Shades and Superstars – Iconic Movie Sunglasses Moments


In most films there’s usually an item of clothing or an accessory that helps actors and actresses to gain a signature style, making their on-screen character more familiar to their audience. Whether that’s the ‘man bag’ that Alan carries around in The Hangover or the iconic sunglasses that Audrey Hepburn wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, film stars choose to wear sunglasses to single out their unique and individual appearance.

There are many film stars that have sported different styles of sunglasses and when you watch them wearing the same sunglasses time and time again, their character becomes much more memorable.

Take a look at these iconic sunglasses moments and see if any of the characters spring to mind:

Daniel Craig as James Bond


It’s fair to say that James Bond wouldn’t have achieved such iconic status in the film world if it wasn’t for his trademark dark aviator sunglasses. As the most recent actor to play James Bond, Daniel Craig sported a classic pair of shining aviators to add to his smooth and very well groomed appearance and it’s a certainty that he wouldn’t be as attractive without them!

Will Smith in Men in Black


In the battle of the iconic movie sunglasses moments, it’s clear that Will Smith’s thick black sunglasses would win hands down. Teamed with his tailored black suit there’s no doubt that his iconic film star look is super cool and will never be forgotten.

Tom Cruise in Top Gun


All pilots need a tip top pair of sunglasses to complete their overall look and despite Tom Cruise wearing them in the film Top Gear; he has also made it more of a regular occurrence and has worn similar pairs of the Rayban Aviators in other films and during his spare time off set!

Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City 2


If any woman can work it in mirrored sunglasses, it’s Carrie Bradshaw. The Sex and The City moment where she struts her stuff in the white dress and mirrored sunglasses is an iconic film moment for sure and is one that all Carrie fans will never forget!

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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Despite this film being one of the more vintage film classics, Audrey Hepburn helped to bring oversized, retro sunglasses back into fashion and because of her role in the film, they still remain a stylish sunglasses option for people today.

Whether you are looking to update your eyewear or you simply want some new prescription sunglasses, there are plenty of options that will help you to reveal your inner superstar.