Round sunglasses have been around for a good while and have tiptoed around being trendy even when they were not directly in spotlight. When they aren’t directly on trend, they are still cool, but many women wonder if they can pull them off. Well, here is the breakdown to help you decide whether round frames are for you. Also we present 21 of the trendiest round sunglasses for women to get now!
Best Round Sunglasses for Women: Contents
Round glasses actually help round out your face. If you face is angular, long, really any shape but perfectly round or heart-shaped, you can definitely wear round sunglasses.
But there are a lot of face shapes and fortunately thousands of frame options available, which means that there truly is an option for everyone. Take a look below and figure out which round sunglasses will work best for you. If you need celebrity inspiration, look at Christina Ricci, Adele or Mila Kunis.
Women’s Round Sunglasses for Round Faces
Typically, round frames on a round face is the not the most highly recommended combination. That isn’t to say that it is impossible to find a good option – just choose a pair that accentuates the youthful roundness of your face without becoming unflattering.
Pick a pair of round glasses with an accentuating feature on the top or bottom of the frames to direct attention to your cheekbones or brow, whichever you prefer. Details at the temples are also a good, aesthetically pleasing option.
Women’s Round Sunglasses for Square and Rectangular Faces
One of the winning face/ frame combinations is definitely round sunglasses on square and rectangular faces. Round frames will not only soften the features of the face, but also will soften the shape of the face.
The most important part of choosing round frames for a square or rectangular face is to choose the right size and color. Choosing eyeglass frames is all about balance, and the roundness of the frames will balance out and soften more straight lines.
Women’s Round Sunglasses for Heart-Shaped Faces
With heart-shaped faces, round sunglasses can be a bit tricky, but are still possibly a good choice. The choice is easier made when considering the weight of the frames, the style of the nose bridge, and where the temples sit.
With heart-shaped faces and round frames, the most important aspect to consider is not allowing the width of the frames to widen the top of your face. Choose a pair that strikes a fair balance on your features.
Women’s Round Sunglasses for Oblong and Oval Faces
Oblong and oval faces do not always need to be softened but rounding them out is easily done with the right round frames. Though the look can be a bit on the mod side, oversized round sunglasses are a good option that will look excellent on this face shape.
Oblong and oval faces are easier to find good round frames for thanks to the balance between their features. It is important not to overpower these features, but for the frames to fit along with them beautifully.
Women’s Round Sunglasses for Triangular/ Diamond Faces
Triangular and diamond-shaped faces can be softened by round frames. If that is your goal, choose a pair that doesn’t widen the top or middle of the face, but instead accentuates the overall balance. Round frames will provide a softness and youthfulness to even the most angular of diamond faces.
The right frames can accentuate the features of your face that you like best. Features such as the thickness and color of the frames, the nose bridge and arms of the glasses can make a big difference in the overall effect the shades have on your face.
The biggest goal with round sunglasses is obviously to shield your eyes from UV rays and brightness, but in the end, you still want them to increase your overall attractiveness. So here you have 21 cool pairs to get!
1. Illesteva Roma II Green Acetate Round Sunglasses
Illesteva’s round frames show off handmade army green acetate with polished gold-toned accents. The style of the frames and the bridge are intended to perfectly accentuate oval-shaped faces, and each set of sunglasses is handmade in Italy. You can order your pair from Net-a-Porter today.
2. Acne Studios Scientist Round Sunglasses
The Scientist round sunglasses in black lenses with gold frames are the ideal that many people have in mind when they think of round sunglasses for women. As these types of glasses can seem intimidating to wear at times, it is important to find a good balance of frame weight to lenses.
The lightness of the frames makes them ideal for anyone who wants to wear a pair of round sunglasses that will not overtake their face. You can get a pair for yourself from Nordstrom.
3. Gucci Round-Frame Striped Acetate & Textured Leather Sunglasses
Gucci always finds interesting ways to incorporate their signature aesthetics into any and all accessories, and round sunglasses are no exception. The signature Gucci stripe and growling golden tiger charm that signifies an Alessandro Michele design is easily spotted on these round sunglasses.
The green-toned frames are tinted perfectly, and the look, if you feel it is a bit busy, can be adjusted by removing the textured leather bridge for a more low-profile look. Order yours from Net-a-Porter!
4. Roberi & Fraud Doris Gold Tone Acetate Round Sunglasses
Tiny, golden-toned round frames, inspired by cult classics like The Professional, are making a strong comeback. The oval frames are tiny in comparison to other round frames, and the exaggerated brow bar definitely makes a statement.
These are not ideal for all face shapes – just to be clear they can make certain face shapes look larger by comparison. On some people it can even make facial features appear sharper so keep that in mind. You can order a pair from Net-a-Porter.
5. Versace Round Aviator Sunglasses
Round sunglasses already make a statement, but the Versace round aviator sunglasses are on another level of aesthetics. In black and grey, these shades feature a high, straight brow bar, non-polarized lenses and eye-catching logo studs. Each pair of these round sunglasses is made Italy and can be purchased at Shopbop.
6. Chloe Oversized Round Sunglasses
Chloe’s oversized round sunglasses would look exceptional on anyone with an angular face (like Olivia Wilde, Rihanna or Sarah Jessica Parker). The gold tone metal is twisted and creates a cut-out look around the think frames on the lenses. The interesting aesthetic and texture of the frames work with the light purple to pink gradient lenses. You can get yours from Net-a-Porter.
