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This Colorful Style Will Replace The Tiny Sunglasses Trend

These are the sunnies to stock up on for summer.

by Jacquelyn Greenfield and Ryan Gale
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The moment has finally arrived for us to happily announce that tiny sunglasses are no longer a trend. The downsized look felt inescapable since they first came onto the scene — runways, celebrities, and street style crowds — in the summer of 2018. They were pure fashion nostalgia, but not exactly practical. Luckily, this summer we're replacing these small frames with a different shape: rectangle-shaped sunglasses. The geometric silhouette still makes for a striking selfie on Instagram without having you feel like you're an extra in The Matrix.

And the best part is that this popular style thrives most when it comes in a bright neon or pastel color, as seen on Bonnie Clyde’s “Show And Tell” frames, or in the case of Crap Eyewear's “Supa Phreek” design, a whole rainbow's worth of hues. If you're looking for a way to ease into wearing a rectangular-shaped pair of sunnies, a more square-style version does the trick, too. Plus, if colorful sunglasses aren't your thing, we've found a few neutral versions that will make a statement.

Below, we rounded up our favorite colorful options of rectangle- and square-shaped sunglasses that you can shop now and wear all summer long.

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