In fashion, what once was old is almost always new, fabulous and revamped a decade or so later, and cat-eye sunglasses are a prime example. First popular in the 50s and 60s, cat-eye frames were the epitome of effortless, sun-basking glamour, and given the recent delay of Mad Men (gutted!), we fashionistas are seriously jonesing for our retro fix! To avoid literal costume-y interpretations of the trend, the 2011 reworkings are a bit rounder than their original catty counterparts, usually with just the slightest sharpness in the corners for the right cat-eye effect — but it really depends on the style, and how much you want to embrace it!
To futuristic GaGa-esque frames to angular wayfarer hybrids and 60s-style round-framed shades with just the slightest feline influence at the corners, the possibilities are nearly endless, and you’re bound to find a modernized take on cat-eye shades to suit your fancy (and your face shape)!