The summer season is a busy one for weddings, parties, and celebrations of all kinds. Planning outfits for all these different occasions can be a challenge, and the eyewear element of your ensemble can easily get overlooked. However, incorporating a sensational pair of eyeglasses into your styling will take your look from fine to fabulous! Happily, there are plenty of options, whatever your budget, from designer blinged-up eyewear to affordable high-street embellished spectacles perfect for parties.
Eyeglasses for a Special Occasion
If you’ve got a big party, special occasion, or event like a wedding or formal dinner coming up, you may be in the market for some extra-special eyewear. After all, with so much thought going into the rest of your outfit, your glasses need to be up to par, too, right? Here are some options to consider.
Splash Out on Some Designer Frames
Why not invest in some luxury designer eyeglasses to wear for special occasions? A beautiful pair of designer spectacles, chosen with care, could see you through years and years of events and celebrations. Opt for a sleek cat’s eye frame from Tom Ford in a bold color or a stunning pair of Prada glasses that’ll look great with both an LBD and a floaty summer gown.
Or how about a vintage-look pair of Givenchys for an edgy yet glamorous retro look? Whichever frames you go for, be sure that the color and style will match the clothes you have in your wardrobe and the tones (both makeup and clothes) that you most love to wear.
Glasses with Bling
Or how about choosing some glasses with frames incorporating rhinestones or other embellishments? Go for subtle and sparkly frames that have, for example, a small line of seed pearls along the browline, or go all out with oversized sparkly butterfly details on the temple tips. While they may not quite hit the mark for everyday wear, a pair of blingtastic glasses is the ideal way to make an eyewear splash at a party!
If you’ve got a fancy dress party on the calendar that’s fast approaching, a pair of novelty glasses is likely to be on your shopping list. There are virtually endless options, from glasses specifically designed as part of a character costume to fun frames shaped like stars, hearts, pineapples, and guitars – the choice is endless!
And if you want something really unusual, opt for a pair of clear visor-style glasses with light-up lenses and frames, spectacles with giant faux diamonds for lenses, or even hologram eyewear.
Celeb Eyewear Inspiration
And if you’re still undecided, you can always look to the glitterati to provide inspiration. The recent Met Gala afterparty saw a slew of celebs wearing some stunning eyewear.
Letitia Wright’s Prada Symbole Sunglasses
This actress is an ambassador for Prada, so it’s no surprise that she rocked up at the afterparty wearing a stunning pair of shades from Prada.
With their chunky frames and distinctive armbars emblazoned with the name of the fashion house, the Prada Symbole model is constructed from high-quality black acetate, and the gray gradient lenses provide maximum protection from harmful UV rays. Maya Jama and Lewis Hamilton are also fans of this model and have been regularly snapped wearing their own pairs.
Diddy’s Gucci Shades
Never one to be put in the shade, Diddy’s Met Gala look incorporated a standout pair of sunglasses from Gucci’s latest collection, featuring blocky square black frames and gray lenses. Like all Gucci eyewear, this model is made from unique artisan-crafted materials and is built for both durability and superior styling.
Bad Bunny’s DMYs
GQ magazine named Bad Bunny as one of the year’s best-dressed men in attendance at the Met Gala – he wore an all-white ensemble designed by Simon Porte Jacquemus for the event itself before arriving at the afterparty in a suede jacket, white t-shirt, brown suit trousers, and DMY by DMY sunglasses. The Billy model of shades comes with either black or tortoiseshell frames and brown lenses and also boasts Kendall Jenner among its fans.
Paris Hilton’s Chanel Eyewear
Paired with a stunning black designer dress and crystal-embellished gloves, Paris Hilton’s thick-framed white cat eyeglasses, embellished with glass pearls, were a standout style statement. Cat eye-shaped frames are extremely versatile and easy to wear; they suit most face shapes and offer a timeless, classy vibe that’ll never go out of fashion. If you like Paris’s eyewear style but aren’t sure about the color of the frame, you’ll be happy to know that this model is also available in black and dark tortoiseshell.
Choosing the Perfect Glasses for a Spectacular Party Outfit
A big party or other special occasion is a great excuse to start planning a fabulous outfit – and an opportunity to upgrade your eyewear. Whether you decide to treat yourself to a stunning pair of designer frames for the event or opt for an embellished pair from the high street, ensuring that your specs look as great as the rest of your ensemble is an important part of party planning – and you can use the guide above to help you put together your perfect party look.