16 Sunglasses for Brides, Bridal Parties, and Guests

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Eyewear often goes overlooked when it comes to bridal accessorizing, but we're here to change that. A punchy pair of sunglasses not only protects your eyes (and skin!) from sun damage, they're also incredibly impactful when it comes to creating a look.

The nature of the accessory lends itself to every bridal aesthetic imaginable. Are you a hopeless romantic floating in a sea of taffeta? Embrace your rose-colored nature with blush frames. Looking to wear a suit and stilettos? Try a classic Wayfarer shape to drive home the look. Do you typically find yourself swept up in boho whimsies? Go for the sweet, sweet curves of round and butterfly frames. Ideal for a plethora of events, from sunset rehearsal dinners to a glamorous send offs, bridal sunglasses are the actual embodiment of “but you can wear it again."

To give you a sense of the variety of options available, here are some of our favorite sunglasses for brides, bridal parties, and guests.

Most Unique

Willows Hearts of Yang Sunglasses

white large frame sunglasses with hanging chain

Courtesy of Willows

Price at time of publish: $98

Shape: Square | Colors: White | Shipping: Free shipping | Return policy: Within 7 days of receiving your order

Looking to make a statement in all the right ways? These sunglasses from Willows feature chain temples (in lieu of classic metal), which carry ethically sourced crystals from Brazil.

For the Romantic

Hill House Home Sunglasses


Courtesy of Hill House Home

Price at time of publish: $39

Shape: Cat Eye | Colors: Pink, Black | Shipping: Free domestic delivery for orders of $100+ | Return policy: Within 30 days

Who says you have to stop the bridal bling at jewelry? This darling pair feels oh-so festive with its restrained dusting of Swarovski crystals.

Best 60s Inspired Look

Ray Ban Jackie Ohh II


Courtesy of Ray-Ban

Price at time of publish: $178

Shape: Butterfly | Colors: Black, Light Havana, Shiny Tortoise Lens I, Shiny Tortoise Lens II, Shiny Tortoise Lens III | Shipping: Free standard delivery | Return policy: Within 45 days

Is your mood board chock full of beehives and matching suit sets? Modeled after the iconic Jackie O, this bold-yet-feminine style offers a bit of mystery for the woman that never goes unnoticed.

Best Old-Hollywood Chic

Morgenthal Frederics Brando Sun


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Price at time of publish: $450

Shape: Rectangle | Colors: Black, Tortoise, Olive, Smoke, Crystal, Matte Tortoise, Matte Blue | Shipping: Free standard delivery | Return policy: Within 30 days

It’s all about balance when it comes to this ultra sleek pair of shades. The straight brow feels quite devil may care while the thick profile grounds the look in retro boldness.

For Something Blue

Ace and Tate Allen Sky Blue


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Shape: Rectangle | Colors: Black Tortoise, Blush, Sky Blue, Multi Tortoise | Shipping: Free delivery | Return policy: Within 30 days

Check off something blue with this modern pair of universally flattering shades. The chunky sky blue frames feel elegant without being too obvious. Bonus: There are two different widths to choose from.

For the Pearl-Obsessed

Out East Eyewear Seascape


Courtesy of Out East Eyewear

Price at time of publish: $145

Shape: Cat Eye | Colors: White Marble | Shipping: Free delivery | Return policy: Within 30 days

Can’t get enough subtle pearl details for your wedding? Don’t overlook a perfectly trendy pair of sunglasses in a glistening, mother-of-pearl-inspired finish.

For the Retro Bride

Vada Cicada Burlwood


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Price at time of publish: $550

Shape: Butterfly Square | Colors: Orange, G-15, Brown, Pale Blue, Rose, Bright Green, Clear | Shipping: Free delivery | Return policy: Within seven days

Elton John, eat your heart out. Up the retro ratio of any bridal look with these oversized sunglasses. We picture them paired with a white, crochet wedding dress in Joshua Tree.

For the Fashion-Forward

Bottega Veneta Bold Ribbon Rectangular Sunglasses


Courtesy of Shopbop

Price at time of publish: $470

Shape: Rectangle | Colors: Black-Gray | Shipping: Free standard delivery | Return policy: Within 30 days

These sunglasses rank high in re-wearability, especially for the bride whose regular looks err on the bolder side of understated glam. Pair with a simple white slip dress for an unexpected look. 

