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Sunglasses come in such a wide range of shapes and sizes that it can be hard to know where to begin. Despite the array on offer, most usually end up opting for a safe classic. There’s nothing wrong with that. After all, you can’t go wrong with a pair of black wayfarers. That’s not what this roundup is about, though. This selection is for the wild ones, the dreamers who dare, and those for which blending into a crowd is the stuff of nightmares.

With the right pair of loud sunglasses, you can command attention from the moment you’re seen. To help you do just that, we’ve journeyed to the edges of sunglasses design, leaving no stone unturned, and investigating each and every dark, forgotten corner to bring you the wildest pairs the world has to offer. From Gucci’s retro flair to futuristic visors by Loewe, none of these designs are for the faint-hearted, but they’re sure to spark a conversation.

Shop the season’s most extra sunglasses below.

Komono Rafaa Karolina Widecka Sunglasses

Rafaa Karolina Widecka Sunglasses

Rafaa Karolina Widecka Sunglasses

$206

Komono

Buy at Slam Jam

While one side of this conceptual pair of shades is in working order, the other features a stylistically cracked frame and smashed lens for dramatic effect.

Loewe Masque Acetate Sunglasses

Masque Acetate Sunglasses

Masque Acetate Sunglasses

$390

Loewe

Buy at Matchesfashion

The aptly named Masque sunglasses by Loewe may cover half of your face with their oversized attitude, but the transparent lenses ensure that they retain a sense of lightweight vintage elegance.

Le Specs Adam Selman The Scandal Sunglasses

Adam Selman The Scandal Sunglasses

Adam Selman The Scandal Sunglasses

from $101

Le Specs

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

Le Specs join forces with Adam Selman to bring this futuristic pair of shades that feature a one-piece mirrored lens and claw-like metal arms.

Komono Rafaa Florentina Leitner Sunglasses

Rafaa Florentina Leitner Sunglasses

Rafaa Florentina Leitner Sunglasses

$206

Komono

Buy at Slam Jam

What can we say about this pair? Komono not only thinks outside the box but leaves the box in the now-invisible distance. This is the definition of loud sunglasses.

Komono Rafaa Annamarie Saric Sunglasses

Rafaa Annamarie Saric Sunglasses

Rafaa Annamarie Saric Sunglasses

$206

Komono

Buy at Slam Jam

In true Covid-19 style, this pair of sunglasses is characterized by a lightly shaded visor lens and bulky frame.

Mykita x Maison Margiela MMECHO005 Sunglasses

MMECHO005 Sunglasses

$650

Mykita x Maison Margiela

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

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Maison Margiela enlists the skills of Mykita for this pair of bold sunglasses. Icey blue lenses work in tandem with a single wraparound frame to striking effect.

Bottega Veneta Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Cat-Eye Sunglasses

$525

Bottega Veneta

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

Buy at ssense

Bottega Veneta updates a classic cat-eye style with a bold, geometric silver-tone and transparent frame.

Gucci Diamond Acetate Sunglasses

Diamond Acetate Sunglasses

Diamond Acetate Sunglasses

$465

Gucci

Buy at Matchesfashion

Following Bottega Veneta’s version, Gucci chimes in on the cat-eye front with a characteristically retro style. Sepia lenses cast the world in a sun-soaked light for the rest of the summer.

Carrera 66MM Shield Sunglasses

66MM Shield Sunglasses

66MM Shield Sunglasses

$169

Carrera

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Carrera’s sport-inspired glasses feature a striking wraparound design that’s compounded by a detachable neckband with a bold red stripe design.

Jacques Marie Mage Wyatt Hexagonal Titanium Sunglasses

Wyatt Hexagonal Titanium Sunglasses

Wyatt Hexagonal Titanium Sunglasses

$888

Jacques Marie Mage

Buy at Matchesfashion

While many of the pairs in this roundup speculate on future styles, Jacques Marie Mage’s Wyatt Hexagonal Titanium Glasses look to the past for inspiration.

Loewe Visor Acetate Sunglasses

Visor Acetate Sunglasses

Visor Acetate Sunglasses

$430

Loewe

Buy at Matchesfashion

Loewe proves that it’s the label that can do it all when it comes to sunglasses design with this space-age pair. A subtle tint to the lenses keeps this pair from dominating your face.

Balenciaga Rectangular Metal Sunglasses

Rectangular Metal Sunglasses

Rectangular Metal Sunglasses

$450

Balenciaga

Buy at Matchesfashion

Your dad probably owned a pair like this in the early ’00s, right? Well, Balenciaga brings this athletic style back up to date with a sleek one-bar frame.

Gucci D-frame Acetate Sunglasses

D-frame Acetate Sunglasses

D-frame Acetate Sunglasses

$535

Gucci

Buy at Matchesfashion

Alessandro Michele offers yet another look into his polished, retro-fuelled world with this pair of D-frame sunglasses with a confident yellow tint to the lenses.

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  • Curated by: Rhianna Matthews
Words by Alek Rose