womens sunglasses 2017

Today, we discuss the best womens sunglasses 2017 options and  womens sunglasses 2017 trends. Sunglasses are a must-have possession when it comes to accessories. They protect your eyes and at the same time, serve to make you look stylish. When you choose to buy a good pair of sunglasses, always strive to buy only the best. Branded sunglasses are better choices because they are quality assured and made scientifically. There is a misconception that only reading glasses need to have the best quality lens but even sunglasses should have lenses that are high quality, as it affects vision and health. When it comes to women’s sunglasses, there is a whole variety to choose from, but there are always ways to better know which are the right ones for you!

Womens Sunglasses 2017

A Guide to Buying The Right Sunglasses For You

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Dior Multicolor J5G5A So Real Round Sunglasses

Eye Protection

The first and primary focus should be to choose glasses that will ensure maximum cover for eyes and ensure good eye protection. There is a misconception that the level of eye protection depends on the darkness of the lens but that is not true. The best sunglasses are those that will absorb ultraviolet rays of the sun effectively. Look for such glasses.

Fit

The second factor to choosing the right pair of sunnies is the right fit. If you are buying offline, then you should try it on. It should fit well across the nose bridge. If you are buying sunglasses online, then look for the measurements or the sizing.

Quality

The lens quality is important. So, look at the lens material and read about the features. The frame quality is also an important consideration. When you buy designer sunglasses, you should be assured of all the key factors, along with the stylish design and of course, quality lens and durable frame. The material of the frame can be metal, plastic or even nylon. Since it is the frame that holds the lens together, its structure and quality are of much importance while buying sunglasses.

Lens

See what the material of the lens is. It can be glass, polycarbonate or even plastic. There are also prescription sunglasses for those who are already wearing glasses for myopia or any eye problems. Of course, depending on what additional features you look for in your sunglasses lens, they can be scratch-resistant, anti-reflective or high-contrast lens. Then there are the colors to consider, as you can choose from different colors or just clear glasses.

Tips to Find The Right Sunglasses That Suit Your Face Shape

Oval Face

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Louis Vuitton Brown Socoa Damier Aviators Sunglasses

If your chin is narrower than the forehead, you have an oval face. They are the lucky ones as every type can suit this face shape. So, go wild and choose your favourite! Look for any style from any brand such as these Jimmy Choo sunglasses and enjoy the sun! Louis Vuitton sunglasses also offer many choices when it comes to fashionable sunglasses. An example is the Louis Vuitton Brown Socoa Damier Aviators which are just right for oval faces. The metal frame and the gradient lenses offer great sun protection and the Louis Vuitton design ensure that you look great!

Round

If the width and the length of the face are the same, then you have a round face. Wear wide and rectangular sunglasses and accentuate your round face. Round frames or even the sunglasses with colored lenses should be strictly avoided. There are some great designs from Dior sunglasses for round faces. An example is Dior Brown Black-Tie Rectangle women’s sunglasses. The classic tortoise design adds to its appeal while fading brown lenses lends glamor to your look. The hinges that have a monogrammed silver tone the criss-cross design on the temple gives it a unique style. Certainly, these are the ones worth flaunting.

Square Shape

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Prada Havana SPR27N Baroque Round Sunglasses

If your face has well-defined angles in its prominent areas such as jawline, forehead, and cheeks, then you have a square shaped face. Round and oval frames will suit square faces. Never opt for angular sunglasses or even geometric ones. Look at some such as these  Havana SPR27N Baroque Round sunglasses from Prada sunglasses collection. The first thing that will strike you about the glasses is the architectural arms. They have a gold-tone and have round frames. Made from acetate, these glasses are just right to make your own fashion statement. It is not just devils who wear Prada as stylish fashionistas certainly do as well!

Heart-shaped Face

Broader forehead and narrow chin is a heart-shaped face. Opt for round sunglasses or the cat eye shapes one’s. The black FS5143 Cat Eye sunglasses from Fendi sunglasses would be a good choice. They are durable and provide great UV protection, and their black gray shade lends the right style.

Oblong Face

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Gucci Black GG 3616/S Guccissima Oversized Sunglasses

Narrow chin and a long face are qualities of an Oblong face. Go for the oversized frames, but even wrap frames will look super stylish on such faces. For a variety of styles and frames, look amongst Gucci sunglasses and you will be awe-struck. If you have an oblong-face shape, then the Gucci Black GG 3616/S Guccissima oversized sunglasses are the right ones for you. The oversized shape will not only flatter your face but will also add to your style statement. The logo shines on the temple which you can flaunt to draw in awe and admiration.

