There was once a time when glasses were designed strictly for either males or females – men would wear strong, masculine frames whereas women would go for smaller, more feminine shapes. Today however, the lines have blurred and many of the most popular glasses styles are unisex. Take for example, wayfarers, horn-rimmed (browline) glasses and aviators – which all look great on men and women.
Not only does this offer much more choice when you’re shopping for new specs, but it means you can be adorable and wear the same style as your other half if you want. We see celebrity couples wearing matching outfits all the time (Kim and Kanye love to co-ordinate) so why not do the same with your glasses?
Whether you want to be glasses-twins with your girlfriend or you just love the look of androgynous, unisex design, here are three ways to wear unisex glasses for both men and women.
Relaxed Weekend Wear with Wayfarers
First up, we have a pair of classic wayfarer glasses which are perfect for that geek chic vibe whether you’re male or female. This frame has quite a masculine shape which suits men down to the ground and gives women that ‘borrowed from the boyfriend’ look that’s so on trend right now. Wayfarers come in a range of colours and finishes but we love the classic Savannah 2444 glasses in brown tortoiseshell.
For her: When you’re wearing bold, unisex glasses such as wayfarers, keep your look on the feminine side with a cute a-line skirt. For a relaxed weekend look, pair it with a slouchy, roll neck jumper and a cute but comfortable pair of boots. Finish off the look with a bag to match your specs and you’re ready for a stroll around the park or a lazy brunch.
For him: Men, these thick framed, square specs were made for you so you can pull them off with almost any outfit. For an effortless look, throw on a pair of grey jeans and a classic plaid shirt. Team your wayfarers with a pair of cool high top trainers and you’re good to go.
Dressed for Date Night in Cool Clubmasters
Is there anything cooler than Clubmaster glasses? Probably not. These iconic brownline classics from Ray Ban are so versatile and stylish that anyone can look amazing in them; ladies or gents. Clubmaster glasses have a fun, retro-inspired vibe about them, which is ideal for when you want to impress on date night. Get the look with the Ray Ban RX5154 Clubmaster glasses in timeless black.
For her: Whether you’re heading out for dinner, to the cinema or bowling, stand out by pairing your Clubmaster glasses with a cute and colourful outfit. Black framed browline glasses are quite plain and paired-back in design, so make them pop with bold accessories and a range of hues. Team separates such as a top and skirt with a pair of stylish boots and finish with pretty jewelry.
For him: Clubmasters are sleek and suave, so they deserve an outfit to match. Forget slouchy, ripped jeans and a casual T-shirt; go for a dark wash, straight leg pair teamed with a high quality jumper in a simple cut. Keep the look classic with a pair of brogue style shoes and a plaid scarf to complement your cool specs.
Special Occasion Ready in Round Specs
Sometimes, a special occasion calls for a sophisticated look. The kind of occasion that requires a tie or a little black dress. Men and women can look equally as refined by pairing formal wear with a set of smart round glasses. Inspired by retro designs, round glasses work for both sexes, and their easy-to-wear shape never goes out of style. The Infinity 9830 glasses are finished in glossy black, making them perfect for those black tie occasions.
For her: Just like your timeless black glasses, you can’t go wrong with a black dress when it comes to getting dressed up. In fact, an all black ensemble looks effortlessly chic. Continue the retro theme with a pair of peep toe heels and finish off with sparkling statement jewelry.
For him: Men can pair dark framed rounded specs with a simple outfit for a dapper look that’s a little Clark Kent. Think clean and uncomplicated, with black dress trousers, a white shirt and polished shoes. Complete the ensemble with cufflinks and a tie to match your glasses for a look that’s ideal for dinner parties and formal functions.
What do you think of our outfit ideas? If you love unisex glasses, take a look at our huge range of designs. Remember, all of our glasses are labeled with male and female icons so you know which styles to choose from.