From being a style symbol to becoming an essential accessory, sunglasses have become more useful over time.
Initially, it was designed to correct specific visual impairments and address people's sensitivity to light.
Eventually, it became a fashion staple.
Among its many uses to celebrities: A prop for reel and real-life court drama.
Why? Why do they have to wear their shades? Mataas ba ang araw? Mas maporma ba? Mas kumportable?
1. SUNSHINE DIZON
During her first trip to Quezon City Regional Trial Court (QCRTC) last June 28, the Encantadia star faced her estranged husband Timothy Tan wearing an oversized two-toned butterfly shades.
By the way, this shape gives the face the contouring it needs.
IMAGE Mark Atienza
2. TIMOTHY TAN
For Timothy's part, he wore a pair of shades with polarized lenses, which are coated with a special chemical film that helps reduce glare.
The second time he returned to QCRTC, he wore shield sunglasses.
3. CLARISMA SISON
On August 10, the alleged mistress of Timothy Tan showed up at the hearing wearing an oversized glasses.
4. VHONG NAVARRO
The comedian/host appeared before the Department of Justice in Ermita, Manila, last February 6, 2013, to submit his official testimony after he was beaten up by seven men, including Cedric Lee.
The It's Showtime! mainstay used a pair of clear specs to show his bruises.
May 8 of the same year, the Kapamilya actor, together with his non-showbiz girlfriend Tanya Winona, went to Taguig Regional Trial Court Branch 271 for their hearing.
This time, he wore a Wayfarer.
4. DENIECE CORNEJO
With her plain black baseball cap and oversized retro square shades, she clearly didn't want people to recognize her.
5. SUNSHINE CRUZ AND CESAR MONTANO
In 2014, the estranged couple saw each other in court, where Sunshine asked grant for full custody of their three daughters.
The celebrity mom wore a pair of round-shaped shades, while Cesar picked an aviator classic.
8. KATRINA HALILI. When Kapuso star Katrina Halili had to defend herself in the 2012 scandal she got embroiled in, she did it with her stylish oversized shades on.
9. RICHARD GUTIERREZ
In 2009, Richard pleaded "not guilty" for the Reckless Imprudence Resulting to Homicide case filed against him by the widow of his personal assistant Nomar Pardo.
He was accompanied by his mom Annabelle Rama at the 2nd Municipal Circuit Trial Court of Silang-Amadeo, in Silang, Cavite.