As far as accessories go, sunglasses have always been a mainstay for most men and women. There will always be a perfect sunglasses moment, even for some who live in areas where grey and muggy weather is more common than blue skies. A spot of sunshine is all the excuse we need for sliding on a pair.
Sunglasses have the power to make or break a look and selecting the right pair can be tricky, especially since there are more styles to choose from than ever before. Some sunglasses are just so iconic that we all want to give them a try, but in order to look just as fabulous as your favourite Hollywood star, it’s best to opt for a style with the right shape and size for your face. Luckily, Zee & Co is on hand to guide you through some of the most iconic sunglasses of all time, so you can get it just right.
Round framed sunglasses look striking on those with a strong jaw, wide forehead and wide cheekbones, as they help to soften these features. While they seem to lean more on the retro side of things, they actually became popular in the 1990s. Back then, these legendary specs were everywhere and on everyone from world famous Elton John to boy bands from the grunge music scene. Today, they come with tinted lenses and are hugely popular, especially among hipsters, so rock your very own pair to complete an arty-farty or music festival look.
Square framed sunglasses rose to fame during the disco era where they were spotted in gold and bronze shades. Today they come in a wide selection of colours and styles, some of which have been seen on countless celebrities and Hollywood stars. The square silhouette is the perfect way to offset roundness, so the sunglasses tend to look fabulous on those with oval faces. Pair them up with a turtleneck, trench coat and statement earrings for a stylish look.
Style meets practicality with these iconic over-sized sunglasses, taking your look to a whole new level of cool whilst protecting your eyes from the sun. Since being famously worn by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the 1960s, they became a hot commodity for women. For male and female celebrities, these sunglasses do more that just protect their eyes from the sun, they double as a shield against the paparazzi. Today, over-sized sunglasses come in a variety of shapes and styles, so opt for an embellished frame or keep it classic with a “No Photos Please” black frame to feel like a superstar.
Cat-eye sunglasses ooze personality with their flirty frames and classy wildness. Seen on glamorous and popular celebrities like Marilyn Monroe in the 1950s and later on Thelma & Louise’s Susan Sarandon in 1991, they continue to be a widely sought after accessory . These wickedly adventurous accessories look fabulous on any woman, particularly those with round or oval shaped faces. Today, they are frequently worn by celebrities like Katy Perry and are available in more styles and colours than ever before, so introduce some iconic cat-eyes to your look for the perfect amount of drama.
Originally developed by Ray-Ban, Aviators are one of the only style of sunglasses that will suit every face shape. They rose to fame in the late 1980s when worn by Tom Cruise and his fellow Top Gun cast members. Since then the trend has continued its ascend into popularity. Today, aviator sunglasses are sought after by both men and women and remain a popular choice for A-list celebrities in the film and music industry. Popular demand has seen many variations of aviators from other brands pop up in different colours and styles. Add on a pair of over-sized, mirrored or polarized aviators to any outfit to feel invincible.
Wayfarers are one of the coolest sunglasses out there and are possibly one of the most classic and iconic frames to be universally recognised as an eye-wear staple. Launched in 1952 by Ray-Ban, they were established in fashion history after being worn by James Dean for his 1955 film ‘Rebel Without a Cause’. Although wayfarers were originally designed for men, they also became popular among women when Audrey Hepburn wore them in her 1961 movie ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Today, wayfarers are a hot commodity that come in a range of colours and styles. Slide on a pair to add little rebellious charm to your look.