If there’s one trend that’s going to turn heads this summer, it’s the arrival of inflated frame sunglasses. Exaggerated, oversized and full of drama, this is the ultimate accessory for people who like to stand out.
Inspired by LOEWE’s runways, the inflated rim is bold and futuristic, tinged with an edge of dystopia while also being playful and fun in style. And let’s face it – a ballooned frame front is definitely hard to miss, so it’s bound to get you noticed. But if you’re looking to hop on this trend with eyewear that’s a bit more accessible, and easy to pair for an everyday wardrobe, here are the looks you need to covet.
Marc Jacobs MJ 501/S
These Marc Jacobs MJ 501/S inflated frame sunglasses are pumped up to the max, yet they are still totally wearable if you’re into casual vibes. Rock this frame with just about anything in your wardrobe – from jeans and a basic top to your favourite LBD. But if you ask us, they are a must-have for those daytime cocktail dates in the sun.
Lanvin Paris LNV640S
These frames are almost jelly-like and look cute and squishy to the touch. If you love the colour pink, then these runway-ready shades are for you. We think they’re perfect for festivals this summer or your next girl’s weekend in Ibiza, but we’d totally wear them for a luxury cruise, an alfresco dinner, afternoon tea, or a shopping trip with the besties.
Salvatore Ferragamo SF1058S
Inflated frame sunglasses don’t always have to be cartoonish in nature. If you love sleek, chic and all-black sophistication, here are some sunnies that will tick all the boxes. The Salvatore Ferragamo SF1058S sunglasses are a grown-up take on this catwalk-inspired craze – and they come in a matte black finish for extra style points.
Seriously showstopping, the Versace VE4424U frames willhelp you stand out in a crowd. These are perfect for cruise season or your next vacay, and will look just as good with your favourite denims and t-shirt combo as your luxury linen palazzos. Designed to be inflated and geometric at the same time, they hit two trends with one stone.
Miu Miu MU 08WS
Bring on the cateye frame for 2023! It’s one of the hottest eyewear styles to fall in love with this year, and the angular silhouette adds definition to rounder face shapes. These sunglasses can be slimming while helping you highlight those hidden cheek bones. There are 6 colourways available to choose from, but we think the Pink / Brown Gradient is the most on-trend for this summer.
A great accessory for hitting the inflated frame sunglasses trend on the head, while also embracing lens inspired by the 1960s.
It really doesn’t get any more fun and futuristic than these LONGCHAMP LO716S sunglasses. The balloon-like plastic frame front combined with the unique green hue brings a contemporary twist to any ensemble. Jazz up a dull wardrobe, bring out-of-season pieces to life, and look ultra fashion-forward from summer to winter. This designer frame is all about standing out and can give your clothes a new lease of life in any season.
Woow SUPER LOUD 1
This summer-ready eyewear is an instant hit because of its wearability. While you get the inflated frame sunglasses look, there’s also a timelessness to them, giving maximum cost-per-wear and so many ways to style them all year round.
Comes in a Rose Nacre colourway, but go for the White Opale if you want to add a little retro edge to your wardrobe.
Love the inflated frame sunglasses look? Don’t forget to check out the other top sunglasses trends for 2023…read more about it here.
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