What are cat-eye sunglasses?
The cat-eye frame is defined by an outward turn on the upper temples. The style is sometimes compared to browline sunglasses, which have a thick straight bar across the upper brow. Classic cat-eye shapes take a similar approach, adding a sophisticated and distinctive flare for a more voguish appearance people adore.
Love the style but don’t want shades? We’ve got a great selection of cat-eye glasses that can be fitted with your unique prescription.
What face shapes go best with cat-eye sunglasses?
Cat-eye shades are perfect for those with square, rectangle, heart, triangle, and diamond face shapes. Needless to say, the style is versatile and looks good on most people.
If you don’t know your face shape, try our Face Shape App & Quiz to quickly find frames that will suit you best.
What cat-eye sunglass styles are most popular?
There are two dominant styles of cat-eye sunglasses: retro and oversized. Of course, butterfly sunglasses are another consideration, as they’re very similar!
Narrow and thin, these frames are akin to rectangular eyewear shapes with a very sharp outward point at the temples. This style was most popular in the 90s and made a comeback in recent years.
These frames are often square or round for a fashionable “bug eye” look. They also contain an upturned edge that could be more subtle compared to other frames. This style is highly contemporary and offers a playful take on an otherwise sexy look.
These frames have much in common with traditional cat-eye sunglasses and are classified as part of the cat-eye family. Butterfly frames also contain an upturned edge on the temple corner. They are unique in containing a flare leading out from the nose bridge, as well as a sloping, rounded bottom corner – like a butterfly wing!
What color cat-eye sunglasses are most popular?
Some frame colors are more popular than others for cat-eye sunglasses. Consider the following suggestions when browsing for your perfect pair of sunglasses.
Dark, mysterious, and powerful. It’s no wonder black frames are the most popular choice for the style. You can find additional features to help black cat-eye sunglasses pop, such as jewels on the outer turn or mixed metals in the frames.
White frames give this sexy and powerful style innocent and fun clarity. To make the most of this frame color, you might choose to stick with a pure white frame.
To fully capture the feminine power behind cat-eye sunglasses, we’ve found pink to be a popular choice. Pink is fun to mix with unique lens colors, complimenting your pink frames with a dark blue, light pink, or green.
What lens types go best with cat-eye sunglasses?
Polarized sunglasses are highly recommended for the summertime or driving. Polarization helps reduce eye strain and enables you to see clearly when dealing with glare, such as reflections from water or passing cars.
Gradient sunglasses are perfect for fall styles and a lighter lens tint when looking straight ahead. Gradient lenses provide lens tints the strongest from above and lighter from below, meaning it might be preferred for when you are socializing and want those around you to know when you’re making eye contact.
Mirrored sunglasses are flashy and fabulous. This lens type might be the perfect pairing with the daring cat-eye frame shape. We offer a range of mirrored lenses to help you match the color of your frames to the mirrored lens color of your dreams.
Learn more about different lens types and tints.
Are cat-eye sunglasses only for women?
Cat-eye sunglasses have traditionally been classified as a women’s style, but men’s eyewear and women’s eyewear trends often blend together.
For example, men’s sunglass styles often contain elements found in women’s eyewear, including exaggerated temples and oversized frame shapes.
Don’t feel discouraged if you find a frame you love that suits your face shape that seems too feminine or masculine! Frames are meant to compliment your most distinctive features and are generally considered unisex.
That said, we still categorize by men and women to help your shopping and comparison experience. If you’re ever unsatisfied with the look and feel of your frame, we offer free returns alongside our 100% Fit Guarantee.
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