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Sparkle and Shine: Sunglasses with Bling

by Kara Keigan

Pearls, gems, and rhinestones, oh my! The latest trend amongst sunglasses is made for those who want to stand out. Bedazzled, bejeweled, and beautiful, glasses with bling are a great way to update your regular shades.

While there are plenty of over-the-top options for those ready to make a statement, there are just as many subtly sparkly substitutes. Use them to update your jeans-and-tee combo or set off your latest Instagram-ready outfit. This summer, the blingier the sunglass the better!

Updated cat eye

Everyone knows the classic cat-eye is a no-fail style that works hard to flatter most faces. The upward angle helps lift and show off cheekbones. Now we’re seeing a bold and much-needed upgrade. Glam it up with completely bedazzled shades or keep it subtle with tiny gold star details. Regardless, you’ll be making a statement.

You can take a more subtle approach to this trend with the classic shape accented with just a few rhinestones for a look that’s not as overwhelming. If you’re looking for a glamorous take on the feminine look, these Miu Miu frames are for you.

These Dolce & Gabbana glasses add layer after layer of oomph for those not afraid of being bold. In addition to an elaborate, gold detailing, the glasses are complete with oversized pearls to accentuate the sharp angle of cat-eye.

There’s nothing subtle about these clear acetate frames from Jimmy Choo. From the exaggerated oversized cat-eye shape to the tonal gemstones, these glasses pack a punch as well as the subtle Choo charm.

Accented rimless

Rimless shades help you achieve a fashion-forward look—regardless if you’re going for oversized glam or retro fun. Upgrade the throwback style with jeweled accents to help you achieve total star power.

Shield style glasses aren’t going anywhere, so why not elevate the trend? These Prada rimless shields have gold studs to accentuate the early aught’s inspired rimless shades.

Here’s a frame made for a rock star. The small gold stars add just a touch of extra style to the already elevated rimless cat-eye shape. If you’re looking for an edgier take to this flattering style, these are the glasses for you.

Rimless, reflective lenses upgrade the classic aviator shape in these Versace shades. Small rhinestones and the classic Versace emblem complete the edgy glam look.

Retro round

Round and oval frames are perfect to achieve retro-inspired looks. To go for a ‘70s inspired look, look for oversized round frames. For all the ‘90s vibes, oval frames and smaller circular frames are best. Rhinestones and glitter will make your bold frame even more eye-catching.

An oversized oval frame keeps these Kurt Cobain-inspired shapes from looking too ‘90s inspired grunge. Instead, the layers of rhinestones work perfectly against the tortoiseshell for an effortlessly glam, yet still edgy look.

If you’re looking to make an edgy statement, these Jimmy Choo shades are for you. The all-black frame and lens offer a perfectly ‘90s look, while the double rim features black rhinestones and an attached sunglass chain, so you can skip the jewelry.

If you’re looking to make a statement from all angles, these Miu Miu frames featured gold acetate frames, gradient lenses, and statement-making arms for a totally unique look.

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