Browline glasses style guide

For any setting, bold browline glasses create the ideal retro-modern combination. Among the most recognisable vintage styles ever made are browline eyeglasses and sunglasses. You may have seen a surge in browline frames in recent months, particularly on celebrities. The browline style isn’t new, despite its current renaissance. Inspired by the trends of the 1950s and 1960s, this timeless style has stood the test of time and is now more popular than ever.

What are browline glasses?

Browline glasses are eyeglass frames with a stronger and thicker upper area of the frame. In other words, they’re glasses with broad top rims that provide the appearance of well-defined brows, or call attention to the wearer’s browline. The first browline glasses were made to be completely customisable, with interchangeable bridges, wires, and “brows.” This contributed to their popularity because people loved having the opportunity to express their individuality by customising the size, fit, and colour of their frames.

How to style browline glasses

Browlines are a touch more formal than some other retro-inspired glasses like aviators or wayfarers – and are both timeless and stylish. However, you can wear them with casual jeans and a t-shirt just as readily as you can with a suit and tie. This style is perfect for anyone who wants to combine classic elegance with a big statement and is especially effective at bringing maturity to youthful faces, due to the frame’s formal and office-style look.

We would recommend styling a complete 1950s look with a pair of browline glasses, denim dungarees and all things polka dot. Here at Arlo Wolf, we offer this classic style with a modern twist. Hudson in Grey incorporates a bold browline upper frame whilst the lower body of the frame is a stunning chrome grey, easily matched with many outfit choices. 

For a more laid back look that is perfect for the upcoming spring months, Rowan in Tortoise is a browline frame in a beautifully sophisticated tortoise pattern, a style that never goes out of fashion. Pair with a red bandana and a red lip to turn up the heat!

2022 glasses styles from Arlo Wolf

As well as browline glasses frames, Arlo Wolf offers a huge number of styles so you can be sure you need look no further for all your 2022 glasses styles! Make sure you take advantage of our try before you buy offer, where you can choose up to four frames to be delivered to your home to try on before committing to buy. 

A perfect option if you’re struggling to choose your new frames! Take a look at all our women’s glasses and men’s glasses where you can choose to upgrade to blue light glasses, which could help reduce eye strain and headaches if you spend a lot of time in front of a screen. Of course, this upgrade would be a great option for a smart pair of browline glasses!