I only just started wearing these glasses in October but then I didn't have a strong enough prescription to wear glasses at all before then. I got them because my dad wears them so I tried his on and they looked good on me too so I just ordered a smaller size.
My personal feeling about them is that they are NOT trendy. The slender horizontal rectangle frames on 97 out of 100 eyeglass-wearers you see are. That rectangle shape is generally, the only shape you find in most optometrist offices or eyeglass stores. Yeah, there are variations in frame color, thickness, opacity, etc, but they are generally all the same shape. And it's ridiculous because it honestly doesn't flatter everyone and it's usually the only option for new frames (aside from the random off-the-runway styles that are hard to come by for most people). It's been that way for about 3 years and will be for probably another three until the next phase comes in. I'm not saying the narrow rectangle things are bad, it's just bad that they have an overwhelming monopoly over the market and that's how eyeglass trends seem to work.
The "geek" glasses shapes, on the other hand have been in style since oh, like . . .1950.
Not exactly evidence of a trend IMO. That said, I feel the same about frames as I do about jeans silhouettes, hair color, or anything else. I wish people wouldn't go with what's of-the-moment as much as with what works best for them personally.
P.S> if anyone is looking, www.optometristattic.com
is where both my dad and I bought our frames and they are high quality and sooo cheap (and vintage!). Not trying to plug it, just a recommendation if anyone needs one. They come with just plastic but you can get your scrip filled in them anywhere.