Sunglasses are the best complement to define the look in summer for him and for her. Every season trends are added, many times those set by celebrities, novelties signed by top designers and in recent times even glasses that have become fashionable for a series. To decide on one or another mount, you have to take into account the shape of the face and what you wear, like these 20 models that are left over from style.
There are sunglasses in all colours, shapes and sizes: brown, black, tortoiseshell, flower, gradient, polarized, square, round, cat’s eye… and in their glamorous version with glitter and prints. But there are some glasses that are emerging as the must of the summer: the oversizedthe large glasses, which cover a large part of the face and are perfect for hiding and observing.
This size XL, which began its journey in the 60s with Audrey Hepburn, her bow and her croissant, triumphed in the 1970s at the hands of emblematic women such as Jackie Kennedy or Brigite Bardot. Almost half a century later, it is still more of a trend than ever and is ready to destroy it.
1. Dior, 440 euros
They are model 30Montaigne, the street name of Dior’s flagship boutique in Paris, which proudly upholds the brand’s values. They are made of acetate, with a brown tortoiseshell effect frame and light pink lenses. The Christian Dior CD and the metal temples are gold.
2. Yalea, 149 euros
Cindy Crawford and Bianca Balti have made these glasses an elegant accessory capable of highlighting the face and enhancing it. Inspired by strong women, each model is named after one. Cindy’s favorites, the Matilde Model, are dedicated to Matilde Petra Montoya Lafragua, the first Mexican woman to graduate from medical school.
3. Balmain, €800
Aviator-style, made of Japanese titanium and with side protectors made of leather, the Balmain Captaine Gold Brown sunglasses are a luxury within very exclusive pockets.
4. Burberry, 200 euros
The new Burberry collection triumphs for its retro shapes, 60s style, made of acetate and with the initials on the temples. These monogrammed frames are all the rage. They can also be found in soft tones, such as pink, or with the firm’s classic checks.
5. Carolina Herrera, 200 euros
They are ideal to combine with pearl earrings. They are part of the “Pearls” collection and are delicate but cheerful, with a modern way of understanding femininity. The campaign starring the model Mica Argaaraz on the French Côte d’Azur is a song to the sun, water and light. Square and extra large, they are made in Italy, in acetate, in metal or in both materials combined.
6. Dolce Gabbana, 290 euros
Although Dolce Gabbana has teamed up with Persol to launch a fresh and very top collection for this summer, the sunglasses from the campaign starring Jennifer López are still the best. Her sophisticated frames and her large size are a declaration of intent for the users of these models. And it is that Jlo seduces even more at 52.
7. Chanel, 640 euros
Made of acetate and calfskin, you can find them in black, burgundy and tortoiseshell, with gradient or polarized lenses. This summer’s collection also includes the butterfly model. The jeweled chain with the brand’s logo highlights the acetate and adds glamour.
8. Hawkers, €79.99
Paula Echevarria opted for futuristic aesthetics by designing this model called Long Island Black. The most avant-garde of the four models she has designed this year for Hawkers has an angular cut that combines a black stainless steel metal frame, with black shield lenses and semi-bold temples. It has UV400 protection
9. Prada, 350 euros
Extra large and with geometric lines. The frame of this model, Symbole de Prada, is made of powdery pink acetate with dark brown gradient opaque lenses. On the official Prada website they also appear in black, brown and tortoiseshell. They have 100% UVA/UVB protection.
10. Coach, €150
These Coach sunglasses embrace the power of flowers and add a playful touch to any look. Round, wire, petal and tea rose, they’re finished off with full UV-protective lenses.
11. Gucci, €760
Sophisticated and ultra-protective, Gucci’s goggles are part of the MX collection. The frame is bright yellow in gold tones with metal studs. The temples are metallic and shiny and have the GG detail, and the lens is brown. These glasses can also be found in pink and grey. Protection against UVA and UVB rays is total. They are presented in a personalized velvet case. There are six colors to choose from.
12. Lanvin, €229
The SLN758 model is part of the Lanvin collection for General optics. It combines smooth shapes with gradient crystals that add the most significant touch of this century-old brand. They are made of acetate and metal.
13. Shilouette, 310 euros
Made of high-tech titanium, this model called Fisher Island belongs to the Rimless Shades collection, which accentuates its feminine and refined appearance with its butterfly shape. The champagne colored frame and Classic Green Gradient lenses are ultra light and extraordinarily comfortable to wear. The lenses can be graduated. They are anti-reflective and have 100% UVA/UVB/UVC protection.
14. Stella McCartney, €280
Cat eye glasses are another of the great winners of this season. Equal parts sophisticated and chic, Stella McCartney presents them in milky pink, with ligth rose lenses and gold rivets. On the official website of the firm they can also be found in black and ivory. The front and temples are made of bioacetate and the lenses are biologically based.
15. MrBoho, €59
Made of acetate and cellulose, with metal hinges, the Hayes model by MrBoho bets on the cat-eye style frame, but with softened lines, although with a strong personality. They have total UVA400 protection with a category 3 protection filter. The firm itself warns that they are not suitable for looking directly at the sun or for use in a solarium. They also come in colored or tortoiseshell frames.
16. Saint Laurent, €315
They are model 214 Kate. They have the cat’s eye shape in thick acetate, one of the best sellers and you can find them in yellow, magenta, pink and black. The lenses are made of nylon and have 100% UVA/UVB protection. The Saint Laurent signature is engraved on the temple.
17. Off White, 245 euros
The Virgil model, one of the most iconic of the firm. It returns summer after summer, with the classic but modern design that best represents the spirit of the firm. They are manufactured with a black, violet or blue frame and with blue lenses.
18. Miu Miu, 340 euros
Made of metal with a sophisticated air, these oversize frame glasses stand out for their thin metal rings and the vertical logo, integrated into the hinge of their straight temples. The front of the frame is gold and the sun protection is 100% UVA and UVB.
19. Missoni, €189
The new collection revives the essence of the firm with meticulously crafted sophisticated model glasses. This one in particular is a square model with a gradient lens, with colored lenses and a plastic frame. It has the signature logo on the temple.
20. Courtesy, €528
They move between futurism and science fiction. Its screen almost completely covers the face and its black color wraps them in an aura of enigmatic mystery that is very seductive.