Are oversized glasses in style?
With celebrities like Elton John rocking the style, you’d have thought they’d be stuck in the past. But oversized glasses have had a modern makeover. Their larger than life lenses and exaggerated silhouette are great for prescription glasses wearers who want to channel their fun, outgoing nature — while still remaining stylish. Just think of all of the famous glasses-wearers who use oversized frames as an extension of their personalities. And, with the right pair, you can rock them too.
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How big is too big?
Big glasses clearly make a fashion statement, but can they work as functional prescription frames? Of course — but there’s a trick to finding the right style for you.
So, how should they fit on your face? It’s important to remember that “oversized” can vary completely depending on your face shape.
While they should be on the bigger side, your glasses still need to be in proportion with your features. For instance, if the frames cover your eyebrows, or your eyes are not in the centre of the lenses, then they’re not quite right.
Likewise, if the frames wobble on your nose, press upon your temples, or touch your cheeks when you smile, they’re not the right pair for you. It might just mean that you need to choose a different style of oversized frame that compliments your features.
Find your perfect pair of oversized sunglasses
Trying on glasses is the best way to make sure they suit your face shape. Can’t get to a store? With our virtual try-on tool you can try-out an endless amount of glasses before settling on your perfect pair. Need a little more inspiration? Check out our #Love Glasses blog for the latest trends and style staples or view our full collection here.