The sun is shining bright nowadays — both literally and figuratively. With a post-vaccine summer glistening on the horizon comes the promise of
beach days, park picnics, and backyard BBQs all set to the tune of Lorde’s new jam, “Solar Power”. We’ve got ourselves covered with everything from the best long sundresses to beach umbrellas and editor-approved SPF. Now it’s time to pick some new sunnies that will shade our eyes on these ray-filled days, but it turns out we’re just a hair over-budget after splurging on all of the aforementioned warm-weather goodies. Luckily, we happen to know a certain dot-com destination that’s a veritable treasure trove for inexpensive, Insta-ready accessories: Amazon.
We’re no strangers to Amazon’s surprisingly cool eyewear offerings — our editors have previously bulk-bought trendy throwback styles and earned plentiful IRL compliments on wire-rimmed blue-light-blocking
specs. Whether you’re after an oversized frame or a classic cat-eye pair, Amazon is a proven goldmine for sunglasses that won’t break the bank — but may break the internet when you wear them in that selfie. Scroll forth into our roundup of the best under-$25 pairs of sunglasses that Amazon has to offer. (PSA: Don’t forget to read the fine print and make sure the sunnies you choose are protective enough for your needs.)
Welcome to Hype Machine, our hit-list of the top reviewed products across the web — according to a crowd of die-hard shoppers. Call this your 4-star & up only club, with entry granted by our devoted-to-the-goods shop editors.
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These cool-girl rectangular sunglasses in this bright red scream hot girl summer in the best way — our shopping writer Emily thought so when she was drawn to BUTABY Rectangle Sunglasses
purchase three pairs.
The Hype: 4.6 out of 5 stars and 8,187 reviews
What They Are Saying: “I can’t remember why or how I landed on this particular pair, but when I got there, I couldn’t resist what I saw: a gently rectangular and vaguely nostalgic silhouette that’s equal parts ’90s supermodel and 2021 hot girl.” – Emily Ruane
Shop Butaby BUTABY Red Rectangle Sunglasses, $, available at Amazon
SOJOS Small Square Polarized Sunglasses
These sunnies are a great wear-with-everything pair. The classic gold frames and the deeply polarized lenses are reminiscent of a more expensive designer pair.
The Hype: 4.4 out of 5 stars and 17,594 reviews
What They Are Saying: “These are always a five-star product. I’m a repeat customer. I really like Sojos sunglasses because they are sturdy, fashionable, cool, well made, and of great quality. I get a lot of compliments every time I wear them. The mirror ones are my favorite. Good sun protection. I’ll keep buying more for sure.” – princesita
Shop Sojos Sojos Small Square Polarized Sunglasses Polygon Mirrored Lens, $, available at Amazon
Mosanana Square Cat Eye Sunglasses
Stand out from the pack with this pair of translucent ‘square’ cat-eye sunnies. If you are into a more angular look, this is for you.
The Hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars and 6,094 reviews “I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE!! These are by far the best sunglasses I’ve purchased on Amazon! They are extremely sturdy and ARE UV protected. For some reason, I had been having the issue of buying glasses on amazon that said they were UV protected, and when I’d step outside id immediately get pain in my eyes and a headache, but with these, I don’t!! Definitely recommended!!!!” – Ariana What They Are Saying:
Shop Mosanana Mosanana Mosanana Square Cat Eye Sunglasses for Women Trendy Style Model-SHINE, $, available at Amazon
Kaliyadi Unisex Polarized Sunglasses
Buy this pair to go head to head with your long-lost favorites. They are simple and universal, so a wide variety of people can rock these confidently.
