Pairing solid fronts with inside patterns creates a whole new appeal.

Europa David Benjamin

l.a.Eyeworks Fiction by Bar

Kenmark Lilly Pulitzer Fulton

Everybody wants to be a part of the “in” crowd and eyewear manufacturers are no exception. Patterns on the inside of a frame’s front, temples, or both are a hot trend these days and many companies are producing them.


Lilly Pulitzer has always been about color and Kenmark Optical has done a great job utilizing custom-created colors as well as signature, hand-drawn prints and patterns. Pippin, a soft square front in a thinner acetate with a dark front face in the Lilly Pulitzer Girls collection, is finished on the inside with a lighter color. The temples of this frame are placed high on the front and feature short vertical stripes.

Fulton, a women’s frame in the Lilly Pulitzer line has a soft rectangular eyeshape and highly placed temples that give this style a look that is flattering to just about every face shape. The temples are adorned with enamel bands, and the frame’s inside boasts playful and colorful designs.


Over Macha from Symmetry Eyewear is made entirely of TR-90, making this one of the lightest-weight lines available. OM26 is a preppy oversized square with a shiny finish. The dark color of the front and temples is lightened up with a colorful design in multiple colors. The patterns bring to mind Hawaiian shirts and grass huts.


David Benjamin’s DB-167 from Europa International sports a near-solid front, with rivets being the only adornment. With a plaid pattern in matching colors, the fun is on the inside for this soft square, unisex frame.

Offering a completely different look, Scott Harris SH-342 is a soft uplifting cat eye with loads of fun including a contrasting color that runs along the inside of the eyewire and is picked up midway down the temple. The other two featured colors complement each other on the frame’s front and back.


Always up for shaking things up, l.a.Eyeworks offers new perspectives on eyewear. With an almost-straight brow line, Fiction by Bar is a double-barred acetate frame with stripes sandwiched into the multi layers of bright colors. This frame has a generous B measurement that allows the stripes on the inside of the eyewire to be seen more easily.

Flower Pot, in the l.a.Eyeworks collection, has a brushed pattern front with a soft, solid pastel interior that peaks out at the hinge. This modern cat eye has a slightly thicker top brow that drops dramatically at the bridge. For a perfect example of color on color, Iea’s Twin Peak has a bold solid front color and a soft color complementing solid back inside color. Highly placed, thin temples keep this square frame shape very light looking.

Inside colors are all the rage right now. Help your patients discover the fun and fashion this eyewear design element offers.

Kat Leek-Tedeschi is the owner of Kat’s Eyes Optical in Phoenix, AZ


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