Fashion in designer sunglasses

Fashion plays an important role in the way your sunglasses are perceived, with lots of different styles, colours and features that show off your own distinct fashion to everyone.

The best for summer sunglasses?

At Designer Sunnies, it’s no secret that summer is our favourite time of year. We all know that sunglasses are the ultimate fashion accessory with a pair available for almost every occasion, but they also do an amazing job of protecting our eyes from the sun at this time of year too.

If you’re jetting off on holiday soon or are just making the most of the sunshine back home, it’s likely that you might be thinking about your next designer sunnies purchase – but which sunglasses are best for summer?

During the summer months of June, July and August, designer sunglasses are an essential item as they protect your eyes from the sun and its harmful UVA and UVB rays. These are known to potentially damage your eyesight over time, so it’s always important to have your favourite pair handy when you are out and about on a sunny day, or relaxing by the pool, on the beach or in the garden. But when it comes to picking the perfect pair for summer, what should you keep in mind? Read on to find out more!

 

Which sunglasses are best for you to wear this summer?

When choosing the best pair of sunnies for summer, it’s definitely a good idea to go for designer sunglasses that have an oversized or wraparound frame. These will help to protect the soft tissue around your eyes and also stop you from squinting in the bright light which can lead to wrinkles.

In addition, polarised lenses will help to reduce the glare of the sun against the pool or the sea – something which is essential for summer holidays if you are planning on spending most of your time relaxing.

So keeping that in mind, here are some of our favourite sunglasses which are best for summer:

Emporio Armani

These Emporio Armani EA 9607/s designer sunnies have summer written all over them! With their oversized frames in a stylish black, they are the perfect pair to be seen in when you’re out and about exploring on holiday.

Revo

If the man in your life is looking for a new pair of designer sunnies for summer, we think this pair of Revo Guide S sunglasses are perfect! In a wraparound style with polarised lenses, they will do a great job of protecting their eyes and keeping them looking cool at the same time!

Just Cavalli

If you want to make a statement this summer, these designer sunnies from Just Cavalli are the ones to pick. In a butterfly style, these super oversized sunnies with tortoise frames are bound to get you noticed by the pool!

Now you know which sunglasses are best for summer you might be thinking about treating yourself to a brand new pair of designer sunnies before you go away. Well luckily for you, at Designer Sunnies we stock a wide range of designer sunglasses from a range of big-name designer brands such as Ray-Ban, Dolce & Gabbana and Michael Kors that are perfect for your next holiday. You’ll be spoilt for choice so why not visit our online sunglasses shop to buy a new pair for yourself today?

 

If you’re thinking of buying a new pair of designer sunglasses for your summer holiday, we’d love to know which brand you have in mind, so make sure you let us know and start the conversation by leaving a comment below!

 

Which sunglasses suit dark skin and hair?

Did you know that when you’re choosing a new pair of sunglasses, there’s more to consider than which frame and style will suit the shape of your face best? You might be surprised to learn that the colour of your skin and hair should also be considered in order to bring out your natural undertones and balance your complexion perfectly.

If you’re looking for a brand new pair of designer sunnies but aren’t sure which ones will suit your dark skin and hair best, you’ve come to the right place! In our latest blog post, we take a closer look at the sunnies which will complement your features best – read on to find out more.

 

Designer sunnies that will suit dark skin best

Darker skin tones are best suited to neutral and yellow undertones, which means choosing from a colour palette of reds, oranges and bright yellows, as well as darker shades of blues or purples for cool undertones of pinks and blues.

Here are some of our favourite designer sunnies for dark skin:

Valentino VA4002

In a rich red, these striking designer sunnies from Valentino are bound to get you noticed!

Ray Ban RB2132

Make a statement with these bright blue designer shades from Ray-Ban in the classic Wayfarer style.

Emilio Pucci EP619s

Think summer holidays and sunshine – think these beautiful sunflower yellow sunglasses from Emilio Pucci!

 

Designer sunnies that will suit dark hair best

The good news is that if you have dark brown or black hair you don’t need to worry about undertones too much as they are normally quite uniform. Great options for you to choose will be statement colours such as bright pinks, matching blacks, whites and blues, but you’ll probably find that pastel colours will be lost against your hair colour.

 

Here are some of our favourite designer sunnies for dark hair:

Lacoste L508s

These dark pink designer sunnies from Lacoste will suit your dark hair perfectly, and make you look super cool while you’re out and about too!

Carrera 6013/S

Want to stand out from the crowd when you’re by the pool? We’re sure that these super trendy sunnies from Carrera will do the job!

YSL 6349/s

There’s nothing more chic than a pair of classic cats eye sunglasses, especially when they are in a colour called black panther!

Now that you know which sunglasses suit dark skin and hair best, you might be thinking about your next designer sunnies purchase. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place because at Designer Sunnies we stock a wide range of designer sunglasses from big-name designer sunnies brands such as Ray Ban and Dolce & Gabbana, all at fantastic prices. Plus, UK customers benefit from free standard shipping and returns too. Why not treat yourself and visit our online sunglasses shop to buy a new pair for yourself today?

Which pair of designer sunnies are you desperate to own next? We’d love to know, so make sure you join in the conversation by leaving your comments below.

Do we actually know when were sunglasses invented?

Sunglasses are undoubtedly one of the most practical (as well as stylish) inventions that the world has ever seen. Not only do they help to protect your eyes from the harmful UV rays of the sun, but they are the perfect fashion accessory, helping you to look your very best when you’re out and about on a sunny day or relaxing by the pool.

