It’s no secret by now – Retro and vintage glasses are seriously stylish. The classic Wayfarer has seen a huge revival in recent years but a fun new trend that has sprung back into life this summer is the feminine fifties chic of cat eye sunglasses. Cute, flirty and very girly, these sunglasses add a touch of Hollywood drama to any woman. Made famous by the women who wore them: Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr and Marylin Monroe were icons for an entire generation and still are today – this new breed of cat eye sunglasses has been inspired by their eternal elegance to add a touch of glamour to your everyday life.
The model that best captures this glamorous era for me is the Tom Ford Nikita (pictured above). Taking the Cat Eye style to the limit with extreme points and the class and style which come with anything Tom Ford creates, these sunglasses simply get exactly what it was all about in the fifties.
Another winner is the Prada Postcards collection, whose eye-catching candy pink and yellow shades will bring out the girliest side to any woman.
For a more toned down approach, these Ray-Ban Signet have the signature flicks at the sides whilst also retaining an Aviator feel for a less feminine approach to the cat eye look.
These D&G frames are another unisex approach to the look, combining a wayfarer with a cats eye to create a sophisticated twist on two classics.
These oversized George, Gina and Lucy Heyegh Society use oversized frames to make a big statement, whether in subtle brown or candy stripe and cream.
So take inspiration from the Hollywood glamour pusses and bring some fun into your eyewear this summer!