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Glassic .. by Avinash Kumai - 5M ago

It’s raining sunglasses this season and here are the top sunglasses trends for 2019. There’s everything from vintage round sunglasses to pilots, to your brooding oversized sunglasses.  The sunglasses trends for 2019 keep all the classic pieces in the forefront and the styles are to the point and hip.

On that note, here are the top sunglasses trends for 2019. 

Tiny rectangle sunglasses

Love it or hate it, tiny rectangle sunglasses are one of the top sunglasses trends for 2019. Why are they still around? Maybe it’s has a throwback vibe? Tiny rectangle sunglasses were very popular in the 90s. Whatever the case, they are here for now. 

Tiny cat eye sunglasses

We thought they would die out in 2018, but tiny cat eyes have caught on like wildfire. One of the top sunglasses trends for 2019, they are popular because of how they look. They will not just shade you from the sun, but help counter your face too. As out worldly as they look, tiny cat eye sunglasses are popular with the celebrities.

Retro-futuristic sunglasses a Top Sunglasses Trend For 2019

Retro-futuristic sunglasses are another top sunglasses trends for 2019. It’s popular because it carries a vintage vibe. Also maybe because it looks cool, and give an edge to the nerd in you!

Oversized sunglasses

Oversized sunglasses have been highly popular with the ladies, and for obvious reasons—they look great, gives you optimum protection from the sun and adds prominence to your face. Oversized sunglasses also look cool with loose casuals and street attire.

Cat eye sunglasses

We saw a keen interest for Cat eye sunglasses in 2018, and the keenness is still not faded. Cat eye sunglasses are one of the top sunglasses trends for 2019 because they suit most face shapes and they come in an array of colours.

Round sunglasses, another Top Sunglasses Trend For 2019

If people put their money on sunglasses then 8 out of ten times it’s on Round sunglasses. This goes to show how popular this shape is. Probably because the first eyeglasses were round, the most popular eyewear shapes were round, and also, they have been represented well in pop culture. Round sunglasses were popular in 2018 and that tend will be echoed in 2019 too.

Tortoiseshell sunglasses

Tortoiseshell sunglasses are another burning sunglasses trend in 2019. It’s mainly because of how they appear and how they make you feel. Further, they come in a lot of frame colour options like green, blue, light brown, black, grey… the list is endless. Tortoiseshell sunglasses will have a great run in 2019, for sure.

Pilot sunglasses

Where do we start with Pilot sunglasses? Do we talk about the fact that it’s a reminder that there is always something special about owning something vintage or the fact that it’s a safe pair of sunglasses? 2019 will be a great year for the pilot, rest assured. And they accentuate even the simplest of clothes.

Which of these sunglasses trends for 2019 will you rock this year? Let us know in the comments below.

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Most people think sunglasses are just accessories, but that’s not it. There is more to sunglasses than what meets the eye!

Further, it’s always important to get to know things that have a personal appeal, and how they affect your look and feel.

On that note, here are a few questions you should ask before buying sunglasses.

How and for what will you use your sunglasses?

This question is vital when buying sunglasses—how and what will you use your sunglasses for? Is it for running, for just for casual use, on the beach, while skiing, driving or hiking. Because every place requires something different.

For instance, if you are visiting the beach, you should have sunglasses that have a wider frame. A wider frame provides more protection for the sun than regular sunglasses.

Likewise, if you are using them while running, your sunglasses have to be light, with curved temples, 100% polarised with polycarbonate lenses.

But whatever you use it for, make sure that they are 100% polarised. 

What is the right shape for your face?

This is the second and the most important thing. People don’t bother about their face shape and what sunglasses would match.

There are five basic face shapes:

Round, Oval, Square, Diamond, and Heart-Shaped.

And these are the sunglasses that go well with them.

Heart: Retro square and cat-eye shapes are the ones to pick.

Round: Rectangle and square.

Oval: This face shape can carry almost anything, but oversized frames look particularly great on this face shape.

Square: Round and cat eyes.

Diamond: Oval or cat eyes. 

What lens colours should you choose?

You might think that the lens colour is just for cosmetic reasons, but it adds to your vision.

For instance, yellow coloured lenses are great for foggy or low light conditions. Brown lenses are suitable when it’s sunny. And blue lenses are great if you are planning to visit a beach or wherever there's water. 

What about frame colour?

This is another aspect people underestimate. Picking your frame colour is important. Choose tortoise frames if you want to highlight your face. Black or crystal coloured frames if you want more of a serious feel. Gold or silver for a carefree appeal.

Also, we reckon you experiment with something new this year. 

How is the fit?

