Here’s a trend none of us expected to be coming back anytime soon – tiny sunglasses! Straight out of the ‘90s, this sunglass trend is something we have been seeing splashed all across our social media feeds. Do these tiny sunglasses take you back to the time when you’d get such a pair of shades for free with every bottle of Bournvita you’d buy? The real question is, will you succumb to the pressure or will you stick to the classics?
Whenever a trend takes over the runway, one can’t be sure of how well it will translate into real life. Perhaps, one of the reasons why “Micro-shades” are gaining momentum is because they are being worn by celebrities and social-media icons. Rihanna, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, and Bella Hadid – they’re all sporting these tiny frames. Anything they do is closely monitored and imitated by their massive fan-followings.
One surefire way to know whether a trend truly is sticking around is when you see it pop up in K-Pop music videos or on the streets of Harajuku, Japan. If you see any trend you don’t particularly like in either of those realms, you’ll automatically know that it won’t be the last you see of it.
Kanye West has even gone on to declare that bigger frames are out and that his wife, Kim Kardashian, is to only sport these ‘Matrix’-inspired sunglasses. They also happen to have Rihanna’s stamp of approval and she’s been seen on several different occasions wearing many different versions of these sunglasses.
Rihanna’s Ocean’s 8 co-stars, Mindy Kaling and Anne Hathaway, however, have expressed their distaste for this trend. Kaling opined that “we will regret this tiny sunglasses look” with Anne Hathaway chiming in that she would “sit this one out” with her.
Ultimately, in all its divisive glory, it’s up to you. Whether you use tiny sunglasses to your advantage as a fun little accent to your outfit or you steer clear of them because of their lack of functionality and general impracticality, it’s your call and your decision.