90s Sunglass Trends: Out with Paris in with Lennon!

Springtime is slowly creeping back into our lives after weeks of grey skies and stormy weather, and there’s no better way to give yourself a little pick me up than with a new pair of sunglasses.

In recent years, there has been a serious shift in eyewear trends from what was previously considered “classic style” – the majorly oversized frames of Paris Hilton to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, to much subtler styles. The bug-eyed look has certainly subsided in recent years, but the emerging new trends certainly seem familiar. Frames so big they make the rest of you look tiny have been replaced by small, round frames of the 80s and 90s. Proving the cyclical nature of fashion, it seems we have come full circle back to John Lennon style frames.

The shift from oversized to almost undersized frames has been channelled by fashion it girls such as Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Zoe Kravitz; all demonstrating that within this trend, less is more. For the materials used in the frames: thick plastic rims are out, and delicate, intricate metal frames are back. The modern trend can be seen from the likes of Dior, whose ‘Reflected’ sunglasses have become nothing short of iconic. High street brands everywhere have attempted to emulate the style. Ray-Ban is quick on the trend trail, with their round metal frames becoming a favourite with style icons everywhere.

To make sure your eyes are adjusting to the incoming spring rays in style, let’s take a look at some fresh looks which are now available at SelectSpecs.com:

These classic metal round frames are reminiscent of 90s style, perched artfully halfway down your nose. The gold frames and contrasting green lenses give a modern edge to an otherwise classic style

Also from Ray-ban, these are perfect for the fashionista who wants to stand out from the crowd. The matte black metal frames look great compared to the sunset-style lenses. With a polarised lens option available, you’ll never want to take them off.

The Dior ‘Reflected’ style was where it all began. Seen on everyone from Rihanna, Madonna, the Kardashians and every supermodel you could think of, this style isn’t going anywhere soon. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and the amount of high street copies proves the ‘Reflected’ glasses are well on their way to becoming iconic.

These ‘Retro 59’ frames are their own namesake and embodiment of 90s cool style. The delicate metal frames, paired with the brown lenses and tortoiseshell arms are everything we need and more from this trend.

This all-black style from Dior is the epitome of chic eyewear, complementing any outfit and flattering any face shape. If you can’t decide which style to invest in, you can’t go wrong with a pair of ‘LBS’ – little black sunglasses.

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