With such different styles, designs and brands to choose from, buying sunglasses can be fun and a little overwhelming. Just focus on the features, the right shape, and the material and quality of lenses, and then go shade shopping! Look at different brands and see what you like best. Remember, buying sunglasses in not just to look good, but also to protect the best asset of your face– your eyes. So, choose carefully and you will be shining under the sun!

A Guide to the Hottest Sunglasses of 2017

While you surely have your go-to shades, this season’s fresh offerings are here to up your sunglasses game. Just in time for all your warm-weather outdoor activities, we’ve zeroed in on the six sunglass trends to try this season, because nothing refreshes a look quite like a pair of statement shades.Related:

So scroll on through; no matter your vibe — or face shape — there’s a pair (or several) here you’ll want to add to cart asap.

Retro Oversize Aviators
Warm up with these honey-tone Chloé Tortoiseshell Aviator Sunglasses ($310).
Having trouble picking a frame color? Don't. This ASOS 2 Pack Plastic Aviator Sunglasses With Flash Lens ($23) includes tortoise shell and black.
The hardware on these A. J. Morgan AJ Morgan Aviator Sunglasses ($19) makes them look way more expensive than their under $20 price tag.
Borrow from '70s cool with these Karen Walker Women's Jacques Sunglasses ($365).
The shape of these Wildfox 60MM Two-Tone Round Aviator Sunglasses ($56, originally $179) is super flattering and the neutral color goes with everything. Combined with the double digit price tag? Irresistible.
These Tom Ford Cedric Oversized Aviator Sunglasses ($475) are a take on the trend with classic appeal.
Get your Ron Burgundy on (minus the polyester) with these retro cool Marc Jacobs Mirrored Plastic Aviator Sunglasses ($130).
If anyone is committed to the '70s revival, it's Gucci. Into it? Try these GUCCI 57MM Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses ($400) with a neckerchief or a tie-neck blouse for good measure.
Go for a rich color in these ultra-flattering Stella McCartney Rounded Aviator Sunglasses ($285).
Colored Lenses
We're here for the old-school 3-D movie vibe of these Super by Retrosuperfuture Gals 50M Mirrored Square Sunglasses ($209). Popcorn not included.
Behold the power of millennial pink on these Illesteva Women's Leonard Mask Sunglasses ($190).
Everything will be sunny in these super fun Krewe St. Louis Sunglasses ($255).
Sonix Highland 61mm Square Sunglasses ($98) break up the blue with a dose of classic tortoise.
The purple lenses and pink frames of these Dior Sculpt Cat-eye Sunglasses ($395) make for a girly but glam mix.
The ability to transform from a cat-eye to a round silhouette makes these bold Fendi Removable Cat Eye Printed Sunglasses ($630) totally worth the investment.
These Forever 21 Replay Vintage Aviator Sunglasses ($28) let you hit two trends at once. Winning.
Round Lenses
You'll be surprised how these retro-leaning Ray-Ban Oversized Round Blue Sunglasses ($175) transform your outfit.
The velvet trim of these luxe Miu Miu 48mm Round Sunglasses ($420) makes them total conversation starters.
Have fun and go bright pink with this pair of oversize Topshop Bevelled Round Sunglasses ($38).
Clear frames like these Raen Nomi Sunglasses ($180) are pretty much guaranteed to go with everything.
These Zanzan Mizaru Acetate Sunglasses ($147, orignally $210) are offbeat but ladylike. We dig it.
The subtle glitter frames of these Karen Walker Joyous Plastic Round Sunglasses ($250) are quirky without looking kooky.
Take the trend for a test drive in these blue on blue Marc Jacobs 54mm Round Sunglasses ($170).
Sporty Cat Eyes
Black frames look anything but basic with pop color lenses like these Illesteva Boca Cat-Eye Acetate Mirrored Sunglasses ($220).
Go Palm Springs retro in these Sole Society Pearl Frosted Cat Eye Sunglasses ($40) — perfect for convertible weather.
Whole outfits are made with statement shades like these Westward Leaning Fhloston Paradise 1 Cat-eye Acetate Sunglasses ($275).
Channel your inner SoCal chick in these GX by Gwen Stefani Women's Full Rim Cat Eye Sunglasses ($60).

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Updated on 10/25/2019 by Remi Rosmarin: Updated links, formatting, and prices.

The best women’s sunglasses overall

Under Armour

Under Armour’s Road Getaway Sunglasses help you see clearly and stay in place no matter what you’re doing, all while being decidedly chic.

