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The ‘90s are back! Let's Talk about the MicroSunglasses Trend


Have you noticed a surprising number of micro sunglasses popping up on your Instagram feed? That’s ‘cuz the 90s micro sunglasses trend is back in vogue - and every whos-who in fashion & entertainment has been seen sporting them. From Cara Delevigne’s tiny round shades, to Rihanna and Bella Hadid wearing them all the time, this trend has made itself comfortable in our times. Just like vinyl trench coats, micro sunglasses seem to have escaped the realm of The Matrix and spread from reel life to real life. The bottom line of Matrix sunglasses is that they are extremely narrow and small, so they only look like a silver across your face. And of course, unless you’re a supermodel, it might not necessarily be the most flattering shape for your face! So we did you a favor and broke down the different iterations for this trend below, and how to pull ‘em off:

Round Micro Sunglasses



If Bella can do it, you can do it too! Just make sure you’re picking the right size for your face. If you have a long, oval face, then count yourself lucky. These face types can pull off almost anything. But beware-- your oval face might give you free access to any style but these round small frame sunglasses could be somewhat unforgiving. Too big and you look like John Lennon…. too small and you look like an old man with bifocals. The best way to avoid these disasters is to stick to dark and sleek styles that feel more futuristic than retro.

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Rectangular Micro Sunglasses



If you’ve been feelin’ kind of edgy lately, these frames are for you. Best suited for round and oval face shapes, they feel futuristic yet --not as costumey as cat-eye or round frames. You can experiment with different hues and tints to understand what suits you best. Turn heads with these super stylish vintage shades at your next holiday party.

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Cat-eye Micro Sunglasses



If we had to pick our favorite ‘90s micro-sunglasses, they’d definitely be cat-eyes! Slightly dramatic yet sophisticated at the same time, cat-eye frames should definitely make your list of micro-sunglasses to look out for. The pointy V-shape of these frames could possibly make your face look wider, so if you’re self-conscious about the width of your face these might not be the best option for you. But in general, they are definitely your ticket to look sleek, sexy and highly stylized!

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Neon/Colored Micro-sunglasses



Who better than Hailey Bieber to show us how to pull off some uber-chic street style? One could definitely learn a thing or two about looking effortlessly good from this beauty. She also teaches us a lesson in pulling off these neon micro sunglasses which look hella good on her! Best suited for heart-shaped and oval faces, they will make your face look more angular. Opt for minimal jewelry and makeup to accentuate this neon look!

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To all you retro ‘90s sunglass lovers: we hope you enjoyed this post, because it oozed some old-school styles that are super hot right now. You should now be able to understand what kind of micro sunglasses would suit you best. Bring out your best ‘90s sunglass game, and don’t be afraid to break the rules and experiment!




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