If you love designer sunglasses, you might be wondering when sunglasses invented. In fact, did you know that the history of sunglasses can be traced back to Roman Emperor Nero, who used to hold polished light emerald green gems up to his eyes in order to watch gladiator competitions? To get you up to speed, in our latest blog post we look at the history of our favourite fashion accessory in more detail – we hope you pick up a useful fact or two!

When were sunglasses invented first?

It is thought that sunglasses (as we know them today) were invented between 1268 and 1289. In a painting by Tommaso da Modena in 1352, a person is shown wearing sunglasses, the first painting that is known to include them.

Who wore sunglasses at this time?

Before 1430, sunglasses used to be worn in the Courts of China by judges. However, the smoky quartz lenses and flat-glassed panes were worn to conceal their expressions and to avoid giving away the outcome of their decisions, rather than protect their eyes from the sun!

When did sunglasses develop into the ones we know today?

People started to realise the health benefits of wearing prescription glasses in the 1600s, especially in regards to helping the elderly to see better. Moving forward to the mid 18th century, and James Ayscough had started to explore the use of sunglasses for correcting optical impairments by developing blue and green corrective lenses.

As time went on, the frames of glasses frames were made from leather, bones and metal, and sidepieces were also added in the form of strips of ribbon that looped around the ears. However, the Chinese had also decided to add ceramic weights to the ends of the ribbons, which made it easier for them to stay in place, which led to the invention of solid sidepieces by Edward Scarlett in 1730.

Following this, by the start of the 20th century sunglasses had started to be used to protect eyes from the glare of the sun. Sam Foster began to sell mass produced sunglasses in the USA in 1929, which led to the Army Air Corps asking Bausch & Lomb in the 1930s to design some sunglasses that would help their pilots to see better when the sun was shining. Leading on from this, Ray Ban developed their popular  Aviator sunglasses in1937, and the fashionable trend for wearing sunglasses had arrived – the rest, as they say, is history!

Now that you know the history of sunglasses, you might be thinking about your next designer sunnies purchase. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place because at Designer Sunnies we stock a wide range of designer sunglasses from big name designer sunnies brands such as Ray Ban and Dolce & Gabbana, all at fantastic prices. Why not treat yourself and visit our online sunglasses shop to buy a new pair for yourself today?

Which fact about the history of sunglasses did you find the most interesting? We’d love to know, so make sure you join in the conversation by leaving your comments below.

Which brand sunglasses are the best?

If you’re a fan of designer sunglasses then you’ll know that they can be worn for almost any occasion. Whether you’re looking for a new pair to compliment that day to day outfit, or to protect your eyes from the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun when you are sunbathing, there is the perfect pair and style out there for you.

There are also uses for designer sun glasses that you may not have considered before. For example, they can be worn during any water based activities such as fishing to help reduce glare on the water and make it easier for you to see.

With so many designer sunglasses brands out there – from Michael Kors to Dolce & Gabbana, it can be hard to know which one is best. If you’re thinking about buying a new pair of sunglasses, how do you decide which brand of sunglasses is right for you?

If you are considering adding a new pair of designer sunnies to your collection, here we take a look at some of our favourite designer sunglasses brands and styles to help you decide which one to purchase next – the choice is yours!

 

The best brands of sunglasses for when you are out and about

When it comes to choosing a pair of designer sunnies to wear out and about on a sunny day, you need some that are comfortable, look trendy and stylish, but also give your eyes protection from the sun. Here are some examples of designer sunglasses that we think are the best for day to day use and wearing on the go:

Bvlgari 0BV 8153B

These Bvlgari 0BV 8153B designer sunglasses are effortlessly stylish and can be worn for almost any occasion, making them the perfect option for day to day wear when out and about.  We just love their turtledove frames and butterfly frame shape – how about you?

Valentino VA4009

You won’t find a trendier pair of sunglasses then the Valentino VA4009. With their tortoiseshell inspired frames, these designer sunnies are perfect for both shopping trips as well as city breaks, ensuring you look classic and chic at all times!

 

The best brands of sunglasses for Sunbathing

Have you got any summer holidays planned yet? If you need a brand new pair of designer sunnies to wear on your next day trip to the beach or by the pool in some far away destination, then you need to make sure you find some that will properly protect your eyes from the powerful UV rays of the sun. But don’t forget, you’ll also want to ensure that you look cool and trendy too!

Here’s some brands of designer sunglasses that we think will help you to look super cool and stylish the next time you go sunbathing:

Michael Kors MK2015B WILLA

Fancy looking like an old school Hollywood pin up like Marilyn Monroe the next time you are relaxing on the beach? Then we think this pair of red oversized sunnies from Michael Kors would be perfect! Not only do they look fabulous, but their oversized shape offers more coverage around your eyes which can help to give them maximum protection from the sun’s powerful UV rays, as well as protect soft tissue and prevent wrinkles too – what could be better than that?!

Carrera 87/S N1Y/8G

Make a statement by the pool with this super cool pair of aviator-style sunglasses from Carrera. With their white frame and brown lenses, they’ll not only do a great job of protecting your eyes from the sun, but they’ll also make sure that you look totally on trend too!

 

The best brands of sunglasses for Fishing

The most important thing to keep in mind when choosing a new pair of designer sunnies to wear on your next fishing trip is that they need to have polarised lenses. These will help to protect your eyes from the glare of the sun while you’re on the water, ensure you don’t miss out on any of the action!  Here’s our top picks for sunglasses that would be perfect for your next fishing trip:

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL

These sporty oversized sunglasses from Oakley have polarised lenses and are made of lightweight plastic which makes them really comfortable to wear all day long.  Plus, the O-Matter frame will provide protection against sun and wind, meaning that you can enjoy fishing whatever the weather!

