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Accessories, Sunglasses

16 Modern Cat-Eye Sunglasses That Makes A Statement 

By  Emily Konatella

LAST UPDATED - June 23, 2022

From Audrey Hepburn to Gigi Hadid, It-Girls have sported cat-eye sunglasses since the 1950s. The timeless style can flatter any face shape with the right set of frames. The angular silhouette accentuates your bone structure while making a chic fashion statement.

To help you shop, we've rounded up the best cat eye sunglasses of the summer from our favorite brands for women. From oversized to ultra-modern, we've got a pair for everyone.

16 Modern Cat-Eye Sunglasses for Summer

01

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Fendi Iconic Baguette Acetate Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Designer

Fendi Iconic Baguette Acetate Cat-Eye Sunglasses

If there's one word to describe these Fendi Iconic Baguette Acetate Cat-Eye Sunglasses, it's chic. The monochrome black lenses are fitted with thin golden arms and adjustable nose pads. A double-F baguette logo along the temple adds the perfect finishing touch to these keep-forever glasses.

Material

Monochromatic lenses, acetate 

Protection

100% UVA/UVB protection

02

Out of 16

AIRE X Revolve Dualism Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Budget-Friendly

AIRE X Revolve Dualism Cat-Eye Sunglasses

The search is over. You don't need to spend a fortune to find a great pair of everyday cat-eye glasses. These Dualism Cat-Eye Sunglasses from AIRE were made with everyday wear in mind. At just $39, they're the perfect pair to toss in your carry-on, beach bag, or backpack.

Material

Plastic frames

Protection

N/A

03

Out of 16

Dolce & Gabbana Cat Eye

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Dolce & Gabbana Cat Eye

For a bold and glamorous fashionista, there is Dolce & Gabbana Cat Eye. The luxurious, glamorous, and sophisticated design sure makes a statement wherever you go. This cat-eye-shaped frame with a gradient lens is super flattering on round and oval face shapes.

Material

N/A

Protection

N/A

04

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RETROSUPERFUTURE Cocoa Cat-Eye Sunglasses

RETROSUPERFUTURE Cocoa Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Liven up your summer style with this Cocoa Cat-Eye Sunglasses from the Italian eyewear brand RETROSUPERFUTURE. Their curved lines, low nose-bridge, and wide lenses bring a modern feel to the classic silhouette. Fashionistas can choose between timeless tortoiseshell brown or vintage-inspired white acetate. Every pair comes with a practical cleaning cloth and semi-hard storage case.

Material

100% Acetate

Protection

N/A

05

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Rag & Bone Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Rag & Bone Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Rag & Bone's bright blue Cat-Eye Sunglasses add the perfect pop of color to any summer outfit. Subtle curves and colorful acetate frames bring a funky feel and look particularly chic style with an all-black outfit.

Material

Plastic

Protection

100% UV protection

06

Out of 16

MACHETE Suzy Sunglasses

MACHETE Suzy Sunglasses

It-Girls can't get enough of these Suzy Cat-Eye Sunglasses from Atlanta-based accessories designer Jennifer J. Machete. Crafted from recyclable Italian acetate, they have a lower environmental impact than your average pair. A tiny temple ring makes it easy to attach a decorative eyeglass chain. The hardest choice you'll have to make is deciding which color option to choose.

Material

Recyclable Italian Acetate

Protection

 UV400 Protective Lenses

07

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Balenciaga Black Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Balenciaga Black Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Celebrities can't get enough of Balenciaga's Black Cat-Eye Sunglasses! The contemporary cat-eye sunglasses boast a slim profile and a high-relief logo along with the temple. Darkly-tinted lenses provide UV protection and a bit of added privacy. Slip-on these sophisticated frames, and you'll feel paparazzi-ready no matter where you're headed.

Material

Acetate

Protection

100% UV protection

Bottega Veneta Acetate Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Bottega Veneta's Acetate Cat-Eye Sunglasses offer a fashion-forward take on the time-tested trend. Their unique shape blends a retro cat-eye with a modern wraparound silhouette. Monochrome lenses, tapered arms, and chic tortoiseshell print acetate bring an elevated feel. But they aren't just stylish; they offer 100% UVA/UVB protection too.

