These are 2021’s biggest sunglasses trends and we want them all

Summer is coming and these shades have made us even more excited.
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Sunglasses might seem like a simple detail, but they have the ability to transform an outfit. Confidence boosting and stylish, they’re also a necessary staple for a summer wardrobe.

This season they don’t disappoint. From oversized shades, to tinted aviators, there’s a style to suit every face shape in 2021 – but the real hero of the year is the rectangular shape. Whether it’s a pair of half-moon sunglasses, or the subtle angular addition to the beloved cat-eye shape, it seems we can’t escape the androgynous look – and why would we want to?

Every celebrity from Kendall Jenner to Lizzo has been spotted in a pair of angular sunglasses – but if a round shape suits your face shape better, you’re in luck as they’re going no where.

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Here, we’ve broken it down and found the biggest shapes for spring and where to buy them now, with both affordable and designer options for those looking to invest.


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

Lauryn cateye sunglasses Ace and Tate

Lauren Sunglasses, from £100, Ace & Tate – 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, now £140.80, Ray Ban – buy now

ASOS DESIGN recycled frame oversized plastic aviator sunglasses in black

Oversized Aviator Sunglasses, £12, ASOS Design – 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.

Rectangular Frame Sunglasses & other stories

Rectangular Frame Sunglasses, £27, & Other Stories – buy now

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

Squared frame sunglasses blue mango

Sunglasses, £17.99, Mango – buy now

Half Moon

A favourite among celebrities, nothing says glamour like a half moon pair of shades.

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 personality 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 monochrome, they’re a classic staple that will never go out of style.

Loewe Story Anagram-logo round acetate sunglasses

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

Rae Round Frame Sunglasses, £16, Urban Outfitters – buy now

percy yellow sunglasses cubbitts

Percy sunglasses, £125, Cubitts – buy now

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