Summer Sunglasses are Slightly Oversized and Square

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Have you noticed that summer sunglasses are slightly oversized and square this year? 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. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Make your sunglasses last longer. Don’t forget to buy a durable, hard-sided case to store them.

Summer Sunglasses are Slightly Oversized and Square

Summer Sunglasses are Slightly Oversized and Square

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.

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.

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. 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.

VIVIENFANG Large Oversized Flat Top Teardrop Frame Aviator Sunglasses P1835B Black and DemiVIVIENFANG Large Oversized Flat Top Teardrop Frame Aviator Sunglasses P1835B Black and DemiLianSan Women’s Oversized Polarized Sunglasses Lsp301 (polarized black)LianSan Women’s Oversized Polarized Sunglasses Lsp301 (polarized black)New Fashion Women Oversized Square sunglasses UV Protection eye glasses Goggles UV400New Fashion Women Oversized Square sunglasses UV Protection eye glasses Goggles UV400ATTCL Women's Oversized Women Sunglasses Uv400 Protection Polarized Sunglasses,3113 BlackATTCL Women’s Oversized Women Sunglasses Uv400 Protection Polarized Sunglasses,3113 Black

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.

Durability

If you lead an active lifestyle, I highly recommend that you buy sunglasses that have scratch resistant lenses and frames that are “break proof.” 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.

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.

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Comments

  1. Hi! Following you from MBC! 🙂

  2. Thanks, Christi! Following you back!

  3. 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

  4. Hey Tiffany! Aren’t they just so cute?

  5. I just started using the glasses case . . . to think of how many glasses I have worn out putting on top of my head!

  6. michelle mink says

    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.