Aviator sunglasses, also known as pilot glasses, are an instantly recognisable design: thin metal frame, double bridge and teardrop-shaped oversized lenses. These distinctive features create one of the most stylish staple eyewear with a history known worldwide. They were first created in the 1930s by Bausch & Lomb, (now known as Ray-Ban) with purely a practical purpose for pilots during the wartime. Today the aviator is one of Ray-Ban's most successful silhouettes, which have been reworked through the years by many other designer brands and Ray-Ban themselves. Shop fashion favourites: Fendi, Dior, Tiffany or Versace for their fashionable twist on the Aviator. You can also go for a sophisticated classic from Tom Ford, Ray-Ban or Persol as well as sports-focused Aviator frames. Try on our collection of aviator designer sunglasses from the comfort of your own home with our virtual try-on, all you need is a working camera on your smartphone, tablet or desktop to see which aviator is the most flattering fit for you! If you’d like to read more about the history of the aviator, top styles or sizing advice, you can check out our blog here.