well while riding a motorcycle, but I’m not sure I’d be seen walking the beach in them.
Colored Plastic Geek Chic
I love colored, plastic eyeglass frames, but sometimes this trend can go a little too far. It’s not always flattering when a tiny woman wearing huge plastic yellow frames has them extending from her eyebrows to below her cheek bones. But beware! Eyeglasses shouldn’t carry out a hostile takeover of your face.
I’m a rhinestone girl. A few on my eyeglass temples will always make me smile. Other embellishments, like feathers or large pearls, can always take this trend to a new level!