Wondering if oversized designer sunglasses are still in fashion? They sure are! This season, large sunglasses are a must-have accessory for those aiming to look classy with that certain hint of movie star allure. Women’s oversized sunglasses are (pardon the pun) huge right now. However, there are some really cool men’s frames out there too from brands like Cazal. Whether you’re looking for oversized polarised sunglasses or oversized mirror sunglasses, we have something for you!
What Are Oversized Sunglasses?
Oversized sunglasses are large framed specs, often seen as a fashion statement or a way of getting around town with a low profile. While oversized sunnies are quite popular today, oversized shades gained vogue status in the ‘60s. Style icons like Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy famously wore oversized sunnies – the latter even has a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses named after her!
How to Wear Oversized Sunglasses
The first step in buying a good pair of sunnies is making sure you like them and they suit your face. At SmartBuyGlasses, you can do all this online from the comfort of home! Try before you buy with our realistic Virtual Try-On tool, available for all of the sunglasses below.
Men’s Oversized Sunglasses
While some of the sunglasses in this guide evoke images of Jackie Onassis and Audrey Hepburn, these Cazal sunglasses are famous in the hip-hop world. Worn by members of Run-DMC (and others), these men’s sunglasses offer oversized swag from every angle. These sunglasses have black and gold frames with grey lenses, but are also available in a range of other colours.
These Carrera oversized aviator sunglasses are a great way to mix up multiple styles of sunglasses. With thin black metal frames and cool grey lenses, Carrera has put in a pretty strong entry in the men’s oversized shades game. With colour options like gold and white, you can try on a whole range of Carrera styles with our Virtual Try-On tool, available for all the sunglasses on this list!
These Moncler sunglasses combine après-ski fun and fashion show flair. With a huge split lens that stands out on both the slopes and the streets, these black frames come with cool grey lenses and premium Moncler branding on the temples. They also come in mirror blue and cream if you want to mix up your style!
Oversized Sunglasses for Women
These chic Ray-Ban Jackie Ohh oversized sunglasses are aptly named after the woman who popularized them. They have huge round tortoiseshell frames and green lenses – perfect for channelling that 1960s flair. These shades are also available with sleek black frames – you just can’t go wrong with Ray-Ban.
Stand out from the crowd in these quirky oversized round Tom Ford glasses. With grey lenses and grey frames in a funky ‘X’ design, you can embrace the oversized trend in a bold new direction. These full-rim frames are also available in cream, black and brown. And, if you can’t decide, you can try them all on at home using our Virtual Try-On tool on the product page.
These sleek oversized Prada cat eye sunglasses are an instant classic from the legendary Italian fashion house. With thin gold-tipped tortoiseshell frames and elegant brown lenses, these shades are a perfect example of modern, understated luxury.
These vintage-looking Michael Kors oversized square sunglasses are a great way to incorporate some classic style into your wardrobe. With shiny black frames, grey lenses and gold accents, these shades are definitely a hit look this summer. Also available in brown (and two tortoiseshell tones), Michael Kors is a go-to for luxury.
These women’s Dior oversized sunglasses blend big-size style with fresh, contrasting colours. The Parisian fashionistas have made big steps in the oversized sunnies game, using radical lens styles to ensure you stand out from the crowd. These shades have pastel pink and black acetate frames, and big blue lenses. These particular frames are also available in black, khaki and tortoise! If you can’t decide, you can try them all on at home using our Virtual Try-On tool on the product page.
These Gucci oversized sunglasses are the perfect homage to the iconic Audrey Hepburn. With shiny black and gold frames and signature Gucci branding, you’ll be able to Breakfast at Tiffany’s in style with these sunnies. These shades have grey lenses, but are also available in tortoise and brown.
These Ralph Lauren oversized square glasses offer reserved style while still maintaining an oversized feel. With classic brown lenses and tortoiseshell frames, these are a great option for a pair of sunglasses suited to any occasion. They come in black and pink too, but if you can’t decide, you can try them on at home using our Virtual Try-On software, available on the product page!
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