The thing to remember for 2018 eyewear is that small is big. Frames are getting the downsize treatment, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to be any less impactful. In fact, with this season’s hottest new look is all about bold statements and exaggerated silhouettes. So you can shapeshift in style, without the fear of ever blending in. The extreme cat-eye trend is all about taking on the micro sunglasses look but adding some serious retro punch.
Think narrow set lenses, wild angles, funky patterns and daring colours. All of which screams “fashion forward” in today’s over-saturated market of accessories. But the truth is, a girl can never have too many designer frames in her collection. So the extreme cat-eye is really made for everybody. So have you got what it takes to pull it off?
Here are some of our top picks to inspire you…..
Just Cavalli JC777S
Chic and flashy at the same time, these extreme cat-eye shades by Just Cavalli are a must for the style extrovert. They are the perfect finish to a simple outfit for any occasion in the summer and they are also available in simple, sophisticated black or sparkly gold.
Kate Spade DEANDRA/S
If the narrow frame doesn’t suit your face shape, try these fabulous frames that are just so feminine. They’re the Kate Spade DEANDRA/S sunglasses; 1960s inspired sunglasses that are super flattering, giving you lift and highlighting your cheekbones, and with a deeper set lens for a bit more coverage than your typical macro sunglasses. Available in three gorgeous colourways…
Givenchy GV 7078/S
Roll back the decades with this ultra-retro design from Givenchy, a fun and funky pick ‘n’ mix of eras for a hybrid effect. Colours thrown back from the 70s, horn-rimmed vibes from the 50s, and cat’s eye lenses as inspired by the swinging sixties. These shades have vintage charm, yet feature all the telltale designer finishes. And we think they’re perfect for festivals in the summertime as well as your everyday wardrobe.
Extreme cat-eye doesn’t get any more extreme than this. The Moschino MO695 sunglasses are as exaggerated as they come, featuring a super narrow frame, seriously angled lenses that extend your cheek and browline, and a bold colour to make you stand out from the crowd. They’re 100% FROW approved and a blogger/fashion editor favourite.
Marilyn Monroe THEMARILYN
Available in black, red or silver, these Marilyn Monroe THEMARILYN sunglasses are all about channelling your inner retro (as well as your inner film star). The design is eponymous in nature, inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s glamorous style in the 1950s and 60s. She was the queen of cat-eye eyewear and these daring shades are an ode to her era.
Bring a modern twist to your retro look with the Vogue VO5211S shades, designed to fuse old and new concepts. The transparent plastic full frame construction adds a chic catwalk touch, whilst the tinted lens makes your look so Bella Hadid! A must-have for the upcoming Spring / Summer ’18 season.
For more fashion/trend advice, make sure you check out our recent blog post, titled: ‘The Biggest Eyewear Trends to Look Out for in 2018‘.
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