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The Most Popular Eyewear Trends For Women In 2022

Allysa Gatchalian

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Allysa Gatchalian

Updated: 30 September 2022 •  

After countless Zoom meetings and hours facing a screen, glasses have undeniably become a vital part of our everyday wardrobe. Not only are they an effective way to block blue light and work more comfortably, but they are also an outlet to show off your unique style.
 
Whether you have a prescription, need blue light-filtering lenses, or simply want to make a fashion statement with your frames, we can guarantee that you’ll love the range of silhouettes and colors that 2022’s eyewear trends have to offer. Keep reading to find your next favorite style!
 

The most trending frames for women in 2022

1. Oversized square frames

 
actress Jung Hoyeon

Model-actress Jung Ho Yeon strikes a pose in retro-inspired frames. (Credit: Pinterest).

 
The 70s are back and bolder than ever. This season around, larger-than-life square glasses are dominating the eyewear space, and we totally see the appeal! Giving off a groovy yet studious vibe, they’re the perfect accent to any look and are just as striking virtually as they are IRL.
 
This style is a great pick for those with higher prescriptions too, as the width of the frame gives ample coverage and support for thicker lenses.
 
The symmetrical angles frame the face beautifully, and look especially stunning on round and oval faces. With the right size and fit, they add just the right amount of definition to more delicate features without overpowering the soft angles of the face.
 
Our top pick for this trend:
 
Mouqy Navy frame

Mouqy’s retro Navy frame.

 

2. Round glasses

 
TWICE Tzuyu in round glasses

TWICE’s Tzuyu was the epitome of geek chic during their ‘Scientist’ performance for SBS Inkigayo. (Credit: Twitter).

 
If you prefer something a bit more minimal, then this next trend is for you. Round glasses are a timeless classic appropriate for every occasion, and have the ability to seamlessly blend into one’s wardrobe no matter what your aesthetic may be.
 
Though they’re technically always in style, they’ve become especially popular as of late thanks to the Hallyu Wave, with several k-drama actors and k-pop idols sporting the frames on and off screen. We’ve written a whole article on Korean styles here!
 
The understated style tends to look best on those with diamond and heart face shapes, as they help soften more angular features and give a youthful and approachable aura. Round glasses are also very flattering on oval faces, as the silhouette highlights the natural curves of this face shape like no other.
 
Try out these best-selling frames:
 
Mouqy ODD-Dione frame

Mouqy’s sleek and striking ODD Dione frames.

 
Mouqy Designer frames

Mouqy’s sophisticated Designer frames.

 

3. Cat eye glasses

 
Ali Wong in cat eye glasses

Ali Wong’s cat eye glasses have always been a key part of all her looks. (Credit: Pinterest).

 
Walking the line between playful and polished, cat eyes are once again back on every designer and fashionista’s radar. Refreshed by geometric shapes and unique color combinations, this 50s favorite will be able to satisfy your sartorial cravings whilst maintaining a professional appearance.
 
The best part about cat eye glasses is that they suit virtually every face shape, giving attention to the high points of the face for that naturally chiseled look.
 
Take your style to the next level with these frames:
 
Mouqy Queenie frames

Mouqy’s stylish and elegant Queenie frames.

 
Mouqy Blueming frames

Mouqy’s Blueming classic black pair.

 

4. Geometric wire frame glasses

 
Gigi Hadid in geometric glasses

Gigi Hadid takes eyewear to the top in this innovative wire frame. (Credit: Xtrafondos).

 
Wire frames have always been loved for their sleek and minimalist appearance. Even better – they come in a wide variety of silhouettes for wearers of all face shapes to choose from. This season in particular, geometric styles with fashion-forward elements are taking center stage, presenting a contemporary take on the timeless classic.
 
These lightweight glasses are great for those with lower prescriptions or those who only need blue light protection. But, if you simply want to get yourself some trendy frames, we’ve got non-prescription glasses available too.
 
Stand out in this offbeat pair:
 
Mouqy Fearless frames

Mouqy’s black-gold metal Fearless aviator.

 

5. Transparent acetate glasses

 
Transparent acetate glasses

2022’s acetate trend gives wearers a fresh way to personalize their look. (Credit: Pinterest).

 
For those looking for a distinctive frame that’s still low-key, then maybe this year’s transparent acetate trend floats your boat. With just a soft wash of color, these frames elevate any outfit and give off an effortless, laid-back aura.
 
Crystal clear frames are still going strong for 2022, while soft neutrals and pastels have been steadily growing in demand. To make this trend your own, be sure to select a color that complements your individual features.
 
Liven up your wardrobe with these chic frames:
 
Mouqy Boyish frames

Mouqy’s studious yet fun Boyish eyewear.

 
Mouqy June frames

Mouqy’s sleek and simple June eyeglasses.

 

6. Flat-top aviators

 
Saint Laurent’s SS 2022 model in aviators glasses

Oversized aviators graced the runways of Paris during Saint Laurent’s SS 2022 show. (Credit: Pinterest).

