When Can You Wear Sunglasses Indoors? A Guide

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I can't believe there is a need for such a story, but true—if you really think about it, the guidelines are much vaguer than one would really like. Here, the do's and don'ts of wearing dark lenses suspended in front of your eyeballs while in a human dwelling, as illustrated by 40 celebrities.

<p>Okay: while performing&nbsp;"Tous les garçons et les filles"<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"> or any other yé-yé standard.&nbsp;</span></p>
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Francoise Hardy, 1965

Okay: while performing "Tous les garçons et les filles" or any other yé-yé standard. 

<p>Not okay: while shopping. Too trying-to-obscure-my-identity-on-the-CCTV.&nbsp;</p>
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Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, 2006

Not okay: while shopping. Too trying-to-obscure-my-identity-on-the-CCTV. 

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Eva Longoria, 2016

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Jessica Alba, 2010

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Chrissy Teigen, 2016

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Elle Macpherson, 2016

<p>Okay: If you are very cool or established enough that you can do whatever TF you want.&nbsp;</p>
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Bianca Jagger, 1977

Okay: If you are very cool or established enough that you can do whatever TF you want. 

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Grace Jones, 1990

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Rihanna, 2014

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Anna Wintour, 1995

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Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, 2013

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Yoko Ono, 2015

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Madonna, 2013

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Paris Hilton, 2006

Not-as-okay: If the sunglasses are more like saucers blown in from the early aughts. Also, if the wearer herself is from the early aughts. 

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Nicky and Paris Hilton, 2007

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Lindsay Lohan, 2014

<p>Okay: If you are sitting front-row at a fashion show, because it does get so bright that it can be a bit difficult to see the clothes.&nbsp;</p>
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Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, 2011

Okay: If you are sitting front-row at a fashion show, because it does get so bright that it can be a bit difficult to see the clothes. 

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Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, 2012

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Ashley and Mary-Kate Olse, 2012

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Ruby Rose, 2012

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Kelly Osbourne, 2016

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Emily Ratajkowski, 2016

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Prince and Entourage, 2006

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Jennifer Hudson, 2016

<p>Okay: If you are arriving at somewhere (usually an airport) and you are either a celebrity attempting to avoid blindness or a civilian with gnarly under-eye circles.</p>
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Lindsay Lohan, 2012

Okay: If you are arriving at somewhere (usually an airport) and you are either a celebrity attempting to avoid blindness or a civilian with gnarly under-eye circles.

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Amal Clooney, 2015

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Gigi Hadid, 2015

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Emmy Rossum, 2015

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Chrissy Teigen, 2015

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Lady Gaga, 2015

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