The Hype: 4.6 out of 5 stars and 2,703 reviews
What They Are Saying: “I lost my glasses and instead of buying new expensive ones I thought I would give [these] a try. These glasses are great. I got the ones with green lenses. Just try them! And my eyes feel well protected on a sunny day. Not sure how they will be after a month of usage. I would love for them to feel a bit heavier and more stable.” – Lore
Shop Kaliyadi Kaliyadi Unisex Polarized Sunglasses Stylish Sun Glasses for Men and Women Color Mirror Lens Multi Pack Options, $, available at Amazon
SOJOS Classic Aviator Sunglasses
Pink isn’t only for Wednesdays with these cuties. Spice up a classic aviator with rose-colored lenses, and your world will look a little more cheery.
The Hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars and 20,016 reviews
What They Are Saying: “I would usually never purchase sunglasses online. After reading the reviews and looking through customer photos with them, I went ahead and ordered them. They are awesome! If you’re questioning buying them, just do it! I’ll be purchasing more today! Mine is the rose gold.” – Amazon reviewer
Shop Sojos Sojos SOJOS Classic Aviator Sunglasses, $, available at Amazon
BUTABY Clear Brown Rectangle Sunglasses
If you are into the rectangle frames but need a more subdued neutral pair of sunglasses, this pair does the trick.
4.6 out of 5 stars and 8,187 reviews The Hype:
What They Are Saying: “Absolutely love these. They are just what I was hoping for, and I usually have a hard time with glasses as I have a narrow face. I wish I would have bought the two-pack but I wanted to be sure I liked them first. I love them!” – Leah
Shop Butaby BUTABY Clear Brown Rectangle Sunglasses, $, available at Amazon
SOJOS Retro Round Sunglasses
This brand is a crowd favorite for a reason. Each pair is consistent in quality, and these are polarized for that added protection.
The Hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars and 8,193 reviews
What They Are Saying: “Great buy for the price! I’m honestly shocked at the quality considering how inexpensive they were. I really love this brand and own several different pairs from them now. I just can’t bring myself to spend a crazy amount of money on glasses that I might scratch or break. I have a fuller face and this style fits me well without looking tiny or weird on my face. The lenses are nice and dark and actually polarized which I love” – Van
Shop Sojos Sojos SOJOS Retro Round Sunglasses for Women Oversized Mirrored Glasses DOLPHIN SJ2068, $, available at Amazon
Dollger Oval Sunglasses
These are giving us 90s jazz club vibes, and we are not mad about it for one second.
The Hype: 4.2 out of 5 stars and 195 reviews
What They Are Saying: “These sunglasses are such a great quality dupe for Ray-bans at such a low price! I definitely recommend them, they don’t feel cheap and flimsy and look super stylish. Will be buying more!” —Mel
Shop Dollger Dollger Dollger Oval Sunglasses, $, available at Amazon
FEISEDY Retro Square Polarized Sunglasses
The Hype: 4.6 out of 5 stars and 525 reviews
What They Are Saying: “So comfy! Great bang for your buck, I used to always purchase Quays, and honestly these are the exact same shape and way cheaper and just as good quality!” – Marcie
Shop Feisedy Feisedy FEISEDY Retro Square Polarized Sunglasses Women Men Oversized Vintage Shades B2600, $, available at Amazon
SOJOS Polarized UV Protection Havana Frame
The only thing you need to know is that Harry Styles and Jhope have worn a similar pair. You are welcome.
The Hype: 4.6 out of 5 stars and 1,415 reviews
What They Are Saying: “I love these!! The glasses are lightweight, do not slip, or need to be adjusted. They do a great job blocking out the sun and look very fashionable.” —Amazon Reviewer
Shop Sojos Sojos SOJOS Vintage Square Sunglasses for Women Polarized UV Protection Havana Frame SJ2111, $, available at Amazon
SOJOS Retro Vintage Narrow Cat Eye Sunglasses
These Baywatch red sunnies will make it hard for onlookers to look away — they’re sleek and hip while also giving off a vintage vibe.
