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The Best Women’s Eyeglasses To Revamp Your Look In 2020

Posted November 26, 2019 by vintandyork

Women and eyeglasses – they go very well together. Any kind of eyeglasses, whether it’s optical glasses or plano frames, give you a smart and sometimes sexy look that’s just bound to turn heads.

So it’s natural that you might be on the look-out for a new glasses frame to add to your wardrobe. There are plenty of great eyeglasses frame styles for women that will grow in popularity this year. Find out now what the latest trends in women’s eyeglasses are!

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We rounded up the best eyeglasses styles for women to give you some suggestions on what style you can choose and what best suits you.

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So, if you’re looking for prescription glasses or just a fashion frame to boost up your style, here’s a list with the top 2020’s women’s eyeglasses trends & styles for 2020:

1. Cat-Eye Glasses

Cat-eye glasses are and will always be a symbol of femininity. Styled by the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, cat eye glasses are a must in every top women’s eyeglasses list.

cat eye glasses women
Get the Cat’s Meow glasses in Royal Purple here!

Vint & York’s Cat’s Meow is just one of the styles that will help you emulate the vintage cat eye glasses look. These red and black cat eyeglasses can be fitted with prescription lenses or just plain ones if you are looking a style boost.

Red and black are what’s in style for women’s eyeglasses this year.  If you decide to go with the cat-eye glasses, try to pick a red or black frame.

Cat Eye Red Eyeglasses
Doll Cat-Eye Red Eyeglasses – Get yours here!

Red attracts attention and is sexy, a perfect combination for a frame that is already intriguingly hot. Black is more neutral and goes well with a light skin tone.

The Doll fashion cat-eye frames are your best bet if you want an optical frame that also compliments every one of your outfits. It’s a great style accessory!

Cat Eye Eyeglasses
Doll Cat-Eye Glasses – Get yours here!

Beautifully designed, cat-eye frames have a retro look that makes a woman look sexy, intelligent and mysterious.  This style can also work miracles if you’re dressed in an eye-catching colorway.

Pink Cat Eye eyeglasses
Coquette Pink Cat Eye Eyeglasses – Get yours here!

The Coquette cat-eye glasses for women can be the perfect ingredient to a colorful outfit. They essentially are fashion glasses for women and can be considered a statement piece.

cat eye eyelglasses
Coquette Cat-Eye Glasses – Get yours here!

If you want a pair of colorful and classy cat-eye frames that you can easily match with your office or day-to-day outfits, try these quirky tortoise shell eyeglasses in lavender.

Thelma Cat-Eye Tortoise Eyeglasses – Get yours here!
Casablanca Frame in Two Tone Pink – get them here.

Suggested face shape

Cat eye glasses work best with diamond shaped faces. Diamond faces usually have a narrower forehead and chin while cat eye glasses are wide so they work perfectly together.

Women should also know that cat eye glasses will draw your face upwards and will make you look younger. They are literally the glasses that make you look younger.

2. Round Eyeglasses

Santorini Frame in Ivy – get yours here.
Flight of Fancy in Hunter Green – see them here.

Round women’s eyeglasses have been making a major comeback this season. Currently among the hottest trends in women’s fashion, round glasses are destined for the free spirited woman.

gold metal eyeglasses
Get the Razz round metal eyeglasses here
Round Red Plastic Eyeglasses
Owl Round Eyeglasses – Get yours here!

Appropriate for both a posh party and a day the office, the round glasses silhouette often comes made in high-quality acetate or metal.

Round red thick frame eyeglasses
Owl Round Eyeglasses – Get yours here!

Round acetate glasses such as Vint & York’s Owl are thicker and fashionable, a great choice for a style-sensitive woman.

If you prefer a slimmer acetate frame, try the Watson eyeglasses, part of or Friends in High Places Collection.

Watson Round Eyeglasses in Cinnamon – See more colors here!

Another option is Vint & York’s Mojo metal round glasses for women. While it’s not a titanium made eyeglasses frame, the Mojo is truly resistant. Due to their slim silhouette, metal round eyeglasses are considered discreet and elegant.

Round Eyeglasses Metal
Mojo Round Metal Eyeglasses – Get yours here!

Suggested face shape

Ladies with square features should opt for the round or oval glasses  because it will soften their features. The roundness of the frame will come in contrast with the angular features assuring you of a beautiful result.

