We’ve had it all so far…..chunky knits, chunky sweaters, chunky socks, chunky jewellery, and even chunky handbag chains from the likes of Chanel, Gucci and Burberry. And now we’re turning our attention to chunky eyewear. That’s right, specs and shades are getting in on the chunky trend too. From all-black geek chic frames to bold colour explosions, frames are getting seriously supersized. And if you think that thick rims have been and gone, it’s time to think again. Because we’re not just talking heavy rims here, we’re talking mega-amplified and totally animated frame designs. Big, bold rim styles like you’ve never seen them before.
It’s time to make way for the extra chunky glasses of the season. Geek chic has been trumped. Hipster eyewear has been overturned. And browline frames have been overruled. If it’s anything less than Where’s Wally or Velma from Scooby Doo, then it’s simply not chunky enough. Here are the thick rimmed spectacles that you just have to have in 2017.
These stylish specs from Antares are the ultimate chunky frames to wear in SS17. A unisex design, this bold frame has an on-trend androgynous appearance, an urban-inspired matte wood effect finish, and features imperfect edges for that handmade or ‘just carved’ look. They’re inspired by the latest catwalk trends and at the bargain price of £27.00, both men and women can get the high end look for less. Available in 2 colours so you can choose your perfect style; and great for teaming with daytime casual attire. Up your nerd chic game with these amazingly affordable specs!
Tom Ford 5360
If you want something that’s a little more refined, try these all-black thick rimmed women’s specs from designer Tom Ford. The glossy finish and smooth plastic frame design creates a sophisticated look that can be worn with daytime or evening attire, and the curved silhouette helps to frame your face whilst drawing attention to your eyes. Finished off with signature Tom Ford metal detailing at the temples, these glasses just ooze designer style. A great investment for women who love to mix bold accessories with everyday wear. Available in 2 colours.
Booth & Bruce Design P048
Totally retro and boasting cool design features inspired by the 70s, these Booth & Bruce Design P048 are a cool accessory for anyone who refuses to follow fashion. Instead, be a fashion leader and set the trend with some stand-out frames that look like nothing else on the market! For something totally different, go for these extra chunky full rim plastic aviators, available in 6 stylish colours.
Love extra thick rims but prefer a narrow set lens? These Booth & Bruce specs combine narrow lenses with a heavy frame front and extra thick nose bridge. The finished look is unapologetically bold, yet extremely easy to style with just about anything in your wardrobe. A versatile and unisex design for both men and women, with 6 fashion-forward colourways to choose from.
Original Penguin THE STANLEY
For an understated yet polished look, go for a matte black finish like these STANLEY glasses from the Original Penguin range. These men’s designer frames are super thick in design with heavy nose bridge and heavy temples, plus a deep set lens for that oversized nerdy hipster vibe. All you need top finish off the look is a beard / moustache and some suspender braces.
G-Star RAW GS2604
Looking for round lenses with thick rims? These unisex G-Star RAW glasses are a go-to style for anyone who rocks the casual jeans and t-shirt look everyday. This simple yet stylish frame brings together the chunky frame front design with hipster style lenses for a pair of prescription spectacles that really stand out.
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