Spring is approaching and bright, sunny days are in the forecast. Protect those precious eyes of yours from the sun rays and try a pair of 50s influenced cat eye sunglasses. This 50s sensation has hit the spring 2012 runways and stars heading to and from the fashion shows have been spotted rocking these frames. Cat eye sunglasses are one of the hottest styles in eyewear this season, and are just the cat’s meow.
This cat eye trend was first started in the 1950s but soon after women saw the 1961 film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s starring Aubrey Hepburn wearing a pair, fashionistas were flocking to get a pair too. They suddenly became very “in vogue” and designers became increasingly creative with the designs. The specs got wider and embellished with gorgeous rhinestones. Now these vintage glasses are a thing of the present and are making statements with everyday looks.
Face Shape vs. Edge Shape
Believe or not, this trend can look good on anyone. However, certain shapes look good on particular shape faces. If you have a round face, opt for a pair that has sharper edges or curve upwards gracefully. If you have a diamond or square shaped face, a rounded-out edge admires your structure beautifully. Also if you are a trendsetter that needs to make a statement, try glasses that are pointy and stick out. This bold look is very chic and gives an outfit a touch of sophistication. These rules are simple and easy, but always make sure you try different pairs on to see which retro shades flatter your face structure.
Where to Get a Pair
Designer Spring collections like Anna Sui and Proenza Schouler, had models showcasing cat frames all over the runways from bright hues to various shapes. If you cannot afford to pay a pretty penny for these sunglasses do not worry. There are so many places to find amazing deals. If you want an authentic vintage pair, eBay and Amazon are great places to start looking. Also stores like Urban Outfitters or American Apparel for some stylish sunglasses that will fit your budget purr-fectly!