The frames of 60s sunglasses took on new space age shapes such as half moon, wraparound, horn rim, oval, octagon, and Harlequin. Both 1960 sunglasses frames and lenses came in a range of pastels and primary colors. They also revived thin retro round glasses, wood or tortoiseshell frames, granny glasses, old school frames with new colored lenses, and single handle folding reading glasses. Even mirror lenses made a brief appearance. Fashionable 60s sunglasses were meant to be seen, not necessarily to see well in.
Today the trend for retro sunglasses, especially those inspired by 60s/70s sunglasses, is making a big comeback. Thick frames, off-shapes, retro round lenses, and mirror lenses can be found everywhere. ’70s glasses and sunglasses are oversized frames with brown to yellow tints and wire frames.
Here are some of our affordable 60s and 70s sunglasses sold online. Scroll to the bottom of the page or click here to jump to our image gallery of ’60s-’70s sunglasses.
60s – 70s Sunglasses: Women
60s – 70s Sunglasses: Men