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Our Fave Sunglasses for Women Under $100

Sunglasses for women under 100$
Design: theSkimm | Image: Crap Eyewear, Free People, Quay
Apr 25, 2022

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If you're in the market for a new pair of sunnies, we’ve got good news for ya. You don't have to break the bank to snag some quality — and stylish — options. We’ve rounded up sunglasses for women, babies, and even dog sunglasses (yes, really), all under $100. We’re talking polarized sunglasses, clip-on sunglasses, options ideal for exercising outdoors, and more. Your eyes (and your wallet) say ‘thanks.’  

A pair of surprisingly cheap sunglasses perfect for being active outdoors…  

Hi, your new go-tos for jogging or hiking. These have non-reflective lenses and are designed for active bodies — aka they won’t slip if you’re breaking a sweat or bounce while in motion, and are polarized to block 100% of all UVB and UVA rays. Run, don’t walk, people. ($25, Goodr

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Sustainable sunnies with a retro vibe… 

We dare your mood not to be instantly lifted once you slip these on. These frames are biodegradable and plant-based — and super durable. They’ll give you 100% UV protection, and they’re available in a few different eye-catching colors and patterns. Oh, and they’re offered as prescription options too. Sunny days, we’re ready for you. ($79, Crap Eyewear)

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Designer sunglasses that won’t break the bank… 

These come with scratch-resistant lenses that block 100% of the sun's UV rays. The frames are durable and the prescription lenses are made from polycarbonate (the most impact-resistant material for sunglasses). We love the brand's home try-on feature, which lets you pick five pairs to try at no cost. Find the one(s) that you like best, and send the samples back. BTW, each pair of WP sunnies comes with a 30-day return or exchange policy, and a six-month no-scratch guarantee for any prescription lenses. Sign us up. ($95+, Warby Parker)

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Surprisingly cheap sunglasses with a chic modern edge… 

Customers say these glasses make ’em look like money — and at this price, we won’t blame you if you grab more than one. They’ve got polarized lenses that also block blue light, and can be fitted to prescription lenses. We love the classic color options, and the included case and microfiber cloth to boot. ($40, Privé Revaux)

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Oversized cat-eye sunglasses perfect for any occasion… 

Complete with minimal branding and a sharp pointed eye. We love the gradient hue on the lenses, and customers can't get enough of the comfortable fit that they say doesn’t leave a mark on their nose. Oh, and if you’re skeptical about the oversized fit, take advantage of the virtual try-on feature. ($29, Quay)

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Clip-on sunglasses that easily transform prescription specs… 

These might just be the best way to save big on quality sunnies. These are a two-in-one combo that let you wear the main frames as your day-to-day pair and then clip on the sunglasses when you need ’em, which attach easily via magnets. This pair comes in two colors, but if the rounded shape isn’t for you, give these other options a try. ($69, EyeBuyDirect)

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Baby sunglasses with an adorable ’60s vibe to keep your lil’ one protected…

This pair is made from durable nontoxic, BPA-free, shatterproof materials, so you can have peace of mind while your kiddo has all the fun in the sun. UV400 lenses will protect their eyes from harmful rays, and recyclable materials make disposing of these a cinch. We also love these sunburst sunnies — perfect for a spring outing or impromptu indoor photo shoot. ($16.99, Maisonette)

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Classic round sunglasses at a discount…  

We don’t know about you, but when we see Ray-Bans at a slashed price…we’re quick to scoop ’em up. This pair comes in two different lens colors — a dark gray and a blue gradient — and has two varying gold frames. The nose pads are adjustable and the lenses offer 100% UV protection. ($89.97, Nordstrom Rack)

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The perfect heart sunglasses for the free spirit… 

Yep, they’re back. Exhibit A: this pair from Free People. They come in three different colors (we’re fans of the pink ones) and have a stylish beveled trim. We love the rimless gradient lenses — and have a feeling your Insta followers will too. ($30, Free People)

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And dog sunglasses that serve as protective eyewear for your pup… 

Because there’s a lot that their eyes could use protection from too — like dirt, wind, and debris, especially if you take ‘em on lots of outdoor adventures. These doggie goggles defend 100% against UVA and UVB rays. They’re perfect for breeds with deep-set eyes and have a comfy strap to keep them in place. Now that's one stylish pup. ($16.58+, Chewy)

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