The Firm glasses – See them here!

3. Geek/Hipster Eyeglasses

In a list of fashion glasses for women, the geek style is a must. Though a fairly new style, geek glasses have become a symbol of wearing trendy frames without prescription lenses. Often called nerd glasses, they tend to make you look like a cute, attractive… well… “nerd”!


Geek/Hipster Eyeglasses
Keen Square Eyeglasses – Get yours here!

These stylish glasses can obviously be used for reading or distance, but foremost, they are a fashion accessory. The slightly oversized acetate frame that so often comes in black has been the preferred choice for a lot of celebrities and fashionistas.  You can check this piece from Who What Wear for some more geek inspiration. 

Oversized square geek eyeglasses
Keen Square Eyeglasses – Get yours here!

Hipster frames are the cool glasses you need for your smart-office wardrobes. Vint & York’s Keen square glasses frame will help you emulate the geek chic look.

black hipster eyeglasses
Zelda Eyeglasses – Get yours here!

Alternatively, you can go with a more interesting hipster silhouette such as the thick browline glasses Zelda.

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Though it has a semi-rimless glasses look, The Zelda square hipster frames are a head turner.

Suggested face shape

Hipster glasses are most time round, square or rectangular so they should contrast with your face shape. Women with round or oval faces should go for frames that are wider than the face because the frame will add more balance to the circular features.


4. Vintage Eyeglasses

Vintage inspired glasses are still in style and you can rock them with confidence. Women prefer retro eyewear styles because they preserve the throwback design and add a modern twist.

Vintage Eyeglasses Black
Jordan Vintage Inspired Eyeglasses – Get yours here!

Vintage eyeglasses frames with shapes such as the cat-eye or the square lens can be a wonderful addition to your wardrobe.

The Jordan vintage glasses are retro silhouette complete with a fashionable metal nose bridge that disrupts the lines of the all acetate frame.

Vintage Cat Eye Eyeglasses
Mulberry Vintage Cat Eye Eyeglasses – Get yours here!

If you are looking for something more feminine, choose one of the best women’s eyeglasses styles –  the vintage cat eye frame.   

With slick lines and a feline shape, the Mulberry cat eye glasses are an elegant black frame glasses perfect for the ladies.  

Cat Eye vintage eyeglasses
Mulberry Vintage Cat Eye Eyeglasses – Get yours here!

Vintage glasses can be worn with RX lenses for women who need reading glasses. Alternatively, you can just use non-prescription glasses. The frames are the same, but the lenses don’t have a prescription.  

Suggested face shape

Ladies should choose their frame type in regards to its shape and compatibility with the face. For a full guide of frames and face shapes, you can visit our article on choosing glasses according to your face shape


5. Oversized Eyeglasses

Big glasses are amongst the best women’s glasses because they are interesting and engaging, a sort of an invitation to a conversation.

 oversized eyeglasses for women

black oversized eyeglasses
IT Oversized Eyeglasses – Get yours here!

Always in fashion, oversized specs are a fashion statement that hints at a superstar attitude.

Oversized red and clear eyeglasses
IT Oversized Eyeglasses in Red and Clear – Get yours here!
Tesoro Frame in Red – see them here.

Oversized glasses come in all shapes and are not limited to a single particular style. Depending on your face shape you go square, round, oval and whatever else works. Most big frame glasses are made from high-quality acetate, but round oversized metal frames are also popular.

oversized eyeglasses in double colors
Ritzy Oversized Square Eyeglasses – Get yours here!

However, this year’s top women glasses trends have been prominently dominated by large, acetate frames such as Vint & York’s Ritzy.

Oversized square eyeglasses
Ritzy Oversized Eyeglasses – Get yours here!
Bellissimo Frame in Light Tortoise – get yours here.

Design wise, the two-color styles will be a very popular model for women in 2020. Pair it with an oversized acetate frame and you get an eyewear accessory that won’t stop turning heads.

You can catch up on more information from our oversized glasses and sunglasses style guide

Suggested face shape

The ideal face for oversized glasses is the oval or plump face. They also work for round faces as long as the oversized glasses silhouette is the opposite – square or rectangular.


