The Most Popular Sunglasses Styles

The Most Popular Sunglasses Styles

Sep 29th 2020

Want to change your look in an instant? Put on an iconic pair of sunglasses! It’s not a stretch to say that sunglasses can make the most memorable contribution to your overall look, and that’s why it’s so important to choose your sunglasses wisely.

The right pair of sunglasses does several things for you. It speaks to your own personal style while nodding to classic fashion styles of the past or trends of the moment. It adds a dimension to your fashion that would otherwise be missing. And it does all this while protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays. (Be sure to look into the benefits of polarized sunglasses.)

But how do you know which pair is right for you? Whether it's men's sunglasses or women's sunglasses, trying on a variety of styles is the best place to start. You can visit our shop and try on sunglasses to your heart’s content.

It’s also helpful to be well versed in the most popular sunglasses, so you know which styles you prefer. That’s why we’ve put together this blog post of the most popular sunglasses styles. If you'd like some more information, be sure to check out the sunglasses trends of fall 2017, and be sure to check out our sunglasses at our pop up shops.


Back in style with a vengeance this fall, aviators have been around since the 1930s. They were originally designed exclusively for pilots, but after Top Gun became an international hit in the 1980s, aviator sunglasses went mainstream in a big way.

Their most distinctive features are their thin wire frames and double bridge. The lenses are ample enough to keep light from entering the eyes while still providing peripheral views. You’ll find frames in several different styles, such as classic, teardrop, and square shapes. Lenses may be tinted, mirrored, or even ombred. Look into the benefits of mirrored sunglasses.


Most people consider round sunglasses for their retro appeal - you may think of John Lennon or Elton John when you think of round sunglasses. Last popular in the 1990s, round glasses are trending once again. Today, round glasses have a new hipster appeal, just like the Eros sunglasses. With their small profile and minimalist design, these sunglasses provide a classic, understated look.

Taxi Driver Sunglasses

Perfect for New Yorkers, taxi driver sunglasses are reminiscent of Robert De Niro’s 1976 vigilante film Taxi Driver. Also known as Ray-Ban Caravans, these sunglasses have updated metal frames and resemble aviators. The lens style is usually square, and they come in a variety of colors: violet, orange, green, you name it. While they have a classic look, there’s also something edgy about them. Give them a try - look into our Heracles model for a similar style. This is a great opportunity for buying sunglasses online!


What’s so great about classic Wayfarers is that they can be dressed up or dressed down, and they never miss a beat. Debuted by Ray-Ban in 1956, Wayfarers have never really gone out of style. Maybe part of the reason they’re so enduringly popular is that they seem to look great on everyone.

Which celebrities seem to gravitate toward Wayfarers? It’s a lengthy list, but the Beatles, Billy Joel, David Beckham, and Orlando Bloom all come to mind. So, if you choose this popular style of sunglasses, you’ll be in good company! Look into our Triton sunglasses!


Also called browline glasses, Clubmasters have a distinctive, classic look. Popular in the 1950s and 1960s, Clubmasters are characterized by their round lenses and distinctive frames, which consist of a heavy plastic upper with a thin metal rim around the bottom of the lenses. Malcolm X famously wore Clubmasters, and Bruce Willis brought them back in style 20 years later when he wore them on Moonlighting. Today, you can get them in many different colors (just like our Odin, Odin Green, and Odin Blue), and they’ve been updated with interesting curves and fresh frame/lens color combinations.

Which of these popular sunglasses styles best speaks to your fashion sense and lifestyle? If you’re unsure, the best thing to do is try on fashionable sunglasses until you find a pair that makes you feel fantastic. We love to send our customers on their way feeling better than ever. Check out our store, and be sure to visit our blog, including popular posts such as polarized vs non-polarized sunglasses and how to take care of your sunglasses.