Look for sunglasses that fit you well. A pair that comes with a snug fit is better than a loose one.  

If you are shopping for sunglasses, try looking for bigger/wider frames

Look for a wider frame, after all the purpose of sunglasses is to shade the sun, and protect your eyes from the sun.

Wider polarised frames provide more protection for the sun.

Are the sunglasses polarised and 100% UV protected?

Yes. This is one of the most vital questions you should ask if you are buying sunglasses. Polarised and 100% UV protected lenses mean they will help protect your eyes for harmful rays for the sun, and also reduce glare coming off reflective surfaces like water or glass.

Should cost be a factor?

Yes, and no! It’s 2018 and good, affordable sunglasses are a thing now! You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to get your hands on good sunglasses.

Any accessories?

This can also be a question for some, what accessories would you get when you purchase sunglasses?

Replacement, warranty and repairs?

This is another thing to consider. For instance, Glassic’s sunglasses come with a one year warranty and 14-day returns, and more. Don't forget to look for these things when you are thinking of getting a new pair of sunglasses. 

What are some of the things you look for while buying sunglasses? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Oversized sunglasses are in trend, and for obvious reasons. They don’t just have aesthetic appeal, but they come with a technical advantage too. Oversized sunglasses provide more shade from the sun than regular or tiny sunglasses.

Because of the size, they add more prominence to the face too. They also have more chances of suiting more face shapes. Whatever the case, we love them and we would like more people to experiment with these.

With that in mind, here are all the oversized sunglasses from Glassic that you should look at right now. 

Diva: The perfect oversized sunglasses  

Diva—our most subtle-yet-attractive oversized sunglasses from our newest collection. We think every lady should have these Huge D-shape sunglasses in their wardrobe.

With a wide acetate fame, huge temples with golden accents on the sides, there’s street style written all over these.

Plus, these oversized sunglasses don’t just come in black, but in two-tone colours like Dark Sepia and Dark Tortoise. Start your oversized sunglasses trend with these, we say!

Julie

Julie is the right marriage between oversized sunglasses and cat eye frames! These oversized frames do not disappoint.

The acetate frame is a mix of vintage appeal with a contemporary design. It’s a perfect accessory if you want to play dress up.

And since you have an array of lens colours to choose from, you can experiment with more than one look. 

Hunting for something uber-cool? Then Julie is the one you should pick.  

Marty

We have said this like a million times, and we would like to state it again—there can be nothing wrong about a pair of pilot sunglasses. More so, if they are oversized.

Oversized pilot sunglasses were always a thing, so why must Marty be different?

Further, these oversized sunglasses are crafted out of premium stainless steel and are light as a feather. Add, polarised lenses to the mix and you have a fashion favourite, that’s also a classic.

Oversized pilot sunglasses look great on anyone, and with anything, but pair them with a check shirt, and a pair of comfortable denims.   

Grace: your cheeky oversized sunglasses

It’s called Grace for a reason—your oversized-yet-aesthetic Cat Eye Sunglasses. We also love the fact that these oversized sunglasses come with a cheeky, mysterious and bossy vibe.

With a striking frame front, these sunglasses will get the heads turning in no time.

If you adore the screaming 60s, then these cat eye sunglasses will help you channel that with ‘Grace’. These would look particularly great with the denim on demin look.

Faith

Oversized sunglasses have never looked this good—period! Faith gorgeously pools a golden stainless steel frame with a stunning acetate silhouette. It’s the perfect balance between aesthetic and comfort.

Pair these square sunglasses with blue denims and a plain white tee, or a short dress.   

Tiffany

Looking for oversized sunglasses that are hip and armed to the teeth? Tiffany’s the one.

Its vintage appeal, paired with polarised lenses, and a note-worthy frame front, makes Tiffany one of a kind. Add something new this season. 

These will look particularly great with your winter clothes!

Knot

Knot—our oversized sunglasses that are crafted keeping speed in mind. A high-quality stainless steel frame means its light. And a huge frame means it’s comfortable and balanced.

What’s great about these is that they come with 100% UV protection and in a range of colour choices. Get these and add some stealth in your life. 

Cockpit

Cockpit, the quintessential mirrored sunglasses in multiple hues. Mirrored tints are trending this year so we thought, why not?

These oversized sunglasses not only come in a choice of hues, but they are peculiar-looking with that 'geometric frame front'. They will make you stand out in the crowd for sure.

Your cool casuals will do just fine with these oversized sunglasses.

 

Which of these oversized sunglasses would you pick this season? Let us know in the comments below. 

Head to the website to view all the sunglasses now! 