7. Joseph Joe Round Sunglasses
These round shades show off a miniscule sized, perfectly round set of frames in a translucent tortoiseshell design with brilliant cobalt blue tips. They are the picture-perfect definition of small sunglasses and even come in all black and red. The tortoiseshell style is the best of the bunch though and cannot be stylistically underestimated. Order yours from Farfetch.com and see what we mean!
8. Dior Round Frame Sunglasses
Dior’s round sunglasses are unisex with the frames made of black acetate that wrap around the dark tinted lenses to create a simple cut-out brow and an understated nose bridge. These are chic in the simple styling and character that the glasses display, but with the right outfit they will be an unparalleled eye-catching detail. You can order your pair from Farfetch.com.
9. Kaleos Radley Acetate Round Sunglasses
These shades are handcrafted and visually interesting on their own, before ever being put on the wearer’s face. The lenses are cut out but held in place with gold-tone settings in a tonal tortoiseshell frame. They look perfectly balanced and will go great with nearly any outfit. You can get your Kaleos round sunglasses from MatchesFashion.com.
10. Illesteva Roma II Acetate and Gold Tone Round Sunglasses
Ever since another pair of Illesteva’s “Roma II” sunglasses was seen on Bella Hadid, everyone has wanted to consider the new acetate round sunglasses. On these round shades, the cream colored acetate is still translucent and looks great with gold-tone arms and brown tinted lenses. The arched brow bar adds another interesting aesthetic feature that can balance out and enhance the wearer’s face. You can order your pair from Net-a-Porter.
11. Altuzarra 60mm Round Sunglasses
Thin metal frames outline a set of perfectly round tinted lenses with tortoiseshell arms and inverted chevrons to create a decorative nose bridge. The inverted chevron nose bridge is an eye-catching detail that doesn’t interfere with the comfort of wearing the sunglasses in any way. You can order yours at Nordstrom.
12. Ahlem Place des Alpes Round Sunglasses
The Ahlem round sunglasses have a bit of a switch to the typical shape of round frames. The gold-toned frames themselves feature an interesting bevel texture and dark lenses. Although the frames, which are made in France, are mostly round, the slight curved ends make it a great option for nearly all face shapes. Order your set from Farfetch.com.
13. Marni Round Cut-Out Sunglasses
Marni’s round sunglasses show off tortoiseshell enamel frames and cut-out yellow tinted lenses. The addition of gold-tone metal rims adds to the eclectic feel of the frames that was carried over from the spring/ summer 2018 Marni runway show. Order yours from MatchesFashion.com!
14. Dries Van Noten x Linda Farrow Round Sunglasses
Dries Van Noten’s modern ready-to-wear style is evident in these simple but sophisticated round gold-tone frames. The lenses are tinted with a bronze gradient that adds to the overall appeal of these frames. These round sunglasses for women are the style child of eyewear label Linda Farrow and Dries Van Noten. Get yours from MyTheresa.com!
15. Fendi Logo Printed Round Sunglasses
Fendi’s printed round sunglasses were first seen on the fall 2017 runway. Here, they are in red, with the signature logo printed on the lenses and red, thin, round wire frames. The double brow bar is meant to be flattering, and the cushioned tips are meant to be comfortable. Pick up yours from Net-a-Porter!
16. Krewe St. Louis Round Sunglasses
Krewe’s St. Louis sunglasses are an interesting set of round-framed shades accented with matte gunmetal hardware. The frames, though a bit thick, are still flattering, and the nose bridge is accented in shape and style for the overall stylized look of the frames. You can get a pair for yourself from Shopbop.com.
17. Fendi Round Frame Sunglasses
Fendi’s round sunglasses for women showcase vibrant blue arms with gold-tone accents and golden tortoiseshell frames that are perfectly round. The lenses feature a gradient color, and the arms, which are straight, are emblazoned with the logo on the temple, ending in curved tips. These sunglasses have been described as decadent and aptly so. Order a pair for yourself from Farfetch.com!
18. Givenchy Round-Frame Metal Sunglasses
Givenchy’s round-frame sunglasses evoke the spirit that soaked through the 1960s with a fully round frame and a slim top bar embellished with engraving at either end. The temples are skinny and embellished, covered with amber-colored acetate tips. The lenses are tinted a light brown and can be purchased at MatchesFashion.com.
19. Ray-Ban Round Sunglasses
Ray-Ban’s round glasses have been iconic for decades, they are not fashioned after another previously iconic look – Ray-Bans are the iconic glasses seen on stars throughout history. These gold-tone sunglasses are made in Italy with dark green G-15 lenses. They are known to be incredibly comfortable with cushioned nose pads and a well-shaped fit from the perfectly round lenses. Order a pair for yourself from Net-a-Porter!
20. Linda Farrow Oversized Round Sunglasses
Linda Farrow’s oversized round sunglasses have non-polarized lenses that are tinted with light gradient. The frames are translucent acetate in different shades of gold, one much lighter than the other. The top half of the gold frames is a darker, richer shade of bronzed gold, while the bottom is light gold. You can order a set for yourself from Shopbop.
21. Kaleos Pollitt Acetate Sunglasses
These Kaleos acetate round sunglasses have a classic look reminiscent of tortoiseshell frames. The Barcelona-based label produced these sunglasses in auburn acetate that works well with the light brown tint on the lenses. The look is exactly what you would expect from a pair of stunning classic round frames. Order your acetate sunglasses from MatchesFashion.com!
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