Cat-eye glasses (sometimes written as “cat eye” glasses) are a shape of women's and sometimes men's eyeglasses. They have an upsweep at the outer edges where the temple arms join the frame front. Hence the flare-out front corners are the unique character of cat-eye glasses. They are a great match for low foreheads, tapered jaw lines, and longer, slimmer noses. They were mainly popular in the 1950s and 1960s among women and are often associated with the beehive hairstyle and other looks of the period. They preceded the large bug-eye glasses of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.
The dramatic cat eye shape is a retro styled frame that is making a comeback in contemporary fashion. The retro-inspired cat-eye rim shape is the perfect option for anyone looking to stand out from the crowd and to make a bold fashion statement with your glasses.