Trend alert: 90s-style sunglasses are back in 2019

The 90s are back and small sunglasses are the hottest new trend. Here's where you can find the best sunglasses of the season.

retro sunglasses

They say that every 20 years or so, old fashion trends are recycled. And if you do the maths, this means that we're now overdue for a 90s revival – and boy oh boy are we ready.

While we've seen the return of a number of trends like double denim and bucket hats, it's small sunglasses that are the talk of the town.

I mean, when fashion guru Kanye West emailed his wife Kim Kardashian and told her to stop wearing big sunglasses, we all got the memo. While they may not shield your eyes from the sun, they will take your fashion game from 0 to 100 quicker than you can upload a new pic to Instagram.


Cat-eye

Sleek, sexy and timeless, cat-eye sunglasses definitely give us all the retro vibes, and now they're back and smaller than ever. Channel Julia Roberts in Notting Hill and pair these babies with a leather jacket and black beret.

Eclat The Hills Sunglasses White
Eclat The Hills Sunglasses White

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Accessorize Charlotte cat eye tort sunglasses
Accessorize Charlotte cat eye tort sunglasses

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Black Cat Eye Retro Frame Sunglasses
Black Cat Eye Retro Frame Sunglasses

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Sporty

Arguably the most 90s sunglasses on the market and made popular by Rihanna, what's not to love about these sports-chic sunnies? Oozing major Sporty Spice vibes, these glasses will make you a wannabe – but there ain't nothing wrong with that!

Eclat Callie Sunglasses Black Stud
Eclat Callie Sunglasses Black Stud

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Half-cut

Definitely up there as one of our favourite styles of the moment, these half-cut sunglasses truly embody the 90s. Coming in a number of different coloured frames, this style is guaranteed to make any outfit cool.

River Island half-moon cateye sunglasses in black
River Island half-moon cateye sunglasses in black

ASOS

ASOS DESIGN half frame plastic butterfly diamond sunglasses
ASOS DESIGN half frame plastic butterfly diamond sunglasses

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Black Rounded Half Frame Retro Sunglasses
Black Rounded Half Frame Retro Sunglasses

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Round

Oval or round-shaped small sunnies are truly the cream of the crop. You've probably seen A-listers like Gigi, Kendall and Bella herself (below) sporting a pair of these at some point or another. These were what every 90s cool kid was wearing back in the day, including 90s icons themselves Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen.

Pink Plastic Frame Oval Sunglasses
Pink Plastic Frame Oval Sunglasses

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Rectangular

These are probably one of the harder styles to pull off, but wear them on the bridge of your nose and you're good to go. These remind us of an ultra-skinny cat eye with a touch of futuristic vibes à la The Matrix.


Coloured lenses

I know what you may be thinking. Tinted specs are from the 70s. But they definitely made a comeback in the 90s with rappers like Eve and Lil' Kim sporting these bad boys. Now they're back and better than ever in an array of colours like red, yellow, pink and blue.

Tinted Love Sunglasses in Pink by Quay x Benefit
Tinted Love Sunglasses in Pink by Quay x Benefit

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ASOS DESIGN flame fashion glasses in orange lens
ASOS DESIGN flame fashion glasses in orange lens

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Red Cat Eye Lens Retro Sunglasses
Red Cat Eye Lens Retro Sunglasses

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