Cat eye glasses have been around since the 1950’s and were worn by icons including Bridget Bardot, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. While they fell out of fashion for a few years, its clear that they’re back in style big-time right now, with their elegant frames being spotted on celebs and style-leaders everywhere.
We love cat eye glasses for their retro appeal and feminine, flattering shape. With rounded frames and edges that sweep upwards, they look great on almost every face and will add a cool, vintage edge to every outfit. If you’re a fan of the cat eye style, here are three chic and simple ways to wear your specs.
1. Fabulously Fifties
As we said, cat eye glasses originated in the elegant era of the 1950’s, so why not take inspiration from the trends of this glamorous time when styling your specs? Black framed cat eye specs are great for this look and create a quintessential fifties feel when teamed with a classic patterned pencil skirt, a high neck sweater and a pair of peep toe shoes. Perfect for the office, we’ve finished it off with a retro wrap jacket and leather gloves. For added pzazz, choose the Moschino MO238V cat eye glasses with wavy edges – a unique take on the cat eye trend.
2. Pretty and Parisian
Alternatively, add a little ‘ooh la la’ to your every day look with a Parisian-inspired outfit. Cat eye glasses have a sophisticated and polished style, just like Parisian women, so team your cat eye glasses with classic items such as black skinny jeans and a breton stripe top for an outfit that wouldn’t be out of place on the streets of France. To finish off the look, we’ve chosen timeless black pumps, a quilted black bag, a beret and a vibrant splash or red lipstick. Not forgetting the beautiful William Morris WL6946 crystal plum cat eye frames for that final ‘je ne sais quoi’.
3. Geek Chic
There’s no denying that cat eye glasses have a chic and sexy ‘geek’ look about them – that’s one of the reasons we love them so much. Geek chic is so on trend right now and is perfect for making a feature of your statement frames. Team a sweater and skirt with woolly tights and classic loafer shoes, and finish off the look with a pair of cat eye glasses. We suggest the Diesel DL5113 glasses with thick black frames to nail that nerdy look. For weekend wear or days at college, this look is smart yet casual; cool yet comfortable.
Do you love cat eye frames? Which is your favourite way to style these sassy specs?