One of the biggest trends we saw for 2011 sunglasses trends was oversized sunglasses. Oversized sunglasses are a style of retro sunglasses which originally became popular in the 1970s, overtaking the cat-eye sunglasses which were popular in the 1960s. Vintage designer sunglasses with oversized frames and bug-eye lenses remained popular in the 1980s and 1990s, particularly with celebrities. Celebrities who get swarmed by the media paparazzi typically don these oversized sunglasses so that they can slip by in crowds unnoticed. The lenses cover a very wide portion of the face and can help to conceal a celebrity’s identity. Even though that practical value isn’t really applicable to most of us, wearinglarge oversized sunglasses can provide the rest of us with an added benefit—the “star look.” Who are some of the celebrities who have been spotted wearing bug eye sunglasses? Bug-eye sunglasses are favorite styles of Paris Hilton, Victoria Beckham, Nicole Richie, and Cheryl Tweedy. They were also made famous by historical celebrities like Audrey Hepburn. Oversized sunglasses are popular for both men and women but are mainly a women’s sunglasses style.
Oversized glasses come in many different styles; some are oval shaped or circular, others are rectangular, and many are shaped in the bug-eye style. While the two terms are often used interchangeably, oversized indeed refers to a size, while bug-eye refers to a common shape of oversized glasses. There are other styles of oversized glasses as well including oversized wraparound sunglasses. Manufacturers of oversized designer sunglasses include Burberry, Soda Sunglasses, Oakley, Gucci, and Marc Jacobs, among others.
These days, it isn’t just the new and modern which is fashionable, but also the retro fashions of yesteryear! Trendy people are shopping for rare vintage sunglasses and vintage inspired sunglasses. You don’t have to look for a vintage sunglasses shop just to buy vintage sunglasses, though, since this style is so popular that many mainstream sunglasses stores also sell vintage inspired sunglasses.
Aviator sunglasses, Ray-Ban wayfarer sunglasses, oversized bug-eye sunglasses and horn rim cat eye sunglasses are all examples of vintage styles which have made a comeback during the Aughts. These styles were fashionable in 2011 and will be even more so in 2012. We’ve been seeing a lot of celebrities wearing cat eye sunglasses recently including Zoe Saldana, Ke$ha, and January Jones. In particular, oversized sunglasses have become a top-selling sunglasses trend. Any of these looks for men or women can really give you a unique, old-school style which will set you apart from the crowd. Since vintage fashion trends made a comeback in the Aughts as well, vintage style sunglasses inspired by sunglasses from the 60s, 70s and 80s can really stand out as accessories paired with vintage clothing.