The 70's are Back: Retro Aviators

History has a way of repeating itself, especially in fashion. Skinny jeans, clogs, crop tops have all made a comeback. It's not just in clothing that we see this recurring theme, but also in our accessories. Take a look at the aviators that are showing up all over the runways - it's clear to see that whether they are plastic or metal, the trend is back.

Not only are they stylish, but they are also practical. Worn by pilots (who can forget Top Gun?) because the lense attempts to cover the entire area surrounding the eye and prevent as much light as possible. Also, if you've ever been unfortunately pulled over, you've probably noticed police officers wear them because they cancel out the glare. No wonder they caught you speeding! So now you can feel good about your fashion choice.

Michael Kors "Medina" plastic sunglasses

Von Zipper "Hoss" acetate sunglasses

Carrera Vintage "Campion" plastic sunglasses

Victoria Beckham Eyewear "Grill" aviator sunglasses 

 D&G Dolce and Gabbana "DD3026 502/73"

 ChloĆ© Aviator sunglasses with red leather trim

 Oliver Peoples "Elsie" aviator sunglasses

 Gucci metal aviator sunglasses

 Balenciaga "BAL0067/s" plastic aviators

 Ray-Ban "Classic" aviator sunglasses
 Marc by Marc Jacobs "Resin" aviator sunglasses

 Diane Von Furstenberg semi rimless aviator sunglasses

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  1. AnonymousJuly 08, 2010

    Funny you forgot to mention the following from Oliver-Peoples:
    - Patten
    - Benedict
    - Victory
    - Pryce


  2. @Dominique, it's not obligatory to include every single aviator shade ever made, she did include one Oliver Peoples style, which is more then enough, so I don't quite see how the lack of four other styles constitutes "Funny" - it's clearly not a definitive list, it's just a few of what is available at the moment in 70's style, as she mentioned.

  3. AnonymousJuly 08, 2010

    Can't wait to get me some aviators!

  4. AnonymousJuly 08, 2010

    Sorry I sounded rude!

    I mentioned the following models as they're ultra popular models available from OP. Victory 55 fetch crazy prices on ebay! Maybe not as retro, but definitely popular!




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