During the hot summer holidays, many of us seize the opportunity to revamp our look with a new pair of glasses. One of the hot trends of the moment is undoubtedly the double bridge. Frames with two bridges were a huge trend in the 80s, and they are back this summer!

A woman is wearing Chloé CE2148 frames

Where does the double bridge come from?
The first double bridge frame was designed in the 1930s when Ray-Ban commercialized the classic aviator. These sunglasses were designed to protect the eyes of pilots from the sun's rays. The aviator-style shades were teardrop shaped, the lens was wider than every other pair of sunglasses that was on the market at that time, allowing better coverage for the eyes. The double-bridge feature was added to sunglasses in order to increase their resistance. The double-bridge sunglasses were also very popular in the 80s. At that time, they were mostly worn by men. Nowadays, they can be worn by everyone. They look amazing on both women and men!

A man is wearing Maui Jim Ebb&ampFlow sunglasses

Why opt for the double bridge this summer?
It has the particularity of structuring the face. The retro look of this type of frame instantly adds an original touch! They look stylish, classic and retro. This type of frame comes in many different versions. The bridge can be thin and discreet, or even thicker and bold. You will find styles that are teardrop shaped, like the aviator glasses, but also round, rectangular and even oval in both prescription glasses and sunglasses! The mix of materials is also in the spotlight: the designers skillfully combined plastic and metal to create unique designs. This season, double-bridge frames are available in a large range of colours. For an original look, go for bright colours like blue or red. If you want to add a chic touch to your outfit, opt for a silver or gold pair.

A woman is wearing KLiiK denmark K632 glasses

Luckily for us, the double bridge is largely seen on both prescription glasses and sunglasses. If you’re looking for a two in one solution, you might want to consider adding Transitions lenses to your prescription glasses. Transitions lenses become tinted when exposed to UV rays. Double-bridge frames are particularly suitable for photochromic lenses! By transitioning from light to dark, they will be reminiscent of the classic aviator sunglasses.

We absolutely love double bridge frames and we are happy that they are one of the hottest trends of the moment. We have several styles in store: you will certainly find the one that you like! For a new summer look, visit us at an IRIS store near you!