Essential protection, must-have style
Aside from saving your eyes, sunglasses are a must-have fashion staple! Whether you’re into one great pair of designer sunglasses or you’d prefer to diversify with multiple pairs of replica sunglasses or discount sunglasses, you’ve got to have at least one pair to glam up your look in the sun.
Aviator sunglasses and police sunglasses are timeless classics (not just for pilots and cops anymore!), but hot trends this year include oversize and faux tortoise-shell frames. For the more adventurous among us there are 1970s-style plastic frames and frames made with both plastic and metals. Colored or gradient lenses and embellishments like Swarovski crystals and rhinestones abound - so go ahead and channel your inner Jackie-O!
More than hot heels or evening gowns, designer sunglasses are an affordable way to wear your favorite labels. Many online retailers carry designer sunglasses wholesale too, making it easy for you to buy more than one pair. To round out the avant-garde end of your sunglass wardrobe, why not also visit sites that sell replica sunglasses, discount sunglasses and cheap sunglasses, so you can sport the latest hot looks?
Sunglasses for Sports and Leisure
Sports sunglasses are increasingly sport-specific. For the increasing number of casual and professional athletes, lightweight and durable components and visually enhanced lenses are now more readily available. For example, sunglasses for cyclists feature wrap-around frames that protect eyes from wind and debris and that also have air holes to prevent foggy lenses.
The techno-savvy among us won't want to be without their Bluetooth sunglasses, where wireless cell phone technology meets fashionable eyewear. Yes, you read that correctly, though we’re not sure what the best outfit would be for sunglasses with an earpiece on one or both ears!
More Hot Looks
- Polarized sunglasses protect your eyes from the harmful glare of the sun's rays. Having your sunglasses polarized makes them act as a true optical filter, reducing the amount of light that travels to the eye. More about Polarized Sunglasses
Polarized sunglasses protect your eyes from the harmful glare of the sun's rays. Having your sunglasses polarized makes them act as a true optical filter, reducing the amount of light that travels to the eye. This results in sharper vision, more vivid color and greater depth perception. Although most popular with athletes and avid outdoors-people, polarized lenses are a great investment for anyone who takes their sun-time seriously.
You don’t have to compromise on style when you opt for polarization. Everything from sleek wrap-arounds to oversized movie star frames can incorporate the polarizing coating, but just remember, as with most things you get what you pay for. Although there are a lot of great discount polarized sunglasses available, the best ones for your peepers are made by sunglass giants such as Ray-Ban, Oakley and Maui Jim and designers like Armani and Dior.
Be aware that cheap polarized sunglasses may meet the demands of your outfit and your pocketbook, but they won’t protect you from UV damage. So avoid wearing them for extended periods in the sun or save up for a splurge that pampers your eyes.
- If you wear glasses all of the time, you might want to consider prescription sunglasses. They are now available in almost any lens prescription and any frame style, and are made with lightweight and durable materials. More about Prescription Sunglasses
If you wear glasses all of the time, you might want to consider prescription sunglasses. They are now available in almost any lens prescription and any frame style, and are made with lightweight and durable materials. And best of all, you'll never have to fumble with your clip-on sunglasses again!
If you usually wear contact lenses to play sports, prescription sports sunglasses might be a better option for you. The trend for sports-specific lenses is on the rise. Not only is 100% UV protection available but there is also a variety of lens materials, coatings and colors to choose from – for example, bicycling prescription glasses come with interchangeable lenses to see in varying light conditions.
Buying prescription sunglasses online can be a bit of a challenge but there are deals to be had. Keep in mind that eyeglasses are usually custom-fit, so you’ll want to take your pair to an optician after you receive them. For best results, you may simply want to order frames online and have an optician fit them with prescription sunglass lenses.