Sunglasses are a form of protective eyewear designed primarily to prevent bright sunlight and high visible light from damaging the eyes.

Sunglasses are variously called shades, sunnies, spectacles, glasses and have been a popular fashion accessory for many years.

Although sunglasses are mostly used to shade the eyes from sunlight or very bright lights, many fashion gurus wear them not for the aforementioned reason but to complete or compliment their outfits. To make a fashion statement, most wearers go for the high-end designer brands to pair up their fashion accessories. Sunglasses are often selected based on the types, outfits and to what occasion.

However, they are also worn to hide one’s eyes. Some wearers opt for sunglasses even at night to avoid eye contacts or to hide emotions.

There are various types of sunglasses, ranging from sizes and shapes to fit different faces and eye shapes. Zeefashion brings to you a few.


They are in oversized teardrop shape lenses with a thin metal frame. They are often made in colored, mirrored and wrap around styles.


Shutter shades
These shades doesn’t have the usual dark lenses but have horizontal slates just like window shutters. They are not created to filter light but to decrease the amount of sun rays falling into the wearer’s eyes. Shutter shades are also called Slatted shades.



These are glasses with a style of eyeglass frames where the bold upper part of the shades holding the lenses looks like eyebrows framing the eyes.


Tea shades

Tea shades
These are round shaped lenses worn for mainly stylistic purposes. They are informally called as round metal, granny glasses.



Oversized sunglasses have larger frames and lenses and are mostly worn by individuals who are trying to minimize the apparent size of their nose. These sunglasses offer more protection from sunburn due to the larger areas of skin they cover, they come in bright colors with coloured lenses and can be purchased cheaply.


Wrap Around
These are sleek and stylish glasses which are strongly curved. They may have a single semi-circular lens that covers both eyes and may alternatively have two lenses with curved frame.



The Wayfearer glasses are glasses with wider top than bottom which was inspired by Browline eyeglasses. These glasses mostly have the plastic-framed design produced by the Ray-Ban company.

Shades can be worn by anyone and wearers comfortably wear them to places or events such as – the beach, on the boat, to the game, on the mountain, etc.

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Azeezat is an award winning fashion designer with a great experience in fashion designing for over 6 years. Based in Lagos Nigeria, this fashion guru who has been published by ThisDay Newspaper, is also a fashion blogger who enjoys dishing out styling tips for fashionistas to stay trendy in their fashion life. Reach her on Gmail- or on Instagram @Zzyzzah.