5 Eyewear Trends Inspired by 2017 Oscars Fashion

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Envelope blunders aside, the 2017 Oscars still managed to delight both on and off the red carpet.

And as per tradition, we trained our eagle eyes to spot the hottest trends and to show you how to emulate each look with show-stopping sunglasses from Eyeconic, VSP’s in-network online eyewear store.

Check out the trends below, then click on each image to see the corresponding frames that embody each look.

Images courtesy of artist Jeff Brown, a talented industrial designer with our innovation lab, The Shop.

To the trends!

Oscars Eyewear Trends 2017 Gold

TREND: Go for Gold
A veritable gold rush swept the ceremony this year, thanks to leading ladies like Emma Stone, Jessica Biel and Dakota Johnson. And while metallics continue to trend upward on runways and red carpets the world over, this bold color choice proves there’s really only one gold standard.
EMULATE WITH EYEWEAR: Channel a first-place finish with these architectural suns and a fierce brow or these round, 70s-inspired frames with gold metallic detailing.

Oscars Eyewear Trends 2017 Black

TREND: Not-so-Basic Black
Taking it back to black doesn’t have to mean boring. This classic hue made a dramatic stance on the red carpet this year thanks to architectural and modern silhouettes from gals like Brie Larson, Kirsten Dunst, and Alicia Vikander. Aiming for elegance, drama and timeless allure? Go ahead. Embrace your dark side.
EMULATE WITH EYEWEAR: Get a knack for black with these fashion-forward shades in a modern, architectural shape or these rounded numbers with equally dark power.

Oscars Eyewear Trends 2017 Red

TREND: Lady in Red
We were seeing red this year … in a good way. Fire-engine focks on the likes of Viola Davis, Ruth Negga and Ginnifer Goodwin drew the eye, thanks to this full-proof, attention-grabbing color. Who would’ve thought matching the carpet to the dress could pay off in such a bold way?
EMULATE WITH EYEWEAR: Star in your own sizzle reel with these classically feminine frames in rich Bordeaux.

Oscars Eyewear Trends 2017 Bling

TREND: A Thing for Bling
All that glitters may not be gold—but who cares? Just as long as you shine. A treasure trove of gems bejeweled the gowns of countless stars, including Janelle Monáe, Chrissy Teigen and Laura Dern. Our takeaway: Now’s as good a time as any to confirm your commitment to sparkle motion.
EMULATE WITH EYEWEAR: Romance the stones with these crystal-encrusted cat-eye shades in jet black.

Oscars Eyewear Trends 2017 Blue

TREND: True Blue
Attention, gentlemen: We have officially entered a blue period. Various shades of this cool color popped up on suits and jackets of major stars like Denzel Washington, Matt Damon, Viggo Mortensen and Samuel L. Jackson. So when looking to punch up your classic black tie attire, in this case it’s perfectly OK to feel blue.
EMULATE WITH EYEWEAR: You’re in the navy now with these square-framed suns with a steely metallic brow bar.


  • Kay Landers says:

    Absolutely LOVE #EYEECONIC. Always my 1st stop before shopping around.

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  • Chris says:

    love t he blue and red

  • HRH Guy says:

    I like the attempt, but there is nothing unique about the shape or color. I wish there were more daring styles out there. Everything is just a rehash of recent years; we aren’t even being retro any longer. Just boring repeats.

  • Rick Potenza says:

    Show me what the mature man and woman was featuring.

  • Tamara Amorosi says:

    Love them all!

  • They are much to heavy looking and I don’t like the shapes. Eye glasses have to fit the face and/or, nicely frame the face.

    • Angelina F. says:

      Hi Darlene,
      Glasses can be a great way to frame your face. You may like this a quick video from Eyeconic on how to choose the best frame style for your face shape: http://shout.lt/bPbkS
      Angelina F., VSP

  • Ron says:

    I do like the gold and blue – great looking colors for frames!

  • Kaity says:

    Did my vision insurances’ blog really just reference Donnie Darko?! Im sold, yall are great hahahaaa

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