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20 shopper-loved sunglasses that look and feel expensive — but won't break the bank

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Many of us wear sunglasses year-round, but sun-blocking shades are especially popular during the summertime. There is no shortage of expensive, high-end options on the market, but you don't have to splurge to score a pair of cute, trendy sunglasses.

Whether you're looking for sunglasses that are polarized or a stylish option to match your favorite summer dress, we found plenty of wallet-friendly options for women and men. Ahead, shop affordable picks you'll wear long beyond summer, including cat-eye sunglasses, classic aviators and more.

Cheap sunglasses for women

Vans Street Ready Sunglasses

A cat-eye silhouette will make anyone look effortlessly cool, but translucent frames bring a breath of fresh air to the classic sunglass trend.

Sungait Vintage Round Sunglasses

Add a pop of color to your sunglasses collection with one of Amazon's bestselling sunglasses. Available in 20 different colorways, this pair has almost 35,000 verified five-star ratings. The stylish design features round lenses and a keyhole nose bridge in addition to a lightweight frame so you can comfortably wear these all day long.

Sojos Polarized Round Mirror Sunglasses

These polarized sunglasses have over 10,000 verified five-star Amazon reviews and available in a bunch of mirrors lens colors including blue, pink and silver. But if that's not your style, they also come in classic black and gray lenses.

Privé Revaux The Hepburn Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Pair these timeless cat-eye sunnies your favorite summer dress or top for a stylish look. The chic sunglasses are polarized and come in five colorways including tortoise and black.

Wild Fable Rectangle Sunglasses

These stylish rectangle lenses "go with everything," according to one reviewer. A budget-friendly pick from Target, the rectangle shape is very trendy right now.

Free People Watty Polarized Round Sunglasses

These trendy, turtle-design sunglasses have polarized and scratch-resistant lenses, meaning you can wear them for any and all of your outdoor adventures.

I-SEA Canyon Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Combine a colorful pattern with cat-eye lenses with this pair from Anthropologie. "Nice and lightweight," this pair is perfect for summer, or for pairing with darker fall tones.

Oakley Eye Jacket Redux Shift Sunglasses

Called "prism jade," these lens work to optimize your vision to provide the best color and bang for your buck. Now on sale, these frames from Oakley are a great pair for active individuals.

Quay All In Mini Aviator Sunglasses

Quay Australia's All In Mini sunglasses are classic aviators that feature a smaller lens and a stylish twist: gold hardware and sleek, gradient lenses.

Ray-Ban Unisex Frank Polarized Sunglasses

Shop these Ray-Ban sunnies that are currently on sale. The polarized glasses come with a case, and reviewers note how the "size and shape are perfect."

Cheap sunglasses for men

Sungait Ultra Lightweight Rectangular Polarized Sunglasses

These polarized men's sunglasses are one of Amazon's top-selling men's sports sunglasses with over 26,000 verified five-star ratings. They're made with a lightweight alloy metal frame and come in a variety of different colors.

Original Use Men's Square Tortoise Shell Sunglasses

These budget-friendly and stylish pick from Target are perfect for days by the pool, shopping or everyday activities. Reviewers love them because "they look like I paid $100."

Faguma Sports Polarized Sunglasses

Love to golf or spend hours on the boat fishing? These are the sunglasses you need. The Faguma Sports Polarized Sunglasses offer 100 percent UV protection, are lightweight and ideal for a variety of different activities like cycling, running, fishing, climbing and more. Plus, they're less than $20 and come in over a dozen different colors.

Luenx Aviator Sunglasses

You can't go wrong with a classic pair of aviators. These wallet-friendly sunnies boast polarized, shatterproof, high-definition lenses for under $20. They also have over 17,000 verified reviews on Amazon and are available in 15 colors.

All in Motion Men's Shield Sunglasses

Optimized to block light, these sunglasses from Target were crafted with everyday wear in mind, however can be used for skiing, snowboarding and outdoor activities where the sun could be a distraction. One reviewer described them as "comfortable, stylish and high-performance," as if you needed another reason to purchase this pair.

Ottoto Jennings Lenses

Save over 50 percent on these prescription lenses, which give all of the poindexter vibes if there was a version that lounged on the beach. Reviewers are "happy, finally," with a prescription pair that can be worn both indoors and outdoors and are very much "worth the wait."

Wiley X Saber Advanced Sunglasses

Meant to be worn while hunting, fishing or while at the range, these sunglasses offer protection thanks to scratch-resistant, UV-protected and durable lenses. One reviewer has been wearing them for "12 years," and is on their "second pair," further proving how trustworthy these sunglasses are.

Sunski Dipsea Sunglasses

These bestselling sunglasses are named after a popular San Francisco hiking trail and offer an updated take on a classic round shape. The polarized shades are made with recycled plastic and include a lifetime warranty. You can snag these in many different colors including tortoise and frosted white.

Ray-Ban Men's Aviator

Talk to us, Goose! If you want to rock authentic Ray-Bans without breaking the bank, check Sunglass Hut's deal on frames like these, which will have you raving about how "comfortable" they are, just like other reviewers.

Oakley Chainlink Black Ink Sunglasses

This neutral pair from Oakley is not only on sale right now, but it serves as a lightweight pair that can easily transition from everyday to active, more extensive wear, meaning you don't have to keep multiple pairs on deck.

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