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Sunglasses have come a long way from those tinted glass frames that were all the rage in the 18th century. Over the years, while sunglasses have become more of a necessity than anything, style too has also taken the front seat when it comes to its overall aesthetic and design.
The Evolution of Oval Frames
Oval frames were derived from rounded frames of the first commercially available sunglasses in 1920s Atlanta. Wider than they are tall and featuring a softer look that can either be dressed up or down, depending on your tastes, oval shaped shades add a touch of glam and enhance the femininity of the wearer. Facial features take the spotlight whenever you don a pair of oval frames as they are complimented by the softened edges and curves.
The 1960s saw the rise of the oval shades popularity, in face the rise was meteoric due to them being a favourite shape for the former first lady Jackie O. Millions of oval shades were purchased in this time, with women wanting to snag their own JFK.
Oval shades continued to remain popular throughout the 70s and 80s as they evolved with the times, with different coloured frames available, and different takes on the lenses. Pastel-hued transparent lens in hugely oversized frames matched the relaxed peace and love vibe that was promoted at the time.
The 1990s saw the trend take an unexpected turn with the traditionally feminine style being worn and absolutely owned by the effortlessly cool Kurt Cobain. In a photo session with the photographer Jesse Frohman, Cobain finished his look off with a thick white framed pair of oval shades. Probably used to hide a little bit of debauchery and exhaustion, these sunnies added a space-age tinged rebellious vibe to the musician. And became iconic for a generation of music loving teens. Making people realise that while they may be a traditionally feminine style, anyone can wear a pair of oval shades.
These days, oval shades are everywhere, and their popularity has remained. With the styles that encapsulate the 90s-ideas-of-the-future with their smaller than small frames, to the enormously oversized styles that hide famous faces from the paparazzi.
Can I Wear Oval Frames?
Almost anyone can pull off a pair of oval sunnies.
Angular face shapes, such as those with square or triangular faces, will find oval frames to be their best style of frames. The soft edges complement strong jaw lines and sharp features, bringing balance to the face.
Oval frames with a deep lens base work well for those with heart-shaped faces. The style is one that can harmoniously bring your best assets without overpowering your face. Oval faces have the wonderful option of choosing any style they want and oval frames are always a fashion favourite.
Choose Oval Frames Now
Curved edges that have a simplistic design make oval frames a safe choice for sunglasses. With a wide coverage area, oval shaped sunglasses provide UV protection to both your eyes and the delicate skin that surrounds it.