Feel as though your sunglasses are in desperate need of an upgrade? Forget simply changing the color of the frame or lens and switch up your frames for instant style transformation!
We have grown to know, love and aspire to replicate the fashions of iconic women of the 50s and 60s – Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor just to name a few. One trend which blossomed during this mod era was cat-eye sun and optical wear. This sassy shape is making a comeback in the fashion industry and its versatility provides for differing sizes, angles and hues among designers. Many even coin this shape as the new aviator, a style almost all fashionistas have grown accustomed to purchasing. Like the classic aviator, the cat-eye provides an alternative to round or square frames, but also adds a touch of vintage vogue to any outfit on any occasion.
As new fall styles make their way to the market, there is no better time to pick up the latest in eyewear – the ultra-trendy and stylish cat-eye frame – here are a few of our favorites:
This Isaac Mizrahi sunglass [IM 77] serves as the classic cat-eye shape. With its subtle cat-eye tips, this frame is very wearable for just about any face shape.
Isaac Mizrahi IM 77 in Sky Blue Fade
For the daring gal, this Isaac Mizrahi frame [IM 62] takes the cat-eye to the next level, slightly more relative to the iconic frames of the 50s and 60s with its smaller lens and sharper angles. Definitely the perfect frame for all you heart-shaped faces, this style will direct attention downward to your narrow chin and elongate your face as a whole!
Isaac Mizrahi IM 62 in Mint
This David Yurman frame plays up the cat-eye shape with the brands signature Waverly detail along the temples and exotic use of bright colors in a traditional tortoise pattern. The semi-rimless look gives a simple, yet trendy appeal to the classic shape which is perfect for a square or oval face.
David Yurman DY 081 Waverly in Tortoise/Lavender with Sand
This larger frame from the Ivanka Trump Collection combines this retro style with the modern trend of oversized frames. This look is not only versatile among all face shapes, but adds the perfect amount of femininity and glamour with the Ivanka Trump Collection’s iconic coral hue.
Ivanka Trump IT 033
You can never have too much eyewear and the fabulous cat-eye frame is just what you need for a trendy fashion upgrade!