Seeing Red: The Hot Red Sunglasses Trend

This year, red is the colour to be seen in when it comes to eyewear. If you’re looking for a new pair of sunglasses, take inspiration from Vivienne Westwood, Weinsanto, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Giambattista Valli, and Coperni – all of which have promoted the red sunglasses trend on their runways.

Paris Fashion Week proved to be the perfect stage for red accessories, and hot red sunglasses (frames as well as lenses) have been the talk of the season. Oh, and did you know? Bright red is also one of the few colours that suit all skin tones. That means it doesn’t matter if you’re dark or fair-skinned, whether you have a warm or cool skin tone, or whether you’re rocking your summer or winter complexion – red will suit you to a tee.

Dare to go red with your eyewear in 2023? Here are some styles we think you’ll love…

The Must-Have Pair

Miu Miu MU 07OS

Elegant and stylish, the Miu Miu MU 07OS frames are ideal for testing out the red sunglasses trend. This style of frame suits many different face shapes, and the design is pretty timeless too. Which means you’ll get excellent cost-per-wear over a number of years!

With pink edging along the frame front, these are truly universal. Because both light pink and bright red are colours that complement all skin tones.

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The Retro Pair

Versace VE4361

If you’re looking for instant WOW, the ultra-chunky, runway-approved, super-retro Versace VE4361 frames are a must for your designer collection. They’re a great investment for anyone who likes to turn heads.

Bold, daring and an ode to the 70s and 80s when disco culture was at its peak, these shades are everything the red sunglasses trend is about.  

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The Angular Pair

Lanvin Paris LNV605S

Best suited to round face shapes, the oversized Lanvin Paris LNV605S sunglasses are cool and futuristic. For those who prefer contemporary styles over classic silhouettes, we recommend giving these shades a go.

The frame front and temples are extra chunky too, which goes perfectly with this year’s inflated frame trend

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The Sporty Pair


Another popular trend to get on board with in 2023 is the sports luxe eyewear trend. We think these Salvatore Ferragamo SF1041S shades are a perfect hybrid of both. And with red temples combined with flash red lenses, you’ve got double the trouble.

This pair is bold yet casual, fun yet practical, and ideal for very bright conditions. The red lens will filter out blue light while helping to increase depth of field and vision.

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The Edgy Pair


If you prefer eyewear that’s fashion-forward and slightly alternative, how about the Woow SUPER EDGY 1 sunglasses? These hit the nail on the head with the red sunglasses trend, combining a cherry red frame front with metal nose bridge and thin metal temples.

The finished look is super modern, while also taking elements from decades past, giving you a cool and laidback vintage edge. You could have thrifted these from a vintage shop in Camden, or you could have paid designer prices – that’s the air of mystery you’ll carry and everyone will be asking where you got them.

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If red isn’t your vibe, take a look at some of our other eyewear colour trends instead.  Read our latest post on green sunglasses – another catwalk-inspired hue to covet in 2023.

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