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The Latest Eyewear Trends: What Are The Most Popular Fashion Frames of 2020?

Posted July 30, 2020 by vintandyork

There isn’t a better accessory to update your style as fast as a set of trendy, new pair of frames. 

A must-have part of any fashion lover’s wardrobe, it’s no wonder spectacles are so popular. Whether you wear them with prescription lenses, as blue light blocking glasses or just as a fashion statement, a new pair of modern, eye-catching glasses can seriously give your look a refresh.

Let us show you what 2020 brings at Vint & York – there are a lot of stylish specs looks that favor the bold –  but don’t worry if bigger or colorful aren’t your thing —  there are lots of revamped classic shapes that are in style! 

Get your online glasses shopping inspiration with our breakdown of the most current eyewear trends of 2020. We rounded up all the upcoming frames, so you know what’s hot and.. what’s out, and help you pick the perfect pair(s) of frames. The best part? You can try every pair online, with our Virtual Glasses Try-on!

2019 eyewear fashion trends

latest eyewear trends 2019

Eyewear Trends: Most Popular Styles & Shapes

This season sees the comeback of several popular trends. Geometrical, slim and oversized, cat-eye, and distinctive details are all the rave this upcoming season for both men and women. Pick them with transparent frames for a more subtle look or with bold colored rims or embellishments for a trend-setter outfit.

1. Stylish Clear Eyeglasses

Clear frame glasses are one of the most popular eyewear trends of the year. Clear has captured the imagination of fashion designers everywhere and is being transposed in an array of clothing and accessory designs, and most importantly into prescription glasses

Here are some of the best clear, trendy frames from Vint & York:

trendy eyeglasses 2020
Figata Troppo Eyeglasses in Clear – Get yours here!

FIGATA TROPPO
FIGATA TROPPO
$219

 

clear oversized glasses trends
Keen Eyeglasses in Clear – Get yours here!

KEEN
KEEN
$109

 

The beautiful Keen frame is unisex so if you are looking for some oversized glasses in clear, this is the best choice. You can also get it in a trending transparent honey shade, which will look great on light, pale skin tones. People love their elegant design and beautiful look. If you’re looking for the coolest eyeglasses for both men and women, you have found them.

 

popular glasses
Ritzy Eyeglasses in Clear – Get yours here!

RITZY TOO
RITZY TOO
$109

 

newest eyeglasses
Sfizio frame in champagne – Get yours here!

SFIZIO
SFIZIO
$219

 

current glasses trends
Sfizio frame in champagne – Get yours here!

White and clear plastic captured the attention of designers who use them in different fashion staples — beaded bags, white shoes, transparent trench coats. Eyewear follows this direction, white and transparent frames being one of the top trends of this upcoming season for both men and women.

Whether you’re looking to achieve a subtle look or want to dress to impress, white or transparent eyeglasses will ace the job. To keep the focus on your glasses, make sure you pick outfits or makeup in lighter shades.

latest eyeglasses
Roosevelt frames in clear – Get your here!

THE ROOSEVELT
THE ROOSEVELT
$109

 

CHELSEA
CHELSEA
$129

 

clear eyeglasses frames women

clear eyeglasses trend 2019
Killa Eyeglasses in Crystal Clear – Get them here.

The Killa clear silhouette will be a business woman’s best friend. You can wear clear frames with prescription lenses or just rock plain ones to get a style boost.

KILLA
KILLA
$109

 

clear transparent eyeglasses
Sorellinna in Pale Gold (her) and Passegiata in Transparent Grey (him)

PASSEGGIATA
PASSEGGIATA
$219
SORELLINA
SORELLINA
$219

 

2. Thick Rimmed Geometric Glasses Frames

The shape of the year is, well, any shape that brings a splash of geometry to the table. From the clear cut hexagon Ellis eyeglasses to the softer, Hudson shape that is more tamed around the corners. These frames are made to fit basically any face, since they mix together elements that pertain both to round glasses, and to the squared ones. 

eyewear trends
The Bellissimo frames – Get yours here!

BELLISSIMO
BELLISSIMO
$219

 

ELLIS
ELLIS
$299
HUDSON
HUDSON
$299

 

But no matter the exact shape, the element that is an absolute must with these geometric styles is the thick rimmed frames, preferably in bold and bright colours. Or even a mix of colours if you’re one who likes to stand out and let the glasses speak for themselves.

glasses trends 2020
The Amore frames in Ocean reef – Get yours here!

