Tortoise shell has been an enduring trend for decades. It’s timeless, it’s chic, and its longevity is simply indestructible. Our eyewear collections will always have room for a new pair of tortoise shell frames; and because the colours are so earthy and neutral, these stylish specs can be matched with just about anything in our wardrobe. Not only that but the popularity of tortoise shell means that it’s one of the most accessible styles for every type of glasses wearer, with so many affordable choices on the market today. So all hail the tortoise shell, one of the most adored trends of the people. And one of the most universal looks for women everywhere, suitable for any budget.
But if you’re looking for something a little more high end, take a look at our top 10 designer tortoise shell specs to covet right now.
Trend reports have dubbed tortoise shell frames one of the biggest trends to watch in 2017, so look out for new styles and innovative takes on this time honoured colourway. Here are some of our favourite designer glasses to check out so far!
10. Polo Ralph Lauren PH2164
These gorgeous glasses are serious classics and if you love timeless fashion, these are a must-have for SS17. They feature this season’s hottest round lens and chic Ralph Lauren designer detailing on the temples.
9. Carvela CAR001 ‘Lana’
If you love a classic silhouette, these Carvela CAR001 Lana glasses are the perfect investment. Oversized lenses give them cool geek chic appeal and the tapered arms add a modern touch – perfect for daytime or evening wear and transitional for all seasons.
8. JIMMY CHOO JC162
These Jimmy Choo frames were made for the lady. Designed with a lightweight rim and ultra thin arms, they have a barely there look to blend in seamlessly with any outfit. Then stud details add subtle edge and bring your eyewear right up to date.
7. Bobbi Brown THE HADLEY
For bold frames that are the feature of your outfit, these super trendy HADLEY glasses from the Bobbi Brown range are a must. Featuring a heavy rim, thick temples and a dark tortoise shell colour to give your wardrobe a modern hipster / nerd chic twist.
6. Lanvin Paris VLN714M
Combine classic tortoise shell with a pop of colour! These colourful frames from Lanvin Paris bring together the timelessness of a tortoise shell frame front with a playful injection of pink for fun and femininity.
5. Celine CL 41422
If you love bold eyewear, you will love these Celine CL 41422 glasses featuring a contemporary frame front design. Mixing modern block colour on the top half and a havana / tortoise shell bottom half, these sexy specs are seriously unique. So geek chic and perfect for the office.
4. Bvlgari BV4136B
Retro and vintage has been a hot trend in fashion and we can’t get enough of the Bvlgari eyewear collection right now. Styling classic shapes with timeless colours and beautiful vintage-inspired metal detailing, the range is a dreamy mix of old and new. Vintage fashion lovers will adore these frames…
3. Versace VE3204
Another retro design we have to talk about is the Versace VE3204 frames, featuring a classic silhouette, beautiful tortoise shell and signature Versace detailing along the arms. A fabulous celebration of retro style from the 70s and 80s!
2. McQ MQ0027O
The ultimate hybrid of classic and contemporary. These stand-out specs from McQueen take tortoise shell to a whole new level. Made for the modern day hipster and a futuristic twist on geek chic. The geometric shape will frame your face and the on-trend frame front will give your wardrobe a new lease of life.
1. MaxMara Occhiali MM 1246
These MaxMara Occhiali MM 1246 glasses are a favourite for 2017. The cat eye lens is totally chic, the thick temples add a modern edge, whilst the classic colourway flatters any skin tone. The perfect designer tortoise shell frames to try this season!
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