Revo Heading RE4058 

How cool do these Revo Heading sunglasses look? They are really practical for fishing trips too, thanks to their trendy matte black frame and green coloured polarised lenses which will help to reduce glare on the water. They are also made from plastic and polycarbonate which makes them extremely long lasting – don’t head out for your next fishing trip without them!

Now you have discovered which brand sunglasses is best for you, you’re probably thinking about which pair to treat yourself to next. Well if that’s the case then you have definitely come to the right place, because at Designer Sunnies we stock a wide range of designer sunglasses from a range of big name designer brands such as Ray Ban, Dolce & Gabbana and Michael Kors. You’ll be spoilt for choice so why not visit our online sunglasses shop to buy a new pair for yourself today?

 

If you’re thinking of buying a brand new pair of designer sunglasses, we’d love to know which brand and occasion you have in mind, so make sure you let us know and start the conversation by leaving a comment below!

Get your designer sunglasses cheap

If you’re looking for a brand new pair of designer sunnies but are on a bit of a budget, it can be hard to know where to buy designer sunglasses cheap. You might automatically think that if you’re trying to watch what you’re spending then a new pair of designer sunglasses might be out of your price range – but the good news is that they can cost much less than you think!

Thanks to DesignerSunnies.com, you don’t need a bank balance the size of a celebrity’s in order to add some designer sunglasses brands to your collection. It might sound too good to be true, but we stock a wide range of designer sunglasses from some of the biggest names in fashion, all at fantastic prices – so it’s fair to say that we know a thing or two about getting a bargain!

If you’re looking to add a new pair of affordable designer sunnies to your collection, here we take a look at some key things that you need to keep in mind to ensure you get the best value for money possible – read on to find out more!

 

Research what style and brand fits your budget best

Buying a pair of designer sun glasses is definitely an investment, so you want to make sure you make the right decision! This means asking yourself what occasion you will wear them (Sunbathing? driving? Out and about?), what shape suits you best (Oversize? Aviator? Cat eye?) and what look you’re going for too (Chic? Classic? Trendy?) in order to ensure you pick the right pair of designer sunnies for you.

In addition, if you have a particular designer sunglasses brand in mind, it’s also worth taking time to browse online and research what kind of price you can expect to pay for them. For example, high end fashion houses like Dolce & Gabbana and Prada are likely to be at the top end of your budget, however if a big brand name is important to you, then we recommend you stick with what you know and like to ensure you get as much use of out of your new designer sunnies purchase as possible!

 

Be careful when buying from websites like eBay

While you might be able to find the odd genuine pair of designer sunglasses on websites like eBay, the unfortunate truth is that more often than not they will be fake imitation versions instead. It’s always important to do your research before buying a pair of cheap designer sunglasses in order to spot fake sunglasses – you want to ensure you’re getting the genuine article and double check whether that super cheap price is too good to be true or not.

If you do decide to buy a pair of designer sunglasses online, it’s really important to check the following first to ensure they are the real deal:

  • Always look for a mention of a model number within the description of the sunglasses. If one isn’t there, alarm bells should ring, and if there is then you should always search for it on the designer brand’s website to double check its authenticity
  • Familiarise yourself with the models on the designer brand’s website to get a feel for how and when they use logos and labels – again, double check these against the cheaper version you have found.
  • Look for a photo that shows the packaging that the designer sunnies will come in – does it look good quality and is the logo spelled correctly?

 

Don’t always buy straight from the brand’s own website

Although you can be 100% sure you’re buying the genuine article from the designer brand’s own website, you might be missing out on some special discounts that only an authorised dealer can offer. Plus, by buying from a retailer such as DesignerSunnies.com, you can be rest assured that not only are you getting a new pair of designer sunnies for a great price, they will also be completely authentic too and also carry the same manufacturer’s warranty that you’d get if you bought straight from the brand itself!

From brand new models to all time classics, all at fantastic prices, you will find your perfect pair of designer sunglasses at DesignerSunnies.com. Plus, UK customers benefit from free standard shipping and returns too – what could be better than that?!

Which pair of designer sunnies are you desperate to own next? We’d love to know, so make sure you join in the conversation by leaving your comments below.

So do we actually know what brand sunglasses Kim Kardashian wears?

There’s no denying that Kim Kardashian is one of the hottest celebrities on the planet right now, and has become something of a style icon in recent years thanks to her love of designer clothes, handbags and of course designer sunglasses too.

For those of you that are unfamiliar with Kim (or Mrs Kim Kardashian-West as she is officially known), then here are a few facts to help you get to know this American fashionista a little bit better:

  • Kim and her family are famous for their reality TV show “Keeping up with the Kardashians”, which first aired on TV channel E! in 2007
  • Along with her sisters Kourtney and Khloe, Kim is the owner of a range of clothing and accessories boutiques called Dash – proving that she certainly knows a thing or two when it comes to fashion!
  • Kim has endorsed a number of different products over the years, including perfumes, make up, nail varnish, swimwear and trainers. She also had a clothing line with her sisters called “The Kardashian Kollection”
  • She currently has over 104m followers on Instagram, making her one of the top followed celebrities in the world!
  • It is estimated that Kim and her husband Kanye West are worth over $145m, so it’s really no wonder that she boasts such an impressive collection of designer sunnies!

Whether they’re from YSL, Dolce & Gabbana or Prada among others, Kim certainly has something of a designer sun glasses habit, and is rarely spotted without a signature pair of the black oversized frames that she loves. If you’re a fan of Kim and all things Kardashian, and would love to get your hands on a pair of designer sunglasses that are similar to the ones that Kim is often seen wearing, then read on to get some inspiration!