 
In line with the resurgence of 70s trends, the flat-top style has once again made a comeback, proving itself to be more than just a popular sunglass style, but a go-to frame for glasses too. Loved by celebrities and designers alike, these frames look good on every face shape, so we highly recommend you try out the edgy silhouette for yourself!
 
Embrace the trend with these vintage-inspired frames:
 
Mouqy Lavish frames

Mouqy’s stylish Lavish frames.

 
Mouqy Neat frames

Mouqy’s Neat classy black and silver frames.

 

Eyewear trend predictions for 2023

Looking to stay ahead of the fashion curve? Here’s the lowdown on all the key trends taking off in the upcoming year:
 

Harlequin glasses

 
Mouqy Deluxe frames

Mouqy’s chic and oversived Deluxe glasses.

 
Apart from the reimagined cat-eye styles we’re seeing this 2022, another style that’s positioned to make its return soon is the original Harlequin style—which is actually what cat eye glasses were called back in the day. Inspired by the Harlequin mask, this sassy frame commands attention and is definitely for the boldest of wearers.
 

OG circle frames

 
Mouqy Bobby frames

Mouqy’s retro Bobby frames with a modern touch.

 
On the other side of the spectrum, perfectly round glasses are also set to make a comeback sometime next year. Brimming with intellectual appeal, get ready to fall in love with this classic shape’s bookish charms.
 

More is more

 
Mouqy Ashley frames

Mouqy’s sleek and quirky Ashley pair.

 
Oversized, maximalist styles are here to stay, which means that you’ll be seeing even more unique silhouettes in the upcoming year. Make an unforgettable first impression with our line-up of quirky geometric styles!
 

Trendy eyeglass colors and prints we love

Apart from choosing the right frame style, another thing we always look forward to when buying frames is finding the perfect shade for our new specs. If you’re unsure with which color to pick, here are some trending colorways you may want to try:
 

Neutral ground

 
Warm neutrals have been gaining traction as of late, and we aren’t complaining! They do wonders to one’s complexion and go with just about any outfit too.
 
Mouqy Orient frames

Mouqy’s trendy Orient lightweight frames.

 
We’ve also been seeing lots of neutral frames in mixed materials, which are perfect for those who want a more distinctive look without being too flashy.
 
Mouqy Euphoria frames

Mouqy’s white gold colored Euphoria glasses.

 

Timeless tortoiseshell

 
For those who want a subtle print in their frames, tortoiseshell will forever be a sophisticated choice for all seasons.
 
Mouqy Gentle frames

Mouqy’s stylish Gentle tortoiseshell frames.

 
Mouqy Candid frames

Mouqy’s shard cat-eye Candid frames.

 

Dopamine boosting brights

 
With dopamine dressing still at an all time high, there’s no better time to rock a sprightly hue than right now. Take a walk on the sunny side with these fun shades:
 
Mouqy Glee frames

Mouqy’s bright orange Glee frames.

 
Mouqy April frames

Mouqy’s cute and cheeky April eyewglasses.

 

Styles that never go out of trend

If you’re the type who isn’t really keen on keeping up with the latest trends, then you can’t go wrong with these classics:
 

Browline frames

 
Refined and inherently cool, browline frames will always be one of the industry’s most sought-after styles. Known as the original academia glasses, this charismatic style is especially suited for those whose wardrobe leans more towards the preppy side.
 
Thanks to its top-heavy design, browline frames are great for drawing attention to the eyes and accentuating one’s features.
 
For diamond, heart, triangle, and square faces:
 
Mouqy Brainy frames

Mouqy’s fashionable Brainy eyewear.

 
For oval and round faces:
 
Mouqy Steven frames

Mouqy’s Steven sophisticated and elegant frames.

 

Rectangle frames

 
If you like the look of square frames but want a bit more of a slimming effect, rectangle frames will be your best friend. They look amazing on all ages and face shapes too!
 
Mouqy Peter frames

Mouqy’s black full-rimmed Peter glasses.

 

Transcend trends: owning your personal style

While copping the latest trend can be exciting for many, the most important thing is to choose a style that shows off your best features and unique personality. After all, glasses are an extension of your character, so what should matter most at the end of the day is going with a pair that makes you feel your most authentic self.
 
That being said, before considering which trend to follow, we recommend familiarizing yourself with your individual features, which can play a huge role on the frame shape and color that you pick. To get you started, check out our guides to find out which frame suits your face shape and natural coloring best!
 
What’s more, you can also take advantage of Mouqy’s virtual try-on, which lets you see which trends and classics you like on yourself. With a wide range of functional, stylish and affordable frames to choose from, we’ve got you covered for every occasion.

Allysa Gatchalian

Written by:

Allysa Gatchalian

Allysa Gatchalian is a beauty, fashion and lifestyle writer based in Manila. She loves trying out new trends, discovering new k-dramas to watch, and sharing her favorite finds with friends.

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