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What do John Lennon, Ozzy Osborne, Harry Potter, and Gigi Hadid have in common? They all love a teashade: the small, round, wire-rim style of eyewear that are part and parcel of any standard hippie costume (right up there with the tie-dye shirt and the fringe vest).
Like any iconic, retro-inspired look, circular frames can be difficult to pull off without looking like you're playing dress-up. But rounded sunglasses have come a long way since the psychedelic ‘60s. If you’re taking cues from the likes of Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin, the look is now completely acceptable outside the Coachella tent.
Unfortunately, we weren't all blessed with Kendall's cheekbones — and tiny, perfectly round frames are not the most flattering for all facial structures. Luckily, enough sizes and shapes are out there this season that you can almost certainly find a pair that works for you.
Sophisticated hardware from brands like Fendi add a glam cat eye on top of the rounded lense, which is a great option for oval, round, or square-shaped faces. Big plastic rims from Miu Miu channel Jackie O while the addition of a gold bar means they work with all kinds of noses. Oversized pairs from Wildfox and Oliver Peoples are big enough that they look good on most wearers. The truly bold can stick with the John Lennon shape, updated for 2016 with a funky red color by Marc Jacobs.
Scroll through these circular shades and more in the gallery above to try out your modern day take on Penny Lane.