For the Trend-Setter

Oroton Amari Sunglasses


Courtesy of Oroton

Price at time of publish: $289

Shape: Rectangle | Colors: Black, Dark Tortoiseshell, Sage Green | Shipping: Free standard delivery | Return policy: Within 30 days

These ultra-sophisticated sunglasses are the epitome of cool-girl chic. Retro chunkiness paired with a narrower design will have you serving some major lash looks in the bridal portraits (you know exactly the poses we're talking about!).

Best 70s Inspired Look

Machete Jenny Sunglasses


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Shape: Butterfly | Colors: Orchid | Shipping: $4.50 flat rate | Return policy: Final Sale

Hey, starry-eyed flower child! This major eyewear moment is calling your name. These oversized stunners feel distinctly spring bridal courtesy of their orchid hue. 

For the Vintage Lover

Vehla Dixie

Dixie tortoise sunglasses


Price at time of publish: $180

Shape: Aviator | Colors: Chocolate Tort, Black, Honey Tort, Camo, Tort | Shipping: Free express delivery | Return policy: Within 14 days

This vintage take on the traditional aviator style is oh-so dreamy. Plus, this shape is universally flattering and totally on trend.

Best Y2K Inspired Look

Le Specs What I Want Sunglasses


Courtesy of Les Specs

Price at time of publish: $89

Shape: Square | Colors: Gold Ivory, Bright Black Gold | Shipping: Free delivery on orders of $50+ | Return policy: Within 30 days

These pop star sunglasses are exactly what you'll be reaching for as the dance floor starts heating up (they're shatterproof and scratch resistant). We think J.Lo would totally approve.

Best Environmental Choice

Ganni Biodegradable Acetate Oversized Sunglasses


Courtesy of Ganni

Price at time of publish: $235

Shape: Cat Eye | Colors: Sweet lilac | Shipping: Free delivery | Return policy: Within 28 days

What's sweeter than this bubblegum hue? The fact that these sunglasses are created with sustainable materials and completely biodegradable. That means they keep you and our environment cool.

Best Color Options

Chimi Eyewear Steel Round


Courtesy of Chimi Eyewear

Shape: Round | Colors: Blue, Brown, Green, Grey, Orange, Yellow | Shipping: Free climate-compensated delivery | Return policy: Within 35 days

The host of colored lens options here makes these ideal for coordinating with your wedding colors. Plus, they make a cool bridal party gift for a perfectly mismatched crew.

Most Loved

Saint Laurent New Wave SL 181 LouLou

Saint Laurent New Wave SL 181 LouLou

Courtesy of Saint Laurent New Wave SL 181 LouLou

Price at time of publish: $375

Shape: Heart | Colors: Ivory, Black, Red, Medium Havana, Magenta, Antique Pink | Shipping: Free delivery | Return policy: Within 30 days

At the risk of being too obvious, these shades have become the quintessential bridal eyewear of choice. Frankly, we can't think of a better day to wear your heart on your sleeve (or face) than during the celebration of your love.

Best Rose-Colored Hue

Gucci Geometrical-Frame Sunglasses

Gucci Geometrical-Frame Sunglasses

Courtesy of Gucci

Shape: Butterfly | Colors: Pink-Orange Gradient, Grey | Shipping: Free delivery | Return policy: Within 30 days

Not for the faint of heart or color shy, these shades are show-stopping in the most delightful way. Gucci through and through, they’re certain to become an iconic part of your wedding look. 

What to Look for When Buying Bridal Sunglasses

Eyewear is one of the easiest ways to accessorize a bridal ensemble, but there are a few points to consider. To find the most flattering options you'll have to evaluate the shape of your face. Square and heart-shaped faces look best with curved frames like round or cat-eyes. Rounded faces find balance with wide, rectangular frames, similar to oblong faces that look best in oversized styles. If you have an oval face, you're in luck! You can wear pretty much anything. Color and style lend themselves to personal taste, so don't be shy and follow your heart. If your special day includes tons of direct sunlight, be kind to your eyes and look for sunglasses with adequate UV protection of 400.

  • Should bridal sunglasses be white?

    Bridal sunglasses are acceptable in any hue. You can opt for a shade that complements the wedding theme, or stick with classic tones like black or tortoise to rewear again and again.

  • Can you rewear the sunglasses you wore for your wedding?

    Yes! Wedding-day sunglasses come with a very long lifespan. This accessory is definitely cost-per-wear friendly.

  • When should I wear bridal sunglasses?

    You can wear your sunglasses as much as you'd like—you make the rules. Wear them to shield your eyes from the sun or that bright paparazzi (read: wedding photographer) flash or to up the ante of your dance-floor persona (because the sun truly never sets on a rockstar).

About the Author

Erika Veurink is a freelance writer covering fashion, beauty, and wellness.

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