Cat eye eyewear began to grace faces in the 1950s and 60s. Usually worn only by women, it is a feminine take on the horn-rim of that era – an oft bedazzled temple creating height in the outer corner of the frame. The classic cat eye glasses look is trés fashionable for both spectacle frames and sunglasses.
Celebs in Cateye frames: Classic cool
Think Marilyn Munroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, sometimes Jackie Onassis – all the classics… and Barry Humphries, cough… cough… we mean, Dame Edna Everage. Some more modern celebs wear famous feline eyewear, like Scar-Jo, Katy Perry, Ms Gaga herself (both on and off stage), and our own Cate Blanchett.
Who suits this feline look?
Named after the frame’s resemblance to the shape of a cat’s eye, this shape is more versatile than you think. Those with heart-shaped faces will especially appreciate the cat-eye lines. But the cat eye glasses shape is not restricted to any particular face shape, they suit anyone!
The look can sometimes be a jump in fashion’s deep end for those of you who are used to wearing less-risqué rectangle frames. But why not take the leap?! Make sure you pick a colour and size of cateye eyewear that you will wear – the first rule of making a statement is to make the statement!
Sneaking Duck cat eye frames
Try on some of our cateye glasses online!
- Try The Watt – our roundest cat-eye frame.
- For all kinds of cats eye amazingness, The Photographer is the only way to go. This frame has epically angled temples and as an added on-trend bonus has metal temple accents.
- The Pieno is one of our favourite frames, and is a way to enter the cat-eye trend at the shallow end of the pool, being slightly rectangular.
Order a tray of cat eyed glasses to try at home and see how this look classes up your wardrobe!
|The Watt – Buy now – Try online||The Photographer – Buy now – Try online|
|The Pieno – Buy now – Try online||The Olivetti – Buy now – Try online|