When it doubt, wear aviators. That’s a good style rule for anyone who struggles to find eyewear that complements their features. While aviator shades look best on oval, square and heart-shaped faces, they actually work well for most people. There’s a size, shape and shade to suit almost anyone.
With their signature double bridge and teardrop lenses, they’re instantly recognisable. But what if you wanted to mix things up a bit? Well, 2021 is the year to elevate your pilot shades to a whole new dimension.
Think twisted silhouettes, irregular-shaped lenses, hybrid creations that fuse metal and plastic, bold colours and lots of retro-futuristic detailing. Oh, and scratch that trademark double bridge….this year, aviator bars are flying solo. Here are some of our favourite styles of the season!
Bored of your classic aviator sunglasses? The Burberry BE3111 frames are for those who like to stand out. If you pity the wallflower and hate to be mainstream, this is the eyewear to covet. Featuring inverted geo lenses with a clear colour filter, they’re as fashion-forward as they come.
Turn classic pilot into runway chic and style them with just about anything in your wardrobe – they’re surprisingly versatile!
Sun by Booth and Bruce Blogger
These shades are bold, fun and playful. Made for the casual dresser who doesn’t do boring (yawn). Who said sports-luxe had to be boring? The Sun by Booth and Bruce Blogger sunglasses combine a metal top bar with a plastic nose bridge for an aviator mash-up we’ve not seen before. So you’re sure to make an impact, no matter how dressed down you are.
Fendi FF 0407/G/S
With a single bar and monogram lenses, the Fendi FF 0407/G/S shades make every other pilot frame seem so last year! The lenses are also oversized, giving you better coverage than the classic teardrop and also suiting rounder or larger faces.
In other words, if you’ve always struggled to make aviators work for you, these twisted aviators may be the answer.
The MCM MCM142S designer sunnies have kept the nose bar, but the frame is far from classic. With a seamless lens look and retro tortoise-shell inspired edging, these glasses are an effortless fusion of old and new. At the same time, they still look timeless, giving you seasons and seasons of wear…
Givenchy GV 7173/S
Another retro frame to fall in love with is the Givenchy GV 7173/S – designed to be super glam and oversized. Fit for Hollywood, this frame style is much more feminine than most aviators, giving you easier wearability when it comes to your occasion wear. Your little black dress will look as good as your beach attire with these chic shades.
Tom Ford FT0668
Modern yet still classic, eye catching yet understated, and playful yet sophisticated. The Tom Ford FT0668 round aviator sunglasses are the perfect addition to any wardrobe.
Round aviators have been loved by celebs such as Gigi Hadid, Selena Gomez, Sofia Richie and Rihanna. But with the nose bridge removed, these pilot frames take a tried-and-tested fashion favourite and turn it into something much more contemporary.
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