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Updated on 3 May 2022 • Chelsea from Kraywoods


Sunglasses are an accessory that can play a vital role in your outfit. A pair of fashionable and trendy sunglasses can easily transform your look and elevate your style. Fashion is always on the move and so are sunglasses trends! Vintage fashion has made its way back to the runaways and the eyewear world.

Eyewear designers are reinventing vintage sunglasses styles, shapes and designs, and they're trending more than ever. Vintage sunglasses have grown so much in popularity that they're often spotted on celebrities, designers and fashion influencers. Eager to find out what the top vintage sunglasses are? If you're looking to update your wardrobe with a stylish pair of women's sunglasses or men's sunglasses, we've rounded up the 12 top vintage sunglasses in 2022:

  1. Tiny 90s Sunglasses
  2. Mirrored Lens Sunglasses
  3. Stylish Gradient Sunglasses
  4. Retro-Square Sunglasses
  5. Retro-Aviator Sunglasses
  6. Oversized Cat-Eye Sunglasses
  7. Double-Bridge Sunglasses
  8. Vintage D-Square Sunglasses
  9. Oversized Square Sunglasses
  10. Shield Sunglasses
  11. Tortoiseshell Cat-Eye Sunglasses
  12. Retro-Round Sunglasses

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What Are The Top Vintage Sunglasses in 2022?

Who doesn't want to turn back time? With fashion, anything is possible. You can turn back time in just a few basic steps. In other words, just put on your vintage sunglasses and you'll feel like you're back as a teenager. Stylish people know that sunglasses are the essence. You can go all retro or futuristic. We can make it easier for you, all you have to do is be influenced by celebrities! They know what's in-style.

If you want to know more about their fashion other than sunglasses, you can check out our previous blog: "Celebrity Fashion Trends in 2022." But for now, we're sticking with accessories. Now tell us, do you dare to leave your house without a designer sunglasses in 2022? Have a look at what's in.

1. Tiny 90s Sunglasses

The first vintage sunglasses on the list are taken from the 90s. The slim and tiny frames are rapidly getting more fan followers from years to years. Many celebrities like Kendall, the Hadid sisters, and RiRi love to wear them on any occasion and casually; they also added them to their wardrobe.

Many people say that these tiny and slim vintage sunglasses do not protect their eyes from the sun, but many love to wear these stylish skinny sunglasses for their high-fashion. You can rock our small vintage round Magnolia sunglasses for this look!

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2. Mirrored Lens Sunglasses

The other most wanted retro sunglasses in the market are the mirrored lens ones. Are they trendy sunglasses? Of course! These vintage mirrored frames can give you a new taste of fashion. These best vintage sunglasses are flashy and quite funky. In addition, people can see their reflection while they talk to you thanks to your mirrored lenses. We're basically describing a round pair that is perfect for you. Mirrored lens sunglasses are classy and stylish at the same time. You can opt for the Groove Sunglasses for a true vintage style look!

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3. Stylish Gradient Tint Sunglasses

Our third choice is musically inspired. These stylish colour-tinted vintage sunglasses are one of the biggest sunglasses trends in 2022. You can pick your favourite rainbow of pastel colour options. In these days, light blue, sunshine yellow, pink, and burnt orange are the most wanted colours for best vintage eyewear.

Moreover, these stylish colour-tinted sunglasses are not going to offer you much protection from the sun. But, you can keep them in your collection of best vintage sunglasses for any of your spring outfits. Many celebrities like Selena Gomez and John Lennon have all worn vintage round colour-tinted frames. You can rock our Lennon sunglasses with purple gradient tint lenses or the Hazel sunglasses with brown gradient lenses for this on-trend vintage look!

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4. Retro-Square Sunglasses

The 90's fashion trend influenced these best vintage sunglasses as retro-square and rectangular shaped sunglasses. It's quite funny how you thought old things can become outdated. These popular vintage-inspired sunglasses has become any fashionable person's favourite.

