On the hunt for a new pair of shades, but overwhelmed by all the styles of frames? Unsure of what the subtle differences are between sunglasses shapes? From cat eyes to aviators, we’ve got you covered with every option under the sun.
With this deep dive into sunglasses shapes, you’ll walk away with a new insight into how sunglasses shapes can support your own unique sense of adventure!
If we’re going to talk about sunglasses shapes, we have to start with aviators. Perhaps the most popular style now, aviator sunglasses were originally designed for pilots. Their teardrop shape helped pilots fly without being totally blinded by the sun.
Wave hello to the Astra, the premium style frame in our Aviator Collection.
Fear not: aviators aren’t just for pilots. Since they were designed for prime sun protection, they’re a great, stylish lens for any outdoor activity. Whether you’re sporting a t-shirt and jeans or hopping on your bike for a ride after work, aviators give you a subtle hotshot vibe!
At Sunski, it’s hard to go into sunglasses shape without mentioning round specs. A few of our bestselling styles are round shades! Round sunglasses are great for everyday wear, and you can match them with any activity.
The Dipsea is a Sunski classic pair of Round Frame Sunglasses.
They’re sturdy for hikes and camping, but lightweight for travel and backpacking. Dress them up for formal events or sport them at the beach for your day in the sand, and they’ll be right at home. From sun up to sun down, there’s always a time for round sunglasses.
Minimalist, approachable, versatile. Whether you’re wanting to look cute or laid back on your next adventure, our round shades have you covered. You really can’t go wrong with this style.
Square-shaped frames are a surefire way to make a bold statement, no matter your gender.
Sunski Square Sunglasses are an all for one, one for all type of sunglass shape.
Due to their sharp corners, square shades provide a lot of contrast to your appearance, as well as great coverage from the sun. Whether you’re camping, biking, or hitting the brewery, these shades pair well with a baseball cap for added style and bonus sun protection.
Oversized square shades can also provide a bit of a feminine, stylish edge, if that’s what you’re looking for. The extra-large, sharp frames offer a bit of mystery. Plus, oversized sunglasses are in style! You’ll be trendy and alluring next time you lounge at the park with your dog.
You don’t need to sacrifice your personal style on a full day of tiring travel. Swept up from the corner of the eye, cat-eye sunglasses offer a simple but dramatic look and can up-style any outfit. They were first popularized in the 1950s: think Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. Classic Hollywood!
The Makani rocks a slight cat-eye that makes in a favorite pair of retro shades.
Cat-eye sunglasses are a fashion staple through and through, and with Sunski, looking trendy doesn’t come at the cost of the environment.
Retro in vibe, chic to a tee. From brunch to yoga, cat-eyes will have you looking glam from one activity to the next. With their youthful feel, it’s no wonder these shades have stayed in style all these years.
Glacier + Wraparound
While not specifically a sunglasses shape, glacier sunglasses are certainly worth noting—especially in the outdoor world. Their wraparound capabilities make them excellent at shielding your eyes from the sun’s rays: a critical asset when sporting among glistening water and gleaming snow! These frames provide full, all-around eye coverage.
With magnetic side shields, the Treeline is a bestseller whether you're hitting the slopes or the water.
An added bonus: at Sunski, our glacier glasses have removable shields. Meaning you can tone down the intensity of full sport mode and wear the same pair of shades for a beer at the brewery once you descend that mountain.
Now that you know a bit about each sunglasses shape and how they can match your vibe and your outfit, check out our guide on which styles are best for your face shape!