Rectangular Eyewear: The Trend for Summer 2021
Tiny shades take a step back this summer as we opt for statement-making rectangular silhouettes. A nod to 90s nostalgia, the rectangular shape might have you remembering that iconic look from the Matrix, but current styles have their own modern twist. Exploring a variety of contrasts and patterns, our editors have picked their favorite rectangular frames for the season ahead.
From luxury houses like Versace to independent brands like Chimi and Garrett Leight, these sunglasses are extremely flattering. Their defined shape gives the face extra contour, offsetting roundness with its straight lines. If you want a softer aesthetic, go for a rounded rectangular shape; its curved edges will add fullness and balance sharp angles.
Sleek and Streamlined
Chimi’s 05 sunglasses reveal a defined, monochromatic silhouette from the Stockholm based brand.
Burberry BE4336 Poppy sunglasses embrace a confident look with their thick black edges, statement signature B plaques and exclusive silver chain.
Valentino Va4094 sunglasses showcase a luxury shape with contrasting tones, lines and edges for unparalleled style.
Versace VE 4377 sunglasses feature a smooth frame front with a bold side profile, for an unmistakable Versace aesthetic.
Prada PR17WS sunglasses show off a love for contrasts, from the white frame front to the wide, angled temple arms and dark gray lenses.
Garrett Leight Navarre sunglasses highlight the brand’s effortlessly cool L.A. roots with their soft curves and brown tortoise tones.
CHIMI Voyage Rectangle sunglasses craft a rounded shape with a statement feel, their curved edges complement its soft maple hues.
Creative Direction: Daniela Vutera
Photography: Ignazio Marsolo