Best Sunglasses for Women in 2016 - Style Guide | Garrett Leight

GLCO Guides: Best Sunglasses for Women - 2016

Best Women's Sunglasses for 2016

GLCO Guides

WORDS: Jason Casillas
La Brea Flagship Manager

Best Sunglasses for Women: 2016

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 frame 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 Dillon takes it to another level with a soft cat-eye that offers up some sexy character. Both the Milwood and Dillon are available in larger sizes if you want to fill more space or go for an over-sized look.

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.

And for SS16, you can even try out the Wilson's silhouette in our leather-wrapped, tinted WANT Les Essentiels collab, with an optional mirrored clip choice available.

In case the vintage feel of the Wilson isn't for you, opt for the badass Cordova, featuring a high architectural bridge and leather detailing. The Paloma's a feminine, oversized option too – available in new lens colorways like Lagoon Layered Mirror.

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 Angelus frames speaks to that vintage Hollywood style of the 50s, offering a substantial feel without sacrificing comfort.

Womens Sunglasses - Classics - Angelus Sunglass

More Shape Play

If you're still looking for something different but still want something highly wearable, consider the Liberty, where M*A*S*H meets Mark McNasty. There's also the Van Buren – similarly super thin but also foldable.

As for acetates, our Clare V. collab pulls off that perfect cat eye silhouette with just the right amount of playful. And just spanning the decades here, we might as well talk about the Warren – also new for SS16, with a thicker frame and vintage-inspired plaques. Talk about more to love.

Garrett Leight Mark McNairy collaboration, Liberty vintage 70's sunglass
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.

The Hampton frame is one of our most successful styles. Its shape is instantly recognizable and works on different face shapes. For our five year anniversary we've taken to mixing and matching acetates in a variety of soft vintage-inspired hues, such as matte pink crystal.

Hampton – Sunglass Clip Pink Blush


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.

Women's Best Frames Garrett Leight