* These oversized sunglasses are the best way to block rays
* Styles that won’t break the bank
* Keep an extra pair on hand to switch up your look
Shield sunglasses might be reminiscent of your grandfather’s sunglasses or ones you wear after eye surgery, but lately, they have come into their own. Designers such as Celine, Rick Owens and Alexander McQueen have all made their own coveted versions, which have made their way onto some of our favorite celebrities.
Not sure if you’re ready to splurge on the trend? We have found a few pairs of (super) oversized sunnies to try out for yourself that don’t have those designer prices. They are not only a great way to block your face from the harsh rays of the sun but will keep people wondering which (celebrity?) is under those stylin’ XL shades. The key to these futuristic-inspired sunnies is to pair them with modern styling, sunshine and a ton of confidence.
1. CCS Sun Shield Sunglasses
These Sun Shield Sunglasses from CCS are considered “cover-ups” and are meant to give the ultimate in UV protection while wearing your own prescription glasses. While that is always one option, why don’t you try wearing these on their own to your next beach date, outdoor festival or grab a bunch for some friends for some great photo opportunities?
2. Royal Girl Oversized Sunglasses
The Royal Girl Oversized Sunglasses are a slightly toned down version of the ones above but still have that futuristic, cool-girl vibe. Available in an array of colored shaded lenses, these glasses have stylishly wide arms, a matte finish and 100% UV protected reflective flash mirror lenses.
3. sunglassLA Oversize Sunglasses
Admittedly, these novelty visor sunglasses are a bit out there, but they are hugely popular on Amazon and for the price, definitely worth trying out. Featuring an oversize frame with a flat top design and matte finish, these shield sunnies are finished with a colored mirror mono lens for a unique look and are available in multiple colors. As festival season is upon us, these would be a fun way to make a statement and show off your fashion forwardness.
4. Prive Reveaux Rockstar Sunglasses
The Rockstar Sunglasses by Prive Reveaux are all that and more. One of the more widely wearable of the bunch, these shades are uber flattering to a multitude of face shapes. The frames are constructed from lightweight polycarbonate materials and have flexible temples. Strongly tinted to provide 100% UV protection, the Rockstar also has great optical clarity and scratch-resistant lenses. These glasses are very high quality, limited-edition and great dupes for some of the higher end shields out there.
5. Quay Mirrored Shield Sunglasses
Quay (pronounced “key”) is known for making some of the boldest and most stylish sunglasses around. This Australian brand has a huge social media presence and their Unbothered Mirrored shields will not disappoint. Described as a “space-age” shield, they also boast contrasting rounded metal frames and a reflective mint-green or non-reflective brown lens that ultimately hides and protects your face. All of their glasses also include premium cases with luxury gold hardware and dust cloths.
6. Le Specs Elysium Sunglasses
Le Specs is another Australian import that makes trendy, of-the-moment and affordable modern shades. Their version of the shield-style glasses is the Elysium which are oversized and futuristic-looking sunglasses that feature a mask-style shield lens to block all the paparazzi that might be coming your way.
7. Kendall and Kylie Sunglasses
Our last shield shades are the chic Kendall and Kylie Sasha Sunglasses. These are aviator-inspired style with a one-piece metal frame and plastic tips on the temples. These flattering sunglasses have light platinum metal frames with dark blue colored frames and provide 100% UV protection.