NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - From model Bella Hadid to Sean Diddy Combs and Kylie Jenner, you may have noticed that tiny sunglasses are big right now.
Fashion expert Jacqui Stafford said the micro shades are one of the hottest trends for summer. micro shades are one of the hottest-selling items at LuxEye Optical in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Tony Xu, an optician, said a lot of patrons are asking for "cat's eye" sunglasses.
The 1990s-inspired look may work for actresses like Millie Bobbie Brown and singer Rihanna, but not everyone is feeling it. Actress Mindy Kaling posted on Twitter, "I think we will regret this tiny sunglass look." The tweet got 105,000 likes and 17,000 retweets.
One person mocking the look replied with a picture of the Olsen twins and, "It's official, society will never learn from the past!"
While they might be the latest trend, small sunglasses are not the best choice when it comes to protecting your eyes.
Dr. Robert Cykiert, clinical associate professor of ophthalmology at NYU Medical Center, said that larger sunglasses better protect your eyes from UV light. If your glasses are too small, some UV light leaks around the glasses and gets into your eyes, he said.
Even though it is fashion-forward, just remember they may not be right for you. Stafford said that small shades aren't very flattering if you have a big, round face. She said the wearer should have a structured face shape.
If the tiny frames aren't for you, then maybe a bigger cat's frame will be perfectly acceptable heading into the summer season.