Every season fashion fans wait in heated anticipation of the arrival of the newest, big glasses trend. One of the most common year-to-year fashion shifts to watch for is the endless battle between oversized, statement-making frames and subtle, subdued classics. Without a doubt, 2018’s eyewear trends welcome back big frame glasses as the victor in every way. From glare-blocking sunglasses to everyday prescription eyewear, the fashion world has cleared the way for a “bigger is better” approach to frames of all variety.
2018 glasses trends take the chunky frames we’ve loved from previous seasons to a whole new level. Bold, rectangular eyeglass frames have officially transitioned from nerd-chic to modern-standard over the last decade, but this year, the flat, narrow designs that have dominated for so long are exploring new dimensions. Wider, taller lenses allow an attractive, clearer window to the eyes. Strong corners still speak to a hip sense of professionalism, but the larger overall frames achieve a much lighter, fresher look. Here are some of our favorite big glasses styles for 2018:
Dolce & Gabbana DG5028
These Dolce & Gabbana DG5028 eyeglasses have a full, square frame with a big effect. Though available in several colors, Opal Blue makes a sophisticated alternative to trending eyeliner and eyeshadow trends.
Versace’s VE3218 eyeglasses for men offer a bold look with designer detailing. When looking straight on, large black frames call attention directly to the eyes. From the side, metal temples are embellished with Greek key patterns and Versace’s iconic Medusa logo.
Prada PR 15UV
Prada’s PR 15UV eyeglasses for women amplify the large frame trend with exciting elements of contrast. Dark brown frames feature sleek gold brow plates and thin temples capped with comfortable tortoise propionate.
The Persol PO3187V eyeglasses apply modern men’s fashion to a classic look. Rich amber hues glow along the thin acetate frame which lines large, wide lenses.
2018 sunglasses trends, on the other hand, emphasize big frame glasses in wild, new shapes. Dramatic lines, extra angles and wide temples revolutionize the big glasses look from yesteryear. Vivid hues and complex patterns applied to these oversize styles shake up the trend from its traditional incognito effect to a style that says look-at-me. Here are some of our favorite big sunglasses of 2018:
Gucci’s GG0084S frames stack three distinct acetate patterns for a truly unique design. The chunky, circular frames give a glittery glow at every level and brandish chic metal logos at the temples.
Prada PR 57US
The Prada PR 57US sunglasses play with interesting angles and pops of color. Metal rims enframe five-sided lenses with a gradient tint.
Persol PO0714 - Folding
Persol’s PO0714 folding sunglasses put a cool, new punch to classic, oversized aviators. Colorful acetate frames fold neatly at the bridge for easy, compact travel.
Marc Jacobs Marc 265/S
Marc Jacobs’ Marc 265/S glasses stack sleek gold and black lines to form an oversized silhouette. The full rim frame also features a double bridge and clever tortoise tips for an additional touch of contrast.