Agree or not, the tinsel town of Bollywood is the biggest trendsetter when it comes to fashion. It has singlehandedly provided oodles of fashion inspiration and passed it on from one era to another. One such accessorial trend that the B-town has blessed us is the good’ol sunglasses!
Yep, sunglasses were one of the essential accessories that elevated the look of our divas and dapper men instantly. Right from the ‘80s and ‘90s to your recent 2020s, these chic accessory has gone through a major transformation. While some of them are back in the trend, some remain just in our memories.
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So here it is, the evolution of the most important summer-time accessory, sunglasses- the Bollywood way!
THE RETRO ERA
Thanks to our evergreen divas Rekha and Sridevi, large butterfly-shaped sunnies were a raging trend back then…
Veterans like Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, and Dharmendra swept us with their charming looks donning geometrically shaped sunnies and tinted aviators. Man, what an era to be in!
THE RAGING 2000s
THE BROAD SQUARES
Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan showed us how to rock the shield and square sunnies like a bawse!
Throwback to the times when Sallu, Karisma Kapoor and Bobby Deol flaunted those reflectors. Yeah, they made quite a comeback!
You would be lying if you tell us you didn’t want to own this beauty!
Well, many of these above sunglasses made a comeback to the fashion circuit but not without a twist. While some returned in their old glory, others came back with an elevated version of themselves.
CURRENTLY ON THE TREND CHARTS…
The modes millennial B-town bridge brought back the good’ol retro vibes by sporting a classic aviator look. PeeCee took the vintage galore a notch higher while boys, Shahid Kapoor and Vicky Kaushal showed us some old school style.
MICRO AND MIRROR
Apart from B-town's stylish divas Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Priyanka Chopra, and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Bollywood's dapper men Ranveer and Vicky have mastered the art of rocking these millennial mini glasses as well. Take a look:
MAKE WAY FOR WAYFARERS
Nothing that a pair of classy wayfarers cannot elevate. Shahid Kapoor, Kartik Aaryan and sisters Lolo and Bebo rocking the wayfarers like nobody’s business!
GEEK GODS AND GODESSES
Allow us to present to you Bollywood's Geek gods and goddesses.
There's some sexy nerdy vibes around the geek glasses, isn't it?
CHIC CAT EYES
Over time, PeeCee has shown us her love for chic cat eyes and we are not complaining.
Joining the bandwagon, we have Bebo and Lolo and Baba current rocking this raging trend.
IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES
Slaying chunky and oversized sunglasses is a piece of art and trust our style mavens to show us how it’s done.
SET OUR HEART OUT
New glares, who dis?
Tenu Kala Chashma Jatchda Hai!
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