If there’s one eyewear trend that is constantly appearing on the catwalks, it’s oversized vintage glasses. As the saying goes, “the bigger, the better!”
Oversized glasses are even particularly good as a counterattack. To those who make fun of glasses-wearers, we say “bring it on!” and show how beautiful this accessory can be in all its glory. It doesn’t matter whether you prefer glasses with wide frames or a more delicate model with a narrow frame. Whichever pair catches your eye while shopping should be proudly worn afterwards! Sylvie Meis shows us how it’s done with her brand-new model Sylvie Optics Confident.
Oversize glasses are especially suited to those with round faces. Small glasses could be overpowered in round or heart-shaped faces and possibly even make the face look larger. If you would like to give your face extra definition, opt for a square oversized model to balance out soft curves.
Beware of the Zoom Effect!
And we’re not talking about paying attention to which glasses you wear on video calls, but rather the effect of lenses on how your eyes appear. Especially with relatively large glasses, there is a danger that a thick lens will make your eyes look smaller. For anyone with values stronger than -4.00 dioptres, you can use make-up to emphasise your eyes and balance out this inconvenient side effect. If, instead, there is a plus in front of your dioptre number, the effect is reversed, and the lenses become a magnifying glass for your eyes. Zoooom.
If you still want to add a retro touch to your outfit but aren’t sure about an oversized model, there are other retro trends where beautiful eyewear designs can be found. Aviator or round metal glasses are classics, adding an understated-vintage touch to any outfit. Black frames in particular don’t overpower but serve perfectly as a subtle accessory for the modern individual. If you want a frame that stands out a bit more, the gold Round Metal by Ray-Ban is recommended. In general, this brand offers all kinds of shapes and colours, from XXL glasses to discreet frames. Also known for their sunglasses and prescription glasses, the brand Tom Ford offers many classic styles with a vintage touch. Take a look at these and other eyewear brands. In our online shop, we don’t just have great glasses models, but also a great range!