Announces Top 5 Trends in Eyeglasses for 2012

Style Your Face with New Glasses

  • New Geek Style
    New Geek Style
    New Geek Style
    New Geek Style

Whether your fashion style is classic, bohemian, rock & roll or geek chic,, the planet’s biggest online eyewear company, has the perfect eyeglasses to style your face and complement your look.  Simply upload your favorite photo to Coastal’s virtual mirror and try on as many glasses as you like, in the comfort of your own home.

To help get you started, the style experts at have put together a list of the top 5 trends in eyeglasses for 2012 and some suggestions for the hottest styles for you to try.  The New Year is a great time to update your most important fashion accessory—your eyes—with stylish frames that will keep you on trend all year long.

Top 5 Trends in Glasses for 2012

1.  New Geek Style
When it came to glasses trends in 2011, you couldn’t walk down the street or open a magazine without seeing someone in a pair of thick, black wayfarer eyeglasses. Well we’re happy to report that the Geek-Chic trend is evolving into New Geek for 2012. The New Geek glasses style boasts wayfarer shapes in smaller designs and rich earth tones.

2.  Round / Keyhole Shape
Thick round glasses with a keyhole nose bridge are no longer reserved for iconoclasts like Johnny Depp.  2012 is proving to be the year for the Round / Keyhole style to rival the dominating wayfarer shape. It’s a great option if you want to do vintage in a fresh way.

3.  Cateye Glasses
Inject some retro glamour into your wardrobe with Cateye glasses--meowwww. This feminine, sexy shape has been around for a while, but with fashions current obsession with the ‘60s, it’s making a fierce comeback. And who doesn’t want to be the cat’s meow?!

4.  Translucent Colour
It’s out with subdued solids and in with translucent colours as we look for fun new ways to spice up our eyewear collections. Colour is a great way to express personal style and because the glasses are translucent, it won’t be overbearing.

5.  Texture
Excite your senses with texture! Designers are getting creative this year with feminine, artisan cut-outs on glasses temples. Not only are these designs visually appealing at different angles, but you feel like you’re wearing a piece of art instead of just another pair of glasses.

If you’ve never considered buying prescription eyewear online before, consider making this your New Year’s resolution. At, your first pair is always free, designer frames are discounted starting at 50% off, and 365-day returns make your shopping experience a welcome no-brainer.  And as if that weren’t enough, donates a pair of glasses to someone in need for every pair sold.  Go ahead. Start styling your face.  You know you want to.


About ( is the planet’s biggest online eyewear company.  Coastal empowers customers to easily browse, try on and buy eyewear—saving time, money and sanity. At Coastal, we believe you will be so blown away by the Coastal experience and become a customer for life that your first pair of glasses is free. With every pair purchased, Coastal donates a pair to someone in need through its Change the View project. Founded in 2000, Coastal designs, produces and distributes the largest selection of eyeglasses and contact lenses on the Internet, including a unique combination of designer eyeglasses, contact lenses, sunglasses, and vision care accessories.  Coastal services customers in more than 150 countries through the Coastal Contacts family of websites including:,,,,,,,, and