AMORE
AMORE
$219
AMORE
AMORE
$219

 

3. Bright and Translucent Nude Glasses

This millennial, dusted pink nude is forecasted to be the next neutral hue to reign supreme throughout 2020.

Among the rainbow of colors that you’ll see this year, this warm color will be like a breath of fresh air. Add this distinctive frame and to make sure you’re not overlooked whenever you step in the room. 

prescription eyeglasses
The Keen frames in pink – Get yours here! 

KEEN
KEEN
$109

 

eyeglass trends
The Belle frames in Sparkling Rosé – Get yours here! 

BELLE
BELLE
$109

 

Ritzy is one of the most versatile and popular eyeglasses frames in our collection, for both men and women. The two-toned frames combining pastel pink and the famous tortoiseshell demands for statement getups.

popular eyeglasses frames
The Ritzy frame in Frame in Rosé Noir – Get yours here!

RITZY
RITZY
$109

 

A toned-down hue is easier to match with day-to-day outfits, so this pastel pink frame is a no-frills alternative. The tortoiseshell arms give a wonderful contrast and look elegant in combination with the translucent millennial pink shade.

These popular eyeglasses will add a carefree vibe to an outfit or a bit of joie de vivre to greys and other neutrals.  However, to keep the focus on them, make sure to pick outfits in light colors as to not the steal their spotlight.

what glasses are in style
The Solo frames in Pale Pink – Get yours here!

SOLO
SOLO
$109

 

newest eyeglasses
The Sorellina frames in Icy Pink – Get yours here! 

SORELLINA
SORELLINA
$219

 

4. Vintage, Large Round Glasses

Round frames very popular in 2020 as well and, more than that, they are suited for square and rectangular shaped faces.

They can be mixed and matched with a variety of outfits, starting from the business smart and going to hipster sweaters and hats.

eye glasses frame styles
The Conductor frames – Get yours here!

CONDUCTOR
CONDUCTOR
$109

 

latest glasses styles
The Flight of Fancy frames – Get yours here!

FLIGHT OF FANCY
FLIGHT OF FANCY
$149

 

An oversized round frame is perfect for you if you want to be bold. Smaller frames are a bit more elegant, but you can always pick funky colors to be sure your entrance is remembered.

APOLLO
APOLLO
$299

 

men glasses trends hipster frames
Owl unisex round glasses – see here

OWL
OWL
$109

 

popular glasses styles
The Pronto frames in Honey Tortoise – Get yours here!

PRONTO
PRONTO
$219

 

popular eyeglasses
The Great Escape frames in Carbon Black – Get yours here!

GREAT ESCAPE
GREAT ESCAPE
$109

 

These beauties are bound to draw attention to your face – which is exactly what you need when you are trying to get people to listen to you. We suggest going with a two-tone frame colorway – the soft gradient creates a mysterious vintage effect.

 

5. Trendy Tortoiseshell Glasses in Current Styles

Second only to clear frames, tortoiseshell glasses in unique patterns are your best option if you want to stay in tune with the current eyewear trends. Forget about the boring brown tortoiseshell – there are so many color palettes of this trendy pattern that you will be sure to find the perfect one for your skin tone and hair!

Here are some trending tortoiseshell frames from Vint & York:

glasses trends
The Cofee House frames – Get yours here!

COFFEE HOUSE
COFFEE HOUSE
$109

 

latest eyewear trends prescription glasses
Thelma Eyeglasses in Lavender Tortoiseshell – Get them here

THELMA
THELMA
$109

 

BAKER
BAKER
$169
PRONTO
PRONTO
$219

 

latest eyeglass styles
The Jordan eyeglasses – Get yours here!

JORDAN
JORDAN
$109

 

most popular eyeglass frames
The Swell Rectangular Frame in Cognac Tortoise

SWELL
SWELL
$109

 

newest glasses frames
Oversized Beesknees Square Frame in Yellow Tortoise for Women

THE BEESKNEES
THE BEESKNEES
$129

 

new glasses style
The Porto frames – Get yours here!

PORTO
PORTO
$249

 

6. 70s Oversized Square Glasses

Square lenses are timeless. This year’s silhouette borrows the retro-vintage vibe with oversized proportions and thick frames. With true square or gently rounded shapes, they’ll make you look fashionable without putting too much effort into it.

