We love a good throwback! With their funky spirit and unforgettable shapes, we aren’t surprised that retro style glasses are making a huge comeback.
What’s interesting is that there’s no one way to define retro glasses. This category comprises a huge range of frames that just feel timeless thanks to their frame shapes and colors that invoke a bygone era. They can be designed from a range of modern materials and finishes; metal or acetate, matte or shiny.
Our favorite eyewear decades and styles
- Round-frame glassesPopular both in the roaring 20s and the hippie days of the 60s – perfectly round glasses look sophisticated on the modern wearer. Most contemporary glasses are slightly more oval shaped, so perfectly round glasses have a distinctive retro feel.
- Thick framesSometimes known as hipster glasses or nerd glasses, these thick-frame glasses in dark shades have an undeniably retro and 30s feel.
- Browline glassesThese glasses follow and emphasise the brow, and had their heyday in the mid-20th century.
- Cat-eye framesHugely popular in the 50s and 60s This classic shape never goes out of style with their flattering upswept rims. We love them in tortoiseshell and in bold shades.
Styling your new retro frames
A great thing about retro glasses is that they pair really well with modern wardrobes. You don’t need to wear a fully old-school outfit (unless you want to!)
Styles such as cat-eye and browline frames look fantastic with almost anything. We love contrasting some classy retro frames with casual outfits like jeans and oversized blazers. Thick and chunky retro frames can add a lot of attitude to a dressed-up look.
The key is to choose a retro style that you feel helps you express who you are. And have fun along the way!
Taking retro styles into the modern age
At Mouqy, we blend retro styles with the best of modern eyewear tech. The result is something that’s both old-school, and truly functional.
Most of our frames come with the option of blue-light blocking lenses which make them the perfect accessory to protect your eyes against the harmful blue light that is emitted from device screens. We also offer the option of high-index lenses, which allows anyone who requires strong prescriptions to wear thinner lenses.
We also combine our lenses with multiple functional coatings to improve their durability.