Designer sunglasses are more than just UV protection for your eyes. They are a fashion statement.
I see more and more people wearing sunglasses at night and inside, where there is no sun light. Now more than ever, sunglasses or SHADES are the style. Celebrities where sunglasses all the time! I can’t remember the last time I saw Britney Spears photographed without a pair of designer sunglasses on her face!
In the 80’s Cory Hart had a famous song title “I wear my sunglasses at night”. At that time everyone wore sunglasses, especially at night 🙂 20 years later the fashion trend is repeating itself. But now it is easier to obtain high end sunglasses, like Gucci and Christian Dior, thanks to the internet.
High end designer sunglasses can be very pricey! Many websites including eBay sell fakes, or “designer inspired”. Unfortunately, not all of them tell you that their glasses are not authentic. If you do a bit of investigating, it’s not too hard to tell what the fakes are! Remember an authentic pair of Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses will not cost $6.99, and they always use the & in between D&G – a knock off brand will call themselves authentic D G sunglasses for example. Also, top brands such as Dior, Porsche design and Tom Ford will come with a nice presentation box and authenticity papers when they are new. When buying on eBay or other auction sites, always look closely at the photos, or ask for more photos.
Some popular styles of sunglasses for this summer are Over sized – seen on Paris Hilton a lot! Juicy Couture, and Prada make stylish over-sized framed sunglasses, as well as Tom Ford, DIOR, and Gucci. Aviator sunglasses never go out of fashion, so they are a good investment! Even knockoff or cheap aviator sunglasses look good on both men and women. Wayfarer shades are back! This wayfarer retro look was brought back mostly by rayban – whose sunglasses are high quality, yet gentle on the budget! Shield sunglasses are hot for the sporty type, and wrap sunglasses are always in style for men.
Most importantly, sunglasses will protect your eyes from the suns dangerous UV rays. Some sunglasses are polarized, which reduce the glare. Polarized sunglasses are great for driving, especially in the winter with snow around! Another common term you’ll hear when buying sunglasses is gradient. Gradient lenses simply mean that the color of the lens are lighter at the bottom than the top. This is great for driving and/or sports