Shop the best black sunglasses to wear in 2022

Sunglasses have long been where people lose their inhibitions. Their sculptural nature makes them an ideal place to experiment with grand proportions and structural variation. Take the cat eye staples of the glamorous 60s or the huge lenses of the 70s. The past few seasons have seen no slack in experimentation with names like JW Anderson, Balenciaga and many more returning every year with a viral new design. But while many are turning to nature, we think there’s still something to be said for good ol’ black sunglasses.

We don’t mean you have to trade your great self-expression for classic, boring black frames. In fact, the world of black sunglasses is booming right now, with brands like Oakley, Kuboraum and more pushing the boundaries of the category. There are, however, a bunch of options for those who like to recall things. Pairs from RETROSUPERFUTURE, Off-White™ and Ahlem draw inspiration from retro styles for a less dramatic finish.

With help from Farfetch, we’ve rounded up 10 pairs that prove black sunglasses are the way to go for spring and summer.

Scroll down to shop the best black sunglasses to wear in 2022.

Prada Linea Rossa

Prada Linea Rossa’s Impavid sunglasses are ready for anything. The one-piece visor lens and lightweight frame provide a sporty, futuristic finishing touch.


Xpander cat-eye frame sunglasses

Balenciaga offers a fresh take on the cat’s eye shape. Usually associated with the past, Balenciaga brings it up to date (and maybe even beyond) with a clean, Matrix-style design.


Rectangular frame sunglasses

Kuboraum never does anything according to the book, even black sunglasses. This pair of thin frames doesn’t quite fit the middle; it’s a great way to add a touch of personality to a pair that wouldn’t otherwise catch the eye.


Rectangular frame sunglasses

These RETROSUPERFUTURE frames convey all the fun details for a simple clinic with a clean design.

sweet monster

Linda 01 square-frame sunglasses

Linda 01 embodies the name Gentle Monster. They certainly have some bite but soft edges and an all-black finish veil the attitude lurking.

Off White™

Manchester Sunglasses

Virgil was a man you rarely saw without a pair of sunglasses. It’s always a good sign if you buy sunglasses from his brand.


Cat-eye sunglasses

When you picture Gucci sunglasses, you’re probably picturing something with huge square lenses and a slight brown tint that looks like it’s been transplanted straight from the 70s. Wrong. This pair of flat-top cat-eye sunglasses looks oddly contemporary to Alessandro Michele’s Gucci.


Sutro Aviator Sunglasses

Oakley’s performance-driven approach hit the fashion world hard a few years ago. Bold frames started a love affair with technical shades that Oakley still leads the pack.

Jacques Marie Mage

Clyde wrap-frame sunglasses

Simple frames made exceptional with a slight variation – we love it. These bold purple lenses might be as close to La Vie En Rose as you get this summer.


Hanky ​​Sunglasses

In the height of summer, you’ll want darker shades for your lenses, but until then, if you haven’t tried cool blue lenses yet, you’re seriously missing something.


Villette Sunglasses

Clean, purposeful lines define Ahlem’s Villette sunglasses that are not millions of miles away from iconic shapes like the Wayfarer.

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