Oversized

When Kim feels like sporting an edgier look, then she’ll probably choose to wear a pair of oversized shield shades like these ones from Bvlgari. Providing maximum coverage from the glare of the sun (as well as the flashes from those sneaky paparazzi lenses!), a pair of shield shades such as the BV6061b style help to provide the ultimate cool look with a hint of bling too – you are bound to get noticed in these!

Tortoiseshell

Just as Kim knows, it’s so important for every girl to have a pair of classic tortoiseshell designer sunglasses as part of their sunnies collection. This timeless style never goes out of fashion and is always on trend. This pair of popular MK6029 shades from Michael Kors are pretty and feminine and will help to define a classy, sophisticated look. Why not follow Kim’s example and wear a pair on your next shopping trip?

Rectangle

Kim absolutely loves wearing a pair of black rectangle framed sunglasses and is often photographed sporting a pair of these classic frames. If you’re lucky enough to have high cheekbones like Kim, then this super flattering style is for you. Perfect for a chic every day look, these fabulous MMJ 386/S designer sunglasses from Marc Jacobs will go with every kind of outfit, ensuring that you always look your best!

Oval

Along with the rest of the Kardashian clan, if there’s one style of designer sunglasses that reality TV star Kim loves the most, it’s a pair of stylish black ovals. Perfect for wearing on the beach or by the pool when she fancies a spot of sunbathing, a pair like this EA 4052 style from Emporio Armani  would be a great option for maintaining her fashionable reputation. And if you want to follow Kim’s example, not only will they help to protect your eyes from the sun, they’ll ensure that you look completely on trend at the same time too!

Aviators

Mrs Kardashian-West knows that aviators are truly a style classic, and has been spotted wearing this style on several occasions since she first came to prominence 10 years ago. If you fancy owning a pair of designer sunglasses that will always have timeless style, then you need to get your hands on a pair from Ray Ban. The most famous style of aviator sunglasses is arguably the 3025, and this version comes with trendy arista gold frames and a super cute pink coloured lens. As a proper girly-girl, we’re sure that Kim would be a big fan of these!

If you’d love to own a pair of designer sunglasses just like the ones that Kim Kardashian wears, then you have come to the right place. At Designer Sunnies we stock a wide range of designer sunglasses that celebrities are big fans of, including popular styles such as oversized and aviator from brands such as Ray Ban and Dolce & Gabbana. Why not treat yourself and visit our online sunglasses shop to buy a new pair for yourself today?

What do you think about the style and brand of designer sunglasses that Kim Kardashian wears? Which is your favourite and which would you love to add to your collection next? We’d love to know, so make sure you join in the conversation by leaving your comments below.

The best brand of sunglasses for your eyes

When the sun comes out, what’s the first thing you reach for? Your favourite pair of designer sunglasses of course! As well as looking fashionable and complimenting your outfit, sunnies also have a practical use in that they can help to protect your eyes from the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun, which can damage your eyesight over time. In addition, they can also reduce glare and make it easier for you to see during any water based activities such as fishing, so it’s really important that you own at least one pair that you can keep handy when the sun is shining.

You might be thinking about buying a new pair of sunglasses, but with so many designer sunglasses brands and styles available it can be hard to know where to start. How do you decide which brand of sunglasses is right for you?

If you are wondering what is the best brand of sunglasses for your eyes, here we take a look at some popular designer sunglasses brands and styles to help you decide – read on to find out which option is best for you!

 

The best brand of sunglasses for Sunbathing

If you are looking for a brand new pair of sunglasses to wear during an upcoming holiday or day trip to the beach, you need some that will not only help you look cool and stylish, but that will properly protect your eyes from the powerful UV rays of the sun. If you’re planning on spending time by the pool or sea too, then you also should consider getting a pair with polarised lenses too. Here’s a look at some of our favourite brand of designer sunglasses that will not only help to look after your eye health, but are also super trendy and fashionable too:

Bvlgari 6061b 

We just love this pair of oversized and wraparound frames from Bvlgari. Not only do they offer more coverage around your eyes which can help to give them maximum protection from UV rays, but they also help to protect soft tissue and prevent wrinkles too! Plus best of all, the frames in black and pale gold are guaranteed to help you look your best around the pool, meaning that you can lie back and relax knowing that your sunglasses are not only stylish, but they are helping to keep your eyes safe too!

Michael Kors MK 5004 

Aviator sunglasses are the perfect pair of sunglasses to wear by the pool! This timeless style will never go out of fashion, and this pair from Michael Kors even have polarised lenses too. This particular pair comes in a classic chocolate brown frame with gold features, and the polarised lenses will help to protect your eyes from the glare of the pool – they certainly tick the boxes for both style and practicality!

 

The best sunglasses for Fishing

When it comes to choosing a pair of sunglasses to wear on your next fishing trip, there are several things that you need to consider. Firstly, it’s important to buy a pair of sunglasses with polarised lenses to protect your eyes from the glare of the sun while you’re on the water. And secondly, they can also help to protect your eyes from the danger of fish hooks – we’re sure a trip to the A&E department is something that you would prefer to avoid! If you are looking for a new pair on sunglasses to wear fishing, here are some brands and styles that we think would be perfect for you:

Calvin Klein CK7856SP

These lightweight sunglasses from Calvin Klein are made of polycarbonate, which makes them really comfortable to wear all day. In addition, their lenses are polarised in a brown/copper colour, which makes them perfect for wearing during both freshwater and seawater trips – they really are the perfect all rounder’s for fishing!

Oakley Carbon Shift

Not only does this pair of Oakley sunglasses look cool, but they are really practical for fishing trips too! The wraparound frame gives your eyes the ultimate amount of coverage, and the lenses are polarised to maximise your fishing experience and prevent glare from ruining your day by the water.

