Cateye sunglasses are bursting with retro charm, and while they are a trend statement, they are also a timeless silhouette that suits all face shapes. It’s often said that the winged cateye shape is ideal for balancing wide jawlines of square faces, buy there’s actually a cateye style to suit everyone.
Today, the market for cateye is vast, with eyewear ranging from every colour and design, as well as lenses of every shape and size. If you are worried about the cateye frame being too square, opt for a more rounded lens with a wing. If you don’t like oversized sunnies, choose a pair cateye-style microshades instead.
The options are endless with the cateye trend, and here are some the most unique styles to shop this summer…
For full-on Marilyn Monroe / Dolly Parton vibes, these Moschino MOS093/S sunglasses are everything. Yes, they’re bold. Yes, they’re showy. And no, they’re not for the faint-hearted. If being a wallflower is your worst nightmare, then these bright pink shades are for you.
They ooze summer party vibes, and they’ll see you through every event or beach gathering where blending in is simply not an option.
Daniel Hechter DHS280
ThThese Daniel Hechter DHS280 frames are elegant and playful at the same time. If you ask us, they strike the perfect balance between everyday eyewear and special occasion. Featuring a clubmaster style design, they are great for framing your face and giving you that je ne sais quoi!
Lanvin Paris LNV631SR
In the market for something with a bit of bling? If classic cateye is just a bit meh to you, get your hands on these Lanvin Paris LNV631SR sunglasses. They feature a wild animal print with a thick plastic frame, as well as gem-studded arms.
The touches of gold add an extra level of luxe, and the sapphire and emerald hues contrast nicely with the tiger-inspired frame front.
Big Horn BE240 Sagoya+S
This large teardrop lens gives you added coverage, and the rounded silhouette makes it an easy choice for almost any face shape. These Big Horn BE240 Sagoya+S shades are totally unique and can instantly elevate your look.
The clear lens colour gives you extra retro points, while the curved brow bar creates a contemporary finish. Talk about the perfect mix between old and new – that’s why these sunglasses are both timeless and trendy in our books!
Tom Ford FT0979 Cam
All hail the microshade! We have Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Millie Bobbie Brown to thank for the world’s love affair with tiny little sunglasses. And yes, they do cover your eyes (kind of essential when you’re looking for UV protection), but they also give your brows the stage so any recent lamination can be seen by all.
Brush up your brows and rock this Tom Ford FT0979 Cam frame with confidence. It’s a summertime must-have if you love cateye sunglasses with a twist.
Woow Super Star 1
ThThe Woow Super Star 1 sunglasses are a colourful statement for those who just don’t want boring black or brown (we feel you). The round lens is a match made in heaven for square and oblong faces, with a slight wing to help balance out that jawline.
Who said cateye sunglasses couldn’t be sporty? Historically, cateye frames have been linked to women’s fashion and many people consider this style of eyewear to be a feminine option. But these Vogue VO4148S sunglasses take on a masculine vibe, giving you a much edgier version of the traditional cateye lens.
Another pair of cateye sunglasses with the instant wow factor, these designer frames are so easy to style with a summer wardrobe. Match with your best LBD and favourite red lippy for head-turning impact – or team them with a casual jeans and t-shirt combo for a more low-key look.
The Mulberry SML005 shades also come in a bright white or a high-gloss black, both of which provide you with a slightly more classic option but still ooze contemporary catwalk chic.
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