Granny Glasses

Granny Glasses

Oversized sunglasses are back! In particular, Granny Glasses!

This trend might not be everyone’s cup of tea… Get ready to embrace warmer tones such as pinks, oranges, yellows and browns alongside patterns such as tortoiseshell and leopard print.

If this look is for you, the details above are a great way to look out for that perfect pair but alternatively, you could ask your grandma what pair she likes best and go with that. Here are some of our picks:
[Shop Now: Chloe Carlina CE119S 786, Fendi FF0293/S 733HA, Le Specs Illumination Stone 1902062, Guess GU7602 52F Havana and Gold, Celine CL400911 53E and Saint Laurent SL 175 004]

The Granny glasses trend is definitely not one that is easy to pull off - unless you have the right pair… We’d recommend sticking to the shape you know works for you, then simply upping the scale to get that perfect oversized look!

If you have an oval-shaped face then you’re very lucky, almost all frames suit you - what you can keep in mind to make your frames look even better is go for a style that is just a little bit wider than the widest part of your face.

If you have a heart-shaped face then we’d say go with Club Master or Cat Eye Glasses - these shapes will offset the wideness of the top half of your face giving you an overall complementary look!

Those with a round face are blessed with soft cherub-like features which look amazing with rounder frames [ideal for this trend really!], avoid anything with sharp angles as these can look too harsh against your facial features.

If you have a more squared/rectangular face then you similar to those with a round face, round frames with curves will soften the sharper angles of your face. However, this trend is an opportunity to be bold with a more angular frame like a Wayfarer or Square Shape to create a more dramatic and stylish look.

Lastly, if your face is more of a triangular shape face then a cat-eye frame will be a perfect way to emphasise your eyes and balance out your facial composition.

Next, comes styling - what is key here is to not look like an actual granny…
A great and sustainable place to start is by incorporating some vintage pieces into your wardrobe - this will make your entire look be unique and authentic! For example, an easy and quick place to start is with accessories, we would recommend fun transitional pieces like a hat, some jewellery or a simple belt.

Gucci’s eyewear ambassador, Ni Ni, has the look down with a lace shirt and large bow and brooch combo [Gucci spring 2017 eyewear campaign by Glen Luchford].

Mixing and matching your eras can be so fun but for introducing this into your wardrobe we say stick to one era and test it. Boho 70s chic? Swinging 60s? Pin-up 50s?
We cannot wait to see all you fashionable grannys! Share your looks on social media with us and be sure to tag us at #PRETLOVES

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