Forget fashion forward, rearward, or other (less kindly) fashion denominations. Eyeglasses are the necessary 'cessory, so we might as well have fun with them. If you're a shy or retiring person who (gasp!) nonetheless has specific tastes -- don't let opticians or glass boutique owners sway you from what it is you know you want-- you'll end up with unresolved glasses fantasies (which you will be utterly forced to resolve in your later years). Possibly worse -- you will be living someone else's vision of and on your own face. (No pun...)
There are sooo many great shapes, styles, colors, and materials out there, especially in vintage frames. Whet your appetite on some of these and you may find yourself 'neeeeeeeding' more than several pair! Luckily they are easy to care for, and while they may disappear from your own view, you won't disappear from others' with a striking decided upon pair of frames on your face.