The right pair of sunglasses can make or break a look – so it’s important you choose wisely. To help you out, here are three of the hottest sunglasses styles right now.

Vintage Style:Horn-Rimmed Sunglasses

Horn-rimmed glasses used to be the reserve of old ladies and stern schoolteachers – but now they’re back with a vengeance. Horn-rimmed sunglasses in particular scream ‘vintage chic’, giving the wearer a glamourous Hollywood edge.

Animal lovers will be pleased to know that modern horn-rimmed glasses are made using plastic – not animal horn or tortoise shell, as was originally the case. Nonetheless, a pair of horn-rimmed glasses constructed today will still retain the iconic heavy brow and outward flicks that characterise the style. As such, a pair of horn-rimmed glasses will cap of a vintage outfit perfectly, particularly if you’re trying to evoke the style of the 1950s and 1960s.

Geek Chic: Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Ray-Ban sunglasses were first created in 1936 in order to protect pilots’ peepers from the sun’s glare in style. These Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses remain popular to this day, and were followed in 1952 by the brand’s other most iconic style, Ray-Ban Wayfarers.

While they may once have been the sunglasses of choice for bad boys and outsiders – they were, after all, sported by James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause – today the square-framed Ray-Bans style belong firmly in the ‘geek chic’ category.

Casual Cool: Oversized Sunglasses

Large frames are no longer the reserve of celebrities trying to hide from the paparazzi – although, of course, they certainly do boast a fair few celebrity fans, from Audrey Hepburn circa Breakfast at Tiffany’s to the present-day Olsen twins.

The oversized look complements most face shapes, while also allowing the wearer to hide all manner of sins, from bags under the eyes to an acne breakout. Therefore, they’re a great way to give an outfit an injection of effortless cool, while still adding a touch of timeless style.


So there you have it: three top sunglasses trends to complete any look. Tell us which ones you prefer in the comments below!

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