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Fashion Forward Frames for 2017

Posted on January 19th, 2017

Winter eyewear trends this season are leaning toward the thick and chunky. Several popular trends have made a comeback, while muted tones dominate colour schemes. The most popular frames are tortoiseshell styles, but heavy contenders are framed in black, brown, clear and red. Here are the hottest trends in eyewear fashion this winter.


Round lens cat eye

Continuing its success from the fall trends, the combination of round rims with feminine styling is a winning look. The retro, yet contemporary approach has taken over designer reading eyewear collections this year.

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Floral, woven, and delicate gem-lined temples are adorning the frames found on trendsetters this winter. Artfully embellished styles keep it chic and casual.



The classic marble look is making its way back, which comes in a variety of subtle textures and colours for women and men. The look is worn best on a full-rim oval style frame.


Tortoise shell, horn-rimmed

These thick vintage eyeglass frames are made of horn, tortoiseshell, or dark thick plastic. Named after the original material used (horn or shell), they are sometimes referred to as ‘nerd’ or ‘rockabilly’ style. Made popular in the 1950s by Buddy Holly, they have had a resurgence in popularity within the past decade.


Clear and white

Clear framed glasses are one of the most popular eyewear trends of the year because of their neutral colouring. Best worn in a square shape suited for oval, round, and heart shaped faces.

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Mixed Media

Mixed media frames are a mixture of two types of material, generally plastic and metal. Mixed media is a sophisticated way to add interest to a conservative frame.


To check out these styles and more, visit your local FYidoctors location.