Your regular frames feeling rather blah? Until recently, those of us who needed prescription vision help had few options: either pay gobs of cash for uber high-end brands or forego a fashionable look for the budget buys. Not anymore! Now we have oodles of websites getting in on the affordable-and-cute eyewear game, to our delight. The look now is vintage-recalling: thick, sizeable frames. While that could start to feel homogenous, we managed to rustle up 10 quality pairs with clever riffs on the look. Oh, and they all clock in at a decidedly reasonable price range. Click through for 10 choice eyeglass frames.
Plastic & Wire
A great mash-up of materials.
Warby Parker Ripey in Oak Barrel, $145 at Warby Parker.
Wanting to go plastic but not super-thick? These are your ideal frames.
Warby Parker Watts in Newsprint Grey, $95 at Warby Parker.
The pattern on this pair is so subtle but it definitely adds that little something.
Bon Look Photobomber in Purple Candycane, $99 at Bon Look.
Big hipster glasses not your scene? That's ok, you can grab these narrower frames.
Tortoise & Blonde Laurel in Black Cherry, $97 at Tortoise & Blonde.
Light and Dark
A great way to explore a thicker, bigger frame without going all the way there.
Tortoise & Blonde Hughes in Crystal Tortoise, $97 at Tortoise & Blonde.
Purple is a sure way to stand out from the crowd.
Eye Fly Calle De Serrano in Purple Crystal, $94 at Eye Fly.
... so is light pink.
Eye Fly Via Dolorosa in Rose Crystal, $94 at Eye Fly.
Almost-clear—another great riff on a very popular look right now.
Steven Alan Women's Dayer in Crystal Bottle Green, $195 at Steven Alan.
Part cat-eye, part intellectual—these specs are all chic.
Steven Alan Women's Thayer in Dark Turquoise, $195 at Steven Alan.
An updated cat eye, this is the pair of eyeglasses you could formerly only find in a secondhand shop.
Bon Look Socialite in Lipstick, $99 at Bon Look.