Sunglasses are worn for accessorizing as well as protecting the eyes from sun damage. This season’s trends harken back to some timeless classic shades, like ageless aviators and retro cat eye looks. The top-notch sunglass trends this spring and summer will include:
1. Oversized sunnies
Big shades, which are over 64-millimeters in size are in this season. Oversized sunnies cover more skin and while being a fashion statement, also provide maximum protection against harmful UV rays. Nonetheless, these sunglasses were first a big style statement in the 1960s.
Oversize sunglasses suit many face types, including oval, oblong, square, or a round face. People with heart-shaped faces should avoid this type of glasses as they tend to exaggerate and widen the forehead.
2. Wayfarer sunglasses
Wayfarers have a trapezium shape with thick rims. They were initially designed by Ray-Ban in 1956. This trend has resurrected thrice with the most significant Wayfarer resurgence in the 1980s The style is synonymous with rebelliousness and independence, and this shape favors oval, round, oblong, and diamond shaped faces. This is because they tend to soften the round curves and balance the shape of the face out nicely.
3. Aviator sunglasses
Aviator shades were introduced in 1936 and were specifically made for pilots to protect their eyes while on duty. They are best known for their wide lens and cool, streamlined design.
This shape is flattering for heart, oval, square, and round faces. They are also perfect for everyday wear as they offer a versatile style with a bit of a rock and roll edge. However, exaggerated accessories while wearing them should be avoided as they may compete for attention. A summer dress, simple jeans with simple jewelry, and a leather jacket will work best with aviators.
4. Geometric sunglasses
These sunnies come in all sorts of diverse shapes, such as hexagon and octagon, and can be easily customized to suit your face shape and preference. Geometric designs tend to be fashioned lightweight metal materials, which makes them extremely lightweight and comfortable for fashionable sport or beachwear.
5. Cat eye sunglasses
Cat-eye sunglasses have a retro, winged design with sharp edges. This shape makes them perfectly flattering for triangle and square face shapes as they balance out any sharp edges. On the other hand, these glasses also favor round and oval faces and work best to hide a broad nose. Cat eye frames glasses are meant for casual wear as they tend to draw attention.