When the summer sun fades away, it’s time to tuck your bathing suit, sandals and shorts into the back of your closet until next spring. But not your sunglasses! Chic shades are a year-round accessory. They not only protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays, but also add a touch of high-end glamour to your look.
If you still haven’t found the perfect pair of sunglasses, you certainly have a variety of styles from which to choose. Round Jackie O’s, funky cat-eyed lenses, modern shield sunglasses…the list goes on and on. For a cool pair of glasses that looks good on almost anyone, stick with aviators.
Aviator sunglasses, also known as pilot shades, were originally developed by Ray-Ban in 1936. However, these days almost every eyewear designer and brand offers aviators. And they aren’t just for military men anymore; everyone is wearing them.
The aviator style is defined by their reflective or dark lenses and metal frames. Everyone from General Douglas MacArthur in World War II to Tom Cruise in Top Gun has been spotted wearing aviator sunglasses. Though fashion trends in glasses change season to season and year to year, aviators always seem to be popular among both men and women.
If you are looking for an affordable pair of aviators, turn to your local department store. These Ray-Ban Bubble Wrap Aviator Sunglasses offer the classic silhouette and give it a chic, modern upgrade with their curved wrap-around shape. These sunglasses are priced at just $129.00 at Macys.com.
When selecting a pair of sunglasses, the general rule is to pick frames that are the opposite shape of your face. For example, square faces look terrific in totally round lenses, while round faces look best in square frames. Oval frames (such as aviators) look fabulous on almost anyone.