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The Return of the Classic Sunglasses

Dark shades in classic shapes seen on inspiring women

Classic Sunglasses
Supermodel with Egyptian heritage Imaan Hammam. Image courtesy Imaan Hammam

Classic sunglasses have been the finishing touch of IT-girls way before the term was invented. From Audrey Hepburn to Suoad Hosny, some of fashion and cinema’s most iconic moments have been with a glance through shades. Once an iconic piece worn by the great muses of former times, the classic eyewear is back at  international fashion weeks, spotted on such muses as  Bettter Us designer Julie Pelipas and Egyptian supermodel Imaan Hammam.

As quiet luxury is nowadays a statement term, these are the best shades making a comeback:


The iconic flat-brow sunglasses have made a comeback, peeking through during  fashion weeks. Adding a tough edge, the aviator has returned with a modern take on a classic style.

Bettter Us Designer and street style muse Julie Pelipas during the fashion weeks
Image courtesy Julie Pelipas
model walking down the runway at Saint Laurent
Image courtesy Saint Laurent

VICTORIA BECKHAM: Flat Top V Sunglasses in Black. Shop here.

CELINE: Aviator Acetate sunglasses. Shop here.


Once worn by eternal style icon Jackie O and muses of the former 6os, the shades have returned in a subtle sweep in alignment with the hype around retro styles.

Image courtesy Imaan Hammam
Image courtesy Julie Pelipas
Model wearing Jackie O Sunglasses at Tod´s SS24
Jackie O Sunglasses at Tod´s SS24. Image courtesy Tod’s.

CHANEL: Oval sunglasses. Shop here.

LOEWE: Screen sunglasses. Shop here.


When the 5os and the 80s meet at the cross-point of subtle punk, the result are ‘Retro Cat’ shades.

Image courtesy Imaan Hammam
Image courtesy Julie Pelipas
Black sunglasses at Valentino SS24
Image courtesy Valentino
Image courtesy  Gucci

BOTTEGA VENETA: Edgy Cat-Eye Acetate sunglasses. Shop here.

CHRISTIAN DIOR: Dior Montaigne sunglasses. Shop here.

Which of these eye-wear trends are your favorite?

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