You would be surprised to know that sunglasses are not a recent invention, and they had been in use many centuries ago. Ivory glasses with slits were worn by people to block out the rays of the sun. In today’s times, sunglasses are considered as one of the most important accessories that should be a part of a man’s, woman’s and child’s wardrobe. It looks stylish and is highly functional in blocking out UVA and UVB rays. Polarized glasses, introduced in 1936, block out the glare reflected from shiny objects too.
There are several styles of sunglasses that are popular in the market today- aviators, wayfarers, oversized sunglasses, rounded glasses, wraparound glasses, etc. The designs of sunglasses keep changing now and then, bearing in mind changing times. Earlier, larger glasses with broader rims were worn, which were replaced by sleeker glasses and frames. Now, the trends are more inclined to larger frames with ornately decorated glasses.
Sunglasses for men
Most of the sunglasses for men look rugged and tough. They come in masculine hues such as grey, black, brown and navy blue that lend you a rugged appearance. The top brands for men’s sunglasses include:
Calvin Klein– the celebrated designer has a great range of men’s shades that look stylish and appealing. Copious amounts of black and grey colour have been used in crafting these wrap around, aviator and square frame glasses.
Van Heusen- Owned by the PVH Corp. in the United States, this brand offers a great range of aviators to men who want a tough and rugged look.
Oakley- The biggest competitor to Ray Ban, this California based company offers a brilliant range of wayfarers for men to wear. Pop hues have been blended in the frames which make it look stunningly stylish.
Ray Ban- Perhaps the most prolific eyewear company, it rose to prominence during World War II by making aviators. The range has now been expanded to include wayfarers, round glasses and wrap around spectacles as well.
1. Allen Solly- Not only does this brand make bespoke men’s formal clothing but also shades in pop colours such as silver and blue. They look uber-cool for their casual styling.
Stylish women’s sunglasses
Women’s sunglasses have always made use of lighter hues for the frames such as white, rose pink and auburn, etc. for a feminine look. Even though aviators and wayfarers are made for women, their edges are more rounded for a softer appearance. There are quite a few brands that specialize in women’s eye gear that have been discussed below:
IDEE– One of the fastest growing brands in the Indian market, it offers rounded, square and even oval shaped spectacles with golden accents done on the frame for a delicate look.
Mango – the Spanish line has a great collection of sunglasses for women which have prints and patterns on the frames. The frames are crafted from polycarbonate and the lenses are UV protected.
Just Cavalli- This designer line of sunglasses for women look mesmerising for their dual-tone colour scheme. The frames are made from Acetatethat makes them light-weighted and durable.
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