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Sunglass Inspiration Straight from 2024 Runways

by Kara Keigan
2024 runway

Now that fashion month has wrapped up, we are filled with new runway images to help inspire new fashion ideas. In the realm of sunglasses, several of 2023’s biggest trends are continuing strongly, with just a touch of something new.

In general, 2024 sunglass trends are a move towards dramatic shapes that reference classic shapes and style—think cat eyes with a new angular take or aviator frames better than ever before. These renewed sensibilities will make all of 2024’s hottest trends feel familiar but with a fresh new perspective.

Tech wear

“Gorpcore” rose through the ranks in the last five years, highlighting a technical aspect of clothing, with an emphasis on sporty, utilitarian pieces like hiking boots, puffer jackets, and pieces that are made for embracing the outdoors. Think of 2024 as Gorp-core 2.0 – the next generation of style incorporates a more experiential aspect of design that helps blend the world of tailoring and formalwear with this outdoor aesthetic.

Sporty sunglasses have had their moment before, but this time we are focusing on functional and fashionable with reflective lenses and sleek frames. They provide the perfect juxtaposition and playful touch to a feminine look.

Check out these “tech” styles by Ray-Ban

Ray-Ban RB4335
Ray-Ban RB3183

Oversized and bug-eyed

In the early aughts, bug-eye frames were the unconventional yet fabulous frame popularized by celebrities like Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. It seems 2024 is another year for the oversized and overdramatic. Tom Ford showcased oversized frames that just brushed the cheekbones, while Marni went for seriously oversized frames for a whimsical and playful look. Seen in styles like aviators, round, and cat-eye frames, the 2024 shows showed that sometimes bigger really is better.

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Wire frames

Ushered in alongside “Bayonetta” glasses, wire-framed sunglasses have also seen a revival in 2024. Seen on the runaways at Givenchy and Acne Studios, the barely-there frames provide a minimal yet structured and proportional frame for every day and offer a more wearable take than some of this year’s trends.

Get wired with Ray-Bans or Prada

Ray-Ban RB3530

Angular cateye

Sharp and angular frames are a recurring theme in 2024 sunglasses. This subtle update changes the classic cat eye sunglasses to a more modern iteration. The popular style has been around for decades, but this year’s take is even more dramatic and angular, with a dose of inspiration from the technical eyewear trend mentioned above. This eye-catching frame was seen both big and small at the likes of Balmain and Gucci.

Here are a couple of killer cateyes


The perfect example of bigger and better in 2024 – the aviator is back. While this popular shape has had waves of popularity throughout the years, this year’s runway shows that there are still ways to regenerate the classic shape. Bottega showcased an oversized acetate version, while Chloe went feminine and playful with a colorful ombre lens. Whether you’re going for bold and dramatic or a sweet update on the frame, there are plenty of ways to incorporate these frames this year.

Fly high with awesome aviators

Ray-Ban RB4201 ALEX

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