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Rimless Shield: Fashion girls love this style, notable for its one continuous lens that extends across both eyes, for its glamorous over-sized proportions—and because you can totally skip makeup if you are wearing a pair of these shields. This year, some sunglass designers are doing away with frames entirely. Glasses with no frames tend to be more lightweight, and can easily pop into a clutch purse.

Artistic Ones: These shades are the ones that demands to stand out in the crowd, thus we don’t recommend this style of sunglasses for the light-hearted at all. In this category, every single pair of glasses is a masterpiece of its own. Our personal favorites are the thunder glasses from the well-known brand Walter Van Beirendonck. Just take a look at that neon orange work of art and tell us you don’t feel that pull?

Square Glasses: This summer let’s bet on some square shades, shall we? Because honestly, angular frames never really went out of fashion as they always had a place in the wardrobe of a street style lover.  And the best part is that they go with almost anything, from a delicate chic style to a punk rock look, they make everything seems cool.

Cycling Sunnies: A seemingly simple piece of moulded or metal, capable of blocking harmful UV rays, is the right fit for your summer cycling scenes. For those who have already got themselves a few pairs of classics, colourful models can make for a surprisingly versatile addition to your anti-UV arsenal. The colours are bright and popping. With lenses tinted in colours as the frames, they are perfect for seeing life in yellow, red and blue.

Micro Babes: To be very honest, this style of sunglasses started to make a comeback in late 2018 but we will go ahead and count it on our list of super trendy sunglasses of 2019. This style of sunglasses was first seen in the early ‘90s and we can bet every kid then, is nodding their head and silently agreeing to this statement today. Be it Britney Spears or Madonna, these sunglasses were the ‘it’ thing for the entertainment industry and pop culture. 

Sports Wear: A great example of sporty eyewear are cycling and other sports-optimized sunglasses that we are currently witnessing on supermodel likes of Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid. Recently, SS19 also gave us a glimpse of some new eye gear which holds the potential of becoming a leading trend this year. Over the past few decades, the luxury brand Prada has proved itself as one of the top players in the world of fashion. And when we say this, it doesn’t seem like it plans on stopping that anytime soon. 

Chitman Kanwar Ahuja

Chitman Kanwar Ahuja is a feature writer at L'Officiel India. She is a silver jewellery hoarder and an aesthete of all arts. You can find her unraveling new stories day in and day out.