The look of 2018? Why we're into teeny, tiny sunglasses
The tiny sunglasses trend has been percolating for some time - but it just got a major push from none other than Kanye West
Last week, a funny little story - the very kind the interwebs loves to eat up - circulated about Kanye West sending an email to wife Kim Kardashian telling her to stop wearing oversized sunglasses. The exchange, relayed by Kim on an episode of KUWTK to sister Kourtney and BFF Jonathan Cheban revealed that the shades Kim was wearing (tiny, if you must ask) were picked out by Yeezy. "He sent me a whole email like, 'You cannot wear big glasses anymore. It's all about tiny little glasses,'" she said. Furthermore, it seems he was generous enough to even create a moodboard for his wife. "He sent me like, millions of '90s photos with tiny little glasses like this."
Of course, it's not the first time Kanye has called time on his wife's wardrobe and we're guessing it won't be the last. But the amusing anecdote does point to something far bigger than the Kardashians - the prevalence of the micro sunglasses trend. While not an entirely new look per se, celeb devotees along the lines of Rihanna, Bella Hadid (a serious repeat offender), Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Selena Gomez, Leandra Medine and co. have been spruiking the '90s and early aughts look for the better part of the last 12 months.
While mini shades are a risky, oddly futuristic-yet-retro throwback to the Matrix-era, it's a look that's seriously growing on us - and judging by the 2017 top-seller's - we're not alone. Last seen on the Prada and Balenciaga catwalks (both worthy barometers for what will be the next It-items), we're predicting tiny shades will take off big-time in 2018.
From the micro to the more wearable cat's eye version, click through our gallery above to see how they're being worn on and off the runway.
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