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Are Black Glasses Boring?

 

Far from being boring, black glasses are timeless, classy, and versatile. Black is one colour that has remained a constant on the eyewear market. It has never gone away, but it has been mixed up and softened. The thing with black is it is a classic colour. A bit like the little black dress, it is a wardrobe staple for a good reason.

But black can be a harsh colour to carry off. It depends on your skin tone as to whether you can wear this solid block colour. However, everyone can wear black; it is a good colour as you can mix it with anything and everything. Sometimes you need to tone it down, mute it or mix it with a swirl of a contrasting colour.

In your teenage years, a solid black colour is often very wearable and distinctive. But as we age and mature, our skin tone and hair colour change. And solid black is not always as easy to carry off. So, use it as a base colour, but mix it with other colours to soften it a little.

Although we failed to mention black in our blog about current eyewear trends for 2022, it is still out there. With the translucent colours, which are very popular this year, black still features. It’s just diluted into a translucent version, which can be softer and more forgiving. This year we will also see a lot of graduated colouring on frames, with classic black graduating through grey into crystal, which is very on trend.

Black and gold are and always will be a staple combination. It just oozes class and style. This colour combination will always stand the test of time as it’s a classic. We have some beautiful metal oversized frames highlighting this classic combination. Should you be brave enough to wear solid heavy black frames to stand out from the crowd, we have some statement pieces from Vinylize, made from old, recycled records. You can see the grooves throughout the frame front. These pieces make a bold statement.

Vinylize Eyewear

Vinylize Eyewear 

We also stock eyewear by L.G.R. This brand is known for its love of classic shapes in classic colours. So black features heavily throughout the collection. But cleverly, L.G.R. offers different finishes in black. Many of their models are available in gloss, matt and translucent, which gives a different take on the ‘classic black’ look.

L.G.R. Eyewear

L.G.R. Eyewear

Lamarca has given us some exceptional pieces this season, including black within their colour palette. Using their imaginative flair and brilliant technical skills, Lamarca has transformed flat black acetate into some stunning frames that shimmer and twinkle as light dances across them. They also offer some models with a mother of pearl hues layered with black, and the results are exquisite.

Lamarca Eyewear

Lamarca Eyewear

 

So, whether you like a bold statement piece, want to mix black up a bit with different colourways, or soften your look with the translucent hues available, you will find many different combinations of black at Respectacle Company to suit all tastes.

 

A few facts about black glasses

  • Black glasses frames started to become popular in the 1950s.
  • The likes of James Dean and Buddy Holly were known for wearing black glasses, and they oozed coolness. So, people started to adopt a similar look.
  • Black frames are trendy. People who are bold and opinionated tend to navigate towards black eyewear.
  • Black frames tie in effortlessly with most clothes. So, colour coordinating your clothes to your eyewear is a breeze.
  • Thick black glasses frames can help men to appear younger. They also work well with salt and pepper hair. So, if you’re beginning to go grey, consider a black frame.
  • Are you looking to upgrade your eyewear? Come and have a chat with our friendly team and browse our eyewear collections. We have a range of black frames to suit men and women. Get in touch by calling 01858 433577 or pop by our shop in Manor Walk, Market Harborough.