One of the most popular trends in eyewear this season for women is “boyfriend glasses.” It’s a retro geek-chic look that has been seen all along the fashion spectrum, from Chanel eyeglasses to Ray-Ban to many other brands.

This style is an ode to fashions of both the 1950s and 1980s – while the look was popularized for men in the fifties by singer Buddy Holly, the oversized frames came back in vogue in the decade of excess in a variety of styles. One of the trendiest models today is the Ray Ban Wayfarer, an optical version of the iconic sunglasses that skyrocketed to fame following their appearance in “Risky Business.”

Ray Ban Wayfarer eyeglasses

The Original Ray Ban Wayfarer is the exact optical counterpart to the famous sunglasses. The thick black frames are intelligent, chic and down-to-earth, and are a statement to your bold personality.

Chanel 3123 Eyeglasses

Another great model is the Chanel 3213, which are extra large frames with rounded lenses. These are thinner than the Ray Bans, offering an alternative for those who are looking for a more delicate and ladylike style. The logo on the temple features the famous CC logo in colored varnish.

Beausoleil 260 eyeglasses

Boyfriend glasses are a bit of a novelty, so it’s important to have a little fun with them. These Beausoleil 260 frames are the perfect style for the hipster who wants to make a big statement with big glasses. These oversized, double-bridged frames are an old-school style that gives a nod to the early eighties, making the perfect retro accessory for your wardrobe.

 

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