Wedding season 2019 is fast approaching, and we’re drooling while we explore the predicted top trends. Bride, groom, or guest, when it comes to wedding fashion, accessories are a fantastic way to bring some personality and fun to your wedding look. While some styles are timeless—a subtle horn-rim frame for him or her is around for the long haul—bold, trendy eyewear may suit your wedding’s theme. We’ve rounded up the expected trends for 2019 weddings, and have matched each with frames to suit.
Meghan Markle’s 2018 bridal style has definitely influenced 2019 weddings. Things we expect to see coming up: tiaras and boatneck dresses. The elegance of a tiara balances nicely against a simple silhouette, but there’s no reason you can’t go big all around. Play up the princess angle if that’s what you like. When it comes to choosing eyewear to go with your tiara, it may be best to tone down the sparkle. Keep your frames classic and pay attention to how the eyewear and headwear play off each other. Try them on together before your big day to make sure they fit properly and don’t cause discomfort. There’s nothing like your tiara knocking your glasses out of place, am I right?
Out with rose gold—metallic accents are still hanging on, but time-tested gold and silver are making a comeback in a big way. From invitations to place settings, these classic tones are popping up. Brighten your wedding day wardrobe with eyeglasses that reflect the return of dazzling silver and gold. Swarovski SK5286 eyeglasses are an aisle-worthy rounded edge frame shape in gold. The groom would look dashing in Saint Laurent SL224 in gold or silver.
Vera Wang Kami
Opulent velvet and lace are adding luxe texture to 2019 weddings. These lavish textiles, paired with deep burgundy and majestic purples, are another nod to the influence of recent Royal events. That doesn’t mean soft pastels are going away, but it gives a little wiggle room for bold color schemes. Vera Wang Kami eyeglasses are available in a gorgeous amethyst tortoise color, and they’re even amped up with some sparkle for your day. Incorporate feminine lace into your look with Kensie Lace glasses frames. For him, the timeless Ray-Ban frame gets a trendy update—bold Bordeaux coloring, with transparent accents. It’s a soiree-ready style that keeps on celebrating long after the party has stopped.
Modern bridal attire (hello, jumpsuit!) and funky mix-and-match groomsmen’s suits are pumping some contemporary style into weddings. A bold getup may seem like an opportunity to go big with eyeglasses frames as well, but you don’t want to take away from the statement your informal wedding dress may make all on its own. If funky fits the bill, then do it up. Otherwise, consider a barely-there semi-rimless frame. Gucci’s elegantly understated style works perfectly for the bride or groom.
Via Spiga Frederica
Seeds as wedding guest favors, live décor rather than cut flowers, and bringing the outdoors, in are all ways brides and grooms are celebrating the planet as they tie the knot. Many couples are keeping their weddings green—and not in a ‘color palette’ sort of way. From the venue to the menu, eco-conscious decisions are driving wedding trends for 2019. Keep the Earth happy with eco-friendly frames that you’ll wear more than just on your wedding day, or invite nature’s beauty into your celebration with wood-inspired eyeglasses. Via Spiga Frederica eyeglasses show off a wood grain-esque pattern, while this pair from Hugo Boss features wood temples.
Kate Spade Ladonna
Depending on the wedding theme (peek at the save the dates and invitations for a clue) you may be able to get away with something bold for wedding guest accessories. But when it comes to sunglasses at weddings, what’s the rule? If it’s a formal wedding, sunglasses are probably a no-go—but if it’s a casual event, you may be able to go wild. A relaxed beach wedding can be the perfect opportunity for some fun and funky shades, and a glitzy venue might be the ideal opportunity to don your glittery Kate Spade Ladonna eyeglasses. Otherwise, you may want to stick with a classic style. And, guys, unless there’s a basketball court in sight, please leave your sporty sunglasses at home.
Whether you go for a bold frame or play down your eyewear for your big day, the star of the show will be you—the bride and groom. Bring your own personal taste into your wedding day attire with our favorite accessory of all: eyeglasses. We’re looking forward to instastalking weddings throughout 2019, and we can’t wait to see how you flaunt your eyewear at yours.