Have you guys been following the latest trends in eyewear? Why are cat-eye sunglasses so popular? Here’s a brief history of this trendy item, from its rise in the 1950’s to the ultra-thin variety of the 1990’s.
Cat-eye glasses gained widespread popularity in the 1950’s, and now this aesthetic has made a comeback in fashion circles and cemented its place in the spotlight amidst the vintage wave. Nearly all of the major brands have introduced some version of cat-eye sunglasses, including Maison Margiela’s blue plastic look, Topshop Unique’s tortoise shell frame, and Louis Vuitton’s classic 90’s offering.
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Cat-eye sunglasses have always helped project a sense of mystery, while the slightly raised corners adds a sexy touch. This year, they are clearly must-have items for everyone, and that’s not even mentioning the fact that they are among the favorite accessories of celebrities.
The above are mostly 90’s style thin-framed cat-eye sunglasses especially popular among the street fashion community. With this type of eyewear, it’s all about showing off your unflappable cool; whether or not they help you block out the sun is completely secondary. Showing off your unique style is what truly matters here.
Below, let’s take a look at some examples of accessorizing with cat-eye sunglasses.
Next, let’s talk about the rise of cat-eye glasses in the 1950’s. During this era, Marilyn Monroe and her irresistible allure became synonymous with this style.
And in the classic 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the iconic image of Audrey Hepburn standing in front of the Tiffany shop window in her Givenchy black dress became an instant classic, and the choice of eyewear in that opening sequence also should not go unnoticed.
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In contrast to Monroe’s cat-eye glasses, Hepburn’s are slightly larger and more subdued in its overall effect. However, this scene Is a testament to the widespread popularity of this style during the 50’s and 60’s, when feminine elegance and grace ruled the silver screen and the streets with a touch of mystery and whimsy.
Finally, let’s introduce our very own cat-eye offerings. Aside from the classic EVA, we have introduced a new ultra-thin version this year, as seen above worn by singer Dizzy Dizzo. Take a trip down memory lane with us back to the 1990’s, and don’t miss out on these three new styles below!
Go out there and find the pair just right for you! Fashion trends wait for no one, so don’t make the mistake of being left behind!
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