Guide to Sunglass Types

Are you obsessed with oversized, partial to aviators, or absolutely stumped? Click on any pair of shades below to learn more about a particular style, and shop for the ones you can’t get enough of. From retro square styles to cat eyes, browline to sport, we’ve got you covered!

 

 

Aviator

aviator sunglasses

Classic aviators have a dark metal frame and reflective or smoked lenses. The large lenses were designed to block the sun from all angles (which is why they were worn by pilots back in the day) and look good on every modern-day Maverick.

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Browline

browline sunglasses

Browline sunglasses have a thick top frame that runs across your brow (get it?) and extra-thin rims around the bottom half of the lens. Colonel Sanders was an early browline fan, and today’s celebs carry on the retro-inspired tradition.

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Retro Square

retro square sunglasses

Not sure what style to choose? With its boxy shape and super-thick frames, you can’t go wrong with a classic retro square style. Available in a variety of prints and colors for both guys and gals, this is a go-to for every face shape and size. Looking to nerd out a bit? Try a pair of clear lens retro square styles instead (without having to get all studious).

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Round

round sunglasses

John Lennon comes to mind with this iconic style. While the lenses are always round, the frames can be small or large, skinny or thick, and metal or plastic. Throw on a pair of these frames and sway to the music!

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Sport

sports sunglasses

For the adventure-seekers out there, sport sunglasses are characterized by thin, sleek lenses tapering at the temples (you know, so you can work harder, better, faster, stronger). Made to fight glare and enhance your visibility, many come with special polarized lenses.

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Cat Eye

cat eye sunglasses

Categorized by upswept angles and retro frames, cat eye sunglasses were originally made famous in the ’50s by stars like Marilyn and Audrey. With feminine vibes and feline prints, retro lovers should snag this style right about … meow.

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