All about designer sunglasses

All about designer sunglasses

Designer sunglasses come in all different shapes and sizes meaning that, no matter what you're looking for, you're sure to find the perfect pair for you.

We love designer sunglasses because they are an easy and affordable way to inject a high-fashion feel into every outfit, and because they will give your style statement-making definition. From oversized Dolce and Gabanna shades designed to make you look like a movie star (favoured by Eva Mendes, Reece Witherspoon and Kim Kardashian) to more understated cult style icons, such as the Rayban Wayfarers worn by Jude Law, Robert Pattinson and the Jonas Brothers, there's the right pair just waiting for you. All you have to do is find them!

Designer sunglasses: How much should I be spending?

The good news about designer sunglasses is you're sure to find the perfect to suit your budget: They come in a range of different price-points, depending on the designer you choose and the style you're looking for. A good rule of thumb when setting your budget is that your designer shades should cost between $150 and $250 for a mid-range brand such as Ray Ban, Oakley and Emporio Armani. Expect to pay to over $300 for a high end European brands such as Prada, Bvlgari and Christian Dior.

It's important to remember that whilst designer sunglasses can seem pricey, and the initial outlay is relatively high, your cost per wear will be remarkably low. Good quality designer sunglasses can last for season after season, if you look after them properly and store them in the designer case that they will be supplied with. If you're wearing them every day for the next 12 months, therefore, that $300 pair of shades has actually cost you less than $1 per day to wear! Sunglasses have a better cost-per wear ratio than almost any other designer accessory!

What are the hottest and most popular designer sunglasses brands

When it comes to choosing the right designer sunglasses brand for you, you really will be spoilt for choice. Most of the biggest and best fashion designers now offer a high-fashion sunglasses line as part of their accessories range. Buying designer sunglasses is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to show off your fashion credentials, showcasing a love of designer labels and giving you a chance to follow the latest trends.

If you're looking for designer shades that will last forever then choose a pair of Ray Ban Aviators or Wayfarers. Stylish and classic, these are sunglasses with an enviable designer label that will never go out of fashion, and they're eternally popular. If you're looking for something more statement making and fashion forward then look to high fashion brands such as Prada, Bvlgari or Marc Jacobs.

Prada sunglasses come in an array of high fashion colours, shapes and patterns, and they are immediately recognisable thanks to their iconic status, whilst Marc Jacobs shades have a laid back, low key New York inspired style: more subtle than Prada, these are still shades that stand out. If you want to make a real statement then Christian Dior is for you!

Thanks to the incredibly wide range of designer sunglasses available, you really will be spoilt for choice. Don't be afraid to experiment with brands you wouldn't normally choose: you might be surprised just how much stepping outside of your comfort zone suits you!