Call it geek chic, call it hipster, call it nerd, call it retro. Label this look whatever you want. From the kooky Zooey Deschanel and the eccentric Iris Apfel to the schoolboy style of Elijah Wood, the all-black frame has a place in just about everyone’s wardrobe.
No matter what your sense of fashion, be it grungy, preppy, geeky or fleeky, black prescription glasses are a timeless classic. And they suit men and women alike. Here are some of the best all-black frame styles as seen in 2016.
The Square Frame
A square or rectangular frame is a classic shape that never fails. It’s a look that suits almost every face shape. These Antares 8604 unisex glasses are perfect for geek chic dressers or hipsters with moustaches and they will give your day to day wardrobe a bold finish.
Oh how we love the Wayfarer, one of Ray Ban’s most famous frame styles. Extremely popular for sunglasses and now you can get it in prescription glasses form too. These Ray Ban RX5184 New Wayfarer spectacles are suitable for every occasion, casual or formal.
Extra Thick Specs
For serious stand-out style, go for a thick plastic rim. These specs by Stellar are bold enough to help frame your face and will make any outfit pop.
The Stellar 8849 prescription glasses for women come in a very dark brown (almost black which is flattering for every skin tone) and feature an oversized lens for a contemporary look.
The all-black hybrid is the lovechild of retro plastic glasses and metal rim glasses. Together they form a unique, stand-out look that will give your wardrobe serious edge. And these Miu Miu MU 04LV designer frames for women are the perfect example…
If you’re after something truly iconic, it has to be Karl Lagerfeld. As a designer and public figure, he is recognised worldwide for his signature specs and now you can copy his style with the Karl Lagerfeld KL880 all-black unisex frames.
The Textured Frame
To add an extra ‘je ne sais quoi’ to your all-black spectacle style, go for a textured frame like these Antares LH175 glasses for women. The machine-cut temples offer added depth and dimension, giving the geek chic trend a fun and funky twist.
The Round Lens
Vintage-inspired and loved by hipsters, these nerdy Diesel DL5216 prescription glasses are all the rage in 2016! They’ve got a twist of retro to make your outfit stand out and they have unisex appeal so you can create an androgynous style with sophisticated vibes.
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