The key sunglasses trends for SS21

The sunglasses you can buy right now for spring.
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There’s nothing we love more than putting on a pair of sunglasses for the very first time in spring.

Sunglasses might seem like just a little detail that can be easily forgotten when putting together an outfit, but a pair of shades can add so much to a look and boost your confidence too.

This season they won’t disappoint. From oversized shades, to tinted aviators and retro-style rectangular sunglasses, there’s a style to suit every face shape in 2021.

Here are the biggest shapes of spring and where to buy them now, with affordable and designer options for those looking to invest.

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The classic cat-eye has had an update, with an angular addition to the timeless shape.

ASOS DESIGN recycled frame almond cat eye sunglasses with bevel detailing in shiny black

Recycled frames, £12, ASOS – buy now

GG-logo quilted cat-eye acetate sunglasses

Quilted sunglasses, £255, Gucci at Matches Fashion – buy now

REN - TORTI poppy lissiman

Tortoiseshell sunglasses, £94, Poppy Lissiman – buy now


Another classic, the aviator is still big in 2021. This time, tinted lenses are the key detail.

BLK/BRNFD HIGH KEY aviators quay london

High key aviators, £49, Quay London – buy now

ray ban RB3689 purple lenses

RB3689, £176, Ray Ban – buy now

Pass Aviator Sunglasses weekday

Pass Aviator Sunglasses, £18, Weekday – buy now

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Possibly our favourite sunglasses trend this year, the rectangular shape looks retro and modern at the same time – not to mention effortlessly cool.

Rocky ace and tate

Rocky sunglasses, £100, Ace & Tate – buy now

Marfa sunglasses, £190, Attico at Matches Fashion – buy now

Squared frame sunglasses blue mango

Sunglasses, £17.99, Mango – buy now

Half Moon

The half moon is a risky trend, but worn right it can look killer.

Walk Sunglasses

Walk sunglasses, £25, Weekday – buy now

Polarised sunglasses h&m

Sunglasses, £34.99, H&M Studio – buy now

Sunglasses, £125, Cubbitts – buy now


When it comes to oversized sunglasses, the bigger the better. These add sass to any outfit, whether that’s with loungewear or an LBD.

Tortoiseshell oversize sunglasses

Oversized sunglasses, £19.99, Mango – buy now

ASOS DESIGN oversized 70s sunglasses with G15 lens in shiny black

70s sunglasses, £12, ASOS – buy now

 poppy lissiman

Helios, £98, Poppy Lissiman – buy now

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Round shades suit nearly everybody. Whether oversized or small, colourful or monotone, they’re a classic staple that will never go out of style.

Liars & Lovers oversized 70s round sunglasses in tortoisehsell

Round sunglasses, £20, Liars and Lovers at ASOS – buy now

Loewe Story Anagram-logo round acetate sunglasses

Logo sunglasses, £280, Loewe at Matches Fashion – buy now

percy yellow sunglasses cubbitts

Percy sunglasses, £125, Cubitts – buy now

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