Women’s Sunglasses Style Through the Decades

ce8287f003d85e6a45b0e8c20e6e556cAs with all fashion, trends for sunglasses have been cyclical – therefore, some designs that were made popular as far back as the 1950s come back into favour in later decades.

Some have been made famous by icons such as Audrey Hepburn, while others are simply a timeless classic by their very design. All these designs, made famous in a particular decade can be found on our high street today.


Cat Eye Sunglasses were most famously seen on Marilyn Monroe, these dramatic shades add some fun to an outfit.


Retro Square Sunglasses are synonym with the uber coolness of the likes of Andy Warhol and Bob Dylan. They have a unisex appeal with the likes of Rihanna choosing this shade style.

Oversized Sunglasses and Jackie O went hand in hand. This trend is still dominant today and favoured by celebrities when they want to avoid the paparazzi.


Tinted Lenses were a staple of the hippie era: John Lennon is probably best known for these, while women love these today when they want to go with a cute vintage look. They’re also a great way to get a pop of pastel into an outfit.


Aviator Sunglasses were the ultimate accessory for Tom Cruise aka Maverick in the ’80s classic that is Top Gun. Worn by both male and females in this movie, these sexy glasses are still a must have for today’s fashion conscious woman.


Round Sunglasses came back from the ’90s with their smaller frame and cute round lenses.This minimalist style is seen reoccurring in modern trends.

Whichever style you choose, a pair of sunglasses can finish an outfit, help you go incognito and shield you from the aftereffects of a heavy night. With so many styles you can bring a touch of a decade gone by to your day.

Always remember to choose glasses with UV protection – beware of those labelled ‘fashion’ as these often don’t protect the delicate eye area from the harmful effects of the sun.