Very emotive, don’t you think?

The above round retro glasses from Shanghai Tang (priced at S$530 a pair) take inspiration from 1960s Hong Kong, but has an added detail of the  metal brow bar that in my opinion, is reminiscent of the tail-end of Qing Dynasty in China. Here, chinoiserie chic is infused with modern elements, such as mirrored lenses and tortoise frame to make the eyewear very relevant and on trend this summer.

Call it a retro revival, but round shades are all in the rage. Other than the above from Shanghai Tang, here are a few other rounded shades that you could place your paws on.


(Clockwise from top left) 3.1 Phillip Lim Glam Round Sunglasses, Sunettes Italy Sunglasses, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Chantilly Sunglasses,  Le Specs Radio Star Sunglasses, Wildfox Malibu Sunglasses, Prada Round Sunglasses, Sunday Somewhere Yetti Sunglasses, Sunday Somewhere Matahari Sunglasses

It is important to note that such shades may not look good on rounder face shapes. But well, before you make  a purchase, you should try the shades out to see whether you look fine in them. Depending on the proportion of your face, play around with the size of frames and the colour of the glasses to suit your skin tone and you may just hit upon a perfect match this summer.

Image credit: Shanghai Tang, Shopbop

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