Posted on August 23 2015
Cat eye frames became popular in the 1950's. The upsweep at the corners where the ear pieces join the front of the frame became wildly popular in the 1950's and 1960's, with big stars like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe sporting the style. They weren't popular as sunglasses, though, until Audrey Hepburn wore the now-iconic pair in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's. After that, the appeal of the cat eye frame in both glasses and designer sunglasses for women was set in stone. Even today's big names are sporting this frame style, and we don't expect it's popularity to go away anytime soon.
We can't get enough of this sophisticated-but-fun style! When you shop our online store for your new designer sunglasses, you'll find tons of great cat eye frames in stock and ready to ship today. If you are looking for something with that gorgeous upsweep in the corners, check out these Armani Exchange AX4013 Sunglasses. Available in Burgundy and Space Blue, these cat eye designer sunglasses for women are a great example of a classic cat eye style that has been given a modern edge.
There are plenty of other examples in our store! If those Armani's aren't your style, try the Celine 41755/S Sunglasses. These offer the classic black frames with gorgeous details. Or the Dolce & Gabbana DG4141 Sunglasses in beautiful Havana tortoiseshell. Keep our entire selection and let us know which cat eye sunglasses are your favorites! Place an order for your favorite pair today and we'll ship them for just $5.95.