Dramatic, bold, eye-catching and fierce.

Those are just some of the adjectives that can be used to describe oversized shades, which are a hot fashion accessory right now.

The Vision Council’s Eyecessorize campaign says exaggerated frames, funky shields and chic wraparounds are among the eyewear styles that have been spotted on fashion runways in New York, Paris and other fashion capitals.

Oversized sunnies can also be a great way to protect the eyes from the sun’s powerful ultraviolet rays, which are just as dangerous in the winter months.

And the lenses of most big, bold shades feature a striking colour, which can cast a striking glow on the wearer’s face.

Here are some exciting oversized frames that are now available in the Canadian marketplace.

  1. Longchamp Eyewear LO 110S by Marchon.
  2. Emilio Pucci Eyewear EP0139 by Marcolin.
  3. Quentin Mestdagh + KOMONO glasses by KOMONO.
  4. Fendi Freedom FF 0382/S by Safilo.
  5. Maui Jim Triton.
  6. Moncler Lunettes ML0106