Best Sunglasses for Women in 2017 - Style Guide | Garrett Leight

Best Sunglasses for Women - 2017

Best Women's Sunglasses for 2017

GLCO Guides

WORDS: Jason Casillas
La Brea Flagship Manager

Best Sunglasses for Women: 2017

The women’s sunglass market has been filled with shapes that are very large and very heavy. These bold looks sometimes wear the woman more than she’s wearing the frame. If you’ve grown tired of your chunky designer frames and are looking to evolve your style with something a bit more refined then take a look at some of these gorgeous options.

Classic Sunglasses for Small Faces

Have you struggled with finding the perfect sunny that doesn’t swallow up your face but still adds some impact? The Milwood sports a soft rounded shape which frames the face while adding those classic cool vibes for days. The Milwood is available in a larger size if you want to fill more space or go for an over-sized look.

As for acetates, our Clare V. collab pulls off that perfect cat eye silhouette with just the right amount of playful.

Clare V. in Éclat

Round Shades

Looking for a round shape which evokes your vintage style and great taste? The Wilson is an iconic frame, providing the right amount of class and bohemian quality to your daily wardrobe. Its styling is tailored and its details wear like jewelry – which makes it a favorite to the likes of Kendall Jenner and Emily Ratajowski. If you want a little more pop of color, then try a Wilson M with a Japanese layered mirror.

In case Wilson's smaller frame size isn't for you, opt for the oversized-yet-delicate Valencia, a 70s-inspired frame with a higher bridge and temples. The Paloma's a feminine, oversized option too – available in new lens colorways like Mauve Gradient Mirror. As for SS17, the Seville is a super-round frame with filigree bridge and gradient lenses.

Not digging the round?

If you’re looking for straight lines with all the vintage details the Brooks stands out. It’s great for the woman who has clearly identified her personal style.

Maybe your style is classic with a bit of prep. The Hampton frames speaks to that vintage Hollywood style of the 50s, offering a substantial feel without sacrificing comfort or style.

More Shape Play

If you're still looking for something different but still want something highly wearable, consider the Toledo, a frame inspired by the one and only David Bowie. Toledo is distinguished by its unique teardrop shape and distinctive double-bridge.

Innes, an updated women's aviator, also features a distinctive bridge and eye shape, but falls more in the direction of delicate and sculptural. There's also the Van Buren – similarly super thin but also foldable.

If you want a less literal interpretation of the cat eye, we suggest taking a look at Andalusia – also new for SS17, with a thicker acetate frame and color-filled temples. Talk about more to love.

Van Buren Garrett Leight foldable sunglass

Tried and True

The Kinney shape is as comfortable as it is stylish and easy to wear. It offers up a great amount of coverage and comes in a wide range of colors. This is one of our classics and is a great fit for a medium to wide face.

It's Custom

And, last but not least, if you're feeling funky or your personal style is fire, you always have the option to customize any of the GLCO optical frames with custom sun lenses. If you live near one of our GLCO stores, we recommend paying a visit to our incredible opticians. They'll be able to not only help you find the ideal frame for your face shape, but walk you through all the colors we can custom-dip your lenses in. If you're not near one of our storefronts, head on over to Modshop on our site, where you can peep all our different customization options.


How do you know which one is right for you? When shopping for your next pair of sunglasses, it’s okay to throw out all of those rules about round shapes with square faces or square shapes with oval faces. We find that the most important fitting qualities revolve around making sure that the frame doesn’t cover your brow or hit too low on your cheeks. Comfort is key. It’s time to ditch the oversized chunks of designer plastic — they do a better job of advertising their own brand rather than highlighting your beautiful features. Go for a look that nicely frames your face and helps bring out your own style and character. Let you be you, homegirls.

Clare V. in Noix