From round frames to Ray Ban wayfarers: Sunglasses trends of 2019
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From round frames to Ray Ban wayfarers: Sunglasses trends of 2019

05 April 2019

With blossoms in the trees and days getting longer, summer trends are just on the horizon. Whether you’re a die-hard Ray Ban fan or can’t go past a pair of Oakleys, this summer sees a resurgence of retro styles reimagined for this century. We’ve rounded up the best sunglasses for men and women, inspired by the past with a fresh 2019 take.


1920s + 1930s: Round frames

Channel the glamour of the Great Gatsby with a pair of classic round-framed sunnies. Opt for a traditional double bridge or choose a pair with mirrored lenses for a fresh look. It’s easy to make a statement with thick frames, or make like John Lennon and go for a pair of teashade frames for a more delicate look. 


This summer sees a resurgence of all things colour - think bubblegum pinks, bright blues and burnt orange-tinted sunglasses. Grab a pair of colourful Gucci Sunglasses, or for those on a budget, browse Amazon for a pair that make a statement without the designer price tag. Not sure if you’re ready to take the plunge? Keep the standard dark-tinted sunnies but dip your toe in with a pair of brightly coloured frames.

1950s: Cat eye


The 1950s saw a proliferation of new sunglasses styles. Take a leaf out of Marilyn Monroe’s book and don a pair of cat eyes this summer - this trend is far from over! From sophisticated black-on-black to trendy tortoiseshell, there are plenty of styles to choose from. 


1970s: Oversize frames


Peace, love and oversized sunnies - that’s what the hippie era was all about. Take the Woodstock look to the 21st century with geometric shapes and contrasting colours (ASOS has a great range), or opt for a pair of oversized aviators for a look that never goes out of style.

1980s: Wayfarers


There’s no sunglasses trend more iconic than the classic Wayfarer. Popularised by Ray-Ban, it’s a timeless addition to any outfit that suits every face shape! Mix up this classic style with contrasting colours and patterns for the arms and frames - it’s the perfect millennial update. 

1990s: Skinny frames


We saw the tiny sunglasses trend from the 90s make a big comeback in 2018 - and this style is set to soar. Channel your inner Britney with a pair of frames that are sure to up your street cred. Everyone from Bella Hadid to Rihana have been rocking the skinny look, and this season is all about combining tiny frames with interesting shapes and sharp lines to see this trend through to 2020. 

Trends are always taking a leaf out of the history books, and this year is no different. Make the most of our sunglasses vouchers for men and women to help you save on stylish picks from cult faves like Sunglass Hut, Fashion Eyewear and Sunglasses Shop. The future of fashion is bright with these stylish shades!

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