Rev up your style with this season's most standout shades

  • Style
  • Friday, 19 Apr 2019

They are not just for shielding your eyes from the sun. Available in all shapes, designs and colours, shades are the best (read: very easy) way to dress up your outfit or look.

Classic styles like the aviator and wayfarer never go out of fashion. Statement pairs with mirrored lenses or a bold coloured frame, on the other hand, will get you noticed among the crowds.

Here’s a look at the current season’s offerings of must-have shades.



Givenchy’s dramatic design is a nod to the abstract notion of mirrors. It is inspired by rain showers, with hundreds of cascading crystals decorating the frame.



Bally pays homage to the warm glow of a California sunset. This design speaks of a laid-back ease, though the oversized frame also narrates a more glamorous persona.

Dolce & Gabbana


At first glance, this Dolce & Gabbana shades may seem plain and simple. But balancing its slim profile and sleek mirrored lenses is a frame plated with 18-karat gold.

Emporio Armani


Emporio Armani offers a twist to the usual aviators with a double-rim metal frame construct. The design offers a fresh take on the current language of street style – cool and collected.

Giorgio Armani


Want a pair of sunglasses that speaks of a fun personality? Check out this design by Giorgio Armani. The outer parts are opaque and decorated with multi-coloured crystals.



Prada is offering a mix of avant-garde style and contemporary femininity for the season. The sunglasses come with flames framing the front, which add an unconventional “pop” touch to the glasses.



Carrera’s pilot sunglasses has been updated with a tortoiseshell acetate frame and leather detail over the bridge. The iconic design remains sporty, but with a cooler attitude to it as well.

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