Oversized sunglasses, which were fashionable in the 1980s, are now often used for humorous purposes. They usually come in bright colors with colored lenses and can be purchased cheaply.
The singer Elton John sometimes wore oversized sunglasses on stage in the mid-1970s as part of his Captain Fantastic act.
In the early twenty-first century moderately oversized sunglasses have become a fashion trend. There are many variations, such as the “Onassis”, discussed below, and Dior white sunglasses.
Onassis glasses or “Jackie O’s” are very large sunglasses worn by women. This style of sunglasses is said to mimic the kind most famously worn by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the 1960s. The glasses continue to be popular with women, and celebrities may use them, ostensibly to hide from paparazzi.
Oversized sunglasses, because of their larger frames and lenses, are useful for individuals who are trying to minimize the apparent size or arch of their nose.[28] Oversized sunglasses also offer more protection from sunburn due to the larger areas of skin they cover, although sunblock should still be used.

Beyonce in vintage Gucci sunglasses

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Beyonce rocks a vintage pair of Gucci sunglasses with a white and yellow ensemble, leaving her wavy hair down. It is, after all, the year of Beyonce, and the singer is on the cover of Vogue, an issue themed “power”. The performer revealed her secret for not getting hurt when she reads online press: she simply doesn’t scroll down to the comments – that’s where the worst part is. She also talks about her post-pregnancy boy image: “Right now, after giving birth, I really understand the power of my body. I just feel my body means something completely different. I feel a lot more confident about it. Even being heavier, thinner, whatever. I feel a lot more like a woman. More feminine, more sensual. And no shame.” Nothing to be ashamed of, when you blow everyone’s mind at the Superbowl and then launch an HBO documentary that becomes a hit!

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Eva Longoria in Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses

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Eva Longoria has a cafe latte in a khaki turtleneck and Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses. The Desperate Housewives actress covers Cosmopolitan for Latinas in Spring 2013, and she talks about the best advice her mother gave her: “My mother gave me one piece of advice that’s always stuck with me. Don’t forget where you came from,”the 37 year old says. She also speaks about growing up in a house with three sisters, and currently living with her gal pals in what might be taken for a sorority house. As her for political activity? “I’ve been studying the Constitution for myself but also as a way for me, as a Democrat, to comprehend the Right. I think it’s important that people who are politically active understand both sides. One of my biggest pet peeves is speaking out of ignorance.” On the cover of Cosmopolitan, Longoria looks dashing in a light blue strapless dress.

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Taylor Swift in Prada sunglasses

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In a floral dress and white Prada sunglasses, Taylor Swift is cute and fresh as always! The successful singer is covering Cosmopolitan’s South African edition this February, and she looks as sexy as any Cosmo girl in the photoshoot. Swift is wearing a bodycon dress that sort of reminds us of siren attire, with straight hair and her signature bangs. “Independence is something I’ve always needed, from when I was young, but I love the idea of romance and falling in love. I’ve never really had a long relationship. So that’s something I think about for the future. It’s an interesting part of my personality: Part of me just wants to be alone,” the 23 year old told the magazine. Clearly, no one wants happy songs from her, so could this just be for the sake of the art? Meanwhile, Swift’s single ’I Knew You Were Trouble’ reached number one in the charts.

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Mariah Carey in Jimmy Choo sunglasses

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Mariah Carey is one for funky eyewear, and Jimmy Choo sunglasses are just to her taste! The singer isn’t covering magazines as much as she once did, so seeing her on The Hollywood Reporter is quite a pleasure! Although she does share the cover with all her American Idol co-judges, including Nicki Minaj, who we all know isn’t her best friend. Carey tells the magazine about how she decided to do this show: “I was on the fence about the whole thing. I got approached by all the shows. [Husband Nick Cannon] said I should do it because it’s the top, it’s the cream of the crop. And I felt like, ‘Do the show that’s produced massive stars who have had major careers.’” Minaj, on the other hand, doesn’t feel like it’s 100% in her benefit to do something so mainstream: “[There's] a judgmental culture in hip-hop…sometimes you are afraid of being too famous because it’s almost, like, is that even cool? Being that accessible, someone you see on TV every week? I never pictured myself as that type of person. I’m still surprised that I decided to do it,” she said.

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Katie Holmes in oversized gradient sunglasses

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In a black coat, oversized sunglasses, and carrying Suri, Katie Holmes attended a matinee performance at the Music Box Theater in the first days of the New Year. The actresses played in Dead Account, which is closing one month earlier than expected, on January 6th, for unknown reasons, and she took her daughter with her to the performance. Tough to find a baby sitter during the holidays? The 34 year old actress is reportedly dating Jake Gyllenhaal, as several pictures of them together appeared online and in print. Holmes attended his Broadway play, “If There is I Haven’t Found it Yet” in September and sources claim that they have a lot in common. Holmes’ representative denied the rumors, but you can never know with these things!We think they’d make a cute couple either way!

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