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Tiny sunglasses have more of a love-hate relationship—some think it's cute while some think it's hideous and just a fad. Backtrack to 2017, and some celebrities echoed why they didn’t like tiny sunglasses at all.

Mindy Kaling, for instance, tweeted “I think we will regret this tiny sunglasses look.” Anne Hathaway thought so too.

On the other hand, celebrities like Bella Hadid and Rihanna have embraced Tiny sunglasses. Interesting, enough “tiny sunglasses” finds its inception in an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians that was filmed in January 2017.

The show sees Kim Kardashian conversing about how her husband Kanye West sent her an e-mail forbidding her from wearing huge sunglasses. (can’t argue with that, she is known for loving chunky, huge sunglasses)

“He sent me like, millions of ’90s photos with tiny little sunglasses,” she enthuses. And that’s how this trend spread like wildfire in 2017—which still burns bright in 2018.   

Tiny rectangle sunglasses

Just when you thought you will not get to see any more of that 90s nostalgia, tiny rectangle sunglasses are back. They were in almost every music video of the 90s, remember? 

We would also like to make it clear that tiny rectangle sunglasses are not entirely useful for UV protection. People wear them to accentuate their looks and add to their features.

They had the ultimate ‘cool girl vibe’ and they still have that going for them.

And if you are like us and follow trends and every passing fashion fad, we reckon you pick them up. They come with this brooding, noir vibe.

Tiny rectangle sunglasses look particularly great on demins and muted colours. 

Tiny cat eye sunglasses

Tiny Cat Eye sunglasses are a fad of 2018 too. We have been seeing a lot of these lately mainly with celebrities like Gigi Hadid, Rihanna and many more. They look notably different and quirky.

Again, they are not for someone who is looking for optimum UV protection because they are not wide enough. But they pair well with various dress types like cool casuals, polka dotted dresses and more.

What are your thoughts about tiny sunglasses being a fab? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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Since it's raining sunglasses in Glassic this month, here are the top five best selling sunglasses from Glassic you should get your hands on. 

Pick them up now. 

Riot: round best selling sunglasses you'll love

This is the first one on our best selling sunglasses list. 

But why is Riot vanishing like hot cakes?

Round sunglasses have somehow managed to creep into people’s hearts and become love marks.

All thanks to pop-culture, especially the movies.

Riot is a looker. Who doesn't like round sunglasses that blend in a bit of history science fiction and fantasy, right?

Further, the shape is synonymous with creativity and mystery. The two symbols of cool.  

Riot now also comes in the colour gold. Now you have one more shade to choose from.   

Muse: Round sunglasses with a vintage vibe

Again, something round, something vintage. Muse packs in a vintage-yet-oriental vibe. Best selling sunglasses in the making. 

What’s great about these is the fact that the sunglasses come with black or brown lenses over a silver or golden frame.

The nose bridge is wide and comfortable, crafted keep a vintage feel in mind.

The sunglasses also houses textured motifs on the temple front and temple tips.

Muse is unisex but would look more attractive on the ladies. If men can pull it off, we wouldn’t be complaining though.   

Governor: Pilot sunglasses that started it all

Governor, the piece that started it all, and it still reigns supreme. Our best selling sunglasses to date. 

The reason why it’s loved by the masses is the fact that it’s crafted with the premium, lightest stainless steel.

Also read: Here are 5 Reasons Why Governor Is Our Bestselling Pilot-Shape Sunglasses Of All Time

The pilot sunglasses come with polycarbonate Polarised lenses, and the pilot sunglasses are “stylish yet minimalistic, bold yet subtle, and powerful yet light as a feather.”

Cockpit: Pilot sunglasses created with colour in mind

You asked for it, we got it—Cockpit, your quintessential huge mirrored sunglasses in multiple hues.

It’s also one of the top trending sunglasses shapes for 2018

Cockpit is versatile and goes with anything you wear. Huge lenses mean that you will have more shade from the sun.

Magneto: Our robust best selling pilot sunglasses

Magneto—our robust and lightweight pilot sunglasses.

This one is not for the faint-hearted because it’s crafted out of Aluminium.

Super bold frame front and medium thick temples make it ready for anything.

Its ultra-smooth springs make for a comfortable fit too.

Add polarised, polycarbonate lenses in that mix and you have a winner. 

So, which of these trending sunglasses would you like to buy? Let us know in the comments below.  

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Prescription sunglasses or power sunglasses are normal sunglasses, but with power.

And yes, they are a thing.

 Among others, they are useful for individuals who wear eyeglasses and have faced the woes of carrying eyeglasses and sunglasses together.

 Let’s not even go there!  

