Sunglasses That Look Good on Black Women
Posted on April 28 2023
It's no secret that not all high-end designer sunglasses are designed with women of color in mind. This doesn't just pertain to the way they look against out skin color but also the shapes of our noses. So it's no wonder that we have to be more selective when buying fashion eyewear.
However, if you scroll through social media and watch YouTube videos, you'll find tons of baddies to give you inspiration on what kind of eyewear looks good on you.
Eyewear styles that look good on black women:
- Shield Sunglasses
- Flat Top Sunglasses
- Oversized Round Sunglasses
- Colorful Sunglasses
- Gold Sunglasses
Click here to see which sunglass colors look good on black women.
1. Shield Sunglasses
Black women kill in shield sunglasses. We wear them so fiercely and stylishly that we turn heads when we wear them. This larger than life style matches our taste in fashion which can be just as bold. These sunglasses make a statement and so do we when we look our best!
The Christian Dior SoLight style was an Instagram baddie fave when they dropped. Women of color were rocking the hell out of them on social media and it's easy to see why...
2. Flat Top Sunglasses
Flat Top Sunglasses are an essential in a black woman's arsenal of accessories. The flat top rim is incredibly flattering especially when paired with a dramatic brow. Every time I come across a WOC who looks striking in a pair of Flat Top Shades, it's because her brows are on point.
I also love seeing a baddie in Flat Tops if she's rocking a bang. It's adds that cute factor to the sleek and edgy look.
3. Oversized Round Sunglasses
Oversized round shades are a signature style for women of color. So, it's no wonder that we looks so incredible in them sunglasses. They are positively the most glamorous style of shades. We feel like celebrities when we wear them (no pictures, please!). We feel like undercover superstars in oversized sunglasses and we really behave as such!
4. Colorful Sunglasses
Brighter and bolder colors always make a lovely contrast against melanated skin. Blues, purples, reds, and yellows can really pop against darker skin tones. So, of course colorful sunglasses are very much suited to women of color. Our darker skin tones provide a gorgeous backdrop for earthy tones, jewel tones, and other hues that may not stand out as much on skin with less melanin.
If you're a women of color, don't be afraid to wear more than just black sunglasses. Go for blues, yellows, reds, and sunglasses with ombre lenses.
5. Gold Sunglasses
Gold looks even more warm and radiant on black women. Brown skin compliments the reflective properties of gold very well. The shimmering reflection that light creates against our skin is the reason why gold looks so stunning on us. If you are a black woman, do not shy away from gold frames, especially mirrored gold frames.
Where can I buy sunglasses for black women?
Retro City Sunglasses offers trendy shades suitable for black womens' style. Our sunglasses make a statement just like we do. They're bold, eclectic, and edgy. Our styles are mainly curated for women of color. Shop here to see our selection.