Trendy glasses: 8 must-have stylish eyewear shapes

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If you're anything like us, summer presents the perfect opportunity to up your optical game – but then again, why should the shades get all the fun? For the everyday glasses-wearer, popping on your specs needn't be an unremarkable moment – instead, a stylish pair of frames should instantly elevate your outfit and, of course, flatter your face shape.

Frustratingly, when you factor in your prescription, the price of a pair of designer glasses can quickly become eye-watering. However, if there's one accessory that you should be investing in, it truly ought to be the one that you wear on a daily basis.

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elsa x cloos 2

Elsa Hosk created a pair of bang on-trend oval glasses for Christopher Cloos

As much as it pains us to admit, investment dressing isn't solely about the exquisitely handcrafted stilettos that you lovingly turn to once every five years. Pieces that you wear far more regularly, such as your glasses equally deserve your sartorial attention – perhaps to an even greater extent.

Which styles of glasses are on trend for 2022?

Currently, it seems that this year's favourite sunglasses shape has been without a doubt the oval. This 1990s style has everyone head over heels and it’s not hard to see why, almost universally flattering oval sunglasses are beloved by Hailey Bieber, Emily Ratajkowski and Kendall Jenner alike. Elsa Hosk is also a champion of the style having created a optical pair for her collaboration with Danish eyewear designer Christopher Cloos earlier this year.

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However, if an eyewear moment rooted in early 2000s nostalgia is more up your street, rest assured you'll be in excellent company – supermodel Bella Hadid favours Y2K-esque red rectangular Chanel frames with diamanté-emblazoned temples, as she revealed in a recent Instagram post.

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Bella-Hadid-Glasses

Hello! Fashion picks out the most stylish designer frames that you ought to add to cart right now:  

The Cat-eye pair

 

Cartier-Glasses
Cartier-Glasses

Cartier Cat-eye gold-tone optical glasses, £740, Net-A-Porter

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The Hexagonal pair

 

Gucci-Glasses
Gucci-Glasses

Gucci Hexagon-frame gold-tone optical glasses, £350, Net-A-Porter

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The Aviator pair

 

Givenchy-Glasses
Givenchy-Glasses

Givenchy Aviator-style palladium optical glasses, £170, Net-A-Porter

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The Rimless pair

 

Bottega-Veneta-Glasses
Bottega-Veneta-Glasses

Bottega Veneta Rimless metal glasses, £330, Matches Fashion

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The Square pair

 

Chloe-Glasses
Chloe-Glasses

Chloé Hanah square glasses, £330, Matches Fashion

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The Round pair

 

Dior-Glasses
Dior-Glasses

DIOR UltraDior round metal glasses, £340, Matches Fashion

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The Rectangular pair

 

Chanel-Glasses
Chanel-Glasses

Black acetate rectangle glasses, £255, Chanel

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The Oval Pair

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elsa x cloos 1

Cloos x Elsa - Chocolate Blue Light, £109, Christopher Cloos

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