Metropolis: Focus switches to retro styles

Want to update your eyewear, but finding yourself short on inspiration? Ruth O’Connor asks glasses expert Norma Judge, of Spectacle Parade opticians, for some style tips

4th April, 2009

What are the major trends in glasses shapes for both men and women this season?

In general there is a move towards more definite, heavy plastic styles, but minimal and rimless models still have their followers, particularly among those who wear contacts.

Many heavier frame styles can have a retro feel, but some of the ladies’ collections feature modern, bright colour combinations or Swarovski crystals. Metal styles that are very plain are seen less now,...

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