This Year’s Wackiest Eyewear Trends

wackiest eyewear trends 2017

This year, we’ve really seen the fashion of eyewear evolve. Glasses, shades and sunglasses are no longer just an afterthought in the world of accessories; they are now central to every outfit.

And in 2017, the catwalks have shown us that bigger is better, more is more, and that colour is the new black. We’ve had some seriously wild, weird and wonderful eyewear looks and here are some of our favourite looks to embrace. Here’s a roundup of this year’s coolest, craziest and wackiest eyewear trends…

Giant Gemstones

Big gemstones and oversized embellishments have caught our eye in 2017, and not just for the festival crowd. Bright, bold frames adorned with colourful crystals, like these Dolce & Gabbana DG4291B designer sunglasses, are made for girls who want to steal the show. Perfect for anyone who likes to stand out and great for SS18.

gemstone rainbow sunglasses

Dolce & Gabbana DG4291B

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Huge Oversized Frames

Big plastic frames are all the rage. This retro-inspired Dolce & Gabbana DG4315B eyewear piece features an exaggerated frame front, finished with multi-coloured bling. It’s all about acetate, translucent plastics and celebrating the shapes and silhouettes of the 60s. Think big hair, big jewellery and even bigger specs.

Dolce & Gabbana DG4315B

Dolce & Gabbana DG4315B

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Deconstructed Glasses

Deconstruction has been such a key look in fashion over recent years. Particularly with clothing and outwear. But this year, we saw designers turning their deconstructive impulses to eyewear! Just like an engineer might get the urge to take everything apart and put it back together again, brands such as Miu Miu have been finding new, unconventional and unexpected ways to piecing together frame and lens. These Miu Miu MU 06SS sunglasses, for example, are totally unique…

Miu Miu MU 06SS

Miu Miu MU 06SS

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Optical Illusion

It doesn’t get wackier than an optical illusion. If you’re wondering whether you can still see clearly out of the lenses, the answer is yes. For those looking in from the outside though, it’s a hypnotic experience. So don’t be alarmed if you find people staring. It’s not you – it’s the groovy FF 0248/S glasses.

optical illusion sunglasses

Fendi FF 0248/S

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Love Hearts

We just love the Moschino MO58 sunglasses, available to buy online right now at SelectSpecs. In fact, we’ve been loving everything Moschino this year. Bringing back nostalgic designs that make us feel like we’re living in the 90s and featuring quirky designs to get us talking. So many celebs from Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Katie Perry to Lana Del Rey and Bella Thorne have been sporting hearts in their eyes.

heart sunglasses

Moschino MO58

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Futuristic Frames

This super cool MARC 220/S frame design from Marc Jacobs is a nod to the future. With the Internet of Things taking becoming the next big thing, A.I and robots becoming a soon-to-be reality and the talk of wearable technology (including high-tech eyewear), it’s no wonder the futuristic trend is so h0t right now.

Futuristic visor sunglasses

Marc Jacobs MARC 220/S

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Rainbow Sunglasses

The rainbow trend has presented itself in many forms in recent seasons. From rainbow lenses and mirror lenses to oil slick designs and multi-coloured gemstones. Colour is key in 2017 and the more the merrier! These Dolce & Gabbana DG2170B frames are killing it with the 60s vibe and they’ll make the perfect Christmas gift for anyone who loves festivals.

Dolce & Gabbana DG2170B

Dolce & Gabbana DG2170B

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Want to stay up to date with the latest eyewear trends for women? Take a look at our recent blog post, ‘New York Fashion Week SS18: Best Street Style Looks‘.

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