The Hype: 4.6 out of 5 stars and 3,888 reviews
What They Are Saying: “I was initially skeptical about these sunglasses (I have a large head/face and sunglasses almost never seem to fit me right), but this pair is both on-trend and vintage-inspired so I decided to try them out. I have fallen in love with them! They are the perfect pair of sunglasses, and I wear them with almost everything. They aren’t too small at all, and I actually find them flattering on my face shape. They are also very sturdy, and I plan to have them for a long time!” – Kade W
Shop Sojos Sojos SOJOS Retro Vintage Narrow Cat Eye Sunglasses, $, available at Amazon
Carfia Vintage Round Polarized Sunglasses
A classic pair of round polarized sunglasses is hard to beat. They mesh seamlessly with virtually any look.
The Hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars and 91 reviews
What They Are Saying: “LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these glasses! They come well packaged in a box with a case and cleaning cloth. They feel pretty substantial, better than my $65.00 polarized sunglasses and they don’t fall off my face when I lean forward. They look great and the lenses are fantastic! Thinking about buying a backup pair in case I lose them (which I eventually will). You will be happy with your purchase.” – Amazon reviewer
Shop Carfia Carfia Carfia Vintage Round Polarized Sunglasses for Women UV Protection Hand-Crafted Acetate Frame Outdoor Eyewear CA5288C, $, available at Amazon
S.NOTIO Oversized Fashion Designer Style Gradient Lens Polygon Glasses
Oversized shades are making a major comeback. Try this polygon-shaped pair with the unique gradient coloring out front.
4.4 out of 5 stars and The Hype:
What They Are Saying: “These are worth it. Very sturdy and I can tell these are going to last. Came nicely packaged with a sleeve to prevent scratching and cloth to clean. Can’t wait to wear these out. Love that these are so different from all my other sunnies!” – Amazon Reviewer
Shop S.Notio S.notio S.NOTIO Sunglasses for Women trendy Polygon Oversized Fashion Designer Style Gradient UV400 octagon Lens Metal Frame, $, available at Amazon
Feisedy Retro Oval Sunglasses
This circular pair screams 60s mod vibes in the best way. All you need is a groovy printed mini dress, and you’ll be the ultimate retro vision.
The Hype: 4.7 out of 5 stars and 3.931 reviews
What They Are Saying: “I bought these for a costume and I am digging them for regular use. I never expected them to look good but they do. They are strong, excellent material, great quality and come in a stylish box with a nice bag and cleaning cloth.” – Marivel
Shop Feisedy Feisedy FEISEDY Clout Goggles Sunglasses Retro Oval Women Sunglasses UV400 B2253, $, available at Amazon
Pro Acme Double Circle Metal Wire Frame
You may or may not be giving rock and roll vibes with these glam circular shades that even John Lennon would ask to borrow.
The Hype: 4.4 out of 5 stars and 706 reviews
What They Are Saying: “My friend owned a pair and I knew I had to have them as soon as I saw her wear them! I Have worn these often for over a year and they are still holding strong. They are big and a lil “loud” but I get compliments all the time and I always say, ‘Thanks, I call them my Elton John sunglasses!’” – Erin
Shop Pro Acme Acme Pro Acme Women’s Double Circle Metal Wire Frame Oversized Round Sunglasses, $, available at Amazon
SOJOS Cat Eye Blue Light Blocking Glasses
We know these aren’t sunnies — nor are they under $20! — but they are too good not to include in this roundup. Over 15,000 reviewers vouch for their blue-light-blocking abilities — plus, they’re super cute. Samantha Baker, Vice’s VP of partnership management, clocked 30 (!) compliments in a single week after she bought them for less than $25 on Amazon — you can check her in-depth review
The Hype: 4.4 out of 5 stars and 15,196 reviews
What They Are Saying: “If you’re on the fence about snagging a pair, I highly recommend trying these babies out. ‘Wellness’ comes in all forms, whether it’s reduced eye strain brought on by super-power lenses or the simple self-esteem boost of wearing a cool and super-flattering new pair of specs.” – Samantha Baker
Shop Sojos Sojos SOJOS Cat Eye Blue Light Blocking Glasses Hipster Metal Frame Women Eyeglasses She Young, $, available at Amazon
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