Oversized Square Sunglasses for Summer

Last Updated on May 2, 2022 by Ellen Christian

Have you noticed that summer sunglasses are slightly oversized and square this year? Check out the best oversized square sunglasses I’ve found.

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Last year, frames were smaller and not as oversized so I’m considering getting a new pair. I don’t change sunglasses yearly, but I’ve had these for a few years, and I think it’s time for a change. 

Summer Sunglasses are Slightly Oversized and Square

Oversized Square Sunglasses

When choosing a pair of summer sunglasses, it’s important that the lens is large enough to block the sunlight from hitting your eyes. Since I was diagnosed as having the beginning stages of cataracts, keeping the sun away from my eyes is even more important to me.

While I want my sunglasses to be fashionable, there is more to choosing a pair of glasses than the way it looks. Make your sunglasses last longer. Don’t forget to buy a durable, hard-sided case to store them.

Have you noticed that summer sunglasses are slightly oversized and square this year? Check out the best oversized square sunglasses I've found.

What are square sunglasses called?

You may often hear square sunglasses called Wayfairer glasses. Either way, they are an attractive, trendy look for many people. And, they are perfect for a more casual look.

Lens sizes

As I mentioned above, be sure that the lens is large enough to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. This will also help to reduce eye strain.

a woman wearing oversized square summer sunglasses

Lens color

Lens color is generally a matter of preference although there is some change to how you see things. Some prefer gray and others black, orange, or brown. These sunglasses are some of my favorites and they have lots of colors.

Whether you get an opaque lens or a gradual tint will also be something to consider. You want lenses that protect you from 99% of UVB rays and at least 95% of UVA rays.

Lens shape

While the trend this summer tends to be slightly oversized and square, you should buy according to the shape of your face. If your face is already square, you may want to opt for an oversized oval frame.

a woman wearing a red dress standing in front of a large building

Durability

If you lead an active lifestyle, I highly recommend that you buy sunglasses that have scratch-resistant lenses and frames that are “breakproof.” While no pair of glasses is invincible, these two things will help your glasses last much longer.

Frame Style

While I love a funky pair of glasses with cheetah print or neon pink frames, the fact is that unless you’ll be buying several pairs, it may make more sense to opt for a neutral. Black, brown, navy, or whatever other color is most common in your wardrobe will be easier to match.

a handbag and sunglasses

What sunglass brand is best?

This really depends on your budget. You can find a number of nice quality, attractive glasses without breaking the bank. I love the styles at Viso One. They are stylish and affordable.

But, the most popular brands are.

  • Rayban
  • Oakley
  • Maui Jim
  • American Optical 
  • Tom Ford
  • Oliver Peoples
  • Prada

Are you still not sure what pair of glasses to get? Check out this post with more tips for choosing the best pair of glasses.

8 thoughts on “Oversized Square Sunglasses for Summer”

  1. hey – it’s me again from SB and i this post makes me want to invest in some contacts so i can partake in sunglasses.

    *tiffany

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  2. My Dad works for Lenscrafters so he’s all about making sure that my eyes are protected. My favorite types of sunglasses are aviators since they fit the shape of my face best. I’m curious to see how many of the slightly oversized & square glasses I’ll be seeing around this summer.

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