How to buy Retro Sunglasses?

How to buy Retro Sunglasses

Sunglasses aren’t just a fashion accessory they are a ‘must have’ item to protect your eyes from the UV damage. This does not mean that you need to have a Prada or a D&G to fit the bill, any stuff that suits your pockets will do.


Often made popular by celebrities, the retro style sunglasses are very much in fashion today. Mentioned below are top three styles that never actually went out of style.

Types of retro sunglasses:

Some of the most popular retro styles are:

• Aviator: The ever so popular aviators have a wire rimmed frame and the lenses are made of mirrored reflective material.

• Wayfarer: These sunglasses have a plastic rounded-square shaped frames. Wayfarers were one of the top selling sunglasses in the 80’s.

• Oversized: The 1960’s style is very much back in fashion these days. True to the name these glasses have rounded frame that completely covers the eye and surrounding part of the face.


Some tips for choosing sunglasses:

Modern adaptations of retro styles are available everywhere. So, once you have picked out your favourite style, it is time to keep in mind the following points before actually investing into one.

• Before buying sunglasses always check for UVA and UVB protection. A rating of 100 percent protection is a must after all it is about your eyes. Strength of UV sunglasses can be checked by following these few basic steps:

1. If you can see your eyes through the lens then they are too light to block the UVA and UVB rays.
2. Hold it in front of yourself and look at the lens. If the tint of the whole lens is not uniform then the UV protection is not identical for the whole eye.

• Comfort comes next in the list. Instead of blindly following the fashion go for sunglasses that are comfortable to wear and suit your face shape. Frames should fit on your nose and ears properly. Your eyelashes should not touch the lenses.

• Look for polycarbonate lenses as they are durable and lightweight.


• Green tinted glasses are a safe bet as they reduce the glare and filter the blue light as well. Look for glasses that can filter blue light as it is supposed to damage the retina.

• Sunglasses should also match your skin tone. Choosing a pair that is in contrast with your skin tone would not help. A pair that enhances your skin tone and hair colour will always draw more attention.

Always remember that it is always safe to spend on good quality sunglasses rather than buying a cheap pair just for the sake of fashion.

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5 thoughts on “How to buy Retro Sunglasses?

  1. Nice post!! I am looking forward to aviators for myself,bt i am afraid i have a flat nose,would i look good in aviators?Do round faced ppl look good in them?

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