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Rectangle sunglasses and glasses inspiration for men and women

Retro fashion trends are bursting into popularity, with the styles of the 70s becoming a sought-after look. With this has come heightened interest in rectangular glasses frames. Their universal, angular shape means they can complement a range of style aesthetics, and with countless options of both sunglasses and glasses, any wearer can elevate their look with ease. If you want to try out rectangular glasses, read on to discover how to get the effortlessly cool look.

60s chic sunglasses

Warm weather is fast approaching and we are casting our minds forward to the days where we can laze in the sun and wear our favourite sunglasses. Enjoy a summer of love and channel your sixties chic in these wide-rimmed, tortoiseshell sunglasses.

The slightly rounded edges of these rectangular sunglasses frames will add a level of sophistication and cool to your look whether you’re wearing jeans, festival wear, or work clothes. The stylish two-toned, warm colours in the frame add a modern element to the style, whilst contrasting beautifully with the pastel blue rim that runs along with the interior. Pair these frames with a floaty dress in warm hues, or a vintage denim jacket.

Statement sunglasses

Make a statement with your sunglasses this summer. This trendy ultra-slim double brow frame is unique and sleek, perfect for any face shape. These Tommy Hilfiger frames take a classic Aviator-style complete with tortoiseshell tips and transform it into something new with a wider bridge and shallower lens shape, crafted in polished gold metal.

Combine these androgynous frames with denim and a leather jacket to perfectly execute the look. 

Small rectangular sunglasses

If you prefer a smaller frame against your face shape, these stylish, vivid Ruth frames are a true showstopper. The colourful rectangular shape has been rounded off to give a softer look which flatters your face and emphasises the eye line. Finish off the outfit with an oversized black blazer to get the off-duty model look.

If these frames caught your eye, look at our Buyer’s Guide to find out how to turn any prescription frame into sunglasses, just in time for the sun!

Simple rectangle glasses

For anyone who likes to try new things whilst exercising an air of caution, try out this pair of rectangular sunglasses featuring super-slim metal and tortoiseshell tips. This frame would look excellent on anyone experimenting with more masculine styles.

While the typical rectangular frame is quite striking and eye-catching, this is a more transitional style with accents of an aviator-style. This sleek, unisex glasses style is simple yet quirky, showing you that the minimal the better. To continue the theme of simplicity, this look needs no more than a pair of classic blue jeans and a white T-shirt.

70s style sunglasses

Nothing says ‘70s style’ quite like a chunky pair of square-framed glasses. To execute the look, opt for thick, square-framed glasses such as these Viktor&Rolf statement sunglasses with a light tortoiseshell pattern, and oversized, chunky acetate plastic for maximum effect. Dress up this look with flared trousers, tassels, or a light, floaty blouse.

Ombre glasses

If you like to try new trends, but you want to maintain a level of originality, look no further than these unique two-tone Washington. The deep rectangle shape features a dual black colourway around the rim, which dips to a subtle grey undertone in the lower half of the frame. To add another level of finesse and understated detail to the design, the bridge has been slightly dipped.

If you love the monochrome look, carry this through to your outfit, or introduce a pop of colour, to add to the summer vibe.

Are you feeling inspired to experiment with a rectangular frame? Our virtual try-on tool lets you try out as many pairs of glasses before you buy — so you can find the perfect fit for your hair colour and face shape.

Browse our full angular framed glasses collection here, or for more tips about popular glasses and trends, visit our #LoveGlasses blog.