 

Out and about – the best brands of sunglasses to wear

When you are out and about on a sunny day, you need a comfortable pair of sunglasses that will not only give your eyes the protection that they need, but will be easy to take off as you browse the shops or do some sightseeing indoors. Here are our top picks for sunglasses brands that are perfect for wearing on the go:

Emporio Armani EA2018

With their stylish gunmetal grey frames, this pair of Emporio Armani sunglasses are the perfect pair for men to wear while they are out and about. They are made of lightweight plastic which makes them really wearer friendly, and they are also polarised which can help to ensure that glare doesn’t get in the way of your plans!

Dolce & Gabbana DG4277

What lady doesn’t love the look of a pair of trendy cats eye sunglasses? This versatile style from Dolce & Gabbana, with their black polka dot frames will compliment almost any outfit, giving you a cool and slightly edgy look as you spend the day exploring.

Now you know which brand and style of sunglasses are best for you eyes (depending on the occasion you want to wear them for), you might be thinking about treating yourself to a brand new pair. Well luckily for you, at Designer Sunnies we stock a wide range of designer sunglasses from a range of big name designer brands such as Ray Ban, Dolce & Gabbana and Michael Kors. You’ll be spoilt for choice so why not visit our online sunglasses shop to buy a new pair for yourself today?

If you’re thinking of buying a new pair of sunglasses, we’d love to know which brand and occasion you have in mind, so make sure you let us know and start the conversation by leaving a comment below!

How much are designer sunglasses?

Whether the word designer is used to describe sunglasses, shoes or handbags, you may automatically presume that these items are going to be much more expensive than their equivalents from high street brands – however this is not always the case. With designer sunglasses, we are firm believers that you are paying for the quality of the product, as well as a renowned designer brand name that you can trust!

If you’re a follower of fashion who wants to buy a new pair of sunglasses, you may think that a pair of designer sunnies might be out of your price range. However, here we take a look at the cost of some different styles from a couple of big designer sunglasses brands to show you how affordable they can be. The hardest part will certainly be deciding which ones to add to your sunglasses collection first!

 

Designer sunglasses for under £100

You might be surprised to learn that you can own a fabulous pair of designer sunglasses for less than £100 – yes, you read that right! Some designer sunglasses brands are much more affordable than you think – read on to see for yourself.

Calvin Klein

Who doesn’t love grabbing a bargain? When purchasing a pair of designer sunglasses, it’s always worth checking to see if any are in the sale. For example, on Designer Sunnies this pair of Calvin Klein CK1156s 046 are currently down from £72 to £28. With their stand out red frames, these sunglasses provide a cool look for women that is bound to create some attention – so make sure you grab them before they all go!

How much are designer sunglasses?Lacoste

Men don’t have to miss out when it comes to getting a great deal too! These Lacoste L126s 214 in Havana are down from £55 to £25 – proving that sometimes buying designer sunglasses really can be much more cost effective than you think!

Valentino

The brightly coloured Valentino V627s 526 in fuchsia are the perfect pair of designer sunglasses for creating a bold statement. You’re guaranteed to get noticed when you wear this bold pair of sunglasses on your next shopping trip – all for just £97.

Polo Ralph Lauren

This pair of Polo Ralph Lauren PH4109 559087 designer sunglasses are just £100 – great value for a big name brand such as this. In a cool matte blue, this pair of stylish shades are bound to enhance any outfit!

 

Designer sunglasses for over £100

If you fancy treating yourself and spending slightly more than £100 on a pair of designer sunglasses, then the good news is that you still don’t have to break the bank – you can still bag a pair of fashionable designer sunglasses from a big name brand for much less than you may think!

Michael Kors

Who doesn’t wish that they had a pair of Michael Kors designer sunglasses as part of their sunglasses collection? If you’ve ever thought “how much are designer sunglasses?” then you’re in for a shock – because you can pick up a trendy black pair of MK2034 Island Tropics on Designer Sunnies for just £115!

Ray Ban

Love the look of the classic Wayfarer Ray Bans but think you’ll be eating beans for the next month if you buy them? At Designer Sunnies, we sell these iconic sunglasses for just £120, much less than the RRP of £161!

Tips for buying designer sunglassesPrada

Dream of owning a pair of Prada designer sunglasses? If you think this designer brand is out of your price range then you may be pleasantly surprised to learn than you can get your hands on a pair for next to nothing. Take this beautiful oversized pair for example – they are £116 instead of an RRP of £187 and are guaranteed to look great when you wear them by the pool on your next holiday!

Dolce and Gabbana

Think that a pair of Dolce and Gabbana designer sunglasses will come with a fairly hefty price tag? This pair of women’s DG2144 Sicilian Taste pilot sunglasses in cool silver and gold are £135 (RRP £173) – meaning that you can own your own piece of this legendary Italian fashion house for much less than you may have initially thought.

 

Tips for buying designer sunglasses

It’s no secret that designer sunglasses are one of the most counterfeited items in the world – and if you want to buy a pair, then you need to ensure that you are spending your hard earned cash on the genuine article. If you want to buy a pair of designer sunglasses, here are some tips to keep in mind to ensure that you don’t fall foul of the fakers:

  1. Always buy designer sunglasses from a reputable retailer
  2. Check the logo on the sunglasses – is it misspelled in any way?
  3. It’s also a good idea to check the model number/serial number (often found on one of the arms) with a pair on the designer’s website
  4. The quality of designer sunglasses should always be excellent – if they feel flimsy, or come in unbranded packaging, then this should start the alarm bells ringing!

Now that you’ve discovered how much designer sunglasses cost, if you feel inspired to own a pair of for yourself, then you have come to the right place. At Designer Sunnies we stock a wide range of designer sunglasses from a range of big name designer brands such as Ray Ban, Prada and Michael Kors. Visit our online sunglasses shop to buy a new pair for yourself today!

