Retro-Vintage Sunglasses are not just great party accessories. They’re also very bold fashion statements which can elevate your sense of style. Imagine wearing the same RayBan glasses Audrey Hepburn wore on Breakfast at Tiffany’s, or the same Oakleys worn by celebrities in the 60s. Below is a list of Retro-Vintage Sunglasses which are mainstays in the fashion industry.
The Aviator is one of the most popular sunglasses of RayBan. These were originally designed for pilots (hence the name), but were later patronized by celebrities and fashionistas as well. The graduated tints of the Aviator make for a stylish finish in any outfit. You can wear it for driving, for walking down the park, or at the beach while you’re evening out your tan lines. The Aviator has oversized lenses reaching well down the cheeks of the wearer, and its shape simply emphasizes the eye area. The wedge-shape and size of the sunglasses flatter any facial shape.
Another line of oversized sunglasses you should look out for are bumblebee sunglasses. These come in many shapes and sized, with the most common of them being square Oakleys with full and thick plastic frames. They’re called bumblebee sunglasses because they’re very big and often dark tinted. They were very popular in the 60s and were often worn by celebrities wishing to hide behind the privacy of these dark lenses. When you wear them now, you might just get the star-vibe as well. They suit round, oval, and oblong faces.
This is another RayBan line which was popularized by Audrey Hepburn in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. This is also a plastic-framed pair of sunglasses but with a subtler cat eye cut. It’s extremely feminine, although a lot of males wore these glasses too when it made a comeback in the 80s. The 80s Wayfarers are smaller compared to the one Audrey Hepburn sported in the movie.
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