The Best Sunglasses Trends for Summer 2020

National Sunglasses Day 2020

Finding the perfect pair of sunglasses is essential for year-round style, but during the summer months, you’ll be extra grateful for a good pair to frame your face, protect your eyes and take everyday outfits from zero to hero. They may be a small accessory, but the right frames can deliver big impact.

This season’s sunglasses trends are all about cool, classic styles to see you through summer and beyond. From timeless aviators to cool-girl cat-eye styles, our Buying team have lent their expertise in selecting the hottest trends to invest in this season. Here’s what you should be wearing right now with the trends you need to know…


Aviators have made a big return this year thanks to one rather statement Celine show last year. If you’ve forgotten about a long-lost pair at the bottom of a handbag, now’s the time to dig them out. If you’re ready to debut a brand new designer pair, try one of the following for an achingly on-trend look:

Ray-Ban Unisex Matte Black/Brown Aviator Sunglasses 58mm Р£99
Chloe¬†Women’s Gold/Brown Aviator Sunglasses 62cm – ¬£95
¬†Prada¬†Women’s Blue Aviator Prada Sunglasses 62mm – ¬£105

If you have an¬†oval or heart-shaped face, aviators will compliment you perfectly. Shop styles by face shape here…


While square-shaped frames were once a granny favourite, they’re making a big comeback this season. Not only are these retro frames ultra-stylish, but they’re also superior in terms of eye protection thanks to their large surface area.

With quality lenses and high UV protection, our curated edit of SS20 sunglasses will shield your eyes from the sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays. 

Shop our favourite square frames below:


Bottega Veneta¬†Women’s Black Tortoiseshell Square Sunglasses ¬£119
Prada¬†Women’s Black/Gold Square Sunglasses 55mm ¬£105
Chopard¬†Women’s Brown/Pink Chopard Square Sunglasses 53mm ¬£139


Classic Wayfarers

When it comes to Wayfarers, you can’t go wrong. A forever classic, through and through. And if 2020 trends have taught us anything, it’s that investing in timeless designs is always a good idea. If you have a round or oval face shape, be sure to buy into this style to complement your features.

Update your look with a pair of these designer wayfarers:


Ray-Ban Unisex Green Ray-Ban Sunglasses 51mm Р£125
Ray-Ban Unisex Havana New Wayfarer Sunglasses 52mm Р£99
Women’s Shiny Black Tom Ford Sunglasses 49mm – ¬£109


Related post: How to Buy Sunglasses Online and Get the Right Style Every Time


Think exaggerated frames, coloured lenses and a touch of sparkle with cat-eye sunglasses this summer. When it comes to cat-eyes, more is more, so opt for a statement pair to channel old Hollywood glamour (*Googles Marilyn Monroe on vacation*).

Cat-eyes suit oval face shapes best and will help accentuate cheekbones. Here are the best styles to choose from:


Gucci¬†Women’s Black / Silver Cat Eye Gucci Sunglasses 55mm – ¬£155
Gucci¬†Women’s Tortoiseshell Cat Eye Sunglasses – ¬£149
¬†Women’s Pink Prada Cat Eye Sunglasses 57mm – ¬£105

Celebrate National Sunglasses Day and shop BrandAlley for a range of women’s and men’s designer sunglasses at up to 60% off…

Words: Sherri Andrew