These two-tone retro square shaped specs are the perfect pick for hot summer days. They are also practical, trendy and give full protection from the sun. You can sport the Oxford sunglasses for this fashionable retro look!

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Another one of our vintage style retro-square picks is the Carter sunglasses. These squared retro sunglasses with winged edges are designed with an alluring tortoise frame, keyhole bridge and slim Burl Wood arms. They fuse a classic silhouette with retro details for a fashionable look that is contemporary and versatile. Featuring the classic retro green lenses, these best vintage sunglasses combine premium craftsmanship with vintage design elements for an upscale look, flawless comfort and protection from the sun.

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5. Retro-Aviator Sunglasses

The revamped aviator sunglasses are the most wanted accessory for both men and women in summer. You'll guarantee a full eye protection from the sun. People love to wear aviator-style vintage sunglasses for modern styles in classic and oversize options.

For a pair of vintage-inspired aviator sunglasses, you can go for the Ash sunglasses. They are handmade with wood and equipped with gradient lenses.

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Combining vintage inspired design elements and colours, our second pick of aviators is the Runner sunglasses. Designed with an alluring tortoise double-bridge frame and classic green lenses, these aviators as part of best vintage eyewear with retro appeal will give your day a dose of vintage and promise all-day comfort and protection from the sun.

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6. Oversized Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Our next choice is strictly for the ladies. Our apologies gentlemen, you know how things get once we talk about cat-eye frames. Since this year is all about going big, we're looking more into the oversized cat-eye sunglasses. The former can and will draw more attention to you.

Round or oval-shaped oversized cat-eye sunglasses are perfect for those who have an angular face. The winged cat-eye shape vintage sunglasses looks great to square or triangle faces to balance wide jawlines. You can rock our Willow sunglasses made from Bamboo for an alluring cat-eye look should you wish to go for the best vintage eyewear look!

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For another take on best retro sunglasses, you can still opt for cat eye sunglasses but with a special twist. In case you haven't figured out, oversized sunglasses like the Audrey Sunglasses will make a great addition to your vintage sunglasses collection.

These best vintage eyewear are designed with bold translucent pink acetate and alluring walnut wood temples that can help you channel your inner diva. In addition, these playful vintage sunglasses feature amber polarized lenses that boast a unique silhouette along with angled lines and a luxurious finish.

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7. Double-Bridge Sunglasses

The comeback of double-bridge sunglasses is one of the biggest trends in 2022. The perfect vintage-inspired double-bridge sunglasses with gold metal frames are the first choices for men.

You can find them in two geometric shapes: round sunglasses or square sunglasses. As long as it suits your face shape best. Our Aspen Gold sunglasses are the perfect pair for this in-fashion look of best retro sungl!

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8. Vintage D-Square Sunglasses

Do you want to know a little fact? the D-square frame shape originated in the 80's. They have stayed on trend ever since. D-square sunglasses are quite unique as they're a combination of your standard square shape with winged edges. Compatable for best vintage eyewear list.

The Sienna sunglasses featuring metallic top brow bar are perfectly designed for a retro look. The matte black frame and bamboo temples make for a pair of unique vintage sunglasses!

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9. Oversized Square Sunglasses

If you rock a pair of oversized square sunglasses in perfect shape, you'll look like you're straight out of a 70s or 80s vintage vogue magazine. Inspired by the likes of famous Hollywood celebrities, square sunglasses are the perfect accessory to nail that for a vintage fashion look with best vintage eyewear.

Square sunglasses are known as the big plastic frames from the '70s. But, you might ask yourself how can you make it more modern? We'll give you a hint and we want you to think BIG! Just go oversized! The Ava Sunglasses are a recreation of exactly that! Featuring a thick round frame made from luxurious ebony wood and accentuated with bold black acetate, these vintage sunglasses were made for a vintage fashion look!

