5 Seriously Chic Trending Eyewear Frame Styles To Try

two pairs of statement glasses on a table

In 2024, UK spectacle spending is predicted to hit up to £350 million, reflecting the fact that nowadays, Brits prioritise investing in high-quality, premium frames.

Here at Optical Revolution, we believe It’s fair to say that stylish eyewear has become a non-negotiable; it’s not just about improving your vision, it’s about looking and feeling good, too!

The lead up to this years’ eyewear spending surge

Eyewear spending rates have recovered after falling significantly in 2020; with the Covid-19 pandemic likely contributing to the 13.9% downturn recorded. National lockdown restrictions prevented people from booking their annual eye exams, but since then, spectacle spending has increased by almost 50%.

The predicted increase is based on spectacle spending trends over the past decade, and it comes during the ongoing cost of living crisis. This suggests that Brits are budgeting with some special allowances in mind – and stylish eyewear has a firm place within this category of essential luxuries.

What are the benefits of investing in premium eyewear frames?

Designer prescription glasses are a stylish, practical investment. You’re much more likely to find a pair that will suit your personal style, as there tends to be noticeably more options to choose from – and you’ll certainly find this when browsing our range of European eyewear brands. Premium frames are also crafted with high-quality materials that can withstand daily wear, giving you added longevity and durability from your new frames.

Our top 5 on-trend eyewear styles to try

Looking for some inspiration before you visit your local practice? We’ve chosen five of our favourite on-trend eyewear styles for you to consider for your next pair of designer prescription glasses; bear these options in mind when you’re browsing our exclusive range!

1. Flat and top bar

The flat top bar frame combines retro aesthetics with modern chic, creating a bold style statement that demands attention. Inspired by 80s style and aviator frames, this visually striking design instantly draws focus to your face, calling for a bold yet understated look. Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston often embrace this trend, showcasing its timeless appeal.

flat top bar glasses

2. Frameless

Frameless glasses offer a featherweight option with a minimalist style, ideal for those seeking subtlety and functionality in their eyewear. They suit all face types and skin tones, making them a versatile choice for anyone looking to make a statement without overpowering their look. This 90s trend is having a resurgence thanks to A listers like fashion muse Bella Hadid, embracing the “geek chic” and bookish fashion trends we’re seeing right now.

3. Retro round

Embracing the vintage-inspired round glasses trend from the 60s and 70s, retro round frames are making a comeback in 2024. These frames are perfect for those who love incorporating vintage elements into their look, adding a touch of nostalgia and sophistication.

light round glasses frames

4. Geometric

Geometric frames add an edgy touch to any look, making them a perfect choice for those who love experimenting with their eyewear. Whether in metal frames, colourful chunky acetates, or tortoiseshells, geometric styles work well with various face shapes, adding angles to round or oval faces and softening square faces.

5. The Harlequin

The Harlequin frames offer a sassy update on the classic cat-eye trend, with triangular tips. Designed to complement virtually every face shape by highlighting brow arches, these frames add a touch of charm and elegance to any look. With a modern twist on a timeless style, the Harlequin frames are a staple for the fashion-forward individual.

harlequin style tom ford glasses

We’ve made finding your next pair of prescription glasses simple

If you’re inspired by this roundup, but you’d like a personalised alternative, then you might want to consider booking an eyewear styling consultation with us. This service is free of charge, and it’s available at all of our UK stores.

An expert styling optician will guide you through our eyewear collection, using your individual style preferences as a basis for selecting some options for you to try on. This way, you’re guaranteed to find frames that make you feel good, with less hassle.

Find the perfect pair of prescription frames with Optical Revolution

Whether you’re sold on one of the trending styles that we’ve showcased, or if you’re eager to explore our in-store selection, you can book an appointment online now at your local Optical Revolution practice, or visit us at Bott’s in Eastbourne, or at Wheeler & Kirk in Southfields.

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