2015 Sunglasses Trends for Women

I’ve been hankering for a new pair of sunnies for a while, but I really couldn’t justify it. I mean, I have two great pairs of sunglasses already. I have had this pair of shield frames for years, and they’re still as good as new.

Prada PR22MS Sunglasses

And then I have these black plastic butterfly frames. I had the shield frames first, and then my husband gave me a gift card to Sunglass Hut for my birthday a few years ago. Far be it for me to allow a gift card to go to waste, so I went shopping and came home with these.

Tory Burch 7019 Womens Tribal Black Sunglasses

Unfortunately, they became a casualty of my trip to Arizona. I think I left them in a cab the night I went out to dinner.

I’m disappointed, and yet, it sorta gives me the excuse I was looking for to update my sunnies. I’ve been thinking I wanted to update my look, so I’ve been keeping tabs on the latest sunglasses trends.

The big question is, of course, what style do I want?

Round frames are the newest, biggest, baddest trend in sunglasses. Like these by Tory Burch ($230).

Tory Burch 53mm Polarized Retro Sunglasses

Or these fun retro frames by Prada ($325).

Prada 55mm Retro Sunglasses

Or this round wire rimmed pair by Ray Ban ($200).

Ray-Ban 50mm Round Polarized SunglassesBut I’m not sure that a round frame would flatter my face. I’m all for keeping tabs on trends, but I don’t blindly follow them either. Sunglasses can be tricky, and you want to make sure they flatter your face shape.

I’ve had my eye on a pair of classic aviators, like maybe this pretty pink pair from Ray Ban ($215).

Ray-Ban 'Original Aviator' 58mm Polarized Sunglasses


But maybe it would be fun to get an oversized pair, like these Burberries ($245). I rather like the square shape although I think I tend to look better in softer styles.

Burberry 58mm Polarized Sunglasses

Or these retro-inspired frames by Marc Jacobs ($98). I like the price of those!

MARC BY MARC JACOBS 61mm Vintage Inspired Oversized Sunglasses


Nordstrom has a nice little guide to finding the best styles to flatter your face, which is helpful, but I think that nothing can truly replace the value of going into the store and trying on a bunch of frames. I have never gone in and come out with the style I was expecting to buy.

guide to face shapes

Hint: always try putting them on your head and make sure they work for you that way as well. Let’s face it, you will likely wear them atop your head as often as you wear them on your face. I know I always end up doing that.

What’s your favorite style of sunglasses at the moment? Do you have one pair that you wear all the time, or do you change them out for fashion purposes?

I’m headed to the mall next week to try some on. I’ll let you know what I decide!


Trends in Women's Sunglasses 2015

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  1. I LOVE wire frame sunglasses but they do not pass the ‘up on the head’ test Rip my hair out 🙁

    1. I used to always say that. Then I decided to see if I would be more careful if I did pay a lot for a pair. I’ve had those Prada ones for going on 5 years. I definitely take better care of them than I ever did my cheap ones. I am SICK that I lost my Tories. It’s b/c they were too big to fit in my purse, so I was holding them. Stupid of me.

  2. I usually end up with something like the ones you lost, usually in dark tortoiseshell. But mine would be polarized Foster Grants because LOSE THEM or BREAK THEM and I don’t want to have to cry over it.

  3. NEVER put designer sunglasses on top of your head! It stretches out the frames. ALWAYS dangle them off your shirt.

    1. I’ve lost several pairs of sun glasses by tucking them into my shirt. Bend over and they fall out. I even lost a pair in a taxi. When I took the seatbelt off they must have come with it. After that incident I started putting them on my head. Haven’t lost a pair since.

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