Eyewear remains one of the most practical and versatile accessories fashion-savvy folks can use to complement an outfit, or to show off a super sense of style. The world of eyewear is constantly expanding and becoming infinitely imaginative—creating more interesting options than ever before.
As more eyewear designs become available, people can make whatever statement they’d like with their choice of glasses, and as usual, the celebrities are leading the way with the latest fashions.
Below are some eyewear styles currently being spotted on fashion’s favorite celebrity trendsetters:
1. Aviator Frames—
Long considered a classic by eyewear aficionados, aviator frames never really went out of style, but they are back in a big way this year.
Recently seen on popular celebrities like David Beckham, Mila Kunis, Kate Hudson, and Halle Berry, aviators have been culturally popular for decades, and give the wearer an authoritative, strong look that appeals to anyone’s inner tough guy or gal.
2. Round Frames—
First made popular in the 1960s, the retro goodness of round eyeglasses and sunglasses wandered back onto the runways this year when featured during the shows of Jil Sander, Holly Fulton and more.
While not flattering for all face shapes, round frames come in many different styles, sizes and colors, such as the round, oversized sunglasses sometimes worn by Miley Cyrus, so be sure try on a variety before selecting the perfect pair.
3. Oddly-Shaped Frames—
They might look like they were designed by a visitor from the future, but the geometrically groovy, funky frames you’re seeing on stars like Justin Bieber are absolutely in style right now.
Fendi and Versace brought out two-toned, angled frames in unique colors to complement their clothing lines this year, while artistic designers like Kristen Ferrell took the eclectic look a step further with apple-shaped frames and round daisy sunglasses.
4. Cat Eye Frames—
Ever since the 1950s, nothing screams “sexy librarian” like a pair of cat eye glasses—just add up-do hairstyle and elegant, form-fitting skirt suit.
Celebs like Nicole Ritchie, Diane Kruger, and Scarlett Johansson have all been spotted sporting this intriguing blend of smart and suggestive, in both the sharply elegant original design and a softer 1980s version of this kittenish style.
5. Wayfarer-Style Frames—
In keeping with the retro trend in eyewear, Wayfarer-style frames are being offered by many designers of eyewear, bringing back this design first manufactured by the Ray Ban Company in 1956.
After declining in the 1990s, this style has drifted back into popularity, with stars like Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry and Jessica Biel all aboard the newly-launched Wayfarer ship, sailing onto the pages of fashion magazines in this classic eyewear.
6. Brightly-Colored or Interesting Frames—
Whether neon and loud, like the hot pink sunglasses recently worn by Gwen Stefani, or pretty and pastel, like Anne Hathaway’s quietly feminine frames, eyewear is currently available in a large variety of hues.
In addition to embracing color, some designers are offering embellished frames, or patterns in wild prints like lace, swirls and plaid.
7. Safety Frames—
The wrap-around design of protective glasses generally created to shield eyes from harm has worked its way to the runways, featured in the collections of designers like Michael Kors and Tracy Reese.
Lady Gaga has popularized the look, along with Paris Hilton and Denise Richards, all spotted in versions of the latest sporty, safety-inspired eyewear.
If you’re seeking daily vision correction, sun protection, or simply a bit of style, eyewear design can add a touch of originality, or completely change the vibe of an outfit.
Use the celebrity eyewear trends above as a guide to find your favorite latest looks, choose the one that suits you best, and wear your fabulous new frames with pride.