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The sun is out in full force and now that we’re actually allowed to enjoy it in public, it’s no longer acceptable to sport that pair of beaten shades you’ve had for 10 years. Although they’re a small accessory, the importance of sunglasses far outweighs their size relative to other components in your outfit.

The right pair has the power to tie a whole look together, and that’s not to mention that a pair of high-quality sunnies actually protect your eyes from UV rays. Whether you’re a disciple of Virgil, Lagerfeld, Bob Dylan, or any of the other icons who are inextricably linked to their particular pair of shades, it’s time to recognize that luxury sunglasses often maketh the man.

Sunglasses should frame your face. Softer face shapes suit square frames because they work to harden features like your jawline, while squarer faces should opt for round or oval frames for contrast. So, find out what kind of shape your face is, then dive into our luxury selections from labels like Saint Laurent, Dior, and more to discover your new look.

Scroll down to see the best luxury sunglasses for every face shape.

Aviator Frames

MYKITA x Maison Margiela Aviator Sunglasses

Aviator Sunglasses

$645

Mykita x Maison Margiela

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Legendary fashion house Maison Margiela teams up with Berlin-based eyewear star MYKITA for an iteration of classic-style aviators. Soft square frames make this a great choice for those with oval-shaped faces while the double bridge imbues the pair with vintage charm.

Saint Laurent M53 Sunglasses

M53 Sunglasses

$198

Saint Laurent

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The aviator shape is so popular because of its versatility. Saint Laurent shows that even a rounder lens maintains the original style while making this pair a good option for those with more angular features.

Gucci Aviator Sunglasses

Aviator Sunglasses

$535

Gucci

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Gucci’s Aviators are undeniably brimming with confidence and character. The intersection between black arms and rounded lenses is taken up by Gucci’s famous green and red stripe motif while a gold-tone bridge brings a luxury pop.

Round & Oval Frames

Celine Gold-Tone Round-Frame Sunglasses

Gold-Tone Round-Frame Sunglasses

Gold-Tone Round-Frame Sunglasses

$390

Celine

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A classic shape, and not without reason, this pair of round-framed shades from Celine harks back to the label’s elegant past with minimal detailing.

Bottega Veneta BV1042SA Round Metal Sunglasses

BV1042SA Round Metal Sunglasses

BV1042SA Round Metal Sunglasses

$385

Bottega Veneta

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Bottega Veneta offers up an all-black round frame that’s bound to secure your style. Stripped back to its bare essentials, this design is at once angular and soft, meaning it will work with multiple face shapes but it’s a safe bet for those with rounder faces.

Linda Farrow Daisy Oval Sunglasses

Daisy Oval Sunglasses

Daisy Oval Sunglasses

$901

Linda Farrow

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Linda Farrow brings the drama with this pair of sharp, oval sunglasses. Gold-tone hardware meets a bold lower side to the lens which will open up your face and accentuate the eyes.

Square Frames

Bally Hype Browline Sunglasses

Hype Browline Sunglasses

Hype Browline Sunglasses

$262

Bally

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Bally puts its luxurious stamp on the iconic Clubmaster shape with the Hype Browline Sunglasses. Light tortoiseshell marbling offers texture which stands out against gold-tone bridges and lenses.

Loewe Paula’s Ibiza Original Acetate Sunglasses

Paula's Ibiza Original Acetate Sunglasses

$360

Loewe

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JW Anderson’s control of Loewe has brought in a range of exciting direction but not all have taken off as well as its sunglasses. The inside-out design emphasizes the bright color-blocking that transports us to the Balearic islands.

Kuboraum U8 Squared Shiny Acetate Sunglasses

U8 Squared Shiny Acetate Sunglasses

$340

Kuboraum

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Believe it or not, this pair of statement sunnies is one of Kuboraum’s less noticeable designs. Packed with angles and attitude, this pair is perfect for adding a strong focal point to a rounder face shape.

Miscellaneous Frames

Dior DiorInclusion Sunglasses

DiorInclusion Sunglasses

from $292

Dior

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Without any border to the diamond-shaped frames, Dior’s Sunglasses feel extremely lightweight and, as such, make a statement without dominating your style.

Balenciaga 61MM Triangle Logo Sunglasses

61MM Triangle Logo Sunglasses

$405

Balenciaga

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Love Balenciaga so much that it’s all you want to see? This is the frame for you. Bold triangular lenses feature an all-over Balenciaga logo.

Fendi Logo 99MM Shield Sunglasses

Logo 99MM Shield Sunglasses

$525

Fendi

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If Balenciaga’s not your thing, opt for Fendi’s Logo Shield Sunglasses. Taking the lens print one step further, this pair leaves no doubt as to where your luxury sunglasses are from.

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  • Curated by: Yulia Pankova
Words by Alek Rose