Eyeglass World: Favorite Trends Of The Year

Favorite trends of 2017

Eyeglasses are your number one fashion accessory, so it only makes sense to keep up with the trendy new styles that are released each year. Here’s a look back at some of our favorite trends from this past year that are sure to still be hot as we ring in 2018!

Tortoise Shell

Tortoise shell frames have been en vogue for more than a century. In fact, tortoise shell is one of the oldest materials from which eyeglass frames were made. But, every few years we see tortoise shell take a new leap up the style charts. This year, hot tortoise shell styles paired with subtle cat eyes or colorful, contrasting temples. Whether you prefer your tortoise light and amber-toned or bold and classic, tortoise shell is a one hot trend that’s not going anywhere.

Check out this tortoise shell frame from Heartland called Lola.

Heartland Lola Women's Eyeglasses

Aviator™ Style

Vintage inspired Aviator™ frames came back with a huge bang this year. The fresh take on the classic aviator includes the famed double brow. Though gold or silver Aviator™ styles are always a top choice in sunglasses, don’t be afraid to think outside the box with a stylish bronze colored Aviator™ frame like this one from Ray-Ban®. It combines classic style with a modern material for a look that’s sure to turn heads.

Men's Ray-Ban 3025 Sunglasses


There’s no reason to be blue about all the unique shades of this color incorporated into stylish eyeglasses for the whole family. This year, teal took the prize for the trendiest blue tones to permeate eyeglass style. Check out this glamorous, oversized plastic women’s frame by Jonathan Adler that includes lots of shades of blue with bright teal speckles. It radiates style and exudes confidence.

Women's Jonathan Adler 302 Glasses

Gold Metal Wire Frames

As clothing styles revisit the seventies and eighties, eyeglasses took a retro trip back too. Classic and reliable, yellow gold rim frames came back onto the style scene, like this men’s frame by Stetson. This stylish, timeless frame exudes sophistication and could easily become your new favorite pair of glasses.

Men's Stetson 178 Eyeglasses


If you’re feeling bold and confident, then the red glasses trend will speak your language. There’s no backing down from the style and power projected from glamorous red-toned frames like this one from Heartland. Shop online to find a variety of red frames that are sure to make your heart beat a little faster.

Women's Heartland 1215 Eyeglasses

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