It can be difficult to find a style of sunglasses that fit you well, that suit your lifestyle, and that you feel completely confident in. Laurier Optical store is here to help you find your style. What better way to do this but to do some time traveling and find which styles have been popular over the decades?

The 1950s

Cat Eye

Don’t be fooled, this style is not for the scaredy cat. Cat eye sunglasses are chic and sophisticated, and they SCREAM confidence. If you’re looking for a retro look, these are the sunglasses for you!

*The shape of the frame is perfect for triangular, round, and square face shapes as it balances out your face structure.

Browline Sunglasses

The browline sunglasses are one of those tried and true classics that never go out of style. The simple, light frame has been around forever and has recently made a big comeback.

*This frame is best suited for square faces, but generally looks good on almost everyone who tries them.

The 1960s

Retro Square Sunglasses

This square frame can be found in a wide variety of colours and sizes. If your look is classic and timeless, but not over the top – these glasses might just be your match.

*Square frames look best on oval and oblong faces.


Before the Olsen twins brought oversized sunglasses back to the limelight, Jackie-O was the queen of oversized sunglasses in the 60s. This look is meant to be dramatic and glamourous! Work it!

*This shape suits almost any shape size, because they are meant to be oversized. However, avoid rounded oversized glasses if you have a round face.



This style was made popular during the hippie era, and has recently started trending again. Though this style isn’t necessarily for day-to-day wear, they are a great trendy look if you’re attending an outdoor concert, a picnic, or visiting an outdoor craft show!



Yet another timeless style. This frame is incredibly versatile and can be worn casually or more dressed up if you need to due to its light metallic frame.

*This style works perfectly with square shaped faces, and oval faces.



Sport attire became the new casual in the 90s (think running shoes and basketball shorts), and sunglasses were a big part of this trend. If you’re looking for something that will stay fit to your face while you spend your day on the beach volleyball court, these are the fit for you.

Looking back, it seems as though each part of history has made a comeback. These styles are seen everywhere these days! No matter what era or style you prefer, visit your local optical store, Laurier Optical to try on a couple of pairs and get a feel for your preference.