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Get the ‘It-girl’ look with these top 6 Bayonetta glasses

13 Mar 2024

Millennium fashion is making its comeback – from low-rise jeans and bucket hats to chunky footwear and shoulder bags. Bayonetta glasses are the latest Y2K trend to make a reappearance and have become a huge part of the fashion scene. Fashionistas everywhere simply cannot get enough of this sleek and versatile style and we can see why!

Why are they called Bayonetta glasses?

Bayonetta glasses get their name from the Japanese video game character of the same name who famously wore slim glasses. They are recognised for their narrow profile and oval or rectangular shape. In keeping with geek-chic trends of the late 1990s and 2000s, fashionable celebrities like Megan Fox and Jennifer Aniston turned this style of glasses into a must-have accessory as the so-called ‘it-girls’ of the time. Today, trendsetters like Emma Chamberlain and Bella Hadid have recently introduced them to their wardrobe and have revived the trend as a result.

Bayonetta glasses grew massively in popularity throughout 2023 and even appeared on the runway. In fact, 40% of all glasses sold at Glasses Direct in 2023 were rectangular which is a good indication of how popular this style is at the moment. Bayonetta glasses are set to dominate fashion trends this year thanks to their prominence on TikTok, which believe it or not, even has a Bayonetta glasses filter! So, if you are looking to upgrade your current glasses, take a look at these fashionable designs and find a style to suit you this season.

Go for a retro Y2K classic

Commit to fully embracing the Bayonetta glasses trend with a chic pair of slim rectangular glasses. This elegant Ray-Ban® frame is a timeless classic with a minimalistic design. Crafted from smooth and sturdy acetate, it is versatile and stylish with signature touches that give it a subtle confidence. It has a stylish two-tone effect that gives it a modern finish.

Ray-Ban RB5114
Woman with straight dark brown hair wearing Brazen-52 glasses

Liven up your look with tortoiseshell

Part of our exclusive collection, Brazen-52 comes in a bold tortoiseshell print and has a slim profile that is subtle yet stylish. This frame is full of 00s nostalgia. It is perfect for both a professional environment and casual nights out with friends.

Plain rectangular tortoiseshell glasses
The Collection Brazen-52

Achieve subtle glamour

This minimalistic semi-rimless design by Aspire is ultra-slim and features elegant diamante detailing along the temples which gives it a charming and sophisticated edge. It adds a touch of sparkle to your dressier outfits for parties and special occasions.

Semi-rimless glasses with a lilac metal frame
Aspire Arielle
Woman with curly black hair wearing Arielle glasses
Woman with wavy red hair wearing Christa glasses

Try a bright and colourful design

The brightest and boldest colours are in fashion. Why not add a modern edge to your retro look with this vibrant and eye-catching Ted Baker frame? Get the ultimate ‘It girl’ look with Christa. This frame will enhance your complexion and brighten up your look on those chilly winter days.

Tall rectangular glasses frame with colourful pattern on the arms
Ted Baker Christa

Find a sporty style

With the rise in popularity of athleisure wear, why not pair casual clothing with glasses from your favourite sports brand? These comfortable metal Oakley glasses can easily be dressed up or down because of the subtle semi-rimless silhouette and versatile design. Stay comfy in your tracksuit or look professional in your favourite blouse and blazer.

Semi-rimless glasses with slightly rounded grey metal frames
Oakley Moonglow OO3006
Woman with long dark hair wearing Moonglow glasses
Woman with straight dark hair wearing DG3370 glasses

Complement your femininity

Try a contemporary twist on the classic Bayonetta style with a pair of chunky designer glasses from Dolce and Gabbana. Despite its small profile, this chic design has thick decorative temples and a bold aesthetic for an ultra-modern look. It will certainly make you stand out in style.

Angular frame made of black marbled acetate with thick arms that show the D&G logo
Dolce & Gabbana DG3370