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Make a statement this season with designer sunglasses for men and women.

By Allison Hata |  Photo by Jody Tiongco

When it comes to eyewear, a pair of frames and dark lenses can add an allure that instantly enhances any style. This season, a retro resurgence is taking place with vintage sunglasses abound in runway shows and designers’ ready-to-wear portfolios. From bold, oversized circular frames to brow-line glasses, this summer’s shades are inspired by styles from decades past. Whether they’re meant to protect the eyes or follow the latest trend, sunglasses will always be in fashion.

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1. Square frame acetate sunglasses with a hand-applied wood detail insert in translucent olive with scratch-resistant lenses, by Burberry, at burberry.com

2. Ultra-feminine Alisha frames with an oversized subtle cat’s-eye shape and retro-mod acetate brow bar in soft peach rose and gradient lenses, by Oliver Peoples, at oliverpeoples.com

3. Men’s Garage Rock 1960s-style frames featuring matte accents and high-definition optics in polished black with gray polarized lenses, by Oakley, at oakley.com

4. Seaton unisex runway sunglasses featuring handcrafted acetate frames and angular cutout brow line in espresso suede with polarized lenses, by Paul Smith, at paulsmith.co.uk

5. Circular glasses with brow cutout in silver metal with tortoiseshell arm accents and green lenses, by Prada, at prada.com

6. Lightweight Twentysix.2 active frames for women, featuring optical precision and protection with oversized teardrop shape in tortoiseshell with polarized dark brown gradient lenses, by Oakley, at oakley.com

7. Brow-line Clubmaster sunglasses in tan featuring subtle metal frame rivets and industrial shape with brown crystal gradient lenses, by Ray-Ban, at ray-ban.com

8. Suprema acetate horn-rimmed sunglasses in tortoiseshell, featuring a square shape, flexible arms and signature metal arrow accents with brown polarized lenses, by Persol, at persol.com