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2020 Eyewear Trends

  • by: Adelaide City Optometrist
  • September 18, 2020

2020 has been an odd year for many of us but insightful too. The fashion world has picked glasses as the number 1 accessory for looks, particularly while many of us are still stuck at home, interacting through others via webcam. Be it optical or sunglass, your glasses can help you create an eye-catching statement this spring and we’ve got what’s on trend.




We love big bold statements at Adelaide City Optometrist so this trend is one we’re already on board with. Our go to brand for bold is English brand, Cutler and Gross. The traditional shapes with a modern twist of thick, heavy acetate give a bold statement to any wearer, whether it be male or female. The brand is a favourite of ours for the masculine man who still wants a conservative look but is also daring enough to try new and daring shapes.


Thin metal frames are here to stay, says the New York runway, with designers including Burberry, Chloé and Valentino all featuring models wearing the timeless specs. For a retro style, metal is a material that can’t be looked past for any wearer, male or female. An oversized gold metal frame on a female wearer can look feminine and sweet whilst small round gold frame on a male wearer will give a vintage appeal and well-educated look. Although mostly created in gold, silver and rose gold, metal frames are now also becoming more popular in colours with Masunaga leading the charge.


Clear acetate continues to be a staple trend amongst many brands as it makes its mark in 2020. Available in brands including Gucci, Cutler and Gross, Karen Walker, Moscot and more, this material allows the attention to be fully focused on its wearer’s face. Not to be confused with boring however, the frames can be jazzed up with gold detailing through the front or a pop of tort along the arms. The material is classy and sweet, giving its wearer and timeless and chic look to never go out of style.


For the really daring, bright frames are definitely on the cards for the festive season of 2020. At Adelaide City Optometrist, we love to push people out of their comfort zone and getting them try on frames they never would’ve picked up. Our motto is, if you’re going to wear them every day, you want to have something fun which will cause people to notice and comment on the whenever they see you. For us, you can’t go past Sabine Be when it comes to bright. The bold mix of colours and out there shapes may not be for everyone, but when you see someone in the street, you can’t help but stare.