THE PARTY EDIT: SUNGLASSES TO HIDE YOUR SINS BEHIND

THE PARTY EDIT: SUNGLASSES TO HIDE YOUR SINS BEHIND

THE PARTY EDIT:

SUNGLASSES TO HIDE YOUR SINS BEHIND

The hottest shades of the season that’ll help you hide post-party eyes.

WORDS: MARNI ROSE MCFALL

Long nights, loud looks, unrelenting energy. It’s the formula for the biggest party of the year. And the formula for some tired, post-party eyes. When your sin levels are high and your Sim levels are low, there’s only one thing for it: it’s time to break out the post-party shades. There’s a reason the holy trinity (read: Paris, Britney and Lindsay) were always hiding behind massive sunnies. And for Christmas 23, the likes of Tom Ford, Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen have pulled up and delivered the crème de la crème of party shades. From cult classics to heart-shaped specs, these are the styles to add to your sunglasses wardrobe. And if you’re of the camp that thinks sunglasses at night, indoors, in winter, is too much? It’s called fun Karen, look it up.

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1. THE ROSE-TINTED SUNGLASSES

Audrey Hepburn once said: ‘I am looking at the world through rose-coloured glasses’, and in 2023, we’re taking that vie en rose to a whole new level with a little help from Alexander McQueen. Their hexagonal shades come with a soft, rosy lens and are finished with a crystal-embellished beetle jewel detailing for added edge. Pair with their big energy, statement dresses for maximum impact.

2. THE CULT CLASSIC SUNGLASSES

If anyone was going to create a pair of generation-defining little black sunnies, it was Balenciaga. And that’s exactly what they did. Ft. ‘80s-style rectangular frames, cold, all-over black colouring and OTT logo detailing in an eye-catching pop of gold, these sunglasses are a firm favourite of the fashion set and for good reason.

3. THE TORTOISESHELL SUNGLASSES

Searching for a pair of stone-cold classic sunglasses, that’ll stand the test of time? It’s got to be Prada. Chic, slick and stylish, their oversized tortoiseshell sunglasses hit the brief. Pair with jeans and a trench come day, and a mini dress come night.

4. THE SPIRAL SUNGLASSES

If you’re searching for a pair of statement specs, then Chloe’s Spiral Sunglasses will do the trick. Going big on ‘70s-style, retro glamour, these shades come with concentric gold metal circles that spiral out around the OTT brown circle lenses. Think French girl chic, the 2023 way. Bridgette Bardot would be proud.

5.THE HEART-SHAPED SUNGLASSES

Christmas has a kind of magic to it. It is, after all, the most wonderful time of the year. But if you want to take the festive love to the next level? We’ve got you covered. Or, Saint Laurent has, because they’ve delivered a pair of heart-shaped shades that are the ultimate party vibe. All you need to do now is find some mistletoe.

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THE OVERSIZED SUNGLASSES

Sometimes, bigger is better. Party season is one of those times. And Tom Ford is here to show us how it’s done. Patron Saints of hard-partying style, their jet-black oversized, aviator-esque shades are a firm favourite this season. PSA: they look just as good paired with morning-after sweats as they do with a little black dress.

7. THE ‘60S-STYLE SUNGLASSES

Thanks to the release of Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla, the ‘60s is the latest decade to capture the attention of the fashion set. And the easiest way to integrate some swinging style into your wardrobe? These Miu Miu sunglasses. Ft. oversized lenses, sleek rims finished with tortoiseshell detail, and, of course, the brand’s signature logo, we just can’t help falling in love with them.

8. THE TINY PARTY SUNGLASSES

Question: what’s the best thing about wearing sunglasses at night? Answer: you don’t need to worry about UV protection. So, you can finally bring those teeny tiny sunglasses that barely cover your eyes into your wardrobe rotation. And this Cartier pair have got our attention. The small lenses are cut into a diamond shape and come in a shade of baby blue, while the arms come in big energy gold. Buy now, wear on repeat all through party season.

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