A wide selection of stylish sun silhouettes have surfaced for summer, and the ever distinctive round and oval shapes continue to be a winning choice for those wanting ease-of-wear with fresh yet lasting appeal, or a mood that is distinctly retro. Whether inspired by a 50s or 60s ‘librarian’ style round metal rim, a ‘Jackie O’ statement, or a classic “P3” round in acetate – a wonderfully practical design that fits many prescriptions, their popularity owes much to the simple way they frame the individual’s eyes – and flatter any face.
What to look for
Interesting micro details and accomplished finishes, from intriguing patterned materials to traditional rivet hinges, with pins visible on the frame front, or an elegant key hole bridge, these popular features should be on your radar when selecting your perfect style of the season. Also take the color selection seriously: the tried and tested classics such as black and tortoise are always great options alongside the eclectic choice of color configurations for lens tints and mirrors. Or a pop of color right through to a focus on transparent and translucent styles could be the perfect summertime update for beach trips and beyond.
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Miu Miu 04PV
Circular with a statement defines this Italian designer model with polarized mirrors - turning classic into new wave. The gold finish of the lenses provides a mysterious and chic definition, and the combo with the light Havana frame front and gold temple is attention grabbing yet sophisticated. The no-line lenses (progressive lenses) are standard in this model making it an ideal choice for poolside reading.
Ray-Ban 4101 Jackie Ohh
Ray-Ban’s ‘Jackie Ohh’ gives everything away in the name: oversized and perfectly oval for those who love classic glamour and a very feminine style – just like Jackie Onassis’ favorite black sunnies of the 1960s. For reading with this model, you are set up with bifocal lenses and a choice of two colors of black or Havana – nothing else would quite fit for a Hollywood style of epic status.
The iconic Burberry brand proposes the round shaping in model 1318 with a whole line up of touches which include the classic logo plaque emblazoned on the temple. A narrow construction means they are light on the face while the black is easy to match with pretty much any item. A straightforward style solution for holidays!
Tory Burch 2086
Designed by Tory Burch, this elegant style is irrefutably easy to pop on and could be a staple in any wardrobe. The color choices are dark tortoise or black and the bifocal lenses (they are distortion-free and scratch resistant) are standard with a green or brown tint. Polarized lens upgrades (from $60) are possible on request.