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Designers newest shades are best for those who dress to be noticed.

 

When it comes to the inevitable statement look of the moment, the eyes have it this season—as dozens of designers have decided to supplement their wire-framed aviators and neutral-hued wayfarers with extreme sunnies that are just begging to be seen. From Miuccia Prada’s oversized baroque shades that accessorized her just-as-retro ready-to-wear collection to Marco Zanini’s cat-eyed glasses with pretty pastel rims, innovative eyewear defined the focal point of many a spring and summer catwalk—which explains why the extra has been hailed as an essential. This season, score your usual strappy sandals and lightweight tote, but don’t forget to pack punch with the piece you’re used to working as camouflage. Case closed.

[from top]Super by Retro Superfuture sunglasses available at 10denza, Central West End, 314.361.1010.

Fendi sunglasses available at Nieman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.

Rouen by Dita sunglasses available at Erker’s, Ladue 314.997.0002.

Prada sunglasses available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac 314.567.9200.

Ray Ban sunglasses available at The Eye Bar, Central West End, 314.367.1848.

 

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Photo credit: Carmen Troesser

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