4 Eyeglasses Trends for 2021

Seeing clearly is important, no matter how you choose to correct your vision. Perhaps your current glasses are feeling less than inspiring. Have no worries. If you’re in the market for new eyeglasses, now is a great time to see the new styles and fashion trends for the coming year. Especially if you have vision insurance, a new year can mean new frames are fully or partially covered. VSP has partnered with our friends at Eyeconic to highlight what you need to know to keep your face decked out in the best of the 2021 styles. The best part? Nearly all of the styles work for both men and women. All you need to do is find the eyeglasses that speak to you. 

2021 Eyeglasses Trend #1: Crystal clear

Forget the classic tortoiseshell or darker colors—this trend is to make everything bright and clear. Frame shapes can range from petite and round to chunky and bold. Some have subtle colors, such as blue or grey, making the frame look even more jewel-like. No matter which you choose, a clear frame helps elevate your style. 

2021 Eyeglasses Trend #2: Double brow bar

The 1970s and ‘80s athletic fashion sense is back (who knew?). What’s a double brow bar? Pretty much what it says: The bridge of the frame features two bars across the brow area for extra flair. Give a subtle (or not-so-subtle) nod to the shiny metal throwbacks from the days of Top Gun and start feeling summer long before it arrives. 

2021 Eyeglasses Trend #3: Metal

Whether you love the classic Steve Jobs look or prefer something more in the realm of rectangular and functional (think stereotypical math nerd), everything metal is getting a refresh for 2021. Combine this with the trend for oversized frames and you’ll wind up with huge round metal frames. Don’t shy away from your inner urge for metal: These styles are lightweight and made for every face, from round to square and everything in between.

 2021 Eyeglasses Trend #4: Flat top

For confident flair, you can’t beat a flat-top pair of frames. These are bold as much as they are functional—most styles are oversized so you’ll never be looking around the edges of your lenses. Flat-top frames have been popular for a while in sunglasses, but eyeglasses with this distinctive look have come a long way. Styles can be found with detailing and colors to suit anyone. 

2021 Eyeglasses Bonus Trend: YOU

No matter what style you choose, no matter what fashion trend you jump on or choose to ignore, you do you. Make yourself smile in the mirror every time. Try on lots of different looks (even if the eyeglasses don’t “technically” fit your face shape), and go with the frames that just feel right. You’ll know. 

Put your best “foot” forward with new eyeglasses this year that put a smile on your face. VSP Individual Vision Plans insurance can help cover the cost of your new frames. With a variety of VSP Individual Vision plans, you’re sure to find the right one that can help cover the cost of new eyeglasses so you can make a lovely spectacle of yourself in 2021!


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