The best thing about buying sunglasses from a company dedicated to athletes? You know that these shades were built to perform. While Under Armour manufactures plenty of protective eyewear for fun in the sun, my favorite pair is undoubtedly the brand’s new Road Getaway Sunglasses.

Whether you’re engaging in a competitive game of beach volleyball or just lazily throwing around a ball on the beach, these newest Getaways keep your eyes safe while keeping you in vogue. The new Under Armour Tuned Road lenses offer contrast enhancement, which helps you see your surroundings more clearly even in the brightest of days.

The classic aviator frames are flattering on just about any face shape, but more importantly, the shades will keep your eyes shielded from 100% of the sun’s harmful UVA/B/C rays. The lenses feature “multiflection” coatings, which means that even if you take a tumble on the sand or any other surface, you’ll be guarded against scratches and smudges. Plus, the coating protects against intense sunlight, which means that you can wear these quite literally all day long.

Of course, if you’re planning on keeping a pair of glasses on your face for hours on end, you’ll need to make sure they’re comfortable. While I often struggle with glasses staying on my nose (life can be so hard), this isn’t the case with the Getaways. Because these shades come with an adjustable nosepad, you can effectively customize the fit of your shades, and make sure that they’re resting comfortably all the livelong day.

Should you need to loan these sunglasses to a friend, she’ll be able to adjust the glasses to her specifications as well. The arms of these shades are also quite flexible, so I’ve never had an issue with feeling as though the sidings were digging into my face.

All of Under Armour’s products are clearly meant for performance, and its sunglasses are no exception to this rule. The Road Getaway sunglasses will keep you sharp no matter what summer or winter activity you may find yourself engaged in.

Pros: UA Tuned Road lenses provide great contrast enhancement, flattering frames, good sun ray protection, unisex

Cons: Adjusting the frames to get the perfect fit may take a little bit of trial and error

Buy the UA Tuned Road Getaway Sunglasses from Under Armour for $145 

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The best affordable sunglasses

MVMT

MVMT offers a wide range of stylish, protective, and wallet-friendly sunglasses that will keep you in style and on budget.

You may know MVMT best for its line of simple yet sleek watches, but the brand has since taken its popular aesthetic to another accessory — sunglasses. MVMT began making sunglasses for the masses in 2016 and hasn’t stopped since with its huge selection of creative and stylish lenses that are as varied as your moods.

The sunglasses themselves range in price from $60 to $90, though if you elect to add the polarized lens option, you could be looking at a top price of $105. Still, that’s quite a reasonable price to be paying for sunglasses that look as though they could walk out of any designer shop without suffering from any sort of imposter syndrome.

Many of MVMT’s sunglasses reflect the brand’s commitment to timeless, classic pieces, like the Runaway shades — a simple aviator style with dark lenses. But the brand also offers up a few shades that are a bit more daring, like the Savage, a rectangular frame that comes with frames in a bronze gradient; or the Icon, a pair of sunglasses that look like they stepped right out of another decade, but somehow look fresh and original.

And best of all, if you’re looking to recreate, say, the Dior So Real sunglasses look for about a quarter of the price, MVMT can help with Nightowl sunglasses. For $80, you can get a similar aesthetic in unique color schemes like Fuchsia Havana/Mauve Rose Gradient, or Clear/Silver Mirror Lenses.

With such a wide and varied set of options, the biggest challenge you’re likely to face is narrowing down your selection to just a single pair of sunglasses.

Pros: Affordable, huge range, flirty frames, polarized lenses available, comfortable for all-day wear

Cons: Some buyers have complained that the nose pieces aren’t particularly reliable or adjustable

Shop the MVMT sunglasses collection starting at $45

The best prescription sunglasses

Warby Parker

You may know Warby Parker best for its direct-to-consumer prescription glasses, but the brand also makes killer prescription sunglasses.

Warby Parker has been making affordable eyewear since 2010, with most of its extensive collection setting customers back just $95. That’s a reasonable price for any pair of shades, and if you want to add a prescription to those frames, you’ll pay somewhere between $80 and $280 more, depending on the type of prescription.

When you shop at Warby Parker, you’re able to place orders for up to five pairs of sunglasses (or regular glasses) in your cart and get them delivered to your doorstep so that you can try them out in the comfort of your own home. Shipping is free, and you’ll have five days to decide which pair (or pairs) suit you best. Just send the samples back when you’re done and order your prescription lenses for the pair(s) of your choosing.

