CAT EYE GLASSES
If you like retro style and vintage chic, then it's always the year of the cat. Cat Eye is one of the most feminine shapes for eyeglasses, be they in a delicate golden sweep or a solidly strong black outline. Cat Eye styles simply flatter women's faces, be they glasses or vintage Cat Eye sunglasses. These glasses have a view towards flirty elegance, whether created in acetate, plastic, metal or horn. Originally called "Harlequin" glasses, and inspired by the shape of Venetian masks, this pointy eyewear style was first developed in the 1930's, and became a women's eyewear hit through the 50s and '60s, when they became known as Cat Eye glasses. They were invented by designer Altina Schinasi, who was bored by the humdrum glasses styles available at the time, and was looking to create something more fashionable for women. She certainly did! No more were glasses an unfortunate medical aid; now they could be part of women's beauty.
Cat Eye glasses and sunglasses eventually became extravagant, rhinestone bedecked, and collected as fashion accessories.
Famous faces from Marilyn Monroe to Grace Kelly to Nico wore Cat Eye eyeglasses and Cat Eye sunglasses. They became an iconic symbol of femininity.
Today's glamour girls -- or glamour women -- like Rihanna and Bella Hadid also love the sexy vintage proportions of these classic pointy retro eyeglasses. Their beloved small Cat Eye sunglasses have become sought after fashion finishing touches.
A vintage Cat Eye or Butterfly glasses style is also good for those with stronger lens prescriptions. A Cat Eye will suit various lens widths as well as they suit a variety of face shapes, lifting and flattering your features. Choose from pale tones or dark and black frames, a narrowed Cateye or a broad Butterfly.
WHY CHOOSE VINTAGE CAT EYE GLASSES?
The swoop of Cat Eye frames is cheering and alluring. It draws the eye up, and accentuates your face. Cat Eye glasses are almost like eyeliner, and designer vintage and retro frames have an undeniable fashion flair. The high temples may be decorated or have a special shape. Vintage frames offer a bevy of sizes and colours, and each pair sold by Lunettes Selection will always be an unworn vintage original that has been checked for quality. Each pair is guaranteed authentic in terms of materials and brand.
Cat Eyes have a special style, and you don't have to be a vintage vixen or a retro clothing collector to wear them. Each pair of glasses or sunglasses adds a bit of pizazz that will light up your face, and make you memorable, even when worn with jeans and a T-shirt, or a modern minimalist outfit.
WHICH DESIGNER VINTAGE CAT EYE GLASSES AND RETRO SUNGLASSES BRANDS CAN I FIND ON VIEW AT LUNETTES SELECTION?
- Epos Milano
- Swan Optical
- Sunrock United
- Robert La Roche
- Christian Roth
- Jean Lafont
- Diane von Fürstenberg
Our wide range of designer vintage Cat Eye glasses and Cat Eye sunglasses come in a variety of exciting fashion colours, including tortoise, black, crystal, red, pink, gold, blue, olive, white, and more. The selection includes metal semi-rimless glasses, oversized sunglasses, and thick-rimmed black Cat Eye glasses.
CAN I GET LENSES WITH MY PRESCRIPTION PUT IN RETRO OR VINTAGE CAT EYE FRAMES?
Absolutely! We would love to prepare a set of lenses for your eyeglasses or sunglasses. You just need to send in your prescription and pupillary distance, and do add your lens style preferences. With this information we can quickly and accurately finish eyeglasses and sunglasses in your Cat Eye or Butterfly frame of choice.
Additional options such as varifocal or progressive lenses are available in our Lunettes stores in Berlin, where we also offer our customers eye tests.
Lens options include:
- Prescription Lenses, Glass
- Clear Lenses or Fashion Glass
- Multifocal or Progressive Lenses (in-store only)
- Standard to Ultra Thin Thickness
- Tinted Lenses
- Mirror Lenses
The finished pair, customized with your prescription lenses, will go out for delivery very soon after we receive your order.
MAY I ASK YOU SOME EYEWEAR QUESTIONS?
But of course! We would be more than delighted to answer any queries you may have, and to help you out when selecting a topflight pair of vintage Cat Eye glasses or Cat Eye sunglasses. Call us (within Germany for free), or contact us by email. Our eyewear experts speak English, Deutsch, and Nederlands. Lunettes Selection shops also have a fantastic range of other retro eyeglasses and vintage sunglasses shapes for you to view, from Aviator to round glasses to square frame. Convenient sample packs for at home-try-ons are also available. Sample order shipping and returns are free of cost within Germany. And please feel free to consult our opticians about your lens needs and prescription requirements and price level for your glasses and sunglasses.
EVERYTHING ELSE YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT LUNETTES SELECTION
Born in Berlin, loved around the world, Lunettes Selection offers the finest array of curated eyeglasses and sunglasses from top brands from the decades of eyewear history. Items from our selection are in demand from glasses fans, fashion stylists, and creative spirits everywhere.