Sunglasses are must-have, practical accessories that are often overlooked. While some are only good for certain face shapes, there are a few safe bets that work on multiple faces. The fall/ winter 2016-2017 eyewear trends feature both classic variants and some eccentric, out-of-this-world designer sunglasses with embellished rims and futuristic shapes. Today, we’d like to focus on the best fall 2016 designer sunglasses that will flatter different face shapes and are pretty practical while also being uber-trendy and classy.
1. Dior Split2 Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses
Everyone should have at least one good set of aviators and these Dior sunglasses are beautiful! They come in three color options – blue, brown and rose gold. All the three are gorgeous with gold-tone metal frames and 100% UV protection that you can purchase at Saks Fifth Avenue.
2. Fendi Iridia Cat-Eye Sunglasses
I love Fendi, it is by far one of my favorite brands, and the cat-eye shape has always been intriguing to me. These shades are everything I like about sunglasses and more, with a chic overall look and gold tips to further accentuate your facial features. These are available at Net-A-Porter.
3. Linda Farrow Matthew Williamson Round Sunglasses
These rounded designer sunglasses feature gold-metal-tone temples and acetate frames with fabulous gradient black lenses. The balance of these shades on the nose is great and round shapes look interesting on just about everyone, making these a great option when shopping for the best fall 2016 designer sunglasses. You can purchase a pair for yourself at Luisa Via Roma.
4. Miu Miu Waved-Trimmed Sunglasses
These Miu Miu sunglasses have a combination metal and plastic frames with monochromatic lenses and inverted brow with a double nose bridge. The earpieces are capped for comfort with the logo embossed on the temples. These sunglasses can be purchased at Neiman Marcus.
5. Givenchy Aviator Sunglasses
Givenchy is a well-known brand with a lot of interesting fashion options, but these aviator shades, which come in gold and grey and black and grey, feature non-removable polarized lenses, replacement lenses and coated metal frames. Silver looks good on anyone, so make sure to purchase yours from Shopbop.
6. Linda Farrow Silver Cat-Eye Sunglasses
Cat-eye frames are very popular because they are flattering and interesting to look at. These provide 100% UVA protection, with grey lenses. Cat-eye frames are an especially interesting part of the fall 2016 to winter 2017 sunglasses trends. You can purchase these sunglasses for yourself at Moda Operandi.
7. Loewe Filipa Tortoiseshell Sunglasses
Tortoiseshell frames are always a bit intriguing. In this case the tortoiseshell acetate frames and gradient lenses create a great look with a bit of nostalgia added. The frames are definitely making a bit of a statement, and you can purchase these at Luisa Via Roma.
8. Dior Wildly Sunglasses
Dior’s purple tinted lenses contrast beautifully with the white acetate frames that show off a burgundy and purple marble effect at the temples. Crafted in Italy, these butterfly-frame sunglasses for fall 2016 are available at Matches Fashion.
9. Chloe Jackson Sunglasses
Here we are presented with a stunning pair of fall 2016 sunglasses with round frames in a gold and peach aesthetic. The metal frames are made in Italy and the lenses offer your eyes 100% UV protection. They are beautiful round frames that would work well on nearly everyone. Purchase yours at Forward!
10. Burberry Aviator Sunglasses
Burberry’s 57mm aviators come in gold pink and silver, both of which are stunning and offer 100% UV protection. The frames are metal and feature check patterns at the temples for the obvious hint of the recognizable Burberry brand. You can purchase yours at Nordstom.
11. Gucci Cat-Eye Sunglasses
Cat-eye shades look good on just about everyone; they are supremely flattering. With this pair of Gucci sunglasses, the acetate at the top is ivory in color with a shimmery mother-of-pearl- like finish. The gold-tone metal pops next to the ivory acetate and there is a little embossed detail on the nose, frames and temples. Buy yours at Net-A-Porter!
12. Dolce & Gabbana Escape Cat-Eye Sunglasses
Next to some of the aviators on this list, these Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses are my favorite. The navy blue frames are slightly oversized while maintaining the cat-eye silhouette to frame your face. Inside the frames is an interesting Maiolica tile pattern. These D&G shades are available at Net-A-Porter.
13. Karen Walker One Orbit Geometric Mirror Sunglasses
Sunglasses may all have the same function, but none of them have to look alike. These fall 2016 sunglasses have metal temples and a metal bridge combined with acetate frames and mirror lenses. They are interesting to look at and a breeze to pull off with nearly any look. You can get yours at Luisa Via Roma.
14. Prada Conceptual Sunglasses
Prada’s Conceptual sunglasses come in four different color options – black, gray on gray gradient, Havanna frames and brown gradient lenses and spotted brown frames with pink gradient lenses. They are gorgeous and fun with an interesting shape that should be very flattering. Purchase them for yourself at Bloomingdales!
15. Gucci Bamboo-Trimmed Aviator Sunglasses
Gucci outdid themselves with these aviators. The silver-tone frames are elegant while the bamboo brow is interesting. The smooth gradient brown lenses have a slightly golden mirrored sheen, which is intensified by the silver frames. These sunglasses offer 100% UV protection and come in a Gucci embossed brown leather case. Get yours at Net-A-Porter!
Photos courtesy of @negin_mirsalehi, Net-a-Porter, Saks Fifth Avenue