Now that summer has finally decided to grace our shores, we thought it would be a good time to showcase some of the best designer sunglasses. For some people it’s all about the name on the frame, but don’t forget UVA protection is just as important.
Dolce and Gabbana 4259 Top Animlier on Raspberry – £104
These are pretty special aren’t they? First we have Dolce & Gabbana’s signature leopard print at the top of the frame, then the beautiful pink at the bottom and finally the cat’s eye shape. All round perfection! Made in Italy with UV protection and a two-year warranty.
The glamourous thick oversized round frame is covered in various layers of glitter to give a variety of lightness or heaviness. The grey frames compliment the black lenses and the brand logo is embossed over the temples. Lovely gold metal work really elevates this pair from the rest. Comes with a two year warranty.
French fashion house Dior epitomises style and high couture, and this pair are a great example. Tortoiseshell frames with branding on the sides in gold metal. Lens colour is a complimentary brown and comes with 100% UVA protection. Has a one-year warranty.
The signature flat top is immediately recognisable as Saint Laurent. Worn by reality stars such as Kim Kardashian, but don’t let that put you off. Made in Italy and features beautiful craftsmanship, including metal work and subtle lettering. Lenses are UV400 protective. Comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.
From: sunglasses-shop.co.ukRay-Ban 3016 Clubmaster Tortoise – £135
An ultra-modern take on the classic Clubmaster here by Ray-Ban. We love the colour combination of cool turquoise and matte tortoiseshell. The flash mirror lenses are UV400 protected and these come with a two year manufacturer’s warranty. Other colour combinations available.
Channel your 60’s screen siren with these over-sized cats-eye sunglasses from Prada. This pair are designed to evoke film noir and echo a golden age of mystery and elegance. The tortoiseshell frames are flecked with specks of purple and this is matched by purple tips by the ears. Lenses are UV400 protected and they come with a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
In 1966 Gucci commissioned an artist to create a scarf for the Princess Grace of Monaco. Now this scarf has been immortalised in this pair of sunglasses. The iconic florals of the scarf are present in the frame in this lightweight acetate. A great story to tell people who comment on your glasses. UV protected and comes with a one-year warranty.
Quirky pair from Chanel here that exude charm and style. The frames are multi-coloured and contain speckles of shades from green to yellow. Lens colour is grey and the lenses are fully UVA protected. Comes with a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Using the classic Aviator style, this pair from Oakley feature a great colour combination of Black Ice and raspberry. The grey lenses are polarised which means they stop the sun’s glare and they are made with a lightweight alloy and non-snag nose pads. Lenses are 100% UVA protected and come with a one-year warranty.
What we love about this pair is that there is a bridge over the nose so you don’t look like you are doing an impression of John Lennon. Great colour combo too of green and grey. Lenses come with 100% UVA protection and there’s a one-year warranty.