The Most Iconic Sunglasses Of All Time
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Amidst the wacky eyewear trends we’ve seen in the last decade (think: Kanye West’s shutter shades, Lady Gaga’s Mickey Mouse frames, and so on), it’s no surprise we’ve concocted this list of tried and true sunglasses we can always count on to be in style.
Click through to see (and shop) the top six most iconic sunglasses of all time!
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Popularized by Tom Cruise in Top Gun, these pilot-inspired sunglasses are not only flattering on most face shapes, but they also pair with a model-off-duty look quite nicely.
In photo: Kate Moss
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Lou Reed x Illesteva Aviator Sunglasses ($160)
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Gucci Techno Color Ultra-Light Aviator Sunglasses ($325)
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American Eagle Rose Gold Aviator Sunglasses ($16)
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Seen on style icons like John Lennon, Twiggy, Mary-Kate Olsen and more, we’re pretty sure anyone who rocks round sunglasses is destined for coolness.
In photo: Twiggy
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Linda Farrow + The Row Round Oversized Acetate Sunglasses ($450)
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Acne Pascal Light Yellow Sunglasses ($370)
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A.J. Morgan Rotunda Sunglasses ($24)
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These geometric sunglasses give your look an art-inspired appeal. Try them with a turtleneck and trench coat, à la Francoise Hardy.
In photo: Francoise Hardy
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Bottega Veneta Square-Frame Acetate and Intrecciato Leather Sunglasses ($1155)
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Topshop Lilo Oversized Square Sunglasses ($32)
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Grey Ant MC Amber Sunglasses ($270)
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Perhaps the iconic sunglasses shape with the most personality, these flirty frames are a great way to give your outfit an instant upgrade.
In photo: Marilyn Monroe
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Opening Ceremony Cat-Eye Sunglasses ($165)
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Coach Tara Sunglasses ($138)
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Dior Exquise Sunglasses ($740, 212.931.2950)
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Confession: We could spend hours on Pinterest scrolling through Jackie O’s amazing ensembles featuring oversized sunglasses.
In photo: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
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Victoria Beckham Square-Frame Acetate Sunglasses ($430)
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Tom Ford Candice Sunglasses ($360)
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House of Harlow Anais Sunglasses ($138)
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Synonymous with laidback and cool, these insanely versatile sunnies should be in every girl’s accessories repertoire!
In photo: Audrey Hepburn
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Oliver Peoples Sheldrake Sunglasses ($440)
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Super American Fantom Sunglasses ($198)
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Ivory + Mason Bond Tokyo Tortoise Sunglasses ($145)