Whether they are used to correct vision or protect eyes from blue light, eyeglasses have become a fashion accessory in their own right. Each year brings its share of novelties and trends to satisfy all desires. So, which frames should you choose to keep up with the trends this year? 

Thin, thick, round, square, coloured, patterned, etc. Here's everything you need to know about the trendy eyewear styles of 2021.

This season sees the return of many popular fashion trends. Geometric, slim and oversized glasses, cat-eye shapes and distinctive details are all the rage this season. Choose them with clear frames for a more subtle look or brightly coloured rims or embellishments for a more fashionable look.

1) Soft colours and neutral shades

This year, the colour palette will be pastel colours, soft and neutral tones. Lavender, pale pink or sky blue are among the colours of the moment. But, of course, the tortoiseshell pattern remains a must for trendy frames. This pair of eyeglasses from LYA offers you the best of both trends: a tortoiseshell frame with light colours.

2) Oversized eyewear

Oversized is making a come-back this year. In addition to creating a style and personality statement, large glasses can accentuate the look. The advantage? Without weighing more, oversized frames can sit lower on the nose.

These glasses come in thick frames or thinner versions for the discreet.

3) Discreet frames

Minimalism is also in this season's trends. Discreet frames in fine, subtle metal with multiple details are a must in 2021. Acetate is the material that perfectly embodies this minimalist trend.

4) Acetate glasses

This year, acetate, combined with metal, is the star material! Acetate is a natural material derived from cellulose. Cotton for eyewear production is dried, ground into cellulose powder, mixed with acetic acid, coloured, inspected, and turned into solid sheets of material at the end of the process. The frame is then cut out of these acetate sheets and milled.

Acetate has proven to be a multi-faceted eyewear material. It adapts perfectly to light colour palettes, for example. Furthermore, this material offers excellent freedom of shapes and colours in addition to being environmentally responsible.

5) Blue light filtering glasses

With working from home becoming more popular, blue-light filtering glasses are becoming a must-have... and this season's trend. Designed to protect the eyes from the harmful blue light present in all devices, they can also be chic!

6) Geometric shapes, timeless

Like every year, alongside the new trends, some styles withstand the test of time.

This is the case, for example, of the aviator models. The perfect style for a vintage look, which can be matched with a wide variety of outfits. A trend that is suitable for both prescription eyewear and sunglasses.

Other timeless retro trends: round and square shapes. The geeks of the 70s inspired this trend. Round frames, on the other hand, are being enhanced this year with innovative design elements. And they work well with square or rectangular faces.

Also noteworthy is the return of the butterfly and cat-eye shape. This season, cat-eye frames have been updated with narrower lenses to create a more dynamic and angular look.

Of course, the choice of frame will depend significantly on the shape of your face. We explain it all in this article!

Choose from our vast collection of eyewear or make an appointment to visit one of our stores to get advice from our IRIS professionals.