Emerald Green women's cat eye glasses. Circa 1958
Cat eye glasses are a shape of women's eyewear. They have an upsweep at the outer edges where the arms (typically referred to as temples) join the frame front. They were mainly popular in the 1950s and 1960s among fashionable women and are usually associated with the Beehive hairstyle. They preceded the large bug-eye glasses of the '70s, '80s and '90s. Notable wearers of cat eye glasses include: Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Windsor, Dinah Manoff, Lisa Loeb, Mary Whitehouse, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Amy Lame, Erika Auger and Barry Humphries as Dame Edna Everage.
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