Trendy Clear Glasses Frames: How to Choose the Right Ones for You

Clear glasses frames are right on trend this season and for good reason. They’re elegant, subtle, and versatile, with a touch of the future about them. And with their minimalistic style, trendy clear glasses frames put your features (rather than your glasses) center stage.   

Discover the benefits of transparent glasses frames and learn how to choose the right ones for your features. We’ll also suggest some trendy clear glasses frames to help you find the most flattering pair for you.

Benefits of Clear Frames

With all the options out there, why would you choose clear eyeglass frames over, say, a tortoiseshell, rose gold, or black frame? As it happens, the transparency of clear glasses offers several benefits. For example:

  • They’re only visible up close and when they are, they add a subtle style to your look.

  • Their neutral color suits every skin tone, as well as any hair or eye color.

  • They don’t hide any part of your face and your gorgeous natural features can shine through.

  • If you’re wearing makeup with glasses, it’s visible through the transparent frames.

  • The light-filtering effects of clear frames brighten up your face, helping you look younger.

  • You can wear your clear glasses with absolutely any outfit or color — and know they won’t clash.

  • They’re suitable for any occasion, from casual to formal.

  • They come in a wide range of styles, so there’s bound to be something that suits you.

Really, what’s not to like?

How to Choose Your Clear Glasses Frames

Trendy clear glasses frames: The Otis

With the wide range of trendy clear glasses frames out there, how on earth are you supposed to choose? Not to worry because we’re here to help. Follow us as we walk you through the process of selecting the perfect clear glasses for you.

Consider Your Face Shape

When you’re choosing new eyeglass frames, start by choosing a frame shape that complements your face shape.

For example, if you have a round face, rectangular or square glasses add structure to help balance out the curves. Whereas if your face is more angular — say, rectangular, diamond-, or triangle-shapedround frames can add much-needed softness to complement the strong lines.  

With that in mind, choose some trendy clear glasses frames then try them on. Most online eyewear retailers these days offer a virtual try-on feature on their website, which is very handy to see how different clear frames suit your face. You might also like to try some light-colored translucent glasses, for example, in pale pink or blue.

Get the Right Size

While oversized glasses are a trend in themselves, if they’re too big, they’ll swamp your face and/or annoy you by constantly sliding down your nose. You might be able to adjust them slightly if they have nose pads, but it’s far better to choose the right size for you upfront. On the other hand, if your clear glasses are too small, they’ll pinch — and make your face look pinched too.

To get it right, check the Size Guide of the retailer. You’ll see glasses measurements like the frame width, lens height and lens width, bridge width, and temple length. And in case those terms don’t mean much to you, websites also usually specify whether a pair is for a small, medium, or larger face.

Understand Your Eyewear Prescription

You may be buying non-prescription trendy clear glasses frames as a fashion statement — and that’s a great idea in itself. If you wear prescription glasses though, you’ll need to know your prescription before you can order your clear frames.

Your eye doctor will tell you if you need reading glasses for up-close work or single-vision lenses to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Or you may need a combination of those options, in which case, you’ll need bifocals — or their latest evolution, progressive lenses.

Add Functional Features

The wonders of modern technology mean you can also add some useful extra features to your trendy clear glasses frames. For example:

  • Blue-light filters protect your eyes — and your sleep — when you’re working online late at night. Many blue-light-blocking glasses have clear lenses, so they work well with your clear glasses frames.

  • Light-responsive — or transition — lenses change their tint when they’re exposed to bright light, automatically darkening to protect your eyes.

  • If you wear high-index lenses, opt for ultra-light clear Premium Plus lenses to take that extra weight off the bridge of your nose.

Buy from a High-Quality Retailer

When you’re buying trendy clear glasses frames, look for good quality glasses that will last. Make sure you buy from a reputable retailer you can rely on.

Pair Eyewear offers women’s and men’s glasses in a range of full-rim styles. Our unisex clear eyewear frames are made from tough cellulose acetate, while our lenses are made from scratch- and impact-resistant polycarbonate.

Another great thing about buying from Pair is that when you feel like a bit more color in your eyewear, you can have just that. Simply add a colorful Top Frame to your clear Base Frame, and you have a whole new look in moments.

Starting at just $60, Pair Eyewear is great value. To make things even easier, most insurance companies will reimburse you for our prescription eyeglasses from your out-of-network vision benefits. Pair also accepts most FSA and HSA cards.

Trendy Clear Glasses Frame Shapes for You

Woman wearing a pair of eyeglasses smiling at the camera

Let’s have a look at some of Pair’s bestseller trendy clear glasses frames. Between our Virtual Try-On tool and our Size Guide, you’re on your way to finding the right look for you.

Round Glasses

Vintage-inspired round glasses have never gone out of style. Their retro vibe lives on in an updated clear design that still works today. They’re best suited for square, oval, or oblong faces. 

Choose from these options:

  • The Reese is a classic yet fun round style designed for smaller faces — and it suits diamond-shaped faces as well as oval, square, and oblong ones

  • The Soto is a vintage-inspired look with a keyhole nose bridge, made for a medium-sized face

  • The Otis is our largest round frame, also with a keyhole nose bridge, and offers a contemporary update on this retro style

Square or Rectangular Glasses

Square or rectangular clear glasses can create a serious professional look — or add a creative, hipster feel, depending on your personality and how you style them. They’re great for round or oval face shapes. 

Experiment with these options:

  • The Twain is an extra narrow, rounded square frame with plenty of personality, ideal for small faces

  • The Larkin is a narrow rectangular frame with slightly rounded corners, also designed for smaller faces

  • The Finley is a cool and versatile rectangular frame for medium-sized faces

  • The Casper is a medium rectangular frame, with a keyhole nose bridge, that also suits diamond- and heart-shaped faces

  • The Kirby is a wider, almost out-sized rectangular frame, designed for timeless style

Cat-Eye Glasses

Cat-eye frames can be serious or sexy — you choose. With a retro yet modern look, cat-eye clear glasses suit many different face shapes. Try one of these:

  • The Ella is a medium-sized frame, with narrow cat eyes, that oozes charm and fun

  • The Wanda is a very feminine — and slightly oversized — wide frame that adds an element of glamor

Trendy Clear Glasses Frame Your Face

With their transparent frames and understated style, clear glasses suit everyone. They let your look and your personality shine through, without distracting from your features or your outfit.

Choose the right shape and size for you from Pair Eyewear’s range of clear glasses. Then — if you like — add a layer of color by snapping on your favorite Top Frames. With versatility like that, you have your look sorted every day of the week.