Making a case for the oversized “granny glasses” trend

We channel our favorite lola (and hide our eyebags)

Eyewear has seen several styles and trends over the years. One minute, people were into tinted aviators. Next were tiny sunglasses that looked like they were from “The Matrix.” Now, granny glasses are taking center stage.

These oversized glasses or so-called “granny glasses” usually come in warm-tone frames with tortoise shell patterns and big retro square lenses. Admit it: Your lola (or a great aunt) probably wears glasses and shades like these when going out—and they looked chic in them as well.

You can channel your lola too by incorporating granny glasses into your everyday outfits.

Timberland TB 1590F/056 Eyeglasses

If you’re looking to replace your prescription or reading glasses, consider this pair from Timberland. These have a full rim and thick frames, as well as anti-radiation lenses. This pair is relatively smaller than other granny glasses, but still big enough to cover a portion of your under eyes.

Guess GU7557 Sunglasses

These Guess glasses will add a little color to your outfit. The frames come in a gray and yellow gradient and the lenses are blue. They are also comfortable to wear, thanks to their integrated nose pads and the frame’s hypoallergenic material.

Prada SPR12XF/UAO/0A6 Sunglasses

Add flare to your sunglasses with these cat eye-shaped frames, which come in a gradient brown and white shade. Just imagine wearing this with a dress or fancy jacket a la Miranda Priestly—you’ll look both mysterious and stylish.

Versace VE4375F/767/13 Sunglasses

This pair of oversized shades doesn’t have the traditional gradient tortoise shell frame design, but the shiny gold color is difficult to pass up. You can wear this with a simple tee or a dress during special events.

All products available at Vision Express

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