Trends in Sunglasses for Summer 2012

May 24, 2012 Olympic Eyewear

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For decades, sunglasses have been more than just a way to protect your eyes, they've been a fashion accessory staple. But just as the seasons change, trends do as well. At the moment, some styles of sunglasses are just more popular than others.

Cat Eye Sunglasses
Originally popularized by the trendsetting women of the 50's and 60's, cat eye sunglasses are seeing a comeback this season. Also known as horn rimmed glasses, they add flair and personality to any outfit.

Gradient Sunglasses
Gradient lenses are darker on the top and lighter on the bottom, allowing the wearer to clearly see the lower landscape – like the ground or a car dashboard – while still protecting eyes from the sun's harmful rays from above.

Aviator Sunglasses
They were first created in the 1930's for aviators, but aviator sunglasses didn't experience mainstream popularity until the 60's. Aviator sunglasses have been steadily popular since then and that won't change this summer.

Mirrored Sunglasses
When they were originally created, mirrored sunglasses were the only way to fully protect eyes from the UV rays within sunlight. With the invention of polarized sunglasses, mirrored sunglasses have stuck around as a fashion statement.

Bold Colored Sunglasses
Sunglasses with boldly colored frames – both neon and pastel – will be a huge hit this summer. Bold colored sunglasses are great accessories to any wardrobe. Some may prefer sunglasses with a black exterior and bold colored interior for a smaller pop of color.

Wayfarer Sunglasses
These sunglasses experience a surge in popularity every couple of decades; first in the 60's, again in the 80's, and finally now. Wayfarer sunglasses  are classic shades that fit many face shapes, and more recently, have been popping up in retro neon shades.

Oversized Sunglasses
Sunglasses with oversized lenses have been the celebrity sunglasses since the days of Jackie O. They can instantly give anyone the impression of a mysterious celebrity. Maybe more importantly, they can be more effective than other styles of sunglasses at preventing wrinkles around the eyes.

With all of the great styles of sunglasses around, it can be hard to choose just one. Buying sunglasses at wholesale in assorted models allows anyone to buy enough pairs of sunglasses for every occasion. Starting at only $18 for a dozen pairs, these cheap wholesale sunglasses are manufactured using the same methods as expensive designer sunglasses.

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