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Everything has different styles and sunglasses is one of them. There are various style of sunglasses such as the aviator, oval, shield, and semi-rimless.

Thinking of buying a new pair of sunglass, or surveying to buy your very first pair of sunglasses? Confused with all the names of the styles and types? Fret not! Here are the list of sunglasses styles and the brief explanation of it.

  • Aviator

Originally popularized by pilots, Hawaii Five-0, and Tom Cruise, aviator-style sunglasses have become a favourite of many others worldwide. The distinctive features of an aviator frame are clean and simple colours, metal frames, and teardrop shaped lenses. A snug tee shirt and respect for the law are optional.

  • Butterfly/Cat-Eye

Does the frame shape remind you of any specific insect? Generally oversized, butterfly frame sunglasses can vary in terms of temple width, height, or even shape. The size of butterfly styles is also a functional advantage: It covers more of the face from the sun’s harmful rays and if you have an… ermm generously sized nose, butterflies can draw attention away. They also work great for those mornings after, when you just want to hide your face. Jackie O loved these back in the day.

  • Rectangle

If the frame of the lens is wider than it is tall, it is probably a rectangle. Angular rectangle frames work well on round faces, and they can add length to a short face by contrast. Oval faces can also benefit from rectangular frames with softer edges.

  • Round/Semi-Rimless

The round, (often) semi-rimless, browline, clubman, or anti-Ray-Ban frame is another style that has been around for a long time and has recently regained popularity. Originally created in 1947, you may remember these from famous people over the years, including Malcom X, Jeff Goldblum, John Lennon and Colonel Sanders. So if you are rocking a clubman frame, you are in some pretty good company.

  • Shield

These sunglasses have a single, large lens. They offer serious protection from the sun because they cover the entire eye – not just the front. These frames are great for long days in the sun… Did somebody say, badminton?

  • Square

Got a narrow or round face? Want to add some size to beef up that jaw? Square shapes look good on oval and oblong faces due to the contrasting angles of face and accessory. Commonly oversized, these can be a fashion forward look, or they can just block extra rays on a really rough Saturday morning.

  • Wayfarer

The Wayfarer is a classic shape and has been worn since the 1950s. Think James Dean. Think Blues Brothers. Versatile and timeless, this frame looks great on almost every face.

  • Wrap

These shades are perfect for athletes and people who want to look like athletes. Their stream-lined design increases the aerodynamic properties of the face and the lightweight frame makes it feel like you are not wearing anything at all. Wrap-around frames have lenses that cover most of your eyes, not allowing UV rays to sneak in through the side (great for snow activities), and some have arms that are spring-loaded to help them stay on your face during activities like beach volleyball.

  • Double Bridge

Often found on aviator wireframe style sunglasses, the double bridge adds some extra interest to your eyewear game. Double bridges can also found on some smaller round frames and oversized rectangular and square shaped sunnies, too.

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