Are you thinking of buying a pair of designer sunglasses? Which designer brand and style has caught your eye? We’d love to know what you think, so make sure you share your thoughts by leaving a comment below!

Just what are the best Ray Ban sunglasses to wear?

There’s no denying that Ray Ban is one of the most famous brand of designer sunglasses in the world, and at Designer Sunnies we’re certainly big fans. With iconic styles such as the Aviator and Wayfarer, this classic designer sunglasses brand certainly sets the trend – but which are the best Ray Ban sunglasses for you?

Here, we take a look at the history of this legendary designer sunnies company and explore some of their most well known sun glasses styles to help you decide which are the best Ray Ban sunglasses and which pair you should add to your collection next!

 

History of the best Ray Ban sunglasses brand

Bausch & Lomb were the original parent company of Ray Ban, and can trace their roots back to Rochester, New York, in 1853. At the time, the company was known for its monocles, microscopes and binoculars, but they decided to expand into sunglasses production in the 1930s.

The Ray Ban brand was created in 1937, after US Air Force pilots reported that the glare of the sun was affecting their ability to fly airplanes.

As a result, the company designed some sunglasses with green lenses which would help reduce the blue and white hues of the sky, and therefore give the pilots better visibility – it was then that this iconic brand and their first pair of Aviator sunglasses was born!

With a history spanning eight decades, Ray Ban have gone on to become undoubtedly one of the world’s most famous designer sunglasses, with a range of styles for both men and women – making Ray Ban sunglasses some of the best in the business!

 

What celebrities have been spotted wearing the best Ray Ban sunglasses?

Over the years, Ray Ban have continued to play a large role in modern popular culture and have established a large celebrity following as a result.

For example, a classic pair of black Wayfarer sunglasses have been worn by legends such as Michael Jackson and James Dean, and Audrey Hepburn even wore a pair in 1961 for Breakfast at Tiffany’s. And who could forget Tom Cruise wearing a classic pair of Ray Ban Aviators as a fighter pilot in Top Gun in 1986?

Fast forward to today, and celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Johnny Depp, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Beyonce have all been spotted wearing the iconic Wayfarer and Aviator styles of Ray Ban sunglasses.

This proves that they are two styles that will never go out of fashion and that you’re not alone in thinking that Ray Ban sunglasses are best!

 

A look at the best Ray Ban sunglasses styles

Wayfarer

The RB2140 is the original style of Wayfarer, with black frame and grey lenses. This recognisable style is a true classic, and they have been manufactured since 1956.

Aviator

As we mentioned in our previous blog post about Matthew McConaughey wearing Aviator sunglasses in the film Gold, the RB3025 is the original classic pair of Aviators, available in gold coloured frames with the famous natural green lenses.

Clubmaster

The Ray Ban Clubmaster provides sunglasses fans with the best of both worlds – the combination of a Wayfarer and Aviator in one! These 50’s inspired retro sunglasses come in a range of styles, such as the classic RB3016 with tortoise frame.

Round and Rectangle

As the Ray Ban brand of sunglasses has evolved, so has the number of sunglasses styles that it makes. Take its round style of frames such as the RB2180, a modern take on the classic Wayfarer, or the RB3445 with rectangle frame – a unique and stylish take on the Aviator.

Mirrors

What better way to stand out from the crowd and sport a classic look at the same time than by rocking a pair of mirrored Ray Ban sunglasses?

Available in several lens colours such as blue and orange, think the RB3541, or the RB4250 in a quirky cat eye style.

 

The best Ray Ban sunglasses lens colour

You’ll be pleased to know that Ray Ban sunglasses come in a whole range of lens colours, making them the perfect sunglasses to suit your mood!

Whether you want a bright coloured pair to guarantee plenty of attention, or a subtle green classic pair to make you look effortlessly cool, Ray Ban is guaranteed to have the perfect pair for you!

Read on find out what the best Ray Ban sunglasses lens colours are.

Pink

We just love these classic RB3025 Aviator sunglasses with their cool and classic pink coloured lenses. Guaranteed to get you noticed by the pool!

Multicolour

Want to be a trendsetter? Then these RB3016 Ray Ban Clubmaster sunglasses with their rainbow multicolour lenses have your name on them!

Light Blue

These RB3025 Aviator sunglasses have a stand out light blue coloured frame and provide premium UV protection.

Green Classic

Ray Ban are famous for their Green Classic coloured lenses – this pair of RB2132 Wayfarer sunglasses will never go out of fashion!

Brown Classic

We think these Brown Classic coloured lenses of the RB3016 Clubmaster Fleck Ray Ban’s compliment the tortoiseshell detail perfectly – don’t you?

Violet

These RB4222 Lily Ray Ban sunglasses with their violet lenses are bound to turn heads – a true style icon!

Green Mirror

We don’t know about you but we think that these RB3016 Ray Ban Clubmaster designer sunnies really have the wow factor with their bright Green Mirror lenses!

Orange Gradient Flash

Imagine sitting on the beach, watching the sun set whilst wearing these RB3362 Ray Ban Cockpit sunglasses with their Orange Gradient Flash coloured lenses – the perfect combination!

 

The best Ray Ban sunglasses lens types

Ray Ban sunglasses come with either non-polarised or polarised lenses – find out the difference between the two below to discover which type are the best Ray Ban sunglasses for you.

Non-polarised lenses

Non-polarised lenses means that the Ray Ban sunglasses will only block intense light from entering your eyes, and therefore offer less protection from the sun’s UV rays.

