5 Fun and Sleek Sunglasses Shapes to Invest in This Fall
We know you're searching for sunglasses shapes to add to your year-round rotation, so we won't skimp on the trends you'll want to get to know. We scoured the runways and checked the new arrivals from our favorite eyewear brands — Oliver Peoples, Poppy Lissiman, Linda Farrow, Le Specs, and Quay Australia, just to name a few — and uncovered the biggest looks of 2021.
This year, we're not only seeing a repetition of certain shapes, but a re-creation of them. Futuristic designs come in all forms — some have frames that swerve or make waves at the sides, while others feature incredibly cool cutouts in the actual lens itself. Meanwhile, heavy metal is a trend, and we're seeing yellow gold spike in particular, so now you'll have another accessory to match with all the jewelry you've been collecting.
If you prefer something with structure and you have the face shape to pull it off, shop for a rigid square or rectangle shape, à la Cult Gaia. If you want next-level cat-eye sunglasses, take inspiration from the '70s and wear an oversize pair. Finally, if you love the playful appeal of lucite or acetate frames, the range of see-through sunglasses we've curated here will not disappoint. Ahead, jump down to the category you already know you love, or scroll past every pair of shades on our wish list.