My Favourite Sunglasses: Cat Eye

My favourite type of sunglasses are the Cat Eye style.  I like how they look Vintage and how you can get so many different sizes, shapes and colours.

Cat Eye sunglasses were seen in the 1940s in movies, however, it was not until the 50s and 60s that they really reached the peak of popularity.  Since this time they have been in and out of fashion.

The Cat Eye style suits most people, no matter what face shape you have.  If you look at Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, you can see that they quite clearly have different shaped faces.  However, they both suited this sunglasses style.  This is due to the fact that these sunglasses ranged from small to large frame sizes and arms and how much they flared up at the corner.

Here are some of my favourites:

http://www.vintagefashionclub.com/vintage-sun-glasses.html
Marilyn Monroe (From pinterest).
Grace Kelly (I think) – from pinterest.
Grace Kelly in ‘To Catch A Thief’.
Audrey Hepburn (from huffingtonpost.com)

Lady Gaga in some modern Cat Eye style sunglasses:

from Just Jared.
Cat Eye Sunglasses

Vintagefashionclub.com explains how to tell the difference between Vintage and modern Cat Eye sunglasses:

“Be aware of the difference between retro and modern ones though. It’s very simple: the points at the top edges of the rial vintage cat-eye glasses from 1950s and 1960s are very strong, and often include little decorations at the corners. Today’s cat eye frames are usually much more subtle.”

Sunglasses are a great accessory that I wear year round.  It’s still sunny in Winter, so it’s always a good excuse to have a pair of cute sunnies in my purse that I can pull out when I go outside!

Also, I prefer to buy sunglasses with high UV and sun protection because the UV rays are so dangerous and can damage your eyes.  Plus, I don’t want to get wrinkles from squinting in the sun all day!

What’s your favourite type of sunglasses?

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