Eyewear and Trends: Frames and Sunwear Trends


Over and In

Fashion Editor Gloria Nicola
Photographed by
Nedjeljko Matura

Sun shields have made it big. Designed to be worn over
prescription eyewear, oversize sunglasses—once thought
of as purely a functional device—have risen to the forefront of fashion. With their sleek profiles, trendy shapes and  modern colors, these new designs stand  alone in style.

From top: SOLAR PANEL by Shade Control, terrapin-color rectangle,
from Opsales • Circle No. 223; NAVIGATOR, black rectangle, from
Fitovers Eyewear • Circle No. 220; SOLAR SHIELD 27115, tortoise
aviator, from Hilco • Circle No 222; VISUAL HEALTHWEAR,
smoke-color wraparound shield, from Yorktowne Optical • Circle No. 224;
LIVE EYES E903G, sand-color oval, from Live Eyewear • Circle No. 221

• Wraparound styling often incorporates polarized lenses and side shields.

• Today’s sun shields are tailored to fit every frame and lifestyle need.

• Cushioned browbar pads add comfort and a snug fit while decreasing light from above.

• Lightweight nylon frame materials coupled with polycarbonate lenses provide lightweight comfort.