Some popular designs in clothing, footwear, and eyewear never really go out of fashion. This summer, retro eyeglasses have made a strong comeback. Their return has been buoyed by the popularity of the Mad Men TV series, where the lead characters sport retro glasses and Baz Luhrmann’s, ‘The Great Gatsby’.
Designs that are popular and those that are not
Over-branded and oversized glasses have lost popularity. This is the time for elegance and understatement. Many manufacturers of prescription glasses and sunglasses have come out with a range of eyeglasses inspired by the retro era. This includes brands like Gucci, Versace, and others.
Old school details like gold frames and tortoiseshells are suddenly very popular. Tea shades, of the variety worn by Truman Capote, Elton John, and Ernest Hemingway have also made a comeback. Round sunglasses are another hit this season.
RayBan has also introduced a newer version of Wayfarers and Aviators. Now you can find mirrored lens Aviators and Wayfarers with matte, rubber finishes.
Choosing a style
When you choose a style, always choose one that suits your features and not what is trending currently. Retro sunglasses or prescription glasses will not suit everyone. Pay attention to the color of your hair and your complexion.
Sunglasses are thought of as essential in summer, but you should wear them during winter also. Polarized lenses are good for summer, while lens with lighter colors and tints are good enough for winter, because the sun does not hit so strong then.