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Latest New York Optical Trends for the Fall Season

Just like fashion, eyewear trends are constantly evolving. Every season, every year there is a new selection of styles that are taking the optical world by storm. Many people who wear glasses are as invested in the appearance of their eyewear as they are their clothes and as such, they are keen to embrace the latest designs and stay ahead of the pack when it comes to forward-thinking optical fashion.

The seasons are changing again and here’s what you need to know about what’s hot and what’s not when it comes to optical trends hitting the Big Apple this fall.

Return to the 60s

We all know that trends come around time and time again and right now, eyewear is all about embracing that 60s vibe. Cat-eye frame designs, this time made from glossy metals, are proving particularly popular, especially amongst females with a rounder, fuller face. Retro shapes are also backing a comeback this fall. With a unisex appeal and available in a wide variety of colors from dark browns and blacks to bold reds and oranges, you can embrace standout style when you choose these expressive frames.

Go Big or Go Home

Sometimes size really does matter and this fall, one of the key trends is big lenses. This means that your eyes are clearly viewable, so you can go bold and beautiful with your eye makeup if you so wish and your glasses will enhance rather than detract from it. These XL frames are characterized by unusual shapes, including square, polygonal and butterfly, and the large dimensions enhanced by the super-slim metal framework.

Royalty Rediscovered

The classic Windsor frame has always been a popular choice among eyeglass wearers, and it is making another reappearance this fall. With completely round lenses and temples that wrap around the ears, these frames have a unique style all on their own. They also have a saddle bridge rather than nose pads, another defining feature of this style. As you might expect, they come in different colored metals, with tortoiseshell also being a particularly popular choice among wearers.

Going Naked

Translucent and semi-translucent frames are big news this fall. Mostly made from sturdy acetate and inspired by the trend for see-through raincoats and accessories, this style is considered ultra-modern with some even going so far as to say it is a nod to popular science-fiction. Opt for perfectly clear or semi-translucency in a variety of shades such as whites, greys, blues, greens, oranges or reds, enabling you to find a variety to suit your personal style.

If you would like to know more about the hottest fall trends for glasses for 2019, our optical care team would be happy to help. Please contact our office to find out more about the frames that we carry, or to arrange an appointment for an eyewear consultation.


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