Grace Kelly wears classic round frames on a film set, 1953.
Natalie Wood frolics on the beach in a mod, bug-eyed pair, 1968.
Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn make quite the mother-daughter duo, 1992.
Jennifer Aniston keeps her small frames close at all times, 1996. You never know when you'll need them!
Jack Nicholson masters the clubmaster style, 1988.
Gregory Peck in classic aviators, 1948.
Gene Tierney lounges poolside in tortoiseshell frames, 1940.
Elizabeth Taylor is movie star glam in a huge pair of round shades, 1968.
Diane Keaton on the set of Annie Hall, 1978. Who said sunglasses had to be black?
Cher looks cool in white, 1986.
The shades make Brad Pitt's outfit, 1988.
Ben Stein poses on top of a car, 1980.
The men of 98 Degrees pose in the classic sunglasses brand, Ray-Bans, 2000.
Bob Dylan in the classic wayfarer style, 1968.
Lauren Bacall in cat-eyes and Humphrey Bogart match their shades, 1944.
Prince Charles wears classic Ray-Bans, 1994.
Audrey looks elegant as always, 1961.
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It's easy to dismiss sunglasses as an afterthought to an outfit, but we beg to differ. A pair of stylish shades can make or break a look, and these vintage photos of movie stars and celebrities are the perfect proof.
From Gregory Peck in classic aviators to Elizabeth Taylor in a pair of round, bug-eyed shades, sunglasses are a vital wardrobe asset. Click through the gallery to see who else made our list of stars who have looked sartorially fabulous in shades over the years.