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What Makes These Sunnies So Iconic? Take a Closer Look

Square or round, rose tinted or reflective: No accessory changes with the times quite like sunglasses. But some pairs cut through all the noise. Here are a few that have proved their staying power.

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CÉLINE: The Marta

There’s something almost vintage about these ultra-thick, slightly cat-eyed sunglasses. Even the three-hinge-pin detail at the temples lends a retro vibe.

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Gucci: The Square-Frame

No one does eccentric-chic like Gucci. Case in point? This oversized ombré-glitter pair. Look closely and you’ll spot the signature interlocking Gs on each arm.

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Prada: The Heritage

First, it was the curved, baroque style. But the Italian label’s current MVP is a bit more geometric – hexagonal, to be exact.

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Ray-Ban: The Wayfarer

These quintessential sunnies have had quite the ride – from JFK in the 50s to Tom Cruise in Risky Business. Now? The iconic Wayfarers have cemented their place in our wardrobe.

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Ray-Ban: The Aviator

Not surprisingly, the Aviator was originally designed for pilots. Flash forward to Top Gun in 1986: Almost overnight, it became a must for film buffs and models-off-duty alike.

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Persol: The 649

Part Wayfarer, part Aviator, all cool factor. The 649’s steady stream of celebrity admirers suggests that its arrowhead hinges and dipped nose bridge are as in as ever.

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Tom Ford: The Miranda

You can’t walk down the street in L.A. without seeing this A-list accessory. Between the crisscross detail and cutaway lenses, it was an instant classic.

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Victoria Beckham: The Classic Victoria

These oversized aviators have been spotted on everyone – including Posh Spice herself. Bonus points if you manage to snag an especially coveted mirrored pair.

By Sophie Dodd, Staff Writer

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