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Dare to be bold in red glasses frames

The great thing about red glasses frames is that they are super versatile! You can wear them as your everyday glasses to add a subtle pop of colour or just as easily wear them out (and we mean out, out) to finish a nighttime look. They’re gender fluid and whether you’re a metallic frame or chunky acetate person — you’re in luck, because the crimson colour can transition across both. 

We’ve curated this guide to help you pick your favourite pair of red glasses frames and give you our top tips and tricks on how to style the frames to your liking. So, let’s jump right in! 

Scarlet frames

These Specsavers Abena glasses are the perfect example of a beautiful scarlet frame. Their crystal-red acetate rims glow against the tortoiseshell arms, with warm tones that clash and complement in equal measure. The deep, rounded rims make the glasses an almost universal shape, however, they’ll particularly suit rounded face shapes. 

Autumnal red glasses

For a darker red glasses frame, try these Karen Millen KM 123 specs. This deep mahogany tone will take you all the way through the colder autumn and winter months.  If you have sharp facial features, these square lenses might be the ones for you. Accentuate the marble-like temples and gold-metal chevron décor with a combination of silver and gold jewellery. Who said we can’t have it all? 

Double-bridge details

Double-bridge details are a timeless eyewear feature that can transition a traditional square frame into a pilot style. These Osiris Spirited frames combine the classic silhouette with a rich burgundy acetate. The double-bridge adds structure to the glasses while the acetate and brushed metal combination give the frames a clean-cut finish. Pair these specs with a white shirt and slate grey suit trousers for a suave office look. 

Rounded red glasses

Who doesn’t love a round, retro frame? These are two of our favourite retro-reds.  

The Specsavers Titanium 12 glasses are simple and stylish. The use of two-tone red highlights the browline in a way that rounded frames aren’t usually able to achieve. The ombre effect makes these a wearable red frame, with a pop of colour that isn’t too overpowering for those that want to achieve a more simple style.  

For those looking for metallic frames, these Specsavers Titanium 11 are a great retro throwback to incorporate into your eyewear wardrobe. The flat-sheet titanium uplifts the style for a sleek, modern twist whilst the rounded lenses help the frames maintain an overall vintage feel. Like the look? Check out our favourite vintage-inspired frames here

Feline rouge

Looking for a designer touch? Try these. The statement cat-eye silhouette paired with the red tortoiseshell acetate gives these glasses a very feminine feel. Wear them with a beige summer suit to the office and swap out your bottom half for jeans and a pair of heels for a day-to-night look. 

Red sunglasses

These Specsavers Ling sunglasses are the perfect addition to anyone’s sunnies collection. The deep berry colourway means these sunglasses can be your go-to winter shades just as much as you reach for them in summer. Match the frames with a black bikini and crochet cover-up for the beach in summer, and your wardrobe LBD in the winter. 

Can’t find a pair of red sunglasses that you like? Just tint the lenses of your favourite red glasses instead. Read up on our sun and UV tint treatment in more detail here

Styling tips

Once you’ve picked your favourite frame, rest assured there are lots of ways to style them. You can match red with red; compliment red with other warm tones; clash it against a different colour palette or scale back your outfit to really make the red pop! 

  1. To match, complete your look with a red dress, shirt or shoes to grab attention.  
  2. If you want to tone down the red, emphasise the warmth in your glasses with other similar tones in your outfit. For instance, hues of cream, orange and brown. 
  3. Clash the red with a different colour to ace colour-blocking. Why not try pink? 
  4. Go for a plain black or neutral outfit and let the glasses be the centre of attention. 

What's next?

If you’ve been won over by a red frame today, but want to make sure they suit your face before you shop online — try our virtual try-on tool before you click buy. Struggling to know which ones would work for you? Read our detailed Buyer’s Guides on hair colour and face shape.  

To keep on top of the latest eyewear trends, or for more glasses and sunglasses style inspiration — check out our #LoveGlasses blog.