Looking to refresh your eyewear collection for the autumn? Want to try out something new, but need a pair that’s versatile enough to take you from the office to your exercise class and then out for drinks afterwards?
This season, half-rimmed glasses are the full deal.
Semi-rimless glasses have been hipster fare for a while now, and they’re set to be a hot trend for AW17.
There’s nothing half-hearted about this look, and there are no limits either; the frames come in all shapes, sizes, and colours.
If you’re looking for glasses that frame your brow line, open up your face, or draw attention to a dramatic lip, then this is the style for you.
Here are some of our faves at the moment.
These quirky frames from Antares take the semi-rimless style to new levels, with just the bottoms left unframed.
This gives the glasses an air of authority, ensuring that you’ll stand out from the crowd.
The rectangular shape is sure to be a hit with fans of angular styles, while the chunky temples give a secure fit.
Tortoiseshell patterning adds warmth and depth, and there are different colour combinations available if you fancy straying from the original tortoiseshell palette.
Refined and sophisticated, these glasses from Antares are a great addition to your work attire, and would even be suitable for formal occasions.
The dark navy top rim taps into the trend for blue frames this season, and complements the gold metal temples perfectly.
More than half of the lens is left rim free, for an open, fresh look.
The slight cat-eye shape further opens up the eye area, making your peepers appear bigger.
Tiffany & Co. TF1122B
These sleek Tiffany frames show that semi-rimless styles can be understated too.
The silver top rim blends seamlessly with the lenses to create a subtle effect.
Black temple tips add a slight contrast, while delicate bronze temple detailing catches the eye.
We reckon these glasses would be great weekend wear, or for a fancy evening out.
Tesla Pure Titanium 5811
Simple yet effective, these Tesla frames are perhaps what springs to mind when you thing of semi-rimless glasses.
The black top rim, nose bridge, and temples give the glasses a polished look, while the green inner temple tips add interest.
Large, rounded lenses ensure an air of hipster chic too.
Wear to uni with a dungaree dress and a pair of Converse to get the look.
Polaroid PLD D103
These fab Polaroid glasses are the perfect balance of old and new.
The cat-eye shape lends a retro feel, while the top black eye wire provides a dramatic outline, joining the lenses above the nose bridge for a cool effect.
With a slightly deconstructed air to them, these frames look like they should be worn while pondering the meaning of life in a Paris coffee shop.
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