Often found in the form of soft leather and microsuede, fringe can be much to the benefit of many purses and jackets. Albeit proving itself as a fierce frontrunner in the 2015 trend forecast, this style is surprisingly far from “the fringe” of new. Believe it or not, this seemingly fresh movement has been long decorating faces in the form of extraordinary eyewear. Take these swinging frames by Ray Hein from 1968 as a sign that fringe has been moving and shaking for decades.

1968 Ray Hein NY Times
1968 Ray Hein NY Times

These 2001 Gaultier glasses will have you throwing out your makeup bag and opting for these beaded beauties instead. The delicate designer frames artistically achieve a look of arched eyebrows and made-up blue eyes. With such a dainty cascade of fringe as so, this face cannot help but smile.

2001 Gaultier Fringes
2001 Gaultier Fringes

Leave it to Beyoncé aka Queen Bey aka Mrs. Carter to make fringed shades look fiercer than ever in her 2008 “Diva” music video.  She wasn’t the first and she certainly won’t be the last to dabble in fringe eyewear.

Beyonce Fringed
2008 in Video ‘Diva’ Beyonce

These silver toned fringe Chandelier glasses by Bjorg are the perfect combination of delicate and edgy.  A thin arm piece and nose bridge leave the eye-catching to the fringe.

Chandelier Glasses by Bjorg
Chandelier Glasses by Bjorg

Fringe frames aren’t just about the movement; they also can be experimenters of shape and color such as this copper toned pentagon pair.

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When it comes to fringe eyewear, sweep aside hailing the idea that less is more.  More is always more!

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One of the many benefits of the progressive fringe trend is that it looks great wherever you place it.  These colorful sunglasses feature extra long teal fringe at the temples that bring locomotion to colorful beaded style.  Popping on a pair of fringe frames is an easy way to achieve chicness with minimal effort required.

Fringe temples