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Everyone from Bella Hadid to Lady Gaga has been keeping the micro-sunglass trend going strong.

Claudia Fisher
June 10, 2018

When you think of “The Matrix,” do you ever think, “Wow, I wish those no-nonsense micro sunglasses Keanu Reeves is wearing were socially acceptable for me to wear today”?

Lucky for you, every celebrity from Bella and Gigi Hadid to Lady Gaga has been rocking an updated version of the sleek, geometric ‘90s shades for months now — with no sign of slowing down.

It's almost as if the Hadid sisters will only be seen in this trend, in fact, showcasing a variety of brands and nuances in line with the "Matrix" aesthetic.

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If “sunglass creator to the stars” were a title anyone ever used, Poppy Lissiman would have it. Lissiman, a 29-year-old designer from Australia, has created styles that are frequently spotted on notable celebrities out and about town, the Hadids, of course, included. 

Lissiman told Travel  + Leisure that, in addition to inspiring her Le Skinny style, "The Matrix" is behind a newer style, inspired by the character Morpheus.

Lissiman said she finds inspiration for new styles "all over the place." 

"I designed a pair which were inspired by a makeup look I saw on instagram, the shape of eyeshadow on the model’s eyes gave me an idea for a shape I hadn’t seen before," she added.

Even though micro sunglasses started gaining visibility last season, Lissiman said she predicts the tiny sunglass boom will last. "I think the micro trend is still going to be around for at least another few seasons," she said. "We’ve seen no wane in sales in these styles; if anything it's only getting more popular at the moment."

While the connection between fashion and “The Matrix” may have been unexpected at first, the Instagram accounts of supermodels and celebrities have helped to propel the micro-sunglass trend into mainstream consciousness.

If you want to get in on the revamped '90s look, here are some of T+L’s favorite styles of micro sunglasses. If tiny sunglasses still aren't for you, check out some of Poppy Lissiman's larger-framed sunglass styles.

Poppy Lissiman

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This micro look as been seen on countless celebrities, and the brand just released a new, retro-futuristic iteration called Skinny Demon.

To buy Skinny Demon: $115 in various colors from poppylissiman.com.

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To buy Le Skinny: $105 in various colors from poppylissiman.com.

Illesteva

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Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid have both been photographed in Illesteva's micro cat-eye sunglasses, Marienne.

To buy: $190 in various colors on saksfifthavenue.com, intermix.com, and revolve.com.

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To buy: $230 in various colors on saksfifthavenue.com, revolve.com, and net-a-porter.com.

Gigi Hadid for Vogue Eyewear

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Gigi Hadid parntered with Vogue Eyewear to bring you styles she and her A-list peers love. She told T+L they were inspired by two celebrities in particular: Rihanna and her mom, former model Yolanda Hadid. "Rihanna inspires me being more edgy and bold while I look up at my mom for being so classic and simple, yet chic at the same time," she said.

To buy: $140 in four colors from sunglasshut.com.

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To buy: $140 in three colors from sunglasshut.com.

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