Round sunglasses are fun and modern and they look good on just about everybody. There are many round frame and lens colors you can choose from to find a pair that shows off your personal style.
Round is the original glasses frame shape. Round glasses have been around since the 13th century. They were the only type of wearable vision correction then and for a long time after.
Around 700 years later (in the 1900s), modern sunglasses were invented. And in 1929, businessman Sam Foster started mass-producing sunglasses at his plastics manufacturing plant.
Circle-shaped sunglasses became very popular in the 1960s and 1970s thanks in large part to John Lennon. He famously wore small round metal frames that were frequently referred to as “John Lennon sunglasses.”
Here are some circular sunglasses trends to consider:
Rock a vintage look in smaller shades with a thin wire frame.
Here are our picks for the best vintage round sunglasses:
You can’t go wrong with metal circular sunglasses. Choose a classic frame color like silver paired with gray lenses or add some flair with a rose gold frame and pink lenses.
Here are our picks for the best metal-frame circular sunglasses:
Circle sunglasses with plastic frames are sturdy and lightweight. They also come in many different colors!
Here are our picks for the best circular sunglasses with a plastic frame:
If you’re shopping for a chic look for the modern man, circular sunglasses are a great option.
Here are our picks for the best round sunglasses for men:
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Women can also embrace the trend with an authentic pair of round designer shades.
Here are our picks for the best circle sunglasses for women:
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Many of the top eyewear brands offer circular sunnies. Here are some of our most popular:
With its timeless aesthetic and high-quality workmanship, Ray-Ban has been setting industry standards since it was founded in the 1930s.
Here are our picks for the best round Ray-Ban sunglasses:
John Varvatos sunglasses are perfect for fashion-forward men. Here are some of our favorites:
A pair of round shades is sure to become one of your favorite accessories. Here are some current circular shades trends to consider incorporating into your wardrobe:
A good rule of thumb when you’re shopping for sunglasses is to choose a style that flatters your face shape. Circular sunglasses look especially good on people with these face shapes:
If you have a round face, you may want to stay away from round frames. This shape can make your face look even more round because it doesn’t have any angles to offset your natural curves.
At FramesDirect, we have a wide variety of sunglasses with round frames. When your lenses have 100% UVA-UVB protection, they protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays while ensuring you look great. We’re confident you’ll find your best sunglasses style when you shop with us.