2017 Eyewear Trend Forecast

By: Erika McChesney, eyewear architect, ABOC – 2017 is officially here, and a new year means new eyewear trends! These new trends including clear lenses and marble, ombre, retro-round and embellished frames have been spotted on runways, ad campaigns, celebrities and Pinterest. Personally, I love how much variety in style there is!

If you love to keep up with the trends, below are some unique pieces that you can find at Eclectic Eye.

Oversized: I like to call it the “nerdy chic look.” Oversized frames are extremely popular for men and women. Plus, who doesn’t want all that lens to be able to see clearly thru?

Taylor in Francis Klien Vincenne and Dr. Mike in Theo Mille
Taylor in Francis Klien Vincenne and Dr. Mike in Theo Mille

Marble: The marble effect has been seen on sunglasses and is now appearing on clear ophthalmic frames. It has a more glamorous tortoise feel that will dress up and make any outfit pop. Some have a shimmer within the pattern and others have a rich granite look.

Anne et Valentin D-Fine, Anne et Valentin Soko, Booth and Bruce Puddle and KREWE Octavia

Ombre/Two-tone: This dark to light trend can be found everywhere from hair color to eyewear. Dark to light contrast gives dimension to a frame and can make a simple shape pop.

Anne et Valentin Streisand and Booth and Bruce Horn and Grey Crystal

Retro-Round: This 90’s style has made a huge comeback. The shape can be found with mirrored, clear or dark lenses. Not to mention, being small in size, it works for a larger variety of prescription needs.

Lindy in KREWE Orleans and Rebecca in MOSCOT ZEV

Clear Lenses in Sunglasses: Here we see that oversized look once again! It is absolutely acceptable and encouraged to fall in love with a sunglass and want to wear it indoors and make it into your full-time pair.

Erika in KREWE St. Louis and Chris in Retrospecs

Embellished Sun Glasses: Sunglasses have been spotted all over the runways with flowers, beading and crystals. Who better to execute this than Francis Klein, a handmade eyewear line from France.

Jamie in Francis Klein Sully