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Statement sunglasses for attracting attention

Summer’s a great time to have fun with fashion, so now’s your chance to try out some of the more unusual frames you’ve had your eye(s) on! Use them to update your summer wardrobe, while lapping up the attention they attract. Discover our selection of stand-out shades.

While our shades should protect our eyes from the sun, their visual appeal goes way beyond that of simple function. “Sometimes, you just have to bite your upper lip and put sunglasses on”, said Bob Dylan. No need to bite it hard though; we’ve got all you need on the frame front to ensure you stand out from the crowd this summer.

Designer looks, quirky detailing, oversize styles… discover 10 pairs of sunglasses that are every bit as stylish as they are original.

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    Selden 2 sunglasses, Kaleos €195

    A quirky design with a vintage feel… an ideal combination for those who want to stand out while dining al fresco or topping up their tan on the beach this summer. The Spanish label likes to surprise with its frames, which marry creativity with manufacturing quality. A safe bet for anyone in the market for unusual, yet stylish sunnies.

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    Désirable sunglasses, Caroline Abram

    Wearing Caroline Abram eyewear sends a message in itself – one about wanting to turn heads and feeling free to express yourself. The Désirable frames can help just achieve just this, their oversize butterfly shape enhanced by the use of bold red acetate. If you like your sunglasses to look different, as well as subtly sexy, look no further.

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    Horus sunglasses, Nanushka, €395

    The Hungarian brand is a popular choice for the hottest influencers around. In addition to its highly desirable clothing collection, made up of eclectic and practical pieces, Nanushka has its own eyewear range. The unusual Horus design features an entrancing and luxurious chain instead of arms, adding a certain cachet.

    If that wasn’t enough, these sunglasses are eco-friendly too, made from 68% recycled plastic.

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    © Lunettes Etnia Barcelona

    Mambo NO.4 sunglasses, Etnia Barcelona, €209

    Made from brightly colored translucent acetate, these frames will really lift an outfit this summer. As well as ensuring all eyes are on you, the Mambo may also result in an irrepressible urge to dance…

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    T001 – Tomy sunglasses, Friendly Frenchy, €255

    This summer, embrace the fashion for seashells and crustaceans with these frames by Friendly Frenchy. Not only was their distinctive shape inspired by a shell, they’re also made from recycled scallop shells from Quiberon Bay in Brittany. Handmade in France for a unique summer look.

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    Neukölln sunglasses, Gamine, €450

    These highly inventive glasses with their graphic lines are aimed squarely at the most adventurous among us. New York-based label Gamine is renowned for its unconventional style and off-the-wall, yet cutting-edge designs.

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    The Cinnamon sunglasses, Jimmy Fairly, €149

    Rectangular glasses are the stand out choice this summer and these icy blue Jimmy Fairly frames promise to keep you looking cool while the sun is shining bright. Ideal for anyone who likes original frames and also wants to stay up to date.

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    Catarina sunglasses, Lapima, $485

    The Lapima brand is sure to go down well with extroverts everywhere. Straight out of Brazil, its generously proportioned frames will add plenty of personality to any outfit. If you’re looking for unusual sunglasses for summer, the Catarina frames are perfect. Their architectural, Sixties-inspired shape certainly won’t go unnoticed.

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    Mask sunglasses, Moncler, €275

    While waiting for your next ski trip to come around, you could always get in on the mask trend. You’ll be hard to miss when wearing these acetate sunglasses resembling ski goggles over summer. Their clear lenses actually offer maximum UV protection. What more persuading do you need?

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    © Lunettes Polette

    Janis sunglasses, Polette, €49,99

    These XXL frames promise to transport you back to the 60s all summer long. In paying tribute to Janis Joplin, they draw on her love of oversize frames.

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Written by Eleanor Fullalove