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Square sunglasses: Style inspiration for men and women

Fashion has gone full circle (or square), with vintage styles becoming all the rage, and nothing says retro quite like square sunglasses. Whether you preferred circle or cat-eye shapes, sunglasses lacked some serious edge before the 1960s. The rise of Mod style brought with it shorter hemlines and statement square glasses, and nowadays, these sunnies are having a huge revival. This is in part thanks to paparazzi-deterrent oversized sunglasses: the epitome of celebrity chic - are you ready to join them?

After many months stuck in lockdown wearing work-from-home outfits, square sunglasses are a chance to get your fashion back on track and make a statement with this bold and androgynous must-have summer accessory.

Big square sunglasses

Oversized square sunglasses are an ode to the Hollywood divas of the 60s and 70s. These Victor & Rolf shades are the ideal way to add a bit of mystery and glamour to any outfit. The big square frame in tortoiseshell acetate is offset with metallic gold temples, making them the perfect sunglasses for a glitzy day out in your favourite little black dress and shoulder bag.

Acetate, small sunglasses

These Specsavers acetate sunglasses are a softer take on the square sunglasses style. Available in black, green and brown and part of our famous 2 for 1 offer, these are the simple, everyday shades that will flatter all face shapes and complement all outfits. Simply style these with jeans, a plain t-shirt and trainers to look effortlessly cool and stylish.

Metallic square frames

If you want square style sunglasses but with a little added sophistication try these Specsavers sunglasses. The devil is in the detail with these sunnies; the gold metal frame is accompanied by delicate Swarovski® crystal etched down the sides and tortoiseshell plastic tips. Wear these with a loose linen shirt and your favourite shorts for a trendy summer look.

Black square sunglasses

If sporty-looking sunglasses are more your style, try these black Roxy sunglasses. The deep square look is made from chunky injected plastic with the classic Roxy logo printed in white on the sides and finished with rubberised tips. Pair these simple square sunglasses with your best athleisure wear whilst watching the football and tennis this summer, to fully emerse yourself into the sports-luxe aesthetic. 

Discover more glasses inspiration on how to nail the athlesiure wear look

Statement frames

Don’t shy away from statement eyewear; channel your inner celebrity with these Marc Jacobs glittery oversized square sunglasses. These square shades have a unique striped pattern of green, blue and purple that will make you stand out and sparkle next to the sea, swimming pool or if you aren’t jetting off this summer, your local lido. Use these glasses to elevate any summery outfit and pair them with a neutral lip to let the glasses do all the talking.

Prescription sunglasses

If you can’t find the square sunglasses to suit your style, why not use our lens tinting service? You can turn almost all of our glasses frames into prescription sunglasses – all we do is add a sun tint with UV or polarising lenses. These Specsavers Ficus square sunglasses with their shiny gold stainless steel frames would pop even more against a dark tinted lens. Match the metallic sunglasses with gold necklaces and rings for an elegant everyday look.

Modern frames

Square sunglasses might have originated in the ‘60s, but the style has evolved into a futuristic modern look with these Viktor & Rolf sunglasses. The lenses appeal to the current ‘brown is the new black’ fashion trend and the angular gold frames are perfect for accentuating your cheekbones. Wear these sunglasses with an oversized vintage leather jacket to juxtapose the sunglasses' modern and retro influences.

If you’re looking to level up the simple design of your square sunglasses even more then experiment with a hexagonal shape, read more about this style here.

Curious about square sunglasses and how they would look on you? Try out our virtual try-on tool to see which style is the one for you before you buy. And check out our #LoveGlasses blog for more style guides and inspiration.