Prescription sunglasses are crafted keeping your prescription in mind, so it's 100% safe.

The eye specialist with prescribe the lenses and have them placed in your frames and voila! You now have sunglasses that can also be your eyeglasses if you want it to.

It will not just correct your eyesight, but the lenses will shield your eyes from the sun and add to your good looks.

 If you are looking for prescription sunglasses or power sunglasses you can visit Glassic’s flagship store to know more.

Head to the website for more details.

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An Indian wedding dress is another reason why an Indian wedding is so memorable. Yes, we know, Indian weddings are all about music, food, cranky relatives and a lot of selfies. But we also think Indian wedding (or weddings in general) is also revered for its clothes and the accessories that complement them. Case and point Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas! 

Maybe this is why we select our wedding dress way before the wedding. Because people see the wedding dress in the pictures, not the food!

On that note, here are top Indian wedding dresses and the sunglasses to match.

A Bandgala: an Indian wedding dress of the season, paired with square sunglasses

An Indian wedding dress that's really popular at the moment. It’s a hot Indian wedding dress mainly because it looks cool and moreover gives you a royal

We think a Bandgala will look fantastic with square sunglasses. Also, pair them with tasselled loafers or a nice pair of brogues to get more out of this killer attire.

A two-piece suit: a wedding dress if you like to keep it simple, paired with pilot sunglasses

Whether it’s a two or a three-piece, of any colour or fabric, the suit is a wedding dress for someone who likes to keep it simple yet stated.

Just make sure you figure out the fit. There are two you can choose from: The Classic Fit, which has a clean body shape. And the modern fit. This one falls somewhere between the classic and the slim shape.

You can pick any sunglasses if you are wearing a suit, but they pair really well with a pair of pilot sunglasses.

We reckon you pick one of our newest creations to go with your wedding dress. Marty—the best pilot sunglasses we have created to date.

A wedding gown with a dupatta: an Indian wedding dress that’s a total head turner, paired with tiny cat eye sunglasses

An Indian wedding dress option what will definitely turn some heads for sure. They look stated but also come in a range of colours and fabric options.

Now all you need to amplify your Indian wedding dress is to match it with tiny cat eye sunglasses.

Tiny cat eye sunglasses are a rage right now, and they look feverishly cool.

If you thinking of going over the top with your accessories this wedding season, this is the way forward.

A ghagra choli: the go-to Indian wedding dress, paired with panto sunglasses

The Ghagra choli without a doubt is the go-to Indian wedding dress this season.

The Ghagra choli has held on to the "most thought of Indian wedding dress" award, for sure. Because it’s cool, sexy, and subtle, all at once. Also, they come in a variety of options. 

When you have such a beautiful Indian wedding dress option, you should have sunglasses that are equally extravagant, right? 

And that’s why Panto sunglasses make the cut. They are a classic, uber-cool, and pack in enough panache to balance your desi counterpart! 

Anarkali: the quintessential Indian wedding dress, paired with cat eye sunglasses 

Ah! The Anarkali—it’s the epitome for everything simple. This quintessential Indian wedding dress is not just known for its aesthetics, but also the amount of subtle artistry it can have. 

And if you are wearing the Anarkali then you have to match them with cat eye sunglasses. It’s like a fusion of the 'East meets West' sort of vibe. 

The sari: an Indian wedding dress that has no equal, paired with round sunglasses

When it’s a piece about Indian wedding dresses, how can we rule out the sari? Further, what makes the sari interesting is the fact that every region in India has a different version. It’s a culture machine!

Also, sunglasses look really cool when matched with a sair. Pair round sunglasses because they are reigning the runways as always. And like the sair, the also come with an evergreen status.  

Which of these Indian wedding dresses would you pair with which sunglasses? Let us know in the comments below.

Feature image: Sabyasachi Mukherjee

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As eyewear enthusiasts the thought might have crossed your head: Do Sunglasses Expire? Well, there is no sure proof that sunglasses expire, but they might lose their key functions over time. 

In a study conducted by the University of São Paulo, Brazil, they found out that wearing your sunglasses everyday can lower things like the UV protection, and more. But it’s not mentioned anywhere that sunglasses expire. That's not true.

Make sure you take good care of your sunglasses. Scratches and dings on the lenses will affect your vision for sure. Also, it's recommended that you change your sunglasses every year, or at least in two years.