Just done up some high-waisted denim flares, a t-shirt, and a fancy scarf and it’ll be like the ‘70s all over again.

mens eyewear trends 2020
The Beatrice frames in shiny golden black – Get yours here!

BEATRICE
BEATRICE
$169

 

popular glasses
The Highline frames in Transparent Honey 

HIGHLINE
HIGHLINE
$299

 

7. Thin & Lightweight Gold Rimmed Glasses

For a more professional approach, you can go with gold metal round eyeglasses, though any shape in a lightweight metal option will be admired this year.  

eyeglasses trends 2020

eyewear trends 2020
The Aberdeen frames – Get yours here!

ABERDEEN
ABERDEEN
$279

 

metal frames 2019 eyewear trends
Razz Round Eyeglasses

RAZZ
RAZZ
$149
RAZZ
RAZZ
$149

 

latest trend in eyeglasses
The Malibu Frame in Matte Gold

MALIBU
MALIBU
$249

 

So for a look that’s too cool for school, try a pair of the newest glasses frames, in a bold, golden color. A lot of celebrities are even wearing this double-bridge aviator-inspired style without a prescription, because it gives a cool allure, with a shape that is so against-the-current.

popular women's eyeglasses
The Jitterbug frames – Get yours here!

JITTERBUG
JITTERBUG
$199
JITTERBUG
JITTERBUG
$199

 

fashionable eyeglasses
The Ella frames – Get yours here! 

ELLA
ELLA
$149

 

metal titanium eyeglasses trends
Big Timer Eyeglasses – Get yours here!

BIG TIMER
BIG TIMER
$149

 

new eyeglass frames
Shop the Firm frames here!

THE FIRM
THE FIRM
$149

 

8. Fashion Cat Eye Glasses

As resonant as always, cat-eye glasses are still in style and ladies’ best friend in the academic and business environment.

popular eyeglass frames
The Luna frames – Get them here!

LUNA
LUNA
$219

 

clear glasses frames trend
The Show-Off frames 

SHOW-OFF
SHOW-OFF
$149

 

glasses 2020
The Treble Frames

TREBLE
TREBLE
$109

 

Cat-eye frames are sexy yet serious and contour the image of a decisive woman who knows what she wants. Choose the modern silhouette Treble for your playful side, or go with the cute Cat’s Meow vintage cat-eye glasses for a total look change.

women eyeglasses trends
Cat’s Meow Frames

CATS MEOW
CATS MEOW
$109

 

cat eye tortoise shell glasses trend
Tortoiseshell Cat-Eye Glasses – Here

ZELDA 2
ZELDA 2
$149

 

glasses frames styles
The Copa Frames

COPA
COPA
$129

 

The retro cat-eye black frame is a great choice for women working in the business environment as they give you a smart and mysterious look that is bound to emphasize your professionalism.

 

9. Circle, Perfectly Round Glasses

Round eyeglasses frames are a great pick for women and especially men who want a look change. Their retro silhouette guarantees that you will not go unnoticed.

round gentlemen frames glasses in style
The Roosevelt frame in Blue Sunset – get them here!

THE ROOSEVELT
THE ROOSEVELT
$109

 

Round frames are beautiful and simple. Rocked by the likes of John Lennon, they are a symbol of free spirits and creative people.

what eyeglasses are in style now
The Swanky Round Frame in Jet Black
newest eyeglass frames
The Swanky Round Frame in Olive Green Stripe

SWANKY
SWANKY
$109
SWANKY
SWANKY
$109

 

eyeglasses fashion
The Bellezza Frame in Grey Ink

BELLEZZA
BELLEZZA
$219

 

current eyeglass trends
The Stretta Frames

STRETTA
STRETTA
$219

 

10. Bedazzled Swarovski Glasses

If you’re ready to dip your toe into more statement eyeglasses, but don’t want to start with something crazy “sparkly “look at me” glasses”. Statement glasses this season are all about oversize, dashing colors, embellishments and deliberately accented upper line.

popular glasses style
Thea Eyeglasses – Get them here!

