Retro-Futurist Eyewear Is the Latest Summer Fashion Craze

Borrowing concepts from both sci-fi and safety visors, the top fashion houses are in love with shield sunglasses this year. Here are our picks for the most on-trend options, all available locally.

Hide & Seek

Prada Hide

$400, Neiman Marcus, White Plains

These daring sunglasses by Prada are a prime example of the shield trend, featuring a single, cat-eyed mono-lens, as well as an acetate frame with stylish metal inserts.

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Check Me Out

Burberry Vintage Check Butterfly Frames

$280; The Westchester, White Plains

Blending a touch of the 1950s into contemporary style, these ultra-cute gems from Burberry stand out with their vintage-check acetate frame and an unusual upswept brow bar.

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Add Visor

“Domenico” Sunglasses

$400, Neiman Marcus, White Plains

Dolce & Gabbana brings its classic Domenico frame into the 21st century with an avant-garde, squared acetate mono-lens, as well as smart metal rivets embellishing the temples.

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Built for Speed

Ray-Ban RB2447NM Scuderia Ferrari Collection

$233; various locations

With Ferrari’s iconic shield logo etched into the corner of this swanky pair of specs, Ray-Ban offers an approachable but bold look right down to the red-leather-stitched temple tips and crystal flat lenses.