Changing your sunglasses has two advantages—one, you will get to update your style and two, and the most important point, your eyes will be properly protected from the sun (if at all the fiters are damaged)

Here are a few tips you can follow the next time you buy sunglasses:
  1. Remember, not all sunglasses are created equal. Every pair is crafted differently. For instance wider frame give you more protection from the sun than smaller frames.
  2. Make sure you buy sunglasses that are polarised and offer 100% UV protection for superior clarity and comfort.
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Tiny Cat Eye Sunglasses are the bomb, man! They are everywhere—on the runways of Milan to the high street eyewear stores around the globe. And you know tiny cat eye sunglasses are a thing when you see celebrities like Gigi Hadid, Rihanna, Kim K and many more wearing them everywhere. They are vintage yet have that head-turner brilliance.

On that note, here's how you can pair your tiny cat eye sunglasses with everything you wear.

Tiny cat eye sunglasses and basics

Because of the shape, tiny cat eye sunglasses look great with anything. They pair well with simple basics like a white tee and your go-to trousers. Tiny cat eye sunglasses are a fad in 2018 and we reckon you ride it till it lasts. Tiny cat eye sunglasses also suit anyone (because of the way it’s made) so why shy away?  

Tiny cat eye sunglasses and crop tops

Like to mix and match something vintage with something contemporary? Tiny cat eye sunglasses and crop tops could be your gateway. If you need tips on how to pair your tiny cat eye sunglasses with crop tops then you should head to Gigi to Bella Hadid’s Instagram page. Riri’s would also do. Man, they pack so much sex appeal!

Tiny cat eye sunglasses and a polka-dotted midi dress

Tiny cat eye sunglasses and a polka-dotted midi dress was the staple of the 60s and 70s. Red polka dresses and tiny cat eye sunglasses were worn by almost everyone back then. They add so much street cred and the pair look feverishly charming too. Tiny cat eye sunglasses and a polka-dotted midi dress, FTW! 

Tiny cat eye sunglasses and a round neck dress

Want to recreate something out of the ordinary? Try sporting tiny cat eye sunglasses and a round neck dress! This look was quintessential in the 70s and is popular to this day. It’s true, some classics never die.  

Tiny cat eye sunglasses and distressed denims

Tiny cat eye sunglasses and distressed denims mix like peas and carrots—and we have proof. A relaxed distressed denim paired with a grey t-shirt, with a woollen jacket and white trainers will do. Crystal frame cat eye sunglasses would look best on these. Relaxed and ready for the streets.

Shop our collection of tiny cat eye sunglasses here.

Which of these looks would you pair with your tiny cat eye sunglasses? Let us know in the comments below.

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A polka-dotted dress and sunglasses are like peas and carrots they mix really well together. Also, both found their claim for fame in the 50s and the 60s. There is nothing that could go wrong with a polka-dotted dress and sunglasses!

On that note, here’s how you can pair your polka-dotted dress and sunglasses.

V Neck Polka-Dotted Dress and pilot sunglasses

So what if it's fall/winter? A flowing polka-dotted midi dress with a V-neck and thin straps work for all seasons. This one comes with side pockets, and pockets are always welcome in a woman’s dress.

We also think a pair of pilot sunglasses would look wicked on a V neck polka-dotted dress because it brings a laidback vibe. Pair these with a denim jacket and a pair of plimsolls or chic-looking trainers.   

Collared Polka-Dotted skirt and Panto sunglasses

This pairing is a must have if you are into vintage fashion. And the great thing about owning a collared polka-dotted skirt is that you can wear it with a pair of leggings too. 

Pair this Polka dotted dress with a pair of Panto sunglasses and high boots, they are meant to be together.

Polka-Dotted Palazzo pants with huge sunglasses

Why not wear something that’s been a rage for years now— Palazzo pants! These look even great when they come in the form of a polka-dotted dress. Also, they pair well with anything—a denim jacket, a crop top, an over-sized shirt or a graphic t-shirt. You name it. 

Palazzo pants look bomb when you match them with huge sunglasses.

Polka-Dotted Midi Dress and Cat Eye Sunglasses

A polka-dotted dress is not just available in black and white but in a range of colours. Like this red coloured polka-dotted midi dress. They are stunning and aesthetically different.

Pair it with any cat eye sunglasses and see the heads turn. This is as vintage as it can get.  

A polka-dotted maxi dress and square sunglasses

When we are on the topic of polka-dotted dresses how can we ignore a polka-dotted maxi dress? A maxi dress lends itself well to things like a hearty brunch with friends or a coffee date.

The trick here though is to pick the right kind of sunglasses. Since this polka-dotted maxi dress is a subtle one, match it with sunglasses that have blackout lenses, and frame that have gold accents! This will make you look sophisticated, and add a mean streak (in a good way).

So, which polka-dotted dress is your favourite from these, and which sunglasses would you pair it with? Let us know in the comments below.

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