A great pair of sunglasses is one of the most versatile and essential accessories out there.
Not only do you protect your eyes from the harsh rays emitted from the sun, but you also have a great accessory to help piece together the perfect summer outfit. Pair them with an elegant handbag, a versatile wrap dress, or even match them to a cute face mask, considering the pandemic situation we find ourselves in.
Sunglasses come in a variety of different styles and shapes. You have round, oval rectangular, and even some more out there shapes which come and go with the trends.
But what about those times when you want to make a bold statement?
That’s where oversized square sunglasses come in.
A bit of a 1960’s throwback, sporting a pair of oversized square sunglasses is sure to turn all eyes on you as you walk by. They’re the perfect retro throwback, with many modernized styles to choose from.
Before we have a look at a few of our favorite Anne Klein oversized square sunglasses, Let’s dive into the history of oversized square sunglasses and the face shapes they best suit.
History of Oversized Square Sunglasses
As we’ve mentioned, the origins of oversized square sunglasses date back to the 1960’s. After decades of the cat-eye shape being the most prominent, oversized square sunglasses became the norm towards the tail end of the 1960s and further into the 1970s, challenging the popularity of more traditional sunglasses styles.
Which Face Shapes Benefit From Oversized Square Sunglasses?
Certain frame shapes are better for different face shapes. Which face shape is best for oversized square sunglasses?
Square frames in general suit best the following face shapes:
Rectangular or oblong
As a quick rule, square frames are best for round faces with less pronounced angles.
Our Favorite Oversized Square Sunglasses
Now that you know a little more about oversized square sunglasses and who they suit best, let’s have a look at a few of Anne Klein’s favorite options.
Classic Square Frame Sunglasses
It’s hard to beat the classics. These shades feature gradient lenses and a bold design with a handmade acetate frame. Shown here is the tortoise shell color-way, however there are also two different gradient color-ways: Taupe and Blush.
Teal Animal Square Horn Sunglasses
Eye-catching and elegant, these Teal Animal Square Sunglasses feature a color-blocked crystal temple with the iconic lion logo and gradient lenses. Similar to the classic square frames, these sunglasses feature a handmade acetate frame.
Metal Square Frame Sunglasses