The recognizable wayfarer-style glasses frame shape is trapezoidal with thicker plastic rims. Wayfarer frames became popular in the 1950s for the sense of rebelliousness and independence they represented. While Ray-Ban’s Original Wayfarer is the most famous, other designers have put their own spin on this classic style. Versatile wayfarer-style sunglasses and eyeglasses frames work well for the wearer with a round, oval, oblong, or diamond-shaped face.
The Wayfarer: You’ve seen this iconic sunglasses style in movies and television, and in the music video version of Don Henley's 1980s anthem, “The Boys of Summer.” Cultural icon James Dean often wore Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses, a perfect complement to the screen actor’s rebellious image. Eyeglasses in the wayfarer shape are classics through and through, at once sophisticated and exciting. Explore prescription-ready and conventional wayfarer-style sunglasses in our collection. Find a style that recalls the originalor choose a modern, updated version. Browse our collection of wayfarer sunglasses and eyeglasses to find pared-down frames, big, bold styles, fresh contemporary versions, and frames that merely hint at the throwback favorite. Whatever your fashion preference, we offer a wayfarer-style option to match it.