Over past decades, new trends have appeared and settled in for either one season or for a few years at a time. But, some fads like skinny jeans, vinyl records and bell-bottom pants, which faded many moons ago are making a huge comeback these days. Glasses are no exception to this immutable law! Today, we’re suggesting a quick tour of the biggest trends of the 50s right through to the 90s which are back in style, through the frames available at the moment at IRIS. Enjoy your trip down memory lane!
Narrow and elongated frames are all the rage among women, we’re noticing quite a lot of cat-eye and oval-shaped frames. For men the frames are rather rectangular and made partially of metal.
High and extravagant glasses with wide rims are introduced as well as sunglasses with lenses of various colours. Cat-eye is still in fashion, and round and geometric shapes are very popular.
We like them larger and bigger! Square-shaped glasses with a double bridge are loved by all, men and women, and metal frames are highly popular.
Even though the Aviator frame was invented in the 20s, the fact that Tom Cruise wore them in the 1986 movie Top Gun and the popularity they gained among Hollywood celebrities made it the iconic frame of the decade. Plastic coloured frames, mirror lenses and square frames with a low bridge are also sought after.
Narrow glasses are back! The 50s greatly influenced the trends of this decade. Sunglasses with pink, red or almost black lenses are on the front page of magazines. Frames are smaller and rounder, often cat-eye shaped.
To come try on your favourite frames in person, call your IRIS store to book a fitting appointment!