D&G is what is known in the fashion industry as a "diffusion" line. Designers often do this to showcase a particular aspect of their design house, or to make their designs more affordable. With D&G, the result is a younger, sexier line of menswear, womenswear, accessories, and eyewear, including a great line of sunglasses that are more budget-friendly than Dolce & Gabbana, but don't give up a thing when it comes to style. D&G was launched in 1994 (12 years after the debut of the higher end Dolce & Gabbana).
D&G takes the tendency toward sexiness of Dolce & Gabbana, and if anything, amps it up a bit. The D&G ad campaigns have a reputation for being frankly provocative. But it is the in-your-face sexuality that makes D&G so popular. The line accounts for more than 40% of the wholesale sales of the overall Dolce & Gabbana company. As for D&G shades, you see them on Katy Perry, Soulja Boy, and Eva Longoria. They are not for the shy.
If you're a guy, and you want to stand out from the crowd, whether it's at the beach, a poolside party, or out on a boat, try the DD8031 in gray frames with gray silver mirrored lenses. Your hotness will remain undisputed. If you like the shape of the DD8031, but can't quite go for something as bold as the gray with silver combo, the style comes in other frame / lens combos that are more subdued, but no less sexy.
The women's counterpart to the DD8031 is the DD8032, which also comes in a bold gray / silver combo, but which you can also get in a beautiful and feminine "sand" colored frame with brown lenses. These are just flat-out pretty.
The DD3012 for men takes a classic Wayfarer shape and makes it bolder and more Italian looking, and the DD3019 is similar, but a little more modern in shape.
Ladies who are fans of oversized square frames will love the DD3021, particularly in a gorgeous deep red patterned frame with brown gradient lenses. And here's a hint, ladies: New York Fashion week in February showed TONS of clothes for women done in similar deep red shades for next fall and winter, which means you can keep right on wearing this style and color well beyond the end of summer. The DD3020 is another feminine style done up in a sexy red version of Havana frames, and it has a bold D&G logo on the side pieces.
The timeless beauty Isabella Rossellini commented in 1996 about these iconic Italian designers: "Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana communicated these escapes to freedom with their clothes." And we may add sunglasses too!