Protecting our eyes from harmful UV rays is essential. Looking stylish is a choice. I love sunglasses and because I live in a tropical climate, I own several pairs. I have trendy sunglasses when dressing up for an event, I have casual ones I use when going out to lunch with the girls, and I have sporty polarized sunglasses for times when I go driving, boating, and hiking.
Recently, while clearing out boxes from the family home, I came across a pair of sunglasses that an elderly aunt gave me ages ago. They are from the ‘70s with large, square, transparent frames and gold trims. I was ecstatic to find them again! It reminded me how trends come and go – and come again. They are now back in my sunglasses’ rotation.
Trendy and stylish sunglasses for women over 50:
Choose sunglasses that fit your lifestyle, personality, and activities.
By now, you probably know what shape of sunglasses fits your face shape. If you’re not sure, ask friends to honestly tell you which shapes fit you best.
You can purchase very inexpensive sunglasses at drugstores, gas stations, and on Amazon. Look for the sticker on the lens that says 100% UV protection or 400UV.
You can also spend several hundred dollars on designer boutique sunglasses. I like to look for promotions or sales and buy the best protection I can for my eyes. Spending a little more is worth it if you take good care of your sunglasses by keeping them in their cases when not worn.
First, let me start by saying that your sunglasses should reflect your personality and not your age. There are no specific rules. I’ve put together a list that I think covers trends but also different personal styles and tastes.
We are seeing a variety of trends in sunglasses; from small oval shapes to oversized square shapes, from cat eye to athletic. Also, color is very trendy at the moment – transparent colored frames and tinted lenses alike.
Ray-Ban redesigned this iconic style of sunglasses by making them with metal and colored lenses.
Italian brand Prada crafted these bold geometric sunglasses with icy translucent lenses that are super trendy and easy to wear.
These ultra-feminine and ‘60s-inspired chic cat-eye frames from Ray-Ban bring back the vibes of the era.
Matte black large cat-eye sunglasses that won’t break the bank for the fashionistas out there.
Classic Aviator style with a trendy gradient sunset-colored tinted lens.
Ray-Ban is known for its classic aviator sunglasses. They took it up a notch with this innovative and trendy double-bridge, flat lens-over-frame style.
These sunglasses from Ray-Ban bring back the ‘70s in a modern and feminine way.
These sunglasses from Tory Burch are for vibrant personalities. The navy/ivory vintage stripes are super stylish.
Oakley specializes in high-performance sunglasses. These matte sepia frames with Prizm™ Lens Technology are designed to enhance colors.
Shield sunglasses are all the rage at the moment. This style from Adidas is modern and wearable for everyday activities.
Eyewear has never been easier to shop for online. Many websites offer a try-on feature. This is a useful tool where you can upload a photo of yourself or use your webcam to try on frames virtually.
What is your favorite sunglass shape? How many pairs of sunglasses do you own? Do you follow trends? Let us know in the comments below.