In the past, it used to be the trend for people to wear contact lenses if they could. Glasses were bulky and not flattering. Only one or two basic styles and colors were available. The styles from the past brought up images of geeky awkward teens. This isn't true anymore! Instead of feeling sad that they have to wear glasses, women are excited because they get to wear glasses. Glasses are now cool and designers are devising new styles of frames for the fashionable woman. Here are a few trends from New York's Fashion Week 2014
- Cat Eye: Designers have brought back cat eye frames you may remember from past seasons and even many years ago. There is a unique look though, they come in bold colors and even styles where the frames are two different colors.
- Chunky Bold: Remember the big chunky heavy glasses that you might have felt you'd rather die then wear? Now those are in style, but in bold colors or even two colors.
- Over-sized Round: These are another retro look. Once worn primarily by accountants and other number crunchers the Over-sized Round style is being embraced by fashionistas.
- Extra Detailing: Glasses with extra detailing are on trend. They might have mixed metals or metal and a tortoise shell accent. They might also have cutouts or embellishments on the sides.