THEA
THEA
$169

 

We’ve already mentioned the cat-eye silhouette and their impressionable effect for round and oval faces. But Adeline takes it up a notch with Swarovski crystals encrusted upper line, while Fab combines the scarlet red with elegant metal accents. The acetate frames are simply luxurious and they’ll bedeck any outfit.

statement glasses popular eyeglasses
Black Cat-Eye Glasses with Crystals – Get yours here!

ADELINE
ADELINE
$149

 

latest eyeglasses 2020
The Bearcat frames – Shop them here

BEARCAT
BEARCAT
$129

 

11. Retro Flat Top Aviator Glasses

Aviator glasses and sunglasses have long been a favorite of eyewear enthusiasts.

The much-loved aviator silhouette is no longer just a sunglasses staple. Recently, more and more original aviator eyeglasses styles have popped up, in both old-school metal and colorful acetate shapes.

Shop the Fairbanks frames here

THE FAIRBANKS
THE FAIRBANKS
$129

 

These modern-day aviator eyeglasses are not the same as the ones our parents used to wear – they feature unique contemporary details, colors, and shapes that keep them in the style conversation

Available for both men and women, aviator eyeglasses can be worn with prescription lenses or in plain form. You can use them as a stylish accessory to up your outfits and complement your facial features.

latest eyeglass fashion
Shop the Charleston frames here

THE CHARLESTON
THE CHARLESTON
$149

 

trendy eyeglass frames
Shop the Devon frames here

DEVON
DEVON
$299

 

trends in eyeglasses
Shop the Firm frames here!
latest eyewear
Shop the Firm frames here!

THE FIRM
THE FIRM
$149

 

newest glasses
Shop the Moxie frames here!

MOXIE
MOXIE
$129

 

12. Clubmaster Glasses, Reminiscent of the Dapper, Retro Browline

Slim and elegant, clubmaster or browline glasses are a power accessory for your professional life. Available for both men and women, semi-rimless frames are both fashionable and practical.

browline clubmaster semi-rimmless glasses trends
Vint and York Fitzgerald Eyeglasses in tortoiseshell

THE FITZGERALD
THE FITZGERALD
$129

 

These stylish and cool frames are a hybrid between two styles: browline eyeglasses and round eyeglasses give us The Fitzgerald, an interesting Clubmaster frame.

FITZ
FITZ
$149
FITZ
FITZ
$149

 

latest eyeglass frames
Shop the Astor frames here

ASTOR
ASTOR
$109

 

Astor is a hybrid frame, created from rectangular specs and a heavy browline combined with the semi-rimless silhouette. These are some unique, trendy eyeglasses and their popularity will be noticeable this season.

They are suited for both men and women and we recommend that you wear them in a study or business environment.

 

13. The Hipster Black Glasses

Hipster glasses are a great way to stand out from the crowd.

Hipster eyewear features unique designs, usually in square silhouettes that you don’t see every day. They are a great fit for creative people.

Shop the Billy B frames here

BILLY B
BILLY B
$109

 

Hipster glasses are for both men and women and should be worn with stylish outfits that underline your creative personality.

Shop the Hell K frames here

HELL K
HELL K
$109

 

Shop the Big Cheese frames here!

BIG CHEESE
BIG CHEESE
$109

 

Black rimmed glasses are one of the best choices for day to day wearing since this non-color never really goes out of style. Bold black glasses are also a great accessory for formal outfits, such as white shirts and black suits. But not to overlook your casual getup.

Shop the Hill frames here!

HILL
HILL
$109

 

Hill rectangular eyeglasses are great for professional men who are looking to change their look. 

Finally, choose hipster frames because they are cool, stylish eyeglasses who are amongst this year’s biggest eyewear trends and will continue to be popular in 2020.

Don’t forget to check out our complete guide of how to pick the perfect hipster glasses!

Shop your next pair of glasses with Vint & York

Now that you’re all caught up with all the popular glasses styles of 2020, we look forward to fitting you with your next pair of stylish new glasses. You can try out different pairs on our website, just give it a go. No matter your glasses fashion preferences, we’ve got you covered. Plus, it’s really easy to order glasses online at Vint & York

And if you’re wondering what’s in store for trends when it comes to sunglasses, read on for the main trends to look out for, or see our guide to 2020’s sunglasses trends for a more in-depth look at sunglasses trends.   

 

 popular eyeglasses 2019

Make the best of this year’s new trends and express your personality in a novel way with a pair of V&Y frames!

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