Delightful creations in metal, wood, and acetate, sunglasses are one fashion accessory that is needed in all seasons. Not only do they perk up a perfectly fine set of facial features, but the right ones can also add greatly to your attitude and confidence. And, if you have vitiligo around your eyes, they are crucial to save your depigmented skin from the sun.
There are a few must-have sunglass designs that work equally well for everyone – from the modern woman to the bohemian professional and the social butterfly. Read on to find out more about these glamorous eyewear creations.
They’ve been around for what seems like forever and continue to rule the hearts of many millions of vitiligo beauties, worldwide. Combining the best of military chutzpah with effortless elegance, the aviators proclaim that you have arrived on the eyewear scene, and how! Be it Wimbledon wives or war movies, the aviators add oomph to all.
Sometimes described as the best-selling eyewear design in history, the wayfarers were designed in 1952 by American optical designer Raymond Stegeman. This radically new design was termed “a mid-century classic to rival Eames chairs and Cadillac tail fins,” and while the trapezoidal frame hinted at risk-taking tendencies, the sturdy arms accorded it a solidly-defined look. Enjoying the height of popularity in the 1950s and 1960s, the wayfarers are making a sure comeback in the 21st century.
Working well for almost all face types, oversized sunglasses were made popular, in no small measure, by Jacqueline Kennedy in the 1960s. Available today in a broad spectrum of choices – of frame and styles – take your pick from geometric frames, embellished temples, and classic squares. Choose a floral scarf to go with these and step out with an ‘oversized’ spring in your fashion step!
You know a cat-eye when you see one. With a design like no other, it has been the toast of the town ever since Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe donned a pair, more than 60 years ago. Characterised by an upsweep at the outer edges, where the arms join the frame front, cat-eye works for most face shapes by accentuating the cheekbones. You, too, must own one today.
Just as definitive shapes are indispensable, so should a pair of classic sunglasses for the stylish women be. Must-haves in the classic segment include round, square and plain mirror glasses. Evergreen shapes, these come in handy on days when you want to make do with corporate chic.