'90s Girl Sunglasses Are Back, And Here's How To Wear Them

Super small '90s sunglasses are back in a big way, throwing us way back to the early Britney era and Keanu Reeves in The Matrix. Itty bitty bits of eyewear made a statement on runways, from Jetson-inspired cat eyes at Louis Vuitton to tiny futuristic spectacles at Balenciaga, while It-girl sisters Gigi and Bella, along with Kendall and Selena, were spotted peeking over micro frames, truly marking the return of this skinny shade. In the spirit of nostalgia, we've rounded up a list of the best '90s sunnies on the market.


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Le Specs x Adam Selman The Last Lolita

Adam Selman's collab with Le Specs is spot on the \90s sunglasses trend. It's already a favorite among supermodels and street style stars, with Rihanna, Gigi, and Bella Hadid sporting the exaggerated cat eyes, straight-across frames, and Matrix-esque lenses all through summer. We're absolutely smitten with this black-and-white pair from the collection that has us dreaming of sunny beach days with a drink in hand. ($119; revolve.com)

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Asos 90s Oval Metal Sunglasses In Gold

The '90s revival has brought back small oval sunnies, giving oversized frames the boot. Gold metal rims and green tinted lenses give these thin spectacles the ultimate cool-girl factor that a young Mary-Kate and Ashley would certainly approve of, and at a much better price than this almost identical Ray-Ban pair. ($19; asos.com)

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Kendall + Kylie Vivian Extreme Cat Eye Sunglasses

These ultra-skinny cat eyes are straight from Balenciaga's Fall 2017 runway, with some hard to miss Matrix inspiration. Kendall Jenner isn't shy about wearing her own merch, taking to Instagram to promote these sleek throwback '90s sunglasses, giving us all major shade envy. ($80; bloomingdales.com)

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Kendall + Kylie Kye Sunglasses

Petite frames aren't the only '90s trend making a comeback—colored lenses are also getting a second look. Between Selena and Bella both rocking this bold color, red-tinted sunglasses seem to be the reigning hue. And of course Kendall + Kylie have the perfect pair to take on this retro style. ($80; tillys.com)

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Cat-Eye Frame Sunglasses

These Forever 21 cat eyes get a futuristic twist with high-polish hardware, a thick nose bridge, and brown tinted lenses. Whether they're more Star Trek or The Matrix is up to you, while we decide exactly how to style these space age sunnies: classic with an all-black look or with bright florals and a statement bag. ($10; forever21.com)

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'90s Kid Oval Sunnies

Uh huh, honey! We can't get over these chic oval sunnies from Free People. If this golden hue isn't your color, don't fret—you get your pick between black, blue, purple, and metallic gunmetal lenses. Inspired by decades past, we can't help but channel John Lennon's cool Brit style. ($20; freepeople.com)

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Full Tilt Teen Spirit Sunglasses

We can't talk about '90s sunglasses without mentioning Kurt Cobain's signature white oval shades. It's well-known that the Nirvana frontman has had huge influence on the grunge aesthetic, and with the current nostalgia for all things '90s, these throwback shades are back on our radar as well. We're drooling over the Chanel and Saint Laurent iterations, but this $10 pair from Tilly's is much more our price point. ($10; tillys.com)

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Asos Small Metal Square Cat Fashion Glasses

Itty bitty frames? Check. Dramatic cat eye? Check. And 100 percent cool-girl approved? Check! These retro bronze shades meet all our most-wanted for the ultimate 2018 summer accessory. ($19; asos.com)

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Asos Small Cat Eye Fashion Glasses

These skinny shades are a dead ringer for the celeb-favored George Keburia style worn by everyone from Kourtney Kardashian to Man Repeller's Leandra Medine over the past year. Even if you're not sure if you can rock these micro frames, at $23, what've you got to lose? ($23; asos.com)

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Futuristic Squared Sunglasses

We can't be sure, but we are pretty positive the Oslen twins rocked plastic squared shades in at least one of their '90s blockbusters, which makes it totally acceptable for us to perch these translucent pink shades on top of our heads for the entire season, rain or shine. ($18; urbanoutfitters.com)

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