By Emily Tait
A number of celebrities are appearing in public wearing oversized sunglasses with dark lenses as the brighter weeks of the year go on.
Victoria Beckham and Katie Holmes have been snapped in the eyewear recently, according to the Metro newspaper.
Soon afterwards, singer Lily Allen was seen in similar shades on a sunny day, arriving at a London hotel.
Over in Los Angeles, Robert Pattinson was also photographed in dark sunglasses.
The Twilight actor wore a baseball cap and the shades, giving good protection for his eyes at the airport, according to DailyFill.com.
Fashionistas recently gave tips on stylish sunglasses to the Independent.
Vanessa Seward of Azzaro spoke of how she loves her red vintage Roberta Di Camerino shades, while designer Angela Missoni said that her sunglasses are an essential item.
Fellow designer Anya Hindmarch said that Barton Perreira sunglasses are her favourite style.
She added that the glasses give a "useful disguise" if she needs to hide tired eyes after a flight or having been out late the night before.
by Emily Tait