The Most Iconic Sunglasses Of All Time

 

 

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!

 

Aviator

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Popularised 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

Style: Aviator
?Lou Reed x Illesteva Aviator Sunglasses ($160)

 

Style: Aviator
American Eagle Rose Gold Aviator Sunglasses ($16)

Round

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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

Style: Round
Linda Farrow + The Row Round Oversized Acetate Sunglasses ($450)

Style: Round
A.J. Morgan Rotunda Sunglasses ($24)

Square

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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

Style: Square
Grey Ant MC Amber Sunglasses ($270)

Cat-Eye

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

Style: Cat-Eye
Opening Ceremony Cat-Eye Sunglasses ($165)

Style: Cat-Eye
Coach Tara Sunglasses ($138)

Style: Cat-Eye
Dior Exquise Sunglasses ($740, 212.931.2950)

Oversized

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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

Style: Oversized
Victoria Beckham Square-Frame Acetate Sunglasses ($430)

Style: Oversized
Tom Ford Candice Sunglasses ($360)

Style: Oversized
House of Harlow Anais Sunglasses ($138)

Wayfarer

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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

Style: Wayfarer
Oliver Peoples Sheldrake Sunglasses ($440)

Style: Wayfarer
Super American Fantom Sunglasses ($198)

Style: Wayfarer
Ivory + Mason Bond Tokyo Tortoise Sunglasses ($145)