The 11 Most Stylish Sunglasses Chains to Wear This Summer

Nathalie Salmon

Whether it’s partying at a festival or seeing the sights on a trip abroad, we’ve all experienced that familiar feeling of dread when we lose our sunglasses. Sunglasses chains are not only a practical but also a stylish solution to this universal problem.

Once the preserve of librarians and they’ve been written off in fashion’s basement trash…until now. We’ve spotted sunglasses on Bella Hadid, Rihanna and Hailey Bieber over the past two seasons and they’re not going anywhere for Summer 2022. There are also plenty of styles to suit every budget and taste, from pearls encrusted and delicate with oversized tortoiseshell. .

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What is the history of eyeglass chains?

The use of spectacle chains dates back to the 1800s, during the Victorian era. Around 1860, well-heeled women apparently wore long chains across their chests and attached to their glasses.

What are sunglasses chains?

Sunglasses chains are designed to keep your glasses attached to your person at all times. But they double up beautifully as jewelry too.

Here are ten trendy sunglasses chains to wear when the weather warms up:

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The beaded sunglasses chain

Miami-based label Éliou loves to play with bright colors, their ‘Eve’ chain is handmade with delicate flower-shaped pearls and freshwater pearls as well as gold-plated clips. Attach it to your sunglasses and indulge in the nostalgia of the year 2000.

Éliou Eve gold-plated, pearl and pearl sunglasses chain £100, Net-A-Porter


tortoise shell

Keep your sunglasses close with this oh-so-chic and functional chunky chain featuring tortoise-colored links with plastic buckles for easy attachment.

Free People Ali Tort Sunglasses Chain, £24, Free People


The evil eye

We suck at details. This Evil Eye chain from ASOS will keep the bad vibes at bay once and for all, and you’ll look good doing it.

ASOS Design Eye Sunglasses Chain, £6, ASOS


The Pearl sunglasses chain

Quickly becoming the latest must-have accessory brand, add the Talis Chains pearl number to your sunglasses for an instant style update. Freshwater pearls have been hailed as the computer accessory of the season, so you can’t go wrong with these.

Talis Chains freshwater pearl sunglasses chain, £95, wolf and badger


The gold sunglasses chain

This metal glasses chain with silicone loops at the ends features the Thomas Sabo logo and is the perfect gold chain for your glasses. It gives us J Lo in “My Love Don’t Cost a Thing” and we’re here for it.

Thomas Sabo gold glasses chain, £29, Thomas Sabo


Shiny acetate chain

This bold pink chain is sure to make a statement and add a pop of color to any summer outfit. The monogram drop pendant also adds a chic and elegant touch.

Linda Farrow oval link acetate sunglasses chain, £210, Liberty London


The Disco Channel

This disco-themed sunglasses chain, with its cascading crystals and thin white gold chain, gives Donna Summer the 1970s. Put them on your sunglasses and you can dance the summer holidays with style.

Frame Chain Sunglasses Chain, £195, FARFETCH


The baroque chain

Be classic with this baroque sunglasses chain, adorned with freshwater pearl charms to add a touch of elegance.

Baroque Pearl Charm Glasses Chain, £79, MISSOMA



Stand out from the crowd with this modern take on a sunglasses chain. Crafted in 100% navy blue cotton, this Dior cord offers a practical alternative to the traditional chain.

Dior Sunglasses Cord, £290, DIOR


The chain adorned with stones

This bold red and gold chain is the perfect accessory to add some zhuzh to your summer outfits. Its ruby ​​stones will help you make a bold statement this summer.

Huma sunglasses with stone embellished chain, £229, FARFETCH


The Celine Channel

This chain of sunglasses from French designer house Celine is understated elegance at its finest. Made entirely of brass (except for the plastic loops for your sunglasses), it’s the perfect sophisticated piece.

Triomphe Hanging Sunglasses Chain, £460, CELINE


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