Elle Fanning Ditched The Tiny-Sunglasses Trend For This Retro Silhouette (& You’ll Want To Follow Suit)

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Elle Fanning isn't messing around at the Cannes 2019 Film Festival. As the youngest judge in the history of the fest, the 21-year-old is proving her age poses no barrier in her ability to nail elevated looks on the red carpet. Captivating fashion devotees near and far with ensembles ranging haute couture to statement suiting, the actor gracefully cemented herself as a bonafide style icon throughout the 10-day affair. Opting for florals, pinks, and lots of tulle, the Teen Spirit star repeatedly served sophisticated charm, while Elle Fanning's sunglasses lent a touch of retro flair to her overall aesthetic.

On Thurs., Fanning was seen leaving Hotel Martinez dressed in a soft knit look in her go-to pale pink hue. Finishing the outfit with mules and a matching handbag, her square-framed shades were a notable departure from tiny sunglasses that have taken over in recent years.

With '90s-inspired eyewear quickly shifting from a daring, offbeat pick to a go-to staple, it was only a matter of time before oversized shades made a comeback. And while models and influencers haven't ditched Matrix-esque shades completely, it's clear that boxy, retro styles are in for spring.

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Alongside Fanning's oversized square-shaped frames, the actor opted for a gradient finish that meshed well with her dreamy pink look. The transparent, dual-toned lenses have received a sign off from tastemakers such as Bella Hadid, bringing to mind ombré sunglasses of the early 2000s. But Fanning's boxy style is a certified-retro pick, coinciding seamlessly with the actor's classic flair.

While futuristic shielded frames and aviators remain a sound option for the season, why not add a romantic, Elle-inspired touch to your spring lineup? They guarantee a chilled-out quality that channels the ultra-cool feel of the '70s — so kick back, relax, and shop the actor-approved style, below.

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