Woman wearing a pair of cat-eye shaped frame glasses

The Most Popular Fashion Frames for 2022 and Beyond

Ready for a new look? A new pair of trendy eyeglasses can set you apart from the crowd. This year, some classic looks with modern features are in style, and so are some unique designs to add panache to any ensemble. Here’s a roundup of trendy reading glasses for 2022 and beyond.



Cat-eye frames

American artist and designer Altina Schinasi Miranda first invented cat-eye glasses in the late 1920s after noticing a lack of stylish reading glasses for women. Today, these glasses are back in fashion for women in business and academic circles. This year’s glasses trend is oversized or geometrical cat-eye designs. These glasses are well suited for round face shapes.



Clear or white frames

Transparent or white frames suit any face shape or complexion for women and men. They’re typically made from xylonite, nylon, or epoxy resin. Clear frames are virtually colourless and are nearly invisible on your face.



Big, bold frames

Thick-rimmed glasses in bold or bright colours are also popular right now. Like cat-eye glasses, the trend is toward geometric designs that add angles to your face. Thick frames with square or hexagonal shapes add a daring, avant-garde look to any face shape and any outfit.



Flat-top aviators

Aviators have been in fashion for decades, and this year the style is flat-topped aviators for a bolder look. You usually associate aviators with sunglasses, but aviators are also a trendy eyeglasses selection.



Perfectly round glasses

If bold, geometric shapes such as rectangles and pentagons aren’t your style, consider going to the other end of the spectrum with round glasses. Perfect for square or rectangular face shapes, round glasses are appropriate for business and casual attire. Pick thick frames for a bold, memorable look or thinner frames for more elegance.



Tortoiseshell frames

When it comes to frame material, tortoiseshell is a perennial favourite. With so many patterns and variations, you can be confident that your frames are unique. You can get tortoiseshell for classic or trendy eyeglasses in a myriad of styles.



Upcycled frames

Reducing your environmental footprint is always in fashion, so consider frames made from upcycled or recycled materials. For example, Vinylize manufactures frames made from old vinyl records—you can still see the grooves. Other brands make their frames from recycled plastic bottles.



Stylish reading glasses in Edmonton and the surrounding area

At Optometrists’ Clinic Inc., we carry a wide range of fashionable eyeglass frames from some of the world’s top designers, including Nina Mûr, Tom Ford, and Alain Mikli. Visit our clinics in Edmonton, Leduc, and Westlock and try some on, or contact us today to learn more about our selection.