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Whether you’re protecting your peepers from UV rays or flashbulbs, there’s always a good reason to sport a stylish pair of sunglasses in perennially sunny Hollywood. Now that many cities across the country are entering orange-tier status, you can bet that 2021 will be filled with no shortage of “go big and go bold” silhouettes designed to outshine the past year of dressed-down looks — and that extends to eyewear.
Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best sunglasses for women inspired by A-listers — from oversized cat-eye glasses to classic wayfarers with a modern twist and beyond. Choices include Prada sunnies worn by Aubrey Plaza; celebrity collaborations with Hilary Duff and Millie Bobby Brown (who has said that her collection with Vogue Eyewear is “designed to appeal to every girl, no matter the current trends, and also be affordable and accessible”); and the latest $30 shades from Privé Revaux, whose founders include Hailee Steinfeld.
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1. Silhouette Titan Accent Shades
Hollywood power stylist Cristina Ehlrich (who works with Rachel Brosnahan, Laura Dern, Tina Fey, and Natasha Lyonne) regularly outfits her clients in Silhouette’s vintage-inspired frames. These luxe semi-rimless sunglasses achieve spring’s gold-trimmed and cat-eye trends (Beyonce wore cat-eye shades at the Grammy Awards in March), while the titanium construction keeps them lightweight. They’re available in other colorways, including a glossy rose lens and a silver frame with dark polarized lenses.
2. Ray-Ban State Street Sunglasses
Ray-Ban’s geometric State Street sunglasses bring a modern update to the classic brand’s Hollywood-beloved wayfarer silhouette. These acetate square shades can be customized in a range of solid and bilayer frame colors and a variety of lens styles (including gradient and polarized options).
3. Dolce & Gabbana DG2254H Sunglasses
The pearl accents, gold filigree detailing, and luxurious cat-eye silhouette make these Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses fit for Lady Gaga (or anyone inspired by her statement-making style). These sunnies feature a steel frame and gradient lens, and they complement oval and square face shapes.
4. Privé Revaux The Maestro Sun
Luxe eyewear brand Privé Revaux’s starry backers include Jamie Foxx, Hailee Steinfeld, Ashley Benson, and Jeremy Piven as well as Jennifer Lopez-beloved stylists Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn — but you don’t need an A-lister’s income to afford the label’s trendy specs. These classic round sunglasses are made of cellulose acetate paired with anti-glare and scratch-resistant lenses, while the spring hinges offer all-day comfort. They come in an array of colorways.
6. Muse x Hilary Duff Stevie Sunglasses
The Younger star has lent her name to a line of fashionable frames for Muse, and these square acetate frames are great for anyone seeking a wayfarer-meets-cat-eye look. They’re available in many other colors and can be customized with prescription lenses.
7. Gentle Monster Linda Square-Frame Sunglasses
Emily Ratajkowski, Gigi Hadid, and Miranda Kerr are among the stars who reach for Korean eyewear brand Gentle Monster’s avant-garde accessories. The rounded rectangular Linda frames offer the label’s signature retro-futuristic look, thanks to the combination of transparent gray acetate and red-tinted lenses.
8. Prada Semi-Transparent Acetate Cat-Eye Sunglasses
Aubrey Plaza sported these oversized cat-eye sunglasses by Prada during her Zoom-powered press tour for Happiest Season last winter. (She also credited stylist Jessica Paster in her pup-filled Instagram photo in which she sported a black lace mini-dress by The Vampire’s Wife and Schutz boots.) These acetate frames feature gradient lenses and UVA/UVB protection.
9. MBB x Vogue VO5315S Sunglasses
Enola Holmes star and producer Millie Bobby Brown teamed with Vogue Eyewear on a collection of playful frames. The budding fashion and beauty mogul dreamed up these vibrant red oval sunglasses (available with or without a prescription) made of nylon fiber and propionate.
10. Dom Vetro Arthur S Sunglasses
Beloved by Jodie Foster, Alec Baldwin, Rami Malek, and countless other A-listers, Dom Vetro’s unisex specs are fitting for anyone seeking effortless, season-less frames. The Italy-born, Los Angeles-made eyewear company’s classic square Arthur S sunglasses are made of sturdy clear acetate and feature a keyhole bridge that adds a vintage-inspired finish to any look.
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