WHITE is the new black this season, at least when it comes to fashion’s hottest accessory — your sunnies. Right from Princess Diana to Kate Moss and Emma Watson, big, bold sunglasses in white present a certain star appeal. And it looks like the trend has resurfaced, with brands like Chloe, Fendi and Gucci launching white shades for 2016. If you are shopping online, Amazon.in has a quick lesson on choosing a pair that matches your face size.All it involves is a credit or PAN card for measurement and a mirror. Meanwhile, check out our pick of sunglasses below.
Text: Saloni Sinha
These big sunglasses—Bahamas by Hidesign—with white acetate frames and snake skin detailing on them, will brighten long journeys. With polarised and UV protected lenses, they suit women with slightly larger oval and square faces. Rs 4,895. Available at the Hidesign store in Phoenix MarketCity, Whitefield Road.
A head turner, these embellished monochrome square sunglasses by Dolce&Gabbana will turn every outfit into a statement. Little white roses combined with black lenses add a high-gloss appeal to oval and round faces. Rs 27,558 approx. At Sunglass Hut, Phoenix MarketCity, Whitefield
Road. Details: 67266063
State of chic
This sophisticated pair from Gucci is elegant, with cat-eye frames and floral detail. The acetate white frames breeze through both sun and cloud-filled days, and are known to give you an instant facial lift. Don’t miss the golden pearled lacquered touch, just right for brunch with the girls. The polarised UV protected lenses seal the deal. Priced at Rs 18,400. Details: safilo.com
Vintage round sunglasses with crossbars get an update with Oxydo’s Brick Block collection. The bright and colourful textures on the white acetate frames have a European effect. The brown tinted polarised UV protected lenses and blue crossbar are reminiscent of the famous Italian design movement of the 1980s—Memphis. Priced at Rs 12,400. Details: safilo.com
Minus the fuss
Go classic with Givenchy’s plain white optyl (ultra-lightweight plastic material) framed sunglasses. They come with grey shaded polarised and UV protected lenses. Don’t miss the sharp geometric lines that team well with monochrome dresses or white pants. Another brunch staple. Priced at Rs 17,400. Details: safilo.com
I spy blue
The limited edition Gazola by Aldo is both affordable and on trend. The stylish blue tinted polarised lenses promise extra clarity and 100 per cent UV protection. The pair, with its patterned white acetate handcrafted frames, is just right for that all-day concert. Priced at Rs 3,225. At Aldo, Phoenix MarketCity, Whitefield Road. Details: 67266777
Colour the edges
Fendi’s new collection this summer sees semi cat-eyed sunglasses with white acetate frames. We like the splash of bright colour and the name, Jungle. Get your own pair and bring along a modern, quirky attitude to match. Remember to dress up the pout for added effect. Rs 28,400. Details: safilo.com