The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Glasses Frames

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Revival of great fashion moments: flared trousers in earthy tones, tinted sunglasses and micro-mini dresses with padded shoulders. This summer, the throwback to retro chic is in vogue. Choose a new pair of vintage glasses to level up your eyewear collection. With vintage fashion on the rise and all of us looking to make our out of lockdown fashion statement, retro glasses are ready to be brought back into style. At SmartBuyGlasses you can find a wide range of retro shapes and colours for your new pair of vintage glasses.

You can find vintage glasses in countless shapes, colours, and styles across the years. Don’t miss the opportunity to buy new vintage glasses here. Retro glasses shapes have the incredible capability to instantly emulate characters and styles of the past allowing whoever is wearing them to live the essence of that era. Choose the perfect vintage frame to match your unique personal style. Find the perfect frame for your face shape thanks to our vintage glasses frame guide.

Vintage Cat Eye Glasses Frames

Vintage cat eye glasses became very popular in the 50s and 60s. These models often had small lenses that were upturned towards the outside of the face. This shape is particularly suitable for oval face shape therefore the winged cat-eye shape will help to balance large jawlines of square or triangle faces. Consequently, the rounded lens will soften sharp features.

SmartBuy Collection Lizable Blue-Light Block glasses 

These SmartBuy Collection vintage and affordable eyeglasses are great for office and leisure. The dark tortoise cat-eye plastic frame is the perfect combination between fancy and fun. With every purchase of SmartBuy Collection, we’ll donate to Zambian mothers and children in need. This model came with zFORT® lenses included, chose to wear them to minimise the negative side effects of blue light. Try these retro glasses online in a few click with our amazing virtual try-on feature. 

Burberry BE2291

This acetate Burberry model combines vintage details, like the bright multi colours with a modern sensibility. Optional single vision, bifocal, multifocal or progressive lenses are also available for these glasses. You can shop this model also in pink, black and dark Havana. In addition to that, you can try them on using our virtual try-on feature. 

Oversized Retro Shape 

During the ’50s the real good stuff started coming out, and sunglasses became a must-have fashion accessory. Oversize sunglasses defined the style of the ’50s and changed the approach to eyewear style forever. The oversize style was extremely popular also during the summer of love, especially between young women. Solid frames and oversized shapes are perfect for round and heart face shapes.


Gucci GG0783S Sunglasses


This elegant and chic model of vintage sunglasses from the luxury brand Gucci is available on our website with the best price guarantee. This retro shape was inspired by the Hollywood glamour of the ’50s. This model is also available in shiny Havana and shiny black.

Gucci GG0779S Sunglasses

These unique and stylish Gucci vintage round glasses are the perfect pick if you want to look classy and stylish on your next trip. This model is crafted with high-quality acetate. It is also available in grey if you are looking for a more elegant version to wear at a fancy cocktail party.

Browline Vintage Glasses 

For men, combo frames like the Clubmaster were a must during the ’60s. You can find retro-inspired half-rim glasses frames in plastic as well as metal. Now, like with many of the previous fashion trends, this retro shape has made a comeback. This glasses frame is perfect for those who want to draw attention to the browline area. With this in mind, you can find all you need to know about browline glasses here

Ray-Ban Clubround Retro Inspired Glasses


The Ray-Ban Clubround sunglasses are a must-have if you love semi-rimless glasses. Shop your new pair of Ray-Ban Clubrounds picking from over 10 different colours of frames and lenses. From the classic black and grey version to the more eccentric burgundy and red model, we are sure you will find what you have been looking for and much more. The Clubmaster features a single bridge in metal with banded detail, a sturdy 4-barrel hinge with finer details like signature metal elements on the end of the temple pieces, and of course, the Ray-Ban logo. 

Arise Collective Kastoria C2


These wonderful retro vintage sunglasses from Arise Collective are exclusively available at SmartBuyGlasses. These vintage glasses are light, durable, and long-lasting. Moreover, they are fashionable and comfortable when worn.

Now that you know everything about vintage glasses you can read more about the latest trends in the eyewear world thanks to articles like Where to Buy Cheap Glasses: Value Collections at SmartBuyGlasses and many more on our blog





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