The 10 Best women's sunglasses
A pair of on-trend sunglasses can brighten up your day even if the sun refuses to make an appearance
Sunday 26 May 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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