Wednesday 19 December 2012

Chunky Glasses

1. Balenciaga 2. Alexander McQueen
3. Gucci 4. Bottega Veneta
5. Ray Ban 6. Marc by Marc Jacobs

I like chunky frames, I like them an awful lot and even though I have a lovely new pair of glasses I can't help swooning over other styles. The big nerdy frames have really caught on over the last couple of years, they frame the face making a bold statement and come in a variety of shapes, styles and colours to suit almost everyone. I've been wearing thick frames for years, I started with the smaller rectangular shape and have slowly progressed to a bigger square shape or as I like to call it - my Jarvis Cocker look. I've experimented with colour over the years as well, from black to navy to tortoiseshell and back to black again. This style is fun, quirky and makes wearing glasses a more enjoyable, 'fashionable' experience rather than a necessity I used resent in my younger days. Designers have picked up on the chunky trend too and offer a vast selection of styles. Being the glasses snob that I am I only go for designer styles, yes they're pricey but considering I only get a new pair once every 2 years the cost per wear ratio is very low. Your glasses need to be long wearing, durable and comfortable so I don't mind spending more on a designer pair when I know they'll last. The above list contains some of my current favourites, I love the pair of Ray Ban prescription glasses as they are just like the famous Wayfarer sunglasses, I love these so much I actually have them in tortoiseshell. I also can't stop swooning over the pair of Gucci glasses, the shape is so big and face framing I bet they would look amazing plus the tortoiseshell makes a nice change from a seas of black frames.

If you check out the Smart Buy Glasses website you can find all of these frames plus there's up to 25% off designers glasses and sunglasses at the minute which also includes free delivery. There's even a charitable scheme where a pair of glasses is donated to someone in need for every pair purchased and you can read more about that here, I think that's a lovely idea.

What type of frames do you like x


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  1. I love these frames. I definitely agree with glasses being used as an accessory. x

  2. I love these glasses! I had so much fun choosing mine!

    Maria xxx

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