6. Browline Eyeglasses

The browline glasses have been gaining up on popularity along the year and have emerged as one of best-selling women’s glasses frames.

Vint and York Preppy black browline eyeglasses
Preppy Straight Brow Eyeglasses – Get yours here!

The heavy brow bar suggests seriousness and for this reason is the preferred eyewear of professional women who work in the business environment.

Straight browline black eyeglasses
Preppy Eyeglasses – Get yours here!

Black is usually the preferred color for these straight brow glasses which makes matching them with outfits a pretty easy task.

eyeglasses in black straight browline
Java Browline Eyeglasses – Get yours here!

The straight browline styles are almost always made from high-quality acetate rather than metal. The glasses have thick frames which account for their safety and overall resistance to shock so you don’t have to worry about breaking them.

Suggested face shape

The best type of face for this style is oval and round with a big forehead that can support this frame.


7. Tortoise Shell Eyeglasses

The tortoise shell glasses, also know as horn-rimmed glasses cat eye glasses have been a best seller in women’s eyewear for a while now and their popularity shows no sign of slowing down.

Square eyeglasses tortoise shell
Hester Tortoise Shell Eyeglasses – Get yours here!

The eyeglasses frames are painted in beautiful nuances of honey yellow and wood brown, a style that complements your facial features.  

square tortoise shell eyeglasses
Hester Eyeglasses – Get yours here!

The tortoise shell colorway looks good on almost every glasses shape – round, square, cat-eyed or oversized.  

Square eyeglasses in tortoise shell
Dapper Tortoise Shell Eyeglasses – Get yours here!

Tortoise shell prescription glasses can be worn in any setting and with any outfit. They are a versatile eyeglasses style, which aims to boost your look and give you confidence.

tortoise shell square frames
Coffee House Tortoise Shell Eyeglasses – Get yours here!

As far as eyeglasses frames for women go, there is nothing more attractive than a pair of horn-rimmed glasses.

Semi frame eyeglasses in tortoise shell
Astor Rectangular Eyeglasses – Get yours here!

If you are looking for something a bit more simple, tortoise shell patterns can even work on half frame eyeglasses. Vint & York’s Astor, is a great example of how a simple frame can be attractive.

For a more graphic, bolder tortoiseshell style, have a look at our Hazel eyeglasses. This frame is a reinterpreted version of the classic horn-rimmed glasses and is made to stand out.

Hazel Funky Tortoiseshell in Cinnabar – See more color options here!

Suggested face shape

With the tortoise shell pattern, you only have to consider the shape of your frames. Try using shapes that are opposite to that of your own face and you will shine. You can find out more about matching face shapes with glasses from our guide.


8. Clear Eyeglasses Frames

The clear glasses frames are one of those cool glasses styles that you can’t go wrong with.  They have a unique way of bringing light to your face and complimenting facial features.

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Killa Clear Eyeglasses
Clear/Black Square Eyeglasses
Damme Clear/Black Square Eyeglasses – Get yours here!

The Damme clear women’s glasses  have their corners blacked out to put emphasis on the eyebrows.  The frame is square, a great fit for an oval or round face.

Clear/black square eyeglasses
Damme Clear/Black Eyeglasses – Get yours here

Women with narrow faces could opt for a more rectangular shape such as Prince, the clear rectangular eyeglasses.

Vint and York Clear Straight Browline Eyeglasses
Prince Clear Rectangular Eyeglasses – Get yours here!

This clear frame  has a straight browline and a rectangular shape that makes it a great optical frame for women who are looking for practicality and style.

Thelma – clear frames with black lace type pattern 

Suggested face shape

The square and rectangular clear frames go best with oval and round faces because it flattens the features and balances the face. Because the frame is clear, it will contrast beautifully with darker skin tones.


Where and how to buy your eyeglasses

Have you decided which styles works best for you?  Now all you need is to order you frames online!

You can buy glasses online from Vint & York, complete with prescription lenses. All you need to do is go on the women’s optical glasses page, choose the pair you like and before you check out enter the details of your prescription.

For the ladies who want to emulate these popular styles on a budget, you can check out our eyeglasses deals page with cheap glasses for women

Eyeglasses change the way you see the world and the way the world sees you. We have shown you 2020’s future best eyeglasses styles for women so if you are planning to make a wardrobe change know that you have chosen wisely!

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