1980s glasses frames are amongst the most sought after vintage glasses of all time. Popularized by, actors, musicians and and celebrities of that decade,as well as those from a later time that were tuned into that era and what it represented. They have contributed to 80s eye glasses becoming one of the most sought-after fashion accessories in today’s day in age The unique quality of the old ‘80s eyeglass frames is another reason for today’s persistent demand for frames that are more than 30 years old.
As a result of their popularity, 1980s glasses has also become one of the most sought-after Glasses styles to date
Below are some of the most popular styles of eyeglass frames in the 1980s.
1980s eyewear largely continued the trends of 1970s frames. 1980s sunglasses had similar styles and and shapes as regular 1980s glasses. The main difference between the two is that the sunglasses were slightly larger in size and had a more rectangular shape.
1980s sunglasses feature a standard of workmanship not found today. Back in the day retro frames were made to last a lifetime. This is why why the old ‘80s frames are still so popular today. We have made it our mission to bring you an array of stylish glasses from the ‘80s frames you won’t want to miss
80s Aviator Glasses
Aviator eyeglasses were first made during the 1930’s but started being made in acetate only during the 1970’s and 1980s. Acetate allowed more color, meaning 1980’s frames were no longer gold and silver anymore. 1980s aviator glasses were much larger and more fun and colorful. than the old 1930s aviator glasses. Wondering what makes them unique? There’s only one way to find out!
80s Oversized Glasses
Many frames from the 1980s were large and oversized. This continued the trend started with 1970s frames. This was due to eyeglass lenses being made from plastic instead of glass for the first time, which made the lenses much lighter and enabled large lenses that would not be too heavy for people to wear. If you are an 80’s fan you may appreciate the 80s stylish glasses frames in oversized shapes, oversized lenses and the geeky appeal they brought along were quite adored in the ’80s.
1980 Wayfarer Glasses
The Wayfarer frame shape was also a popular in the 1980’s. These rectangular or square shaped frames were named after the Ray Ban Wayfarer but were made by almost every manufacturer in that decade,each with their own twist.
Ready to try some eighties style glasses? We recommend this decade particularly for sunglasses. Eyeglasses Warehouse has a large selection of 80’s frames for prescription glasses for men and women.