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10. Shield Sunglasses

One of our top vintage sunglasses choices of the day are the most current design as trending sunglasses in 2022. We're talking about oversized sunglasses, or our Shade sunglasses as we like to call them.

The flat top shield vintage sunglasses will help you elevate your outfits and give you an old-school vibe. The angular details of these flat top sunglasses are perfect for both men and women. Often oversized, the best retro sunglasses are a favourite accessory for many celebrities. You can sport them for a retro yet fashion-forward look!

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11. Tortoiseshell Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Our next pair of vintage sunglasses pick is all about the tortoiseshell colour sunglasses. They were one of the leading trends in 2020 for men. And, they happen to continue for women this year. Smokey or whiskey, dark tortoiseshell coloured sunglasses are a perfect match for you if you're looking for best vintage eyewear to wear something different.

The orange tortoise shades sunglasses will make you look more stylish and bold than ever. They radiate with orange hues and will brighten any look and mood immediately. The proper outfit with these horn-rimmed sunglasses will make you different from others. These bright retro sunglasses aren't just helping you hide your tired eyes but also protect your eyes from the sun at the same time.

For this best vintage sunglasses look, you can rock the Stella sunglasses combining a tortoise frame and bamboo temples for an extra sophisticated touch!

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12. Coloured Retro-Round Sunglasses

Our last pick for the top vintage sunglasses of the year is once again all about coloured frames. These best retro sunglasses will allow you to channel a vintage look on every level: design, colour and shape!

We present to you the Jazz sunglasses, a trendy pair of retro-round sunglasses designed with a translucent brown frame, a keyhole nose bridge and slimline wooden arms for an irresistible throwback finish. Featuring amber coloured lenses, these fun and bold vintage sunglasses will add a retro flair to any look and shade your eyes from the sun with a dose of vintage fashion.

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Our final pair of vintage sunglasses is also similar to the round sunglasses mentioned before but a different take on it. Since you're playing with coloured round sunglasses, you might find the colour that speaks to you most. These vintage sunglasses have made it to the list of best vintage eyewear. They will certainly help make you look cooler in front of your friends. One look at the Flash Sunglasses and the rest becomes history.

These best retro sunglasses are designed with smooth translucent blue acetate and ebony wood temples for a perfect piece to create a simple, versatile and retro look. The round sunglasses have a standout keyhole bridge featuring gradient grey polarized lenses as well to give off the vintage sunglasses feeling.

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Celebrity Style of Vintage Sunglasses

We take inspiration from celebrities all the time, whether dead or alive. Many well-known actors, musicians and even people in history have stood out because of their fashion sense and their right use of vintage sunglasses. So, if we're looking to take a drip down memory lane. There are many people that come to mind that have owned the best retro sunglasses in fashion that truly live on to this day.

  1. John Lennon: Who can forget the iconic style of musician John Lennon that engraved his words, music and fashion sense in the world forever. The Lennon vintage sunglasses live on to this day from the 1970s.
  2. JFK: It's truly fascinating how 3 letters can have you remember a person in time and all the amazing things they did in the past. Former president Kennedy loved looking his best at all times. His vintage sunglasses or wayfarers was one of the most iconic frames ever to have crossed a presidential face. The Challenger vintage sunglasses are a close replicas to that of JFK.
  3.  Steven McQueen: The American actor not only had great talent to make it to the screens but had a good taste in wearing some of the best vintage eyewear like the Fog vintage sunglasses. The aviator sunglasses McQueen wore may have been 50 years old but they're still ranking first when it comes to vintage sunglasses.

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Now that we narrowed down our list of top vintage sunglasses for 2022, it's time for you to update your wardrobe! With retro-inspired shapes and colours of best vintage eyewear recreated by brands in their new collections, you can't go wrong in finding the perfect pair of vintage sunglasses for you! To find out what to look for when buying your next pair of retro sunglasses, you can read the ultimate guide on how to choose the best sunglasses on our blog!

By Rachad Kabbara