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It’s hard to imagine the fashion world without the iconic cat-eye sunglasses—but, did you know that the design was not born out of aesthetic purposes but technological advancements?
Thanks to the introduction of new production capabilities in the fifties, new styles of frames, including the cat eye, could be added to the gamut to offer consumers with more options.
Yet, it wasn’t with an immediate fervour that consumers started switching out their rounded frames for the then-unconventional upsweep ones—the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe helped to popularise the style when they wore it on the silver screen.
Audrey Hepburn photographed by Angus McBean (1950s) Photo: Pinterest/Tumblr
Up until today, cat eye sunglasses are still synonymous with great style despite having seen a plethora of updates over the past decades. From mirrored lenses to oversized frames, we take a look at the best ways to style the reinvented cat-eye sunglasses in this day and age below.