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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 Vivienne Westwood shades are the ideal way to add a bit of fascination and glamour to any outfit. The big square frame in iconic tartan pattern makes these glasses perfect to wear on a business lunch out, matched with a bold red or classic blue blazer.

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 silver metal frame is complemented by emerald green lenses 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 HUGO sunglasses. The deep square look is made from glossy black acetate with the classic HUGO logo printed in red on the lens and white on the sides, and finished with royal blue tips. Pair these simple square sunglasses with your best athleisure wear whilst watching the football and tennis this summer, to fully immerse yourself into the sports-luxe aesthetic. 

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

Statement frames

Don’t shy away from statement eyewear; channel your inner celebrity with these Liberty London pale pink oversized square sunglasses. Whether it be a boat party or a picnic in the park, 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.

Chic Square Sunglasses

Understated, chic square sunglasses are the perfect way to add a touch of luxe to any outfit. These Karen Millen sunglasses show subtle gold detailing on the arms, creating a sense of opulence and sophistication, making them a great addition to any party or special occasion outfit.

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.