Stylish Summer Sunglasses for Mom

 

There are many items that mothers need to purchase to make sure their kids are ready for summer: bathing suits, towels, shorts, sunscreen and sandals. Moms also need to make sure her kids’ summer outfits are complete with sunglasses . However, moms often forget how important it is to protect their own eyes from the summer’s rays! While mothers should keep in mind that their sunglasses needn’t be expensive because Junior might try them on and break them, there are some inexpensive, hip trends for this year that will keep Mom looking fashionable.

1. John Lennon Style

Background

John Lennon made these glasses famous in the 1970s and Dolce and Gabbana, along with Stella McCartney, are bringing them back on the market this year! The round lens can either be rimless or surrounded in a thick plastic frame, and lens colors come in a vast range of tints. Julia Roberts, Lady Gaga and Mary Kate Olsen are huge fans of this style.

Face Shape

This style is best suited for women with heart-shaped, oval or square faces because the circular shape helps to soften sharp jaw lines. Women with round faces should avoid this style as the glasses might make their face appear too round.

Apparel

While “John Lennon” sunglasses work with any fashion, particularly light, floral dresses and well-fitted skirts and tops, this style of the 1970s also works well with bold, retro prints and bright colors. These sunglasses add an aura of fun and sophistication to any party you may be attending!

2. Cat Eye Style

Background

Thanks to Prada, one of the biggest names in the fashion industry, the “Cat Eye” style is back! These sunglasses resemble a gorgeous almond eye shape. Audrey Hepburn made this style famous in the renowned film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Models in the Christian Dior, Giles and Jeremy Scott fashion shows all sport some version of this fantastic style.

Face Shape

Like the “John Lennon” style, this ultra-feminine shape from the 1950s and 1960s looks terrific on women with heart-shaped, oval or square faces. They also come in two shapes: a more dramatic arch as was popular in the 1950s or a gentler scoop that models wear on the runways.

Apparel

This style of sunglasses pairs well with formal, informal, modern and vintage clothes. If you are attending a formal event, opt for neutral colors. If you’re taking a day trip to the beach, however, bedazzle your glasses with jewels and colored, trendy frames. These glasses are available in a variety of shades to complement your own personal style.

3. Retro Style

fashionable sunglasses for moms

Background

Think big and bold with the “Retro” style. Prada, Stella McCartney, Dolce and Gabbana, and Fendi are lending their keen sense of style to bring back these oversized sunglasses. Since the inspiration for the “Retro” sunglasses come from the retro age between the 1950s and the 1970s, frames come in all colors and patterns.

Face Shape

Because these sunglasses are so large and they cover almost a third of the individual’s face, this style is extremely popular with women who have fair or sensitive skin. For round faces, choose a well arched and geometric frame while oval, heart-shaped and square faces should seek a softer, more subtle frame. Remember that the lighter the tint, the less protection you will get from the sun.

Apparel

The “Retro” style is great for all occasions both formal and informal. You can change your hair, makeup and clothing and get an entirely new look even though your sunglasses are still the same!

Sara Roberts writes for Just Eyewear, a discount eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses online retailer.

Comments

  1. Just Coupons says:

    I agree, we focus on our kids’ needs and often forget our own needs when it comes to something as simple as sunglasses. I am guilty of not wearing them for years and how quickly the fine lines around the eyes come.

  2. I LOVE sunglasses! My favorites are the big plastic ones that cover a ton of facial area :)

  3. courtney says:

    i don’t really like the cat style, but the others are pretty cool!:)

    • Dee says:

      I can’t get with the cat style either. My face is too round lol.

  4. Donna B. says:

    I love the Cat’s Eye glasses but I can’t pull them off. I think the Retro is more up my alley.

    • Dee says:

      Ditto on the Cat’s Eye.

  5. Brandy says:

    I don’t think any of those fit me …. my sis always picks on me because I am not “in” with sunglasses, I wear a pair I have had since high school, okay well I have had to replace them since high school as I do have three kids who love to break my $10 glasses, but if I had to choose one of these it would be the ones that have a sort of zebra stripe on them.

  6. Kasey says:

    Some good tips, thank you – I love my oversized sunglasses, and I hope they never go away!

  7. won says:

    I love number two. Like you mentioned though…I picked mine up at Walmart for five bucks. It’s practical when they get lost or broken – which I’m sure they will!

  8. Muthering Heights says:

    I like them ALL! :)

  9. I like the big sun glasses. They balance out my big nose! Lol.

  10. Samantha K @ MyaMaternity.com says:

    I love the cat eye sunglasses. Sunglasses seem like a fashion statement but they are for your health. Mom’s often think about their kids and forget their own needs. Pick a pair you like and wear them to protect your own eyes.

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