Want to know the hottest prescription eyewear trend of the moment? This year’s trend that we can’t get enough of is ‘new retro’….a style that mimics retro silhouettes and colour palettes from the 1970s.
As reported on by Forbes, huge angular frames are a major trend to watch in 2023 – and the more supersized the better! Not only does this runway narrative feature gender-inclusive lines, but with chunky rims being another leading design element, the vintage eyewear look is getting a modern makeover. The finished result is 1970s retro fun with plenty of added drama.
Moving from minimalist to maximalist, this new prescription eyewear trend is all about standing out from the crowd. Here are some examples of what we mean…
Tom Ford FT5828-B
Now these are the perfect hybrid of old and new. The oversized lens and dark Havana hue screams ‘1970s babe’, while the infinity twist frame design adds just the right amount of modernity. This is classic librarian eyewear with a contemporary twist. Totally catwalk-approved and featuring an extra large lens size to give you enough coverage, the Tom Ford FT5828-B specs are a must-have in 2023.
The temples are slimline, ensuring that your bold choice of accessory also blends in well for the office (excellent cost-per-wear). Transform a simple shirt and chino combo with these vintage-inspired frames and be prepared for lots of people asking where you got them!
Miu Miu MU 04UV
Extra chunky, these Miu Miu MU 04UV glasses are the ultimate new retro accessory to own in 2023. They feature a thick rim design and extra large temples but in a fully transparent colourway that helps to frame the face in a subtle and modern way.
Proudly displaying the gold Miu Miu logo, they’re a great investment piece if you’re wanting to elevate your day-to-day wardrobe. Add $$$ to your look while also celebrating the big oversized silhouettes of the 70s.
Made for vintage fans who are constantly seeking out the latest prescription eyewear trend…
Ray-Ban RX4355V VAGABOND
Where do we even start with the Ray-Ban RX4355V VAGABOND glasses from our latest product drop? These brand new frames are all of your favourite things rolled into one. Combing the aviator prescription eyewear trend with the chunky plastic frame, and bringing together a touch of geek chic and the 70s oversized lens, it’s a sure-fire selection of coveted catwalk looks!
These prescription specs come in three other on-trend colours, but we think the all-black frame is the one to choose if you want to make a statement. You’ll be sure to turn heads every time you walk in a room, whether you’re wearing with jeans and a tee or your smartest work suit.
Binocle TETE DE VEAU
We love the Binocle TETE DE VEAU glasses in ‘Blond Tortoise’ – a colour option that comes with plenty of retro charm. It really does radiate the 70s colour palette, and the chunky plastic/acetate rim adds an accessible element that makes it easy to style for anyone.
The Binocle brand is also quintessentially French so you’ll get added style points there. Featuring the instantly recognisable Binocle stripes (the colours of the French flag), you’ll be ready to pack your suitcase for Paris. All Binocle glasses are designed and manufactured in Nantes, and in case you’re wondering, they’ve all been named after classic French dishes such as Boeuf Bourguignon or Raclette – with “Tête de Veau” meaning “calf’s head”. If gastronomy’s your thing, you’ll love this brand.
There’s something kinda ‘mumsy’ about these frames don’t you think? We’re not talking drab and boring mum though – we’re talking effortless mum. These Moschino MOS604 specs are your classic librarian glasses, with a bit of nerd chic rolled into them.
With a crystal/brown dual colour, this frame is an ode to the muted and tonal hues in the 70s (the browns, nudes and beiges) and it makes a fine contrast for a range of fabrics or textures in your wardrobe.
Style with your favourite jeans (bootcut if you’re serious about retro vibes), wear with your dressed down knits, or opt for vintage floral prints that remind you of your gran. There are too many ways to rock these specs, and they make 2023’s hottest prescription eyewear trend look easy!
Want to see more retro glasses trends that are in for 2023? Take a look at our recent blog post on the harlequin prescription eyewear trend!
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