All of Warby Parker’s sunglasses feature anti-scratch and anti-glare coatings at no extra cost, which certainly will help you keep the sun at bay. I’m a particular fan of the Tilley, which incorporates just the right amount of retro chic into its aesthetic.

If you’re not entirely sure of which sunglasses are best for you, Warby Parker has an online quiz that can help you figure out what sunglass shape works best with your visage. You’ll answer questions about how you prefer your fit, what colors you like, and what materials you want to see in your frames.

Once you’ve gone through the questionnaire, Warby will recommend the frames that are most likely to tickle your fancy, and you can get them delivered.

If you’re looking for a way to give back to your community through commerce, Warby Parker can help with its “Buy a Pair, Give a Pair” pledge. Just as the name suggests, with this program, Warby Parker will donate a pair of glasses to someone in need with every purchase of a pair of prescription glasses or sunglasses.

Pros: Affordable, online quiz helps determine the best frames for your face, free anti-glare and anti-scratch coatings

Cons: Prescription sunglasses may be costly depending on the severity of prescription (but they’re still affordable when compared to other options)

Shop prescription sunglasses from Warby Parker starting at $95

The best classic sunglasses

Ray Ban cub master

Ray-Ban’s Clubmaster sunglasses are an American classic, plus, you can customize them to make these shades your own.

Although Ray-Ban’s Wayfarers may be more popular, the Clubmaster sunglasses are a great, classic pair of sunglasses that you can customize to suit your style. The mid-century design has a distinctive browline frame with round, metal-rimmed lenses for a retro aesthetic that looks amazing on everyone.

Over the years, Ray-Ban’s Clubmasters have graced the faces of many celebrities, artists, and, of course, us normal folk. Both the black or dark mock tortoise frames with gold metal accents offer a simple, classic look, but Ray-Ban offers 14 different colors on its site and the option to customize your glasses to suit your style. 

You can get flashy mirrored lenses in many different colors, unique frames, and even prescription lenses, though those will add to the price. Like other Ray-Ban shades, the Clubmasters are crafted with glass lenses and sturdy acetate frames, so they’re well worth the money and should last a lifetime.

Guides editor Malarie Gokey actually has a pair of these as regular prescription glasses, which she wears quite frequently. She can attest to their great build quality, comfortable fit for all-day wear, and stylish appeal.

Pros: Quality construction, glass lenses with a durable metal and acetate frame, 1950s style, customizable

Cons: This style is currently not made in Italy

Buy the Ray-Ban Clubmaster sunglasses from Ray-Ban starting at $153

The best premium sunglasses

Dior

Sometimes, a single accessory is all it takes to make you feel like a million bucks, and the Dior So Real sunglasses are capable of doing just that.

If there’s ever a time to be just a little bit extra, it’s the summer. And what better way to show off your ostentatious side than by donning a pair of sunglasses that are known to grace the faces of stars like Rihanna, Bella Hadid, and Kylie Jenner? Meet the Dior So Real sunglasses. They’re so expensive, but oh so worth it.

I managed to get my hands on a pair a couple years ago when I forgot that my FSA money was expiring (pro tip: use your FSA funds to buy designer sunglasses, and you’ll love yourself forever). Every time I throw them on, I feel a new bounce in my step. Am I being a bit silly? Sure. But am I at all sorry? Nope.

We really have Rihanna to thank for bringing the So Real trend to the streets of Hollywood, New York, and every in between. The songstress wore a mirrored pair of the shades at Dior’s 2014 fall show in Paris, and ever since, they’ve been the eyewear of choice of the fashion forward. Part of the appeal, of course, lies in the unique shape of the lens itself. And then there’s the mirrored aspect of the frames, which are great for shielding your eyes from the paparazzi (or just from the sun).

But aside from being great to look at, the Dior So Real sunglasses really are great to look through as well. The shades offer 100% UV protection, and while I sometimes feel as though I have to squint even from behind my sunglasses, this is never the case with the Dior frames.

The So Real sunglasses also provide excellent coverage, thanks to the unique shape and their relatively close fit, you won’t find a ton of UV rays streaming in from every which direction. Because the lenses are mirrored, you’ll reflect a lot of the light that might otherwise harm your eyes.

Happy customers have noted that “These Diors…are absolutely stunning. Perfect fit, excellent quality.” And while they tend to sell out quickly, don’t be afraid to check back frequently on your favorite online shopping destination.

Pros: Unique frames, beautiful, well-made design, excellent coverage, 100% UV protection

Cons: At $495, luxury comes at a high price

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