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Designer Sunglasses Are So Worth the Splurge – These 24 Pairs Prove It


Last Updated on May 13, 2023

Designer sunglasses are a big investment, but are they worth it?

They are often made from durable and long-lasting materials such as titanium, carbon fibre, or high-grade plastics that offer superior resistance to damage. This means that designer sunglasses will last you longer than cheaper alternatives, making them a worthwhile investment.

But let’s be honest, most of us just care about what they look like.

Whether you prefer classic styles like the iconic cat eye, round or oversized, or bold and innovative designs like the racer frames we’re seeing so much of in 2023, there are almost too many to choose from.

Eyewear trends for 2023 are all about bold and ultra-fun styles. Think inflated frames in bold colours and the return of 70s-inspired sunnies that add a bit of drama to any outfit.

Colour is also a big thing this year. Jake Lawrence, frames buyer at Boots Opticians, tells Metro: “2023 eyewear will focus on two key colour trends: bold and bright, and soft pastels.”

And he’s not just talking about frames. Thanks to the resurgence of 70s eyewear trends, tinted lenses remain a popular choice, available in a variety of colours, especially for those who don’t prefer the warm retro look of orange tints.

If you’re looking to invest in a nice pair of designer sunglasses, we’re here for you! From Gucci’s timeless pairs to Loewe’s thick, XXL frames.

Scroll down to check out our edit of the best designer sunglasses to get obsessed with this summer. Trust me, they’re worth the spluge. Just don’t sit on them!

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Tinted oversize-frame Sunglasses from Prada

Tinted oversize-frame Sunglasses, £315, Prada – buy now

Cat-eye brand-embellished acetate sunglasses from Tiffany & Co

Cat-eye brand-embellished acetate sunglasses, £302, Tiffany & Co – buy now

Xena oversized square-frame acetate sunglasses from Chloé

Xena oversized square-frame acetate sunglasses, £235, Chloé – buy now

Tortoiseshell cat-eye Frame Sunglasses from Prada

Tortoiseshell cat-eye Frame Sunglasses, £220, Prada – buy now

Delilah square-frame acetate sunglasses from Burberry

Delilah square-frame acetate sunglasses, £224, Burberry – buy now

Les Lunettes Baci square acetate sunglasses from Jacquemus

Les Lunettes Baci square acetate sunglasses, £325, Jacquemus – buy now

Square Frame Sunglasses from Chloé

Square Frame Sunglasses, £270, Chloé – buy now

Phantos sunglasses from Ray-Ban

Phantos sunglasses, £137, Ray-Ban – buy now

Triomphe oversized acetate sunglasses from Celine

Triomphe oversized acetate sunglasses, £370, Celine – buy now

Conic G10 cat-eye branded arm acetate sunglasses from Gentle Monster

Conic G10 cat-eye branded arm acetate sunglasses, £250, Gentle Monster – buy now

X Linda Farrow Mini Marfa rectangular sunglasses from The Attico

X Linda Farrow Mini Marfa rectangular sunglasses, now £95, The Attico – buy now

MissDior cat-eye acetate and gold-tone sunglasses from Dior

MissDior cat-eye acetate and gold-tone sunglasses, £340, Dior – buy now

Square-frame Sunglasses from Gucci

Square-frame Sunglasses, £185, Gucci – buy now

Thin Story oversized acetate sunglasses from Celine

Thin Story oversized acetate sunglasses, £300, Celine – buy now

Edgy cat-eye tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses from Bottega Veneta

Edgy cat-eye tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses, £350, Bottega Veneta – buy now

Inflated cat-eye acetate sunglasses from Loewe

Inflated cat-eye acetate sunglasses, £290, Loewe – buy now

Triomphe oval acetate sunglasses from Celine

Triomphe oval acetate sunglasses, £370, Celine – buy now

Eyewear oversized-logo Rectangle Frame Sunglasses from Gucci

Eyewear oversized-logo Rectangle Frame Sunglasses, £300, Gucci – buy now

Rua cats eye acetate sunglasses from Jimmy Choo

Rua cats eye acetate sunglasses, £265, Jimmy Choo – buy now

Cat-eye acetate sunglasses from Gucci

Cat-eye acetate sunglasses, £535, Gucci – buy now

Oversized Square Frame Sunglasses from Gucci Eyewear

Oversized Square Frame Sunglasses, £385, Gucci Eyewear – buy now

Mirtha round recycled-plastic sunglasses from Chloé

Mirtha round recycled-plastic sunglasses, £235, Chloé – buy now

Meryl oversized round acetate sunglasses from Tom Ford

Meryl oversized round acetate sunglasses, £305, Tom Ford – buy now

Soledad oversized round-frame acetate sunglasses from Port Tanger

Soledad oversized round-frame acetate sunglasses, £250, Port Tanger – buy now

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