Polarised-lenses

Ray Ban are famous for their polarised lenses, which help to offer 100% UV protection. In addition, they also block the glare from reflected light on shiny surfaces such as wet roads, making them a great option for driving.

However, wearing polarised lenses can make it harder to read the LCD screens of popular gadgets such as smart phones, and may not provide the best contrast for skiers either (special ski goggles are always the best option when you hit the slopes!)

 

The best Ray Ban sunglasses frame colours

Ray Ban designer sunnies come in a whole range of trendy frame colours – which one is your favourite?

Arista Gold

Nothing says classic like these RB3025 Aviator sunglasses with their Arista Gold coloured frames – the perfect colour for a summer holiday!

Matte Ruthenium

These RB3447 Ray Ban Round Metal sunglasses have a unique Matte Ruthenium coloured frames – and we think they look great!

Black Transparent

Perfect for any occasion, these RB2132 Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses come with iconic Black Transparent lenses.

Matte Havana

Think old-school Hollywood glamour – think these RB2132 New Wayfarer Matte designer sunnies with their Matte Havana tortoiseshell coloured frames!

Silver

We just love the silver coloured frames of these RB3447 Round sunglasses – so stylish!

Bordeaux On Transparent

These RB2132 Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses are perfect for autumn days – we love their Bordeaux on Transparent coloured frames!

 

What are the best Ray Ban sunglasses for particular activities?

Now that you’ve found out more about some of the most popular styles of Ray Ban sunglasses, which style is best for particular activities and the best Ray Ban sunglasses for you?

Driving

When it comes to driving, you need a pair of sunglasses that can let enough light into your eyes and won’t impair your visibility – you need to be able to see the road clearly. Wearing oversized sunglasses while driving can reduce your peripheral vision, and in terms of lenses you should look for those in a polarised style to reduce glare.

With that in mind, the Ray Ban RB3025 Aviator are the perfect style for driving, with their thin frames and flat profile.

Sunbathing

If you love sunbathing on holiday, then you need a pair of sunglasses that will properly protect your eyes and reduce the risk of any lasting damage from UVA and UVB rays. Oversized and wraparound frames will also help to protect the soft tissue around your eyes, and polarised lenses can help reduce the glare of the sun.

Our top picks for the best Ray Ban sunglasses to wear while sunbathing are the trendy RB4101 Jackie Ohh, or the RB4147 Highstreet.

Every day wear

When it comes to every day wear, you should look for a pair of sunglasses that will complement your outfit best and fit your mood.

For example, do you want to look classic and chic, or trendy and cool? As Ray Ban is such a well established designer sunglasses brand, they have created a range of styles over the years to suit all tastes and preferences.

As well as the iconic Aviator and Wayfarer styles, RB4174 Erika Classic and RB4227 are both great examples of styles that will certainly complete your outfit, whatever look you have decided to go for!

Fishing

If you’re a fan of fishing, then you’ll know that a good pair of sunglasses is essential for protecting your eyes against the glare of the sun against the water. As a result, you need to make sure that you choose frames with polarised lenses – and if you’d like to get a pair of Ran Bans to wear on your next fishing trip, then RB4228 or RB2132 would both be great choices!

 

The best Ray Ban sunglasses UV protection

As we have mentioned in our previous blog post, it’s so important to ensure that you buy designer sunglasses with the correct amount of UV protection to ensure that they keep your eyes safe from the harmful rays of the sun.

Thankfully, when you buy a pair of Ray Ban designer sunglasses, you can be safe in the knowledge that they will provide you with a premium amount of UV protection and are fully CE mark certified – giving you total peace of mind that not only are you looking your best, but that your eyesight is being properly looked after at the same time!

If you feel inspired to own a pair of classic Ray Ban sunglasses for yourself, then you have come to the right place. At Designer Sunnies we stock a wide range of Ray Ban designer sunglasses, including the popular Aviator and Wayfarer styles.

Visit our online sunglasses shop to buy a new pair for yourself today and get your hands on the best Ray Ban sunglasses for you!

With summer just around the corner, it is the perfect time to pick a great pair of sunglasses in order to enjoy the sunny rays safely. With 1980s inspired outfits, saturated colours, stripes and floral, the 2017 summer promises joyful and exciting trends. But not all the trends will suit every one. Marc Jacobs once said: ‘To me, clothing is a form of self-expression – there are hints about who you are in what you wear’. This is why we are looking at the most popular summer trends in order to help you decide which ones better suit you. And while comparing different styles, we will also look into the most popular summer sunglasses for 2017.

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Better trends for bold and confident personalities

If you are looking to stand out while picking an outfit, there is plenty to choose from for you in the 2017 trends. Inspired by Gucci, many designers are pushing forward with the concept of ‘mix and match’. And what better to outline confidence than the mix and match trend? Indeed, this summer, it is all about wearing whatever, whenever and however you want. Designers have really shown that during fashion shows lately. So much so that Céline’s Phoebe Philo even went so far as to send her models out in mismatched shoes.

And if you are more focused on standing out thanks to colours, it is a good time too. If pink played a big part of the Paris Fashion Week schedule, it is in general about bold and very bright colours this summer. You can go for yellow, green or pink and be sure to be a hit. Finally, the 1980s inspired trend has also been showing some very confident and outstanding styles. Indeed, with high-shine fabrics and draped volume, crystal earrings and sky-high stilettos, the 1980s trend will definitely bring a lot of fun to the summer.

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Summer sunglasses and trends if your style is delicate and soft

A very popular and feminine summer style is the floral one. And it is not going out of fashion this season. Floral outfits are still very successful, designers using them from head to toe (shoes included). A bit more delicate, the see-through dresses and outfits are another very popular trend, particularly in London. And even if the semi-opaque and pastel fashion essentials can seem a little bit daring, there are plenty of options to make them more comfortable and to adapt them to your own style.

