Sunglasses Trends

Round Shaped Sunglasses are Back

We’ve seen the trend of round-shaped sunglasses coming back for some time now. These are very popular for a retro look and unique style.

The round sunglasses trend has become particularly popular with women, and now men are embracing the fashion trend as well. We can go back to the days when John Lennon would wear those thin round-shaped sunglasses. John Lennon was more than just one of the greatest music writers and peace advocates. He was also a handsome man who rocked fashion exceptionally well.

The New York Times has a great article titled, “Shades of John Lennon, or a Professor.” It is a great piece on the circle shades coming back strong – especially as men embrace the trend.

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“The round shape is not that flattering to a face,” said Larry Leight, the founder and creative director of Oliver Peoples. “They’re a strong statement, and they look a lot better on people who can handle that shape. They work the best on a skinnier face.”

The hardest to wear, Mr. Leight said, are those with lenses that are perfectly round. They make the most cartoonish statement and are generally the least flattering to a face.

As Madeline Weeks, GQ’s fashion director, observed, “It’s a little affected.” For one thing, she said, the circle’s perfect geometry does not jibe with a face’s more organic shape. Second, the most natural-looking bridge between two circles is a short one; unless the frames are thick and large, a wide bridge looks awkward.

But on many faces, the short bridge sets the lenses close together and makes one’s head look like a balloon dangerously close to popping. Sure, it’s fine for Harry Potter, but he can cast a spell that makes people think he’s hot. The rest of us rely on the glasses to work the magic.

More forgiving shapes have a slight oval or teardrop shape. Perhaps the best is the faux circle known in the trade as the P3, a shape that looks like a circle but which is, in fact, slightly wider than it is high, and tapers slightly toward the bottom, mirroring the general shape of the face. Johnny Depp has long favored the P3 style, which softens his angular features and puts a gentlemanly spin on his generally disheveled appearance,” reports David Colman from the New York times.

One of the best sellers this summer is the Ray-Ban RB3447. The gold frame is currently the best seller in that style.


Looking for more round shaped sunglasses? Start by checking out the Ray-Ban RB3447 sunglasses. We recommend Ray-Ban to many of our readers because their sunglasses usually come in a variety of sizes. This means you can find the right size or fit of sunglasses for you.

If you’re looking for something different than the RB3447, you can search for other round sunglasses from our assortment of name brand sunglasses. We carry a wide variety of frames from brands such as Ray-Ban, Oakley, Gucci, Tom Ford, and Versace. And when you order from ShadesDaddy, you have authenticity guaranteed and you can enjoy free U.S. shipping.


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