Cateye glasses

Cateye glasses

Fashion Synopsis

Meow, meow. If boys don’t make passes at girls that wear glasses, then maybe they were blind to the hypnotic stare of the feline frame.

Cat-eye style frames are slightly pointed with upturned ends, much like the slanted eyes of a Siamese cat. The 50’s style cat-eyes are severely styled, usually decorated with jewels or fancy etchings at the sides, with tops like slightly oblonged ovals, or extreme, pointy peaks. Nothing was as sassy as a gum-snapping bobby soxer in her cat-eye glasses and poodle skirt.

Cat-eyes made a big return in the 80's, when sunglasses got wild. Outrageous plastic frames in checkerboard prints and neon colors were even cooler when sharply pointed in an asymmetrical cat-eye style. And when Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman sported a pair in 1992’s Batman Returns, well let’s just say that no self-respecting boy would’ve resisted making a pass at that glasses-wearing girl.

Cat-eyes remain one of the most popular and flattering frame styles for glasses as the design draws the eyes upward, and works well for most face shapes. Pre-contact days, girls were often made to feel self-conscious about wearing glasses, but with a sparkly pair of cat-eyes, you were definitely the cat's meow.

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