Trend Report: Hot Sunglasses for Summer

We pulled together the hottest eyewear trends straight from the red carpets of Hollywood. Look like a star with a stylish pair of shades this spring/summer.
ESSENCE.COM Apr, 17, 2009

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As the weather heats up, step up your style with a hot pair of shades to complement your look while out and about this season. We pulled together the hottest eyewear trends straight from the red carpets of Hollywood so you can look like a star this spring.

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Are you getting ready to fly the friendly skies? Take a cue from Alicia Keys, who sports a chic pair of aviator Ray-Ban shades at the Black Entertainment Television launch party at the Cafe de Paris in London. Ray-Ban developed the aviator style in 1937 and it’s still a must-have in eyewear.

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As the weather heats up wrap yourself in style with these Ray-Ban Wrap Aviator Sunglasses, $130, A stylish investment, these shades look good in any color you choose.

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Pop princess Ciara is stylin’ in these Marc Jacobs 107/s sunglasses. Oversized shades like these add a touch of mystery to the eyes if you want to go incognito for your girls’ night out on the town. Be wild as you want; we promise not to tell.

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Designer Marc Jacobs keeps it discreet with these MARC BY MARC JACOBS Resin Aviator Sunglasses, $98, The tortoise shell look of these shades is so “in” for spring.

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Keep them guessing when you pop on your throwbacks. Pop diva Beyoncé is rockin’ the retro look these days. This time around she goes for classic glamour with gold trimmed eagle eye shades. These fancy lenses can either be dressed up or down for a sunny day on the town.

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Dip your frames in armor like your favorite celebs. This glamorous look transcends the runway for a fabulous and flirtatious flair. From gold to silver or even neon, make your eyes pop with two-toned frames like these gold-tipped Paul Frank Sunglasses, $138,

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Looking timeless and classic in a pair of Gucci 2785 shades, actress Kerry Washington puts the glam in Hollywood glamour. When choosing a pair of shades be sure to try and find a pair that blends both style and comfort. Black sunglasses like these will last season after season.

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Forget the Gucci price and go straight for the glory with these Aldo Evroera shades only $12 at You’ll get the same look and feel of Kerry Washington’s shades, but for a fraction of the cost.

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London town’s favorite homegirl Estelle mixes up her space-age look with colorful tortoise shell and raspberry tinted frames. The colorful star definitely keeps it funky.

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Say good-bye to sunny skies and cloud your eyes with colorful, tinted frames. Tye-died sunglasses are a huge hit this season. Go for a berry craze with these Shades of Couture by Juicy Couture, $98,

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Former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland flatters her complexion with caramel dipped shades, a perfect way to have fun without overdoing it. Shades in mocha raspberry or pewter refract the sun’s rays to give you the look of an all-over glow

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Make your cheeks pop and glow when you wear honey-colored shades. These retro sunglasses, $5.80,, can be paired with a red plaid button up and jeans for the subdued chicster.

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The fashion forward Vivica A. Fox looks tré chic at the Celine fashion show in Paris, France, wearing oversized shades. We love this style of shade because it brings out the inner diva in all of us.

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Target hit it right on the money with these cheap and chic Adi Designs Oversized Fashion Sunglasses, $16.99, Look cool under the hot sun with these sexy shades.


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