Pop Art Couture: A Summer Swimwear & Sunglasses Trend

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According to fashion trend forecaster David Shah, swimwear and beachwear have taken a turn for the 60s and gone all out with pop art rave for this summer’s holiday / beach / festival trends.

And we just can’t get enough of it here at Select Specs. Because the bright, bold and colourful theme doesn’t just rest with lycra and fabrics; it’s also been adopted by some of our favourite eyewear collections and all beach accessories are getting the same treatment.

If you love bright application of colour and animated styles then this trend could be right up your street.

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This show-stopping, limelight-stealing trend may not have had the same amount of press as 70s boho or 60s monochrome (perhaps it’s just not that mainstream, eh?), but once you see it, you SEE IT.

Because you simply can’t miss some of the pop art inspired styles that lead this style story. Expect this season’s rave couture swimwear to include eye-tricking optical illusions, cool and colourful distortions, loud monochromatic motifs and bold graphics, sequins and beads for fun 3D effects, geometric patterns and cartoon style imagery combined with sophisticated 60s inspired silhouettes.

Now all you need to do is team your pop art rave wardrobe with some bold, bright and colourful eyewear for the perfect summer festival / summer holiday look!

Here are some of our favourite sunglasses that fit right in with the SS16 rave couture trend:

Fendi FF 0060/S

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Do sunnies get cooler than this? We just love these pop art style sunglasses by Fendi; featuring a winged / geometric cateye lens and a staircase metal temple arm, these shades are definitely ‘out there’ when it comes to design.

Utterly unique and available in a range of colours, these summer specs will have you looking on fleek at every beach party, boat party or pool party on the planet. The blue and yellow colourway also follows the primary colour scheme of artists such as Andy Warhol, so this one is a real nod to the whole trend.

Shop the Fendi FF 0060/S sunglasses online at Select Specs and choose from 6 sexy colours.

Dolce & Gabbana DG4191P

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These fabulous sunnies by Dolce & Gabbana are from the STRIPES SPECIAL PROJECT limited edition collection and they feature a super cute animated stripe effect which combines cobalt blue, white, black, mint green and orange for a totally on point 60s vibe.

We just love these sunnies and they are perfect for summer. If you love bright colours and patterns and that Hollywood oversized look, the Dolce & Gabbana DG4191P STRIPES SPECIAL PROJECT sunglasses need to make your holiday wardrobe this summer.

Team with a monochrome bikini for eye-popping vibes!

Prada PR 29QS

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Imitating Roy Lichtenstein’s famous dotting technique, these stunning sunglasses by Prada feature a dark metal studded design which gives a whole new lease of life to a simple pair of black frames.

Combining the girly glamour of oversized lenses, the iconic retro style of a full rim plastic frame together with punky metal studs, the Prada PR 29QS designer sunglasses are a funky fusion of contemporary gothic romance, biker chic and pop art polka dot.

They will look amazing with bright graphic print one pieces and printed bikinis on the beach.

Marc Jacobs MJ 501/S

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These Marc Jacobs glasses are simple yet right on track with this season’s hottest pop art look. The 60s inspired silhouette and rounded shapes are a nod to one of modern culture’s finest decades and the animated feel of these sunnies will make your outfit pop, whatever you’re wearing.

These Marc Jacobs MJ 501/S sunglasses will look great with a muted colour monokini or with some jungle-inspired prints.


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Don’t hold back with colour – these fantastic sunglasses by OXYDO take took the optical illusion memo by the horns and transformed it into something that won’t be missed at any beach party or festival.

Whether you’re heading to Ibiza to rave at Bora Bora or you’re visiting Miami’s famous South Beach for cocktails in the sun, these optical illusion patterned frames will bring your bikini ensemble to life. Style the OXYDO OX 1070/SC/S sunglasses with a simple black swimsuit and let it shine.

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