Exploring Different Styles of Sunglasses

As we step into the sunny time of the year, protecting our eyes from harmful UV rays becomes important. But who says eye protection can’t be stylish? In the world of eyewear, sunglasses aren’t just about shielding your eyes; they’re a fashion statement that can elevate your entire look. Whether you’re preparing for a beach vacation or simply gearing up for sunny days, let’s explore the various sunglasses styles that you can consider for your next purchase.

Classic Sunglasses Styles

Classic styles have stood the test of time and continue to be a popular choice due to their versatile and timeless appeal. Here are a few classic sunglasses styles:

  • Aviator Sunglasses: Originally designed for pilots, aviators are recognized by their teardrop shape and metal frame. They offer a cool, retro vibe and work well for most face shapes. Check out Zenni’s collection of aviator sunglasses to find your perfect pair.
  • Round Sunglasses: Round frames give a nod to the groovy 60s and 70s. They are best suited for square or rectangular face shapes. Explore our range of round sunglasses for a fun, vintage-inspired look.
  • Rectangular Sunglasses: These frames provide a modern and geometric aesthetic that suits round and oval faces best. You can browse through Zenni rectangle glasses to find a style that communicates sophistication.

Trendy Sunglasses Styles

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If you’re someone who likes to stay on top of fashion trends, here are some of the most trendy sunglasses styles:

  • Cat-Eye Sunglasses: Cat-eye frames are all the rage presently. With their upward flick at the corners, they add a chic, feminine touch to any outfit. Check out Zenni’s cat-eye sunglasses for a glamorous look.
  • Geometric Sunglasses: These sunglasses with their striking shapes and designs are a great way to make a bold fashion statement. Explore Zenni’s geometric glasses and let your eyewear do the talking!
  • Oversized Sunglasses: For those who prefer a dramatic look, oversized frames are the way to go. They not only offer more sun protection but also add an element of mystery and glamour to your look. Discover Zenni’s collection of oversized glasses for a celebrity-inspired look.

Functional Sunglasses Styles

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Sunglasses styles are not just about aesthetics; they also serve specific functions. Here are some examples:

  • Sports Sunglasses: These sunglasses are designed to stay in place during physical activities, and they often come with polarized lenses to reduce glare. Zenni’s sports glasses are a great choice for active individuals.
  • Wrap-Around Sunglasses: These frames curve around your face, offering protection from all angles, making them ideal for outdoor activities. Check out Zenni’s wrap-around sunglasses for ultimate UV protection.
  • Polarized Sunglasses: Polarized lenses reduce glare from surfaces like water and snow, offering clearer vision and reducing eye strain.

From classic to trendy to functional, there’s a sunglasses style for everyone. Remember, the right sunglasses can not only shield your eyes but also elevate your style and confidence.


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Dr. Steven Liem

Dr. Steven Liem, O.D., F.A.A.O. is an optometrist based in Pasadena, California. After obtaining his doctorate from UC Berkeley’s School of Optometry, he completed his residency in Pediatrics, Vision Therapy & Rehabilitation and became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. When he isn’t busy streaming or making Youtube videos about video games, Dr. Liem aims to broaden accessibility to vision health through his involvement in optometric industry and tech.