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The Latest Eyewear Trends: What Are The Most Popular Fashion Frames of 2021?

Posted March 12, 2021 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 2021 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 2021. 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!

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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. 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.

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VERA
VERA
$169

 

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AUDREY
AUDREY
$169

 

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TREBLE
TREBLE
$109

 

Geometric Cat-Eye glasses are a big trend this year, they accentuate your personality and highlight the shape of your face. If you have a square-shaped face, a geometric cat-eye frame will add angles to your face, which can be very flattering. If your face is round, can create angles to define it.

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MYRTLE
MYRTLE
$129

 

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SORELLINA
SORELLINA
$249

 

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.

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CATS MEOW
CATS MEOW
$109

 

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CASABLANCA
CASABLANCA
$299

 

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.

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FAB
FAB
$129

 

2. 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:

 

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ELLIS
ELLIS
$319

 

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MYKONOS
MYKONOS
$299

 

The beautiful Mykonos frame is unisex so if you are looking for some oversized glasses in clear, this is the best choice. 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.

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SFIZIO
SFIZIO
$249

 

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.

 

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PASSEGGIATA
PASSEGGIATA
$249

 

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KILLA
KILLA
$109

The Killa or Figata 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.

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FIGATA TROPPO
FIGATA TROPPO
$249

 

3. Oversized Glasses Chains

One of the biggest trends Vint & York focuses on in 2021 is chunky eyewear chains with a gentle retro inspiration. This chic, super cool trend is not only fashionable, but is totally practical and functional. Keep your specs safe and handy with gorgeous, chunky chains that will totally revamp your look.

If you want to make a statement opt for a sculptural or geometric chunky metal style chain, that will ensure your new eyewear stays put for easy access to your frames!

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LUCILLE
LUCILLE
$169

 

4. 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. 

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BELLISSIMO
BELLISSIMO
$249

 

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INFINITO
INFINITO
$249

 

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.

 

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PRIMAVISTA
PRIMAVISTA
$249

 

5. Bright and Translucent Nude Glasses

This millennial, dusted pink nude is forecasted to be the next neutral hue to reign supreme throughout 2021.

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.

 

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LYRIC
LYRIC
$319

 

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BELLE
BELLE
$129

 

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.

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RITZY
RITZY
$129

 

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.

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SOLO
SOLO
$109

 

6. Vintage, Large Round Glasses

Round frames very popular in 2021 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.

 

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BELLEZZA
BELLEZZA
$249

 

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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.

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OWL
OWL
$109

 

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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.

7. 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:

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BROOKLYN
BROOKLYN
$319

 

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SNAZZY
SNAZZY
$109

 

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SWELL
SWELL
$109

 

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LYRIC
LYRIC
$319

 

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PORTO
PORTO
$299

 

8. 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, a fancy skarf and a cool leather jacket and it’ll be like the ‘70s all over again.

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RITZY TOO
RITZY TOO
$129

 

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WILSON
WILSON
$129

 

9. Thin & Lightweight 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.  

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ABERDEEN
ABERDEEN
$299

 

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MALIBU
MALIBU
$299

 

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QUINN
QUINN
$149

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.

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JITTERBUG
JITTERBUG
$199

 

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VALENCIA
VALENCIA
$299

 

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BIG TIMER
BIG TIMER
$149

 

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THE FIRM
THE FIRM
$149

 

10. 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.

 

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CUPERTINO
CUPERTINO
$299

 

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

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PRONTO
PRONTO
$249

 

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SWANKY
SWANKY
$109
SWANKY
SWANKY
$109

 

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STRETTA
STRETTA
$249

 

11. 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.

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THEA
THEA
$129

 

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.

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ADELINE
ADELINE
$149

 

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BEARCAT
BEARCAT
$129

 

12. 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.

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PALERMO
PALERMO
$299

 

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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.

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MATERA
MATERA
$299

 

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DEVON
DEVON
$299

 

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THE FIRM
THE FIRM
$149

 

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MOXIE
MOXIE
$129

 

13. 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.

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BOSS
BOSS
$149

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

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THE FITZGERALD
THE FITZGERALD
$129

 

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.

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ASTOR
ASTOR
$109

 

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

14. The Hipster 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.

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RUTH
RUTH
$169

 

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 2021.

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 2021, 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 2021’s sunglasses trends for a more in-depth look at sunglasses trends.   

 

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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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