5 examples of stylish tortoiseshell sunglasses

First published: 17-08-2017

Tortoiseshell Sunglasses and Case

Get ahead in the style stakes and channel a bit of vintage geek-chic with a choice pair of tortoiseshell sunglasses.

Popular during the 1960s, when the likes of Jackie O and Mick Jagger were often seen sporting a pair, tortoiseshell is a timeless look that has been updated and revived for a new generation. Nowadays, you'll find everyone from Ryan Gosling to Emily Ratajkowski rocking the style.

We've handpicked five of the very best tortoiseshell sunglasses from our collection, spanning big and bold to edgy and understated, from some of the biggest names in eyewear. It's time to up your summer style game!

Ray-Ban Tortoise Brown Gradient Erika sunglasses

Ray-Ban Tortoise Brown Gradient Erika sunglasses
One of the world's most iconic eyewear brands, Ray-Ban has been making people look and feel good since 1937. At the ripe old age of 80, they're showing no signs of slowing down, and these oversized tortoiseshell sunglasses are proof that Ray-Ban still has its finger on the fashion pulse.

The cool, brown lenses are complemented by the striking frame, and polished off with the sleek wire arms. They're perfect for summer days spent lounging by the pool with an icy beverage in one hand and a book in the other.

Versace Ladies VE4338 Cats Eyes sunglasses

Versace Ladies VE4338 Cats Eyes sunglasses

Versace has always been a label that comes with a certain amount of prestige, and these glamourous cats eyes sunglasses are cool and chic enough to complement your look, whether it's smart casual or haute couture.

The thick-rimmed tortoiseshell frames are nicely contrasted by the white and orange arms, and finished off with the unmistakable gold Versace Medusa logo.

Vogue Ladies' VO5136S sunglasses

Vogue Ladies' VO5136S sunglasses

Strike a pose in these Vogue sunglasses, which double up on this season's trends by blending tortoiseshell with supercool round frames. Cat-eye cut-outs give a modern spin to a classic look, bringing the vintage-inspired design right into 2017.

The dark brown lenses blend perfectly with the tone of the frames, while the gold arms give these shades Vogue's signature, luxurious finish. They're the ideal statement accessory, perfect for adding a splash of personality to an all-black ensemble.

Lacoste L683S Men's sunglasses

Lacoste L683S Men's sunglasses

Effortlessly cool since 1933, Lacoste put their own unique stamp on the tortoiseshell trend with this distinctive pair of shades.

Square frames mix deep amber and tangerine hues, and the dark orange arms add a sporty feel, finished off by the signature Lacoste crocodile. Both versatile and unique, these sunglasses will look fresh on both the beach and the city streets.

Ray-Ban Men's Clubround Double Bridge sunglasses

Ray-Ban Men's Clubround Double Bridge sunglasses

Proving once again they have more than just the definitive aviator up their sleeve, Ray-Ban deliver with these offbeat double bridge sunglasses.

The oval lenses are framed with a slim gold trim at the bottom, which is contrasted by the thick tortoiseshell frame. A double bridge at the top is stylish nod-back to the beatnik era, giving these shades a timeless appeal.

Found the perfect sunglasses yet? Take a look at our entire collection to discover tortoiseshell in various shades and designs, as well as countless other on-trend styles.


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