There’s one style of sunglasses that’s so popular it’s been around for over 60 years. The style accentuates cheekbones and draws the eye up because of its shape. And both Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn were fans. We’re talking about cat-eye sunglasses.
Still hugely popular today, cat-eye sunglasses work on most face shapes due to their face-flattering qualities. Many of the current styles aren’t as dramatic as the ones first seen in the ’50s—they’re wider and less angled, with larger round lenses, to make them feel more modern. But they still offer the same face-flattering effect. Fashion girls have been quick to adopt the cool style, so we’re looking to them for the frames that work best.
Keep reading to see how fashion girls like Patricia Manfield and Giorgia Tordini are wearing their cat-eye sunglasses, and then shop our favorite styles.
Stick to a simple and classic silhouette like Giorgia Tordini.
Aimee Song’s subtle cat-eye sunglasses feel fresh and modern.
Try a sharp angled pair for a more dramatic look.
Acetate frames feel retro and modern at the same time.
Try this affordable style.
Bring a pop of color to your look.
Simple and classic.
Wear these from the city to the beach.
Bella Hadid is a fan of Roberi & Fraud.
We love this cool blue color.
The tortoiseshell finish gives these a cool retro look.
For a retro-meets-modern look.
Streamlined and sophisticated.
Inspired by the laid-back lifestyle and culture in California.
This pair is inspired by ’90s Calfornia.
Finish with crystals along the arms.
The angled frames give these a modern feel.
For anyone into Millennial pink.
This style is available in four different colors.
Wear yours with a breezy white dress.
Make a statement with this bold style.
Snag this affordable style.
We love this pared-back style.