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These sunglasses will make any outfit look instantly chic

They're timeless.

Buying sunglasses is often tricky, but we just might have cracked the code and found a style of shades that literally anyone can wear.

Whether you’ve got a round, heart or oval-shaped face, a pair of white sunglasses can instantly elevate an outfit. You might prefer to wear colourful shades of course, but that’s not to say these are dull. They make just enough of a statement without being garish.

There’s an abundance of creamy-coloured shades that fall under this category.

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Celine’s cat-eye style offer a retro-inspired look, oversized shapes offer a touch of glamour, while Gucci’s rectangle shape is this summer’s coolest style. If you haven’t spotted it all over your Instagram feeds already, you soon will. You can also read our sunglasses guide here for more intel on which shades to pick this summer.

This isn’t the first time white sunnies have been topical. Kurt Cobain made a name for Christian Roth’s round shades back in the 90s (and they were recently reissued), while cat-eye styles were popular in the 60s. Even Princess Diana rocked a pair of white-rimmed aviators during her and Prince Charles’ royal tour of the Gulf in 1989. So many style icons can’t be wrong.

Ready to embrace the trend? Here’s our edit of the best white sunglasses to buy now, including the updated angular cat-eye, rectangle and round shaped shades to suit every face, and options from Céline, Gucci, Le Sepcs and affordable brands Urban Outfitters, Mango, Monki and more.

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Buy now

The Grant white sunglasses from Jimmy Fairly

The Grant, £129, Jimmy Fairly – buy now

Acetate frame sunglasses Mango

Acetate Frame Sunglasses, £17.99, Mango – buy now

ASOS DESIGN chunky oval sunglasses in off white

Chunky Oval Sunglasses, £12, ASOS DESIGN – buy now

Square cat-eye sunglasses in white

Cat-eye Sunglasses, £10, Monki – buy now

Pieces rectangle sunglasses in white | ASOS

Rectangle Sunglasses, £12, Pieces at ASOS – buy now

Celine CL000196 White cat eye sunglasses

Cat Eye Sunglasses, £290, Celine at Sunglasses Hut – buy now

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Hexagonal Sunglasses Uterque

Hexagonal Sunglasses, £80, Uterqüe – buy now


White Frame Sunglasses, £59.95, Massimo Dutti – buy now

Christian Roth Kurt Cobain Archive 1993(6558) CRS-00050 Matte White/Dark Grey-Silver Mirror

Kurt Cobain Sunglasses, £275, Christian Roth Archive – buy now

Angled Cat Eye Sunglasses Urban Outfitters

Angled Cat Eye Sunglasses, £18, Urban Outfitters – buy now

Le Specs - The Last Lolita Cat-Eye Sunglasses

The Last Lolita Cat-Eye Sunglasses, £80, Le Specs – buy now

GG-logo quilted rectangular acetate sunglasses Gucci

GG-logo Quilted Sunglasses, £255, Gucci at Matches Fashion – buy now

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