Are you obsessed with oversized lenses, partial to classic aviator shades, or absolutely stumped on which type of sunglasses you should wear? Click on any sunglass style below to learn more about a particular style, and then shop for the ones that speak to you. From retro square styles to cat eyes, browline to sport, we’ve got you covered!
Classic aviators have a dark metal frame and reflective or smoke lenses. The large teardrop 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.
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 with browline glasses and 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.
John Lennon always 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!
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.
Categorized by upswept angles and retro frames, cat eye sunglasses were originally made famous in the ’50s by stars like Marilyn and Audrey.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.
While similar to the retro square shape, the lenses on square shades could be classified as square or rectangle but have an updated feel. Style choices range from sporty to trendy, making this frame shape one of the most versatile out there.
Keyhole bridges add a subtle vintage feel to any pair of sunglasses. Keyhole bridges got their name because the opening at the bridge looks like…you guessed it – a keyhole! This type of bridge is perfect for those who have a low nose bridge and need their shades to stay put, but they look great on everyone.
Sunglasses with brow bars have hit the mainstream. The addition of a second brow bar that rides along your eyebrows adds a fun addition to any look. This trend is a spin-off of the brow bars present on most aviator frames, but the frames in this category vary in shape, size, and material.