ShadyVEU carries a wide variety of 90's retro eyewear. We carry many styles of vintage inspired, funky, hip & 90s retro sunglasses. As seen in today’s elite celebs, this retro style is back and better than ever. From super tiny small frames to color tinted lenses and unique shapes, this collection has everything you need for your 90's glasses shopping needs.
Trends are recycled every 20 years, and right now, the 90’s are having a huge comeback. They are spotted everywhere on runways, social media and Instagram.
What are the typical ‘90s retro sunglasses silhouettes you may ask? Here’s a quick rundown of our favorite looks back-in-the-day. We’ve got the lowdown on the influences behind this season’s most coveted shades, from Kurt Cobain’s bug-eyed pair to Matrix-inspired sci-fi sunglasses. What’s great about this trend is not only can you wear it over the summer, you can also wear it during fall season!
Here are the typical 90’s retro eyewear silhouettes that are making a comeback:
Sure, you may associate tinted specs with the ‘70s, but the 2017 refresh has been heavily influenced by the ‘90s: Think of the shades rappers like Eve and Lil’ Kim used to wear, or the 1998 film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Though Johnny Depp’s character Raoul Duke spun around the Nevada desert in a Hawaiian shirt and yellow-tinted, wire-framed sunglasses, this statement-making pair has no official dress code.
You’ve probably seen the minimalist oval pair on everyone from Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid to Selena Gomez, but these micro shades are a staple of nearly every ‘90s fashion throwback. Then-couple Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt worked matching pairs, while Jennifer Aniston’s were the perfect accompaniment to her staple tank top and cargo trousers. Beverly Hills 90210's Kelly Taylor regularly sported a pair of oval oversized designer sunglasses, and who can forget Mary-Kate and Ashley’s matching oversized fashion statements?
Celebrity photographer Jesse Frohman shot Nirvana in ‘93 — just five months before Kurt Cobain death — producing what would become a much-referenced image: the leopard-print jacket, the trapper hat, and most importantly, the sunglasses. A hybrid of Jackie O. shades and bug-eyes, the cartoonish white frames became the focal point of one of the most famous shots of the Nirvana frontman. We saw the return of this pair in Saint Laurent’s spring/summer ‘16collection, which paid homage to Cobain with cardigans and plaid shirts. Here’s what frohman said: “It was the only time I photographed him and Nirvana...” Froman told Rolling Stone. “We had set up for a shooting NewYork when they were going to perform at Roseland Ballroom, so we had the whole day to shoot. That was the original assignment, but, of course, things didn’t turn out the way we planned.” Harry Styles and Pharrell followed suit, and it wasn’t long before Rihanna, and bloggers like Chiara Ferragni, embraced it, too.
You can thank Adam Selman for the return of these sunglasses. A fresh take on the shape of old Hollywood glamour, the new cat-eye shades are almost futuristic. Everyone from Gigi Hadid to Adwoa Aboah has been fighting the sun with a pair from Selman’s Le Specs collaboration. But back in ‘99, Julia Roberts was wearing these glasses with a black beret and leather jacket as Anna Scott in Notting Hill. Now, designers from Fendi to Max Mara have styled models with the angular specs, while fans of the look range from Olivia Palermo to Solange.
You will already know by now (if not, why not) that the aesthetics of The Matrix is back, and pretty much everywhere in fashion. Remember the super-thin glasses worn by Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in 1999's The Matrix? This season, the hacker-cum-activist look returned, in large part thanks to Demna Gvasalia’s Balenciaga fall/winter ‘17 show, where models with cropped hair donned inch-thick glasses that gave an almost wraparound look.
Overall, if you’replanning to go on a one way trip down memory lane, buying a pair of ShadyVEU Sunglasses is perfect! Not only do we sell 90’s retro sunglasses, but we also have a version of children sunglasses! KeepitShady!
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