All the retro sunglasses I have my eye on

The 'tiny sunglasses' moment has peaked. Luckily, this retro sunglasses trend is here to take over.

For every fashion flash-in-the-pan, there's the antithesis. As minuscule, 1990s-esque sunglasses threatened to dominate forever, people have begun to hark back to the 1970s for inspiration.

To replace those Matrix-style mini shades, chunky acetate frames in tortoiseshell and black are coming to the forefront.

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Not only is the perennial Aviator basking in the spotlight once again, so too are thick, square styles and tinted lenses: giving off retro 'Charlies Angels' vibes quicker than you can say UV protection.

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It's good news for thrifty shoppers: consignment stores, not to mention eBay, are generally flush with this form of throwback accessory. When searching online, keep your eyes peeled for second-hand offerings from Tom Ford, Gucci, Prada, Tod's and Pucci – all brands who have had a long-standing love affair with seventies-style sunnies.

In the meantime, shop these 11 styles right now: 

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Square Sunglasses by Tiffany, €350 from BrownThomas.com

PO3195S, €153 from Persol.com

Fine Aviator Sunglasses by Victoria Beckham, €259.37 from ShadeStation.com

Brown Oversize Sunglasses, €16 from Debenhams.ie

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Retro-style Sunglasses, €19.99 from Mango.com

Tortoiseshell Sunglasses by Gucci, €309 from NetAPorter.com

Bvlgari Sunglasses, €208 from Sunglasses.ie

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Quay Australia x J Lo Aviators, €62.21 from ASOS.com

Square Resin Sunglasses, €17.95 from ZARA.com

Nuance Sunglasses by Dior, €250 from BrownThomas.com

Clarke Oversize Sunglasses by Kaleos, €195 from NetAPorter.com

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