What's Your Shade Decade? Shop 10 Pairs of Throwback Sunglasses
1. 1920: CABLE TEMPLES
The secure wraparound design was a favorite of galloping equestrians.
Moscot, $305; moscot.com
2. 1930: AVIATORS
Originally designed for military pilots, these soon became mainstream.
Gucci, $325; nordstrom.com.
3. 1940: COLORED FRAMES
Shades on shades gained popularity to color-coordinate with outfits.
ICU Eyewear, $22; icueyewear.com
5. 1960: OVERSIZE
Options with more coverage initiated a bigger-is-better trend.
Thierry Lasry, $395; barneys.com
6. 1970: ROUND
A rise in funky styles reflected the foxy, fresh disco age.
Tom Ford, $425; tomford.com
7. 1980: MIRRORED LENSES
Colorful, see-and-be-seen specs made for a striking look.
Cutler and Gross, $500; cutlerandgross.com
8. 1990: SPORTY
Athletes helped this tight-fitting style take off.
Fantas-Eyes; $18; fantas-eyes.com
9. 2000: PATTERNED FRAMES
Sunglasses became a way to flaunt your personality. Cool camo? Why not!
Foster Grant, $10; fostergrant.com
10. Present: TECH ADD-ONS
UV-fighting lenses clip on to Google's wearable mini-computer.
Google Glass, $1,500; google.com