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The 40 best new sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

From the quintessential cat-eyes of the Fifties through to narrow-frames from the Nineties, these are the most fashion-forward shades to invest in this summer

The ultimate investment piece, the right pair of sunglasses will never go out of style – case in point are this season’s must-have shades, which have taken their cues from the retro vibes of some of fashion’s greatest bygone eras. 

From the Fifties cat-eye shape beloved by Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly to the oversized, tinted rims of the Seventies disco days through to the narrow frames sported by supermodels in the Nineties, simply pick your decade for inspiration.

Here’s our edit of the must-have Spring/Summer 2020 sunglasses. 

1950's

Cat Eye

The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Valentino

Embellished sunglasses
£270
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Saint Laurent

New Wave 213 Lily sunglasses
£250
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Komono

Kelly Ivory sunglasses
£99
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Miu Miu

Embellished cat-eye sunglasses
£276
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Gucci

Yellow mirrored cat-eye sunglasses
£355
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Kenzo

Black & White cat-eye sunglasses
£210
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Fendi

cat eye sunglasses
£327
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Celine

Embellished cat-eye sunglasses
£420

1960's

Pop-Art

The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Gucci

Tortoiseshell round-frame sunglasses
£410
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Dior

DiorDirection sunglasses
£299
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Courreges

Orange oversized sunglasses
£245
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Chloe

Round frame sunglasses
£295
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Komono

Avery Light Blue Sunglasses
£68
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Alaïa

Round sunglasses
£390
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Kaleos

Rice 5 sunglasses
£175
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Loewe

Paula's Ibiza sunglasses
£280

1970's

Tinted Lenses

The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Chloe

Rainbow Dot Round Sunglasses
£345
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Gucci

Oversized Gradient Sunglasses
£310
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Kaleos

Bennet Square Sunglasses
£180
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Dior

Purple Square Ombré Sunglasses
£265
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Celine

Oversized square metal sunglasses
£290
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Fendi

Butterfly Frame Sunglasses
£300
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Balenciaga

Shield Oversized Sunglasses
£379
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Victoria Beckham

Deep Square Sunglasses
£325

1980's

Sci-Fi Visors

The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Prada

Linea Rossa wrap sunglasses
£215
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Fendi

Monogrammed D-frame sunglasses
£319
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Saint Laurent

Black Mask Sunglasses
£295
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Loewe

Masque sunglasses
£320
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Balenciaga

Ski cat sunglasses
£295
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Gucci

Brown Oversized Frame Sunglasses
£265
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Dior

Monogrammed D-frame sunglasses
£378
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Kaleos

Red Anderson Visor Sunglasses
£205

1990's

Narrow Frames

The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Balenciaga

Zebra Striped Rectangular Sunglasses
£230
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Gucci

Zebra Striped Sunglasses
£365
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Dmy by Dmy

Brown Reese Slim Sunglasses
£130
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Fendi

Gold-tone rectangle-frame sunglasses
£295
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Fenty

Trouble sunglasses
£190
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Kaleos

Barbarella 5 rectangular-frame sunglasses
£170
The 40 best new season sunglasses that take a nostalgic trip through the decades

Retrosuperfuture

Tema sunglasses
£114
Main image: Chloe SS20 Eyewear
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