Emerald Green women's cat eye glasses. Circa 1958
Cat eye glasses are a form of women's eyewear. They are horn-rimmed glasses with flared outer edges where the arms join the frame. 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, and Barry Humphries as Dame Edna Everage.
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