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15 best cheap sunglasses of 2021 that look expensive

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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 cheap 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.

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Cheap sunglasses for women

See Me Now Brown Tortoise Sunglasses

These oversized tortoise sunglasses seriously bring the drama. Plus, with frames measuring six inches wide, those harsh sun rays will easily be kept away.

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.

Rectangular Tinted Sunglasses

Every cool Gen Zer you know is rocking teeny tiny sunglasses right now. These frames from Forever 21 are a super affordable way to get in on the trend.

Sungait Vintage Round Sunglasses

Add a pop of color to your sunglasses collection with Amazon's bestselling sunglasses. Available in 20 different colorways, this pair has almost 25,000 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 7,000 verified five-star Amazon reviews and available in a bunch of mirrors lends colors including blue, pink and silver. But if that's not your style, they also come in 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.

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.

Knockaround Polarized Glossy Sangria Sunglasses

Go for bold with these pink frames which feature rose gold mirrored lenses. They're polarized and have a near-perfect 4.9-star rating on their website with over 200 reviews.

Cheap sunglasses for men

Sungait Ultra Lightweight Rectangular Polarized Sunglasses

These polarized men's sunglasses are Amazon's top-selling men's sports sunglasses with over 18,800 verified five-star ratings. They're made with a lightweight alloy metal frame and come in a variety of different colors.

Privé Revaux The Commando 60mm Aviator Sunglasses

If you're looking for something a little bit more edgy and fun for the summer, consider The Commando aviator sunglasses by Privé Revaux. They feature flashy mirrored lenses to make you stand out from the crowd and add some sass to your look.

Old Navy Men's Square-Shaped Sunglasses

Looking for something simple? Go for these classic square-shaped sunglasses from Old Navy. The black shades have rave reviews with a 4.5-star rating on the brand's site.

Quay Blueprint Polarized Sunglasses

Quay Australia offers a variety of sunglasses for both men and women, but we especially love the Blueprint sunglasses for their unique shape. The sleek frame includes metal detailing and polarized lenses.

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.

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% 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 11 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 10,500 verified reviews on Amazon and are available in over 15 colors.

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