Big Glasses | Oversized Glasses

The oversized style of big glasses are a bold alternative to the more common square or rectangular frame. Available in a variety of styles and colours, you're sure to find the perfect large frames glasses to suit you, and offer you a bit of geek-chic.

What are big glasses?

Big glasses are large oversized frames that make a really bold statement, and act as a real focal point for your face. They are a great attention-grabbing accessory and, while once associated with being geeky or nerdy, big glasses are now one of the hottest trends. It's an iconic look made popular by the likes of Andy Warhol and now worn by celebrities like Johnny Depp and Jay-Z.

Will big glasses suit me?

One of the great things about big glasses is that they suit a lot of face types. They easy compliment larger faces, but can accentuate smaller ones too. However, its still worth picking out the right style for your face shape. The usual rule is to pick the opposite frame shape to your face, so for a round face choose square frames and choose round frames for a square face.

As big glasses are a bold statement, it needs to be one that looks right for you.

I'm new to big glasses. What do I need to know?

The first and most important thing about big glasses, is that they are very noticeable. Choosing big glasses will draw focus right to your face and will ensure you are the centre of attention. Secondly, if you are new to big glasses, try getting a pair that have slimmer frames. This will help you get used to the feeling of wearing big frame glasses before you go out and look for even bolder styles.

Buying big glasses online

If you're going to buy your new pair of glasses online, here's some helpful information and things to consider:

  • Price: Buying big and large frame glasses online can save you as much as 20 - 30% against buying them from your local high street opticians. If you're looking to save then we recommend looking around to get the best deal, or ordering from a website with a price match guarantee.
  • Convenience: Being able to purchase big frame glasses online means that there's no need to head down to your opticians and wait around. Using an online service means you can select a style you like, check the fit, enter your prescription details and order in a matter of minutes. (Make sure your prescription is up-to-date and your current glasses offer perfect vision correction before ordering a new pair. We recommend that you take an eye test once every two years, to ensure that your prescription remains accurate).
  • Choice: When it comes to choosing a new pair of glasses, there are hundreds of styles, shapes and sizes to consider. Buying online gives you access to more options; as often opticians can only carry one or two variants within a range and may not have a style you like.
  • Fit: Just like a great pair of jeans, the right pair of glasses will fit you perfectly. Have a look at your current frames and note the measurements of the side arm and frame width (these should be printed on the inside arm on most frames). Selecting a pair that has similar measurements will help you to enjoy wearing your glasses comfortably. Even if you select a frame with a different shape to your existing ones, you should still choose a frame with a similar arm length and width for comfort's sake.