Matte Black: A Modern Take on Geek Chic


Black glasses never go out of fashion. This dark, mysterious and sophisticated colour will always have a place in the modern day wardrobe.

Whilst other colours such as ‘Bubblegum Pink’, ‘Spicy Mustard’ and ‘Sharkskin Grey’ are reported to be in for 2017 – and will ultimately be out again by 2018 – black always remains as a key colour in Vogue and beyond. But not all black glasses are made equal. There’s a whole spectrum of different finishes that could change your entire look. Glossy and high shine plastics are a popular look, one which really helps to make colours, prints and frames pop. But for something a little more refined, it has to be matte.

A matte black finish just oozes simplicity and subtlety. Matte is understated, elegant and adds a sense of finesse to the finished design. Here are 5 of our favourite styles for 2017:

Matte Black Ray-Ban Wayfarers

For something totally timeless, opt for a classic frame like the Ray-Ban RX5184 New Wayfarer prescription glasses in 5404 Mat Black.

These glasses feature a much-loved silhouette, one that suits most face shapes; and as with all Ray-Ban spectacles, these New Wayfarer frames come with unique metal detailing on the frame front for instantly recognisable designer style!  Made with tapered arms, these matte black Ray Bans will definitely stand out and designed to be unisex, they’ll look great on men or women alike.

Ray-Ban RX5184 - New Wayfarer (1/3)

Ray-Ban RX5184 New Wayfarer (1/3)

Matte Black Browline Glasses

One of the biggest trends for 2017 is the browline frame, a retro shape that was popular in the 1950s and 60s. It was later revived in the 1980s and today, it’s a favourite look for hipster fashionistas.

For extra style points, opt for a matte finish instead of a shiny frame. The Giorgio Armani AR7115 frame is subtle and stylish, and is suitable for all occasions.

Giorgio Armani AR7115

Giorgio Armani AR7115

Matte Black Rectangular Glasses

For a bit of geometric chic, these unisex Savannah 2376 frames are a must. They’re bold, affordable and seriously on trend. From our budget collection here at SelectSpecs, it’s an extremely affordable style choice coming in at just £12.00!

Rectangular lenses are fantastic for framing your face, and best suit round or oval face shapes; and with a beautiful matte finish, these specs will look so sophisticated.

Savannah 2376

Savannah 2376

Matte Black Metal Glasses

If you love metal specs, these women’s Tom Ford FT5381 prescription glasses are a luxurious choice for 2017.

Super lightweight and ultra stylish, these extra thin glasses are perfect for everyday wear. They look good with just about anything in your wardrobe and can be worn day or night.

Tom Ford FT5381

Tom Ford FT5381

Matte Black Geek Chic Glasses

These slick specs are the epitome of ‘geek chic’. If you’re looking for a pair of classic all-black frames, the men’s Bvlgari BV3033K glasses are a great style to go for.

With rounded lenses, they suit all face shapes and featuring designer detailing the temples and along the arms, they’ll make you stand out from the crowd.

Bvlgari BV3033K

Bvlgari BV3033K

For more on the latest eyewear trends for 2017 take a look at the bold, beautiful browline glasses trend!

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