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Create gothic glamour with goth glasses

It’s time to unleash your inner goth with the latest ‘gothic glamour’ trend.

As seen on the SS24 runways, gothic styling isn’t just a look for the colder months but according to fashion mavericks, will take us right through the seasons.

Like the sound of this aesthetic? Take a look at our guide for inspiration on the latest trend, just in time for the Halloween festivities.

What is gothic glamour and why is it trending?

Spooky season is just around the corner and what better time for ‘gothic glamour’ to be a rising trend?

Pioneered by the most recent adaptation of the Addam’s Family, Tim Burton’s Wednesday, the show has engineered gothic style back into the public eye. Alongside this, many Gen Z influencers and celebrities are adapting the trend for the Y2K revival.

Think dark colour palettes including blacks, reds and greys, offset with modern tailoring and trending metallics. This isn’t a look for the fainthearted. Find our top ‘goth’ glasses picks below.

Goth glasses

Start your journey with classic goth glasses such as the Specsavers Alexa frames.

Suitably oversized, these statement specs will take you from day to night with ease. The gradient effect along the temples graduates from black to clear for a modern twist on an otherwise simple style.

Pair with a white shirt, black skirt and chunky shoes. Want to go a step further? Add a black tie for an androgynous addition. 

Slimy spectacles

Looking for a pair of glasses to make you stand out from the crowd? Enter Slimy Specs; where bold meets green in the world of eyewear.

Crafted in a mottle khaki green, these Marc Jacobs 36 frames are an angular shape, offering a daring silhouette that defies conventions. The semi-translucent acetate adds a touch of mystique to the design, allowing a subtle play of light through the frames.

Pair with a sleek all-black ensemble for a modern and sophisticated look that allows the bold green of the slimy specs to take centre stage.

Like the green, goth glasses frame style but looking for something more paired back?

Try the Marc Jacobs 16 for a similar silhouette combined with a traditional tortoiseshell print. The chunky, oversized glasses are impactful.

Paired with the right outfit, they could easily become a gothic glamour frame.

Daring red

Reach for a bright red to steal the show, like the Specsavers Seaweed glasses.

The beautiful pink-red and khaki colour combination makes for an unusual pairing, meanwhile, the oversized teacup frames are inspired by the currently popular Nordic street style.

Wear an all-out khaki outfit and accessorise with these modern frames and other pink-red accents to make the colour contrast pop.

Purple poise

No hue encapsulates the gothic glamour aesthetic quite like the perfect shade of purple.

Within the realms of sophistication and style, this mysterious tint serves as an emblem of elegance and a hint of theatricality.

Easily transition from day to night, feel enchanted in these Specsavers Eloisa frames where the rich purple colour seamlessly marries with the frames' sleek, deep round design.

Ornate, ruby crystals

When you think of a gothic glamour, you immediately think of the punk aesthetic with ruby red tartan and embellished crystals, and who does it better than Vivienne Westwood?

The iconic specs, Vivienne Westwood 03, are the ultimate accessory to elevate your mystic opulence style, where the orb detailing on the front frame contrasts perfectly against the rich acetate, accentuating the crystallisation.

Pair with a tartan skirt or trouser to match the insides of the glasses arms, emphasising the pattern.

Bat-wing design

Lean away from the Halloween gimmick but embrace the spooky season, by adopting these subtly wing-shaped frames.

Reminiscent of bat-wings, these Tech Specs 25 glasses are the perfect oversized design for both glamour and gothic style. The black coating over the thin, gold metal adds to the unique ensemble and encourages the accents to flicker in the light — perfect for autumn.

Wear with your favourite gold jewellery to complement and accentuate the frames.

Bayonetta are back

Why only wear one trend when you could wear two? Recently we’ve seen the rise of ‘library geek-chic’ with the bayonetta-style making a return, and these Vivienne Westwood 09 glasses perfectly encapsulate a gothic glamour version of this design.

The strong black detail on the brow line of the sharp, rectangular frame strikingly contrasts with the custom etching on the gold metal rim, and the futuristic orb emblem which sits perfectly on the temple.

Adopt these frames for both day to night looks, and dress up or down with a long autumnal trench coat to finish off the goth glasses aesthetic.

But which frames will suit you?

Liking the look of gothic glamour? Take the next step using the virtual try-on tool. Read our Buyer’s Guide before you take the plunge. Buy online or in-store, the choice is yours. For more style and trend advice, visit our #LoveGlasses blog.