Material

Monochromatic lenses

Protection

100% UVA/UVB protection

Celine 56MM Cat Eye Sunglasses

Looking for a pair of sunglasses you'll keep forever? These 56MM Cat-Eye Sunglasses from Celine are worthy of a lifetime of wear. Their monochrome lenses provide 100% UV protection, while their lightweight frames offer all-day comfort. The timeless frames come complete with a soft case and cleaning cloth to keep your new favorite sunnies looking their best.

Material

N/A

Protection

100% UV protection

10

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Prada Women's 52MM Cat Eye Sunglasses

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Prada Women's 52MM Cat Eye Sunglasses

Cat-eye sunglasses were a staple of the 60s mod style. These Prada Women's 52MM Cat-Eye Sunglasses channel the 60s chic that made the luxury label famous. Lenses with 100% UV protection and frames with a Prada logo at the temples bring the perfect balance of function and fashion. Choose between classic black or tortoiseshell brown.

Material

N/A

Protection

100% UV protection

11

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Warby Parker Tilley Sunglasses

Warby Parker Tilley Sunglasses

If you're shopping for prescription cat-eye sunglasses, head to Warby Parker. Their free at-home try-on makes it easy to find the perfect pair. These versatile Tilley Sunglasses boast a classic cat-eye frame shape with oversized proportions for a retro feel. Designed to last a lifetime, they're crafted with hand-polished cellulose acetate frames and scratch-resistant lenses.

Material

Hand-polished cellulose acetate

Protection

100% UV protection

12

Out of 16

Raen Keera Sunglasses

Raen Keera Sunglasses

Raen's Keera Sunglasses put a 90s spin on mid-century cat-eye styles. The oversized frames are hand-cut from cellulose acetate and fitted with premium Zeiss lenses. With a handful of bold colors and prints to choose from, these square cat-eye sunglasses aren't for the faint of heart.

Material

Titanium/acetate

Protection

n/a

13

Out of 16

A New Day Women's Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Budget-Friendly

A New Day Women's Cat-Eye Sunglasses

If you're the type of woman who loses her sunglasses every summer, stick to something affordable and easy to replace. These Cat-Eye Sunglasses from A New Day make the perfect addition to any accessories collection. The oversized cat-eye sunglasses are made using 50% recycled plastic and 100% UV-resistant frames.

Material

Recycled Plastic

Protection

Uv protection

14

Out of 16

Saint Laurent Red Cat-Eye Sunglasses

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Saint Laurent Red Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Channel Old Hollywood glamor in this Red Cat-Eye Sunglasses from Saint Laurent. It will give any outfit an instant dose of cool and glamor. Cast from transparent red acrylic, the angular frames feel both timeless and modern. The contrasting black lenses offer 100% UV protection. Pair with red lipstick for a truly vintage-inspired look.

Material

Acetate

Protection

Uv protection

15

Out of 16

Indy Brooklyn Sunglasses

Indy Brooklyn Sunglasses

Bring the drama with these Brooklyn Sunglasses from Indy. A small Brooklyn-based accessories company loved by social media, It-Girls everywhere. The sharp, oversized shape brings a sleek finishing touch to any summer outfit. Plus you can't go wrong with a classic pair of black cat-eye sunglasses. Equipped with UV400 sun protection, they're as functional as they are fashionable.

Material

N/A

Protection

Uv400 Sun protection

16

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Isabel Marant Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Isabel Marant Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Isabel Marant's Cat-Eye Sunglasses are the perfect frames for a trip to the beach. The transparent acetate frames fade from teal blue to hot pink. Thin temples and a subtle cat-eye silhouette ensure the colorful style flatters every face shape. Fitted with non-polarized lenses, they provide 100% UV protection. Check out the all-pink pair too!

Material

Plastic

Protection

100% UV protection


About the author

Emily Konatella

Emily is a fashion consultant, designer and creative director with more than 15 years experience creating, designing and developing clothing & jewelry. From managing pageant shows to turning concepts into actual designs, she has experience with almost all fabric types and jewelry designs and is in touch with the latest fashion trends.

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