7 Cool Balenciaga Sunglasses for Women

by Allie d'Almo  |  Published April 1, 2022

From futuristic frames to sporty shades, Balenciaga has been leading the way with cool and creative shades for decades. 

Balenciaga’s Butterfly Sunglasses (Photo: Sunglasses Hut)

Founded in 1917 by Cristóbal Balenciaga, this Spanish Haute-couture house has always been known for its big and unusual shapes, whether its dresses or handbags. In the 1950s and 1960s, it was best-known for its ‘cocoon coat’, ‘balloon skirt’ and ‘sack dress’, so it follows, that the brand’s sunglasses would capture this disruptive approach to couture too. Undeniably stylish and guaranteed to make a statement, a pair of Balenciaga sunglasses will elevate any outfit, making them the ideal companion for any trip. But with hundreds of styles and shapes to choose from, which do you choose? We’ve scoured the internet for seven of the best cool Balenciaga sunglasses for women based on design, value, reviews and editorial opinion. 

Balenciaga BB0126S Butterfly Sunglasses

These big, bold frames are effortlessly cool. As the name suggests, the shades replicate the silhouette of a butterfly, an unusual shape that will flatter most face shapes. The frames are available from Sunglasses Hut in classic tortoiseshell with brown lenses or a deep purple with blueish lenses, made from striking acetate. The frames also feature the brand’s logo in silver (a first) at the temple too. These are the perfect shades for those looking for quick-hit glamour. From $350. 

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Balenciaga BB0125S 001 Geometric Sunglasses

Balenciaga’s striking geometric sunglasses (Photo: Solstice Sunwear)

These striking shades are designed for style-conscious sun-seekers who rally against understated styles. Featuring a shiny black frame and a solid grey lens, these statement sunnies are all straight lines and right angles, a far cry from the brand’s more muted aviators and classic cat-eye styles. The UV-protective lenses are partially transparent too, so your eyes will always be visible. At 58 mm, the lenses are on the wider side, which makes them ideal for those with wider or round face shapes. From $350. 

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Balenciaga BB0160S 004 Cat Eye Sunglasses

These oversized sunnies offer a modern take on the classic cat-eye shape. Combining burgundy lenses with thick, red acetate frames, these shades are obviously designed for women who want to be noticed. They’re playful too, featuring unusually flat arms with the full brand name scrawled at the temples. Customers rave about the heavy-duty and robust feel, which is an added bonus for the beach and pool. From $380.

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Balenciaga BB0013S Aviator Sunglasses

Balenziaga’s more muted aviators (Photo: Sunglasses Hut)

If you’re in the market for a pair of Balenciaga sunglasses, chances are that ‘muted’ isn’t really your style. That’s not to say that the brand can’t do understated though – and these classic aviators are a case in point. Featuring a double bridge and classic aviator shape lenses, these shades are available in both brown with a gold frame and black with a silver frame. In true Balenciaga style, these aren’t your average aviators though, they also feature mirrored logo lenses for added glamour. From $405. 

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Balenciaga BB0087SK Square Glasses

These branded square metal sunglasses are best suited to those who are looking for statement sunglasses for a smaller face. The barely-there lenses won’t overwhelm smaller features, but the mirrored logo across the lens sets them apart from competitors’ square sunglasses. For an additional pop of colour, you can choose lenses in pink, grey and blue too. The sunglasses feature an ultra-thin metal frame and all silver-toned hardware too. The low-bridge fit makes for comfortable wearing too.  From $405. 

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Balenciaga BB0004S Shield Sunglasses

cool Balenciaga sunglasses for women

Balenciaga’s sporty yet stylish shades (Photo: Sunglasses Hut)

Possibly Balenciaga’s most daring sunglasses, these shades epitomize the brand’s bold and fearless creativity. The shield shape is sporty yet stylish, with a wideset bridge and frameless lenses. The sleek shape pairs perfectly with the bold violet and black color scheme, which provides instant impact to any outfit too. There’s also a feminine and flirty edge to these shades, enhanced by futuristic finishes. Don’t be fooled though, these might be a quirky pair of shades but they’re endlessly versatile too, at home on both the High Street and by the pool. From $450. 

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Balenciaga BB0069S Rectangle Sunglasses

Balenciaga’s rectangle sunglasses are available in classic tortoiseshell with bold, transparent lenses. Like most of the brand’s other sunglasses, the frames are made from acetate though unlike most they feature an overside gold logo detail at the temple. The wide-notched arms offer additional support and sturdiness, so they’ll stay put as you move around too. These cool, accented glasses suit most face shapes, particularly triangle face shapes that are broader at the bottom. From $490. 

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