If you want to focus on a more simple and stylish approach, the Post-minimalism might be perfect for you. Indeed, this trend takes the simplest item and makes it very exciting. Playing with volume, shape and tactile fabrics, it renews the fashion approach where ‘less is more’ for the best. And finally, the last biggest trend for the season is stripes. It is another well-known and timeless trend. Similarly to the floral pattern trend, designers were also set on styling these from head to toe, which means that your sunglasses should also go floral or stripy, according to the one you pick.

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So whether your style is closer to the stripy Marc By Marc Jacobs 287/S W7B UZ sunglasses, to the floral Dolce & Gabbana DG2173B 02/5A sunglasses or to the colourful Bvlgari 0BV 6082 278/3R, you can be sure you will find the perfect summer sunglasses at Designer Sunnies!

Quite a big trend lately, the ‘Mini Me Fashion’ is the idea of dressing up your children the same way as you. Followed by celebrities and big brands, it can go from dresses, shoes and accessories. It is also a popular trend for junior sunglasses. Celebrities such as Katie Holmes, Reese Witherspoon, Will Smith and Tom Hanks have embraced the trend, bringing us great pictures and adorable looks. With fantastic brands such as Ray-Ban and Oakley creating lines especially for children (Ray-Ban Junior and Oakley Youth sunglasses), following the ‘Mini Me Fashion’ could be very easy and fun for parents and children. So if your kids love fashion as much as you do, it might be the perfect time for you to get them the great sunglasses they deserve.

 

The ‘Mini Me’ Trend and Brands

In terms of fashion, the brands do not all react to the Mini Me trend the same way. Some brands extend and offer a specific line for children (such as Kenzo Kids, Galliano Kids and Burberry) whereas others duplicate their adult models in mini sizes (such as Monoprix). And some other brands offer both. With parents who are fans of trends and want their children to be too, the market is open and working.

Even if it tends to be more directed at girls than boys, some brands also open up to the male fashion. Some brands (like LuluCastagnette) even offer real clothes for children, adapted to their morphology, their movements and their everyday life. Through fashion, we can also see the expression of a lifestyle. In a way, it is also a way for brands to show their values, such as proximity, simplicity and human relationships. The idea is that parents and children can now go shopping together and find the perfect shop for the both of them.

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Welcome the Junior Sunglasses

For brands like Ray-Ban or Oakley, this was the perfect opportunity to adapt their famous models for children. Kids can now wear iconic sunglasses next to their parents. Whether you love the Clubmaster, the Round sunglasses, the New Wayfarer, the Aviators or the Ray-Ban’s Erika sunglasses, the Ray-Ban Junior line will bring you all the models you could wish for. And for a sportier look, check out the Oakley Youth sunglasses. Bringing the Oakley Radar EV Path and the Oakley Turbine to the kids, Oakley also offers a great selection for children.

So if you want to give the ‘Mini me’ trend a try, visit DesignerSunnies today and get some fantastic junior sunglasses!

Oakley youth

For anyone whose passion is fashion, small details count. That is why picking up the right pair of sunglasses for your outfit, to suit your face as perfectly as possible and to follow the new trends in the industry is important. In order to help you achieve these goals, we decided to look at the new 2017 sunglasses trends, as well as setting up a guide to help you choose the perfect shape of sunglasses for your face.

Picking up the right pair of sunglasses

2017 Sunglasses Trends for frames

Oversized glasses are here to last. If you are not sure about it, just have a look at all the bigger brands. Whether it is Prada, Gucci or Michael Kors, everyone has them. The Aviator sunglasses do not seem to be going out of style either. If they were one of the biggest trends of fall/winter 2016, they also seem to be staying for 2017. For a rather feline style, we could mention the Round Cat Eye sunglasses. Featuring dark lenses and bright rims, here comes one of the most feminine and chic looks of 2017. From Prada to Emporio Armani, the Bug Eye look also seems to be a big part of the 2017 sunglasses trends. And of course, the Double Wire Rimmed sunglasses. For a retro and futuristic look,  are probably the best and most popular additions. Giorgio Armani, Roberto Cavalli and Prada are all doing it.

Oversized glasses are here to last

Which colours are the most popular in 2017?

Looking at all the 2017 sunglasses trends, one trend for colours is set to be Tortoise Shell. Whatever the frame or even the brand, you will see them everywhere. Colourful, Clear lenses and Super Dark lenses are also very popular this year. It doesn’t matter if you are going to festivals or looking for a colourful summer look. The Ray-Ban Lily 4222 are the perfect sunglasses for a trendy ‘hippy’ look. Their colourful lenses and round frames have made them one of the most popular models for summertime. Gold sunglasses, Yellow or White sunglasses are big successes as well. Marble frames also are one of the latest and biggest trends. Particularly with Michael Kors and Prada. Finally, there is the tradition of Embellished sunglasses (using flowers, crystals and gems). It is a trademark for some of the most famous luxury brands, such as Bvlgari, Dolce and Gabbana or Gucci.

 

How to pick the best sunglasses for your face shape?

The first step of knowing which shape of sunglasses will work better for you is to know which face shape group you belong in. Figure out whether your face is round, oval, heart or square. For Heart faces, pick any shape which is wider on the top than on the bottom, such as Cat Eye or Sport shapes. For Round faces, prefer Oversized or Rectangular shapes, such as Square shapes. If your face is Oval, you can go with either Round or Square frames. Just be careful about proportion but don’t be afraid to go for Aviator or Square frames! Finally, if your face is Square, prefer sunglasses with soft lines or rimless, such as Aviator or Round shapes.