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Best Sunglasses for Women - 2018

Best Women's Sunglasses for 2018

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Best Sunglasses for Women: 2018

WORDS: Jason Casillas (Director of Retail) and Nadia Bacon (Grand Store Manager)

Women put a lot of pressure on themselves, in general. We shouldn’t but we do. And if you’re like me, picking out a new pair of sunglasses for summer requires a unanimous deliberation from the Knights of the Roundtable, i.e. a group chat of my nearest and dearest. We want something interesting without looking kooky. We want something that reads “Yes, yes, I’m chic but I’m not a pain in the ass about it.” And above all, we want to look like we make sense standing next to Linda Rodin and her elegant poodle.

That New New

A well-fitting pair of frames will highlight the real belles of the ball: your cheekbones. No exception to this rule. From our SS18 collection, please consider Del Rey and Jacqueline. Both frames provide that practical left-to-right coverage we need from the sun and moments of involuntary side-eye. Del Rey and Jacqueline sit on the face’s second upper quadrant in a way that creates an always welcome lift by freeing up the space from your cheekbones all the way down.

A nod to the 70’s without feeling costume-y – it’s a tricky note to hit but when you do, it’s the key that unlocks and opens a new dimension to your wardrobe. Agatha, Imogen, Paloma and Phaedra, the latest frames in the GLCO x Ulla Johnson collaboration channel strength in femininity while providing incredible versatility. You can wear them to your best friend’s rooftop wedding or with a pair of Levi’s and white tee while running errands. They are your new go-to pair. Each frame beautifully pulls off a set of flattering semi-flat lenses with accompanying gradients that are as lovely to look out of as they look on the person wearing them.

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.

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.

Tried and True

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.

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.

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