The 10 Best women's sunglasses

view gallery VIEW GALLERY

A pair of on-trend sunglasses can brighten up your day even if the sun refuses to make an appearance

1. Warehouse

See-through style has stormed the fashion scene this season with transparent detailing on clothing and accessories. These milky blue shades are an easy way to wear the trend. The rounded-off square frames make them an ideal fit for most face shapes.


2. Dolce & Gabbana

The inspiration for Dolce & Gabbana’s collection this season was summers spent at the seaside in Sicily, for which a great pair of sunglasses would surely be a necessity. These colourful numbers in an oversized style, are just the thing to add a dose of holiday spirit to any look. 

£164, Sunglass Hut, 0844 264 0860


Once upon a time sunglasses only came in neutral shades; now there’s a rainbow of shades, patterns and effects from which to choose. Those with girlier  inclinations will love this style in baby pink, while the cat-eye shape brings an added element of glamour.


4. DSquared2

Embellished sunglasses are having a moment. The hazel shade and classic shape of this style may be understated but the cluster of gems more than makes up for that. Ideal for wearing on dressier occasions, but maybe not so appropriate for use on the beach.


5. The Row

Just as every wardrobe needs a little black dress it also needs a pair of classic, black sunglasses. This style is from The Row, the label formed by Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen – rarely seen without their trusty shades. In its oversized style this particular pair has a retro 1950s look about it: think Jackie Onassis.


6. Urban Outfitters

A classic Clubmaster shape is given a modern twist. The metal accent gives a hardware element to these frames making them ideal for toughening up an outfit. The rose gold and black prevent this pair becoming too flashy.


7. Zara

Black and white has been a runaway trend for spring/summer 2013. These shades are a sweet way to get the look; and this colour combination will outlast seasonal trends – an enduring classic for years to come.


8. Fendi

Colour-blocking isn’t just for clothes; it can work with eyewear, too, with the pretty peach and purple of these frames. Because the purple shade is on the inside of the frame you’ll only get a hint of colour, ensuring the look isn’t overpowering.

£175, Fendi, Marchon, 0800 72 20 20

9. & Other Stories

Go for a quirky look with these round-framed sunglasses from & Other Stories, a relative newcomer to these shores. Electric blue makes this style more modern than retro, while the purse-friendly price-tag will be  pleasing to anyone prone to sitting on, or losing, their sunnies.


10. Miu Miu

Transport yourself to Fifties America with this vintage-inspired style from Miu Miu. The combination of the sharp corner flicks with the pink and metallic frames give these shades a real sense of fun. Plus the rimless detail at the bottom adds an extra design element that makes them just that little bit more special.

£225, Sunglass Hut, 0844 264 0860

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Life and Style
ebooksA superb mix of recipes serving up the freshest of local produce in a delicious range of styles
Life and Style
ebooksFrom the lifespan of a slug to the distance to the Sun: answers to 500 questions from readers
Life and Style
food + drink
Arts and Entertainment
The cover of Dark Side of the Moon
musicCan 'The Endless River' carry on the tradition? See for yourself
Rob Merrick's Lobby Journalists were playing Ed Balls' Labour Party MPs. The match is an annual event which takes place ahead of the opening of the party conference
newsRob Merrick insistes 'Ed will be hurting much more than me'
A new app has been launched that enables people to have a cuddle from a stranger
voicesMaybe the new app will make it more normal to reach out to strangers
Liam Payne has attacked the media for reporting his tweet of support to Willie Robertson and the subsequent backlash from fans
peopleBut One Direction star insists he is not homophobic
Life and Style
healthFor Pure-O OCD sufferers this is a reality they live in
Life and Style
Sexual health charities have campaigned for the kits to be regulated
healthAmerican woman who did tells parents there is 'nothing to be afraid of'
Life and Style
Arts and Entertainment
The John Peel Lecture has previously been given by Pete Townshend of The Who, Billy Bragg and Charlotte Church
musicGodfather of punk will speak on 'free music in a capitalist society'
peopleAt least it's for a worthwhile cause
Shoppers in Covent Garden, London, celebrate after they were the first to buy the iPhone 6, released yesterday
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs General

    Pharmaceutical Computer System Validation Specialist

    £300 - £350 Per Day: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: Pharmaceutical Computer ...

    High Level Teaching Assistant (HTLA)

    £70 - £90 per day: Randstad Education Birmingham: Higher Level Teaching Assist...

    Teaching Assistant

    £50 - £80 per day: Randstad Education Birmingham: Randstad Education is the UK...

    Senior Java Developer - API's / Webservices - XML, XSLT

    £400 - £450 Per Day: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: Our client is currently ...

    Day In a Page

    A roller-coaster tale from the 'voice of a generation'

    Not That Kind of Girl:

    A roller-coaster tale from 'voice of a generation' Lena Dunham
    London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice. In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence

    London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice

    In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence
    Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with Malcolm McLaren

    Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with McLaren

    Designer 'felt pressured' into going out with Sex Pistols manager
    Jourdan Dunn: Model mother

    Model mother

    Jordan Dunn became one of the best-paid models in the world
    Apple still coolest brand – despite U2 PR disaster

    Apple still the coolest brand

    Despite PR disaster of free U2 album
    Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

    Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

    Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
    Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

    Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

    The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
    The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

    Scrambled eggs and LSD

    Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
    'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

    'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

    Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
    Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

    New leading ladies of dance fight back

    How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
    Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

    A shot in the dark

    Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
    His life, the universe and everything

    His life, the universe and everything

    New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
    Save us from small screen superheroes

    Save us from small screen superheroes

    Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
    Reach for the skies

    Reach for the skies

    From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
    These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

    12 best hotel spas in the UK

    Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments