Trend Worth Trying: Red Sunglasses

05/23/2007 at 02:30 PM ET

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If you weren’t so keen on this spring’s ubiquitous white shades, try red! They may seem a little bold at first , but they flatter most skin tones and range from deep burgundy to eye-popping cherry. Lindsay Lohan added some color to a basic black dress with her classic Ray-Ban Wayfarers in red, $130, at sunglasshut.com — not surprisingly, fashionista Mary-Kate Olsen also has a pair. Check out our picks for the hottest red shades, no matter what your budget is!

Get the Look:
Splurge:
Marc Jacobs oversized sunglasses with gold detailing, $295, saksfifthavenue.com

Gucci crystal horsebit plastic sunglasses, $260, neimanmarcus.com

Steal:
Vogue red aviator shades, $60, sunglasshut.com

Oversized plastic frames, $5, forever21.com

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faith on

well i guess i’m just going to be labled unstylish, but i don’t think rayban wayfarers are a classic that are worth bringing back in style! they look dorky on everyone! i’ve seen them on kirsten dunst, lindsay, and mary-kate…not exactly the girls whose style i want to emulate… and they always look funny to me. in my opinion the glasses shown to the left that wrap around or are oversized rectangular shapes are so much more flattering. but i do like red.

glad on

red sunglasses..nice !
i think i am gonna buy me a pair !

Jennifer on

I like the red sunglasses! I love the Marc Jacobs pair that was featured above. I think I have to get them! Thanks :)

faith on

well i guess i’m just going to be labled unstylish, but i don’t think rayban wayfarers are a classic that are worth bringing back in style! they look dorky on everyone! i’ve seen them on kirsten dunst, lindsay, and mary-kate…not exactly the girls whose style i want to emulate… and they always look funny to me. in my opinion the glasses shown to the left that wrap around or are oversized rectangular shapes are so much more flattering. but i do like red.

Summer on

This is so much more flattering than white shades! I would wear these in a heartbeat, although you can walk into target and buy a knockoff for 10 bucks!!!
On another note, Lindseys hair parted like this looks bad. It makes her look like she is balding. And I don’t like the busy earings. Don’t get me wrong, I usually say that Lindsey is a beautiful girl. This is just a REALLY bad hair day for her!

haley on

I agree with faith. the wayfarers are so ugly. i will definitely pass on that “trend”!

alia on

Love the red sunglasses…but I don’t loke the ones linds has on…

Julie on

I hate wayfarers. HATE them!

shoppingsmart on

I had a pair of Wayfarers back in the early 90s. Gave them to my mom. Can not imagine buying them again! Like Faith (above) says, the wraparound styles are much more flattering. But I really like the big and chunky sunglasses that are so in fashion this season!

I’ve put together a gallery of sunglasses on my web site http://www.smallshoppingworld.com.

who cares on

Love the red, hate the ones lindsey’s got on. not flattering. She should try less sqaure. AND DYE HER HAIR BACK TO ITS NATURAL COLOR!!!! I’ve always wanted red hair.

Mary on

Red is a terrible color on me–it doesn’t work well with my southeast asian skin. I will definitely passing on these (and stick with my white Dior sunglasses instead)!

renee on

I am going against the trend on this post and will admit I like the wayferer! I have a pair in the mix. They can be fun to wear and are quality sunglasses.

DesperateHousewivesFan on

EWW NO! Im gonna stick with my Chanel shades for now thanks.

Lola on

I agree with Renee, I personally like the wayfarer…reminds me of Madonna in Desperately Seeking Susan. I’m not too keen on them in red though. Just like any other sunglasses, not everyone can wear them. It just depends on the size and shape of one’s face

enigma on

Well, I am not fond of the 1950’s style shape sunglasses….but, I have a pair of Ray-Ban’s (partial wrap around rosey silver half tint) and boy, are they wicked nice, high quality, and sexy too I might add, these shades I have get the compliments…plus, they are worth the price!

Taylor Rae on

I would try it, but in a more flattering shape. I love big sunglasses and I have the right face shape for them, so for me it wouldn’t be anything new.

Maryse on

I have a pair of over-sized chunky white sunglasses with crystals inbedded in them on the sides. I get compliments on them all the time. I didn’t think I would look good in the white sunglasses, because I’m always wearing the normalcy black, so I thought white would look funny on me, but I was wrong.

Yuck, I do not like the Ray-Ban Wayfarers, they are ugly. I guess some could pull them off with the right shape of face. They don’t look flattering on Lindsay, those Ray-Ban’s look awful, especially in red. I would try the red color in a pair of over-sized sunglasses. The Forever21’s are cute. The Vogue red sunglasses at Sunglass Hut are cute, but however they are out of stock.

jackie on

i would definitly wear these sunglasses they are totally rad

Marissa Grider on

I think it is the cutest thing! I got luv for ya lindsay!! and for sunglasses!!!

danny on

ok i hate the glasses on lohan though only if she dies her red….

Arlene on

Does anybody knows the designer of Paris Hilton sunglasses that she wore on the first episode of the simple life: goes to camp! ??? Thankx

night on

These red sunglasses are going to clash with her orange prison jumpsuit.

Brigitte on

Okay, those red Gucci sunglasses are like a unicorn, they only exist in your imagination! My husband wants to buy them for me as an anniversary gift but he cannot find them in any store anywhere. He called Gucci’s flagship store in NYC and they said it never was available there in that color, only in black and havana brown. So where do we find them? Don’t show us something that we can’t have!!!

Tammy on

I am going to be the 3rd or 4th person to say I like the wayfarers look. I have them, one in black and one in tort. I love to wear them on weekends with sweats or jeans and a t shirt. I am going to pass on the red and white sunglasses trend and just stick to basic black and brown.

VB on

No thanks, I like ‘em in black better. Red doesn’t match with much whereas you can wear black sunglasses with everything.

v8 on

yeah..im seeing more and more bold colored shades.. i was at the beach and anything not black or brown gets your attention.

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