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12 cheap and cheerful sunglasses that look way more expensive than they actually are

New season sunglasses for a stylish summer...

With the sunny weather here to stay, we're updating our wardrobes with the most essential summer accessory: a pair of statement sunglasses. Used to upgrade any outfit (or hide a multitude of sins), we're firm believers you can never have too many.

If you're looking for a new style but don't want to splash out, we've found 12 pairs of designer-look sunglasses that offer full UV protection but have very affordable price tags.

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From classic round and cat-eye to on-trend rectangular shades, here's our edit of the best cheap sunglasses you can buy online now.

Black sunglasses, £9.99, H&M


For less than £10 you can get these tinted frames from H&M, which have five-star reviews. 

Angular cat-eye sunglasses, £23, & Other Stories


These angular cat-eye sunnies have a vintage feel and will add serious style to any outfit this summer.

Le Specs Air Heart cat-eye acetate and gold-tone sunglasses, £55, Liberty


You can't go wrong with chic black cat-eye sunglasses. Meghan Markle and Olivia Palermo love them as much as we do and have both been seen wearing this exact pair.

Ombre faux tortoiseshell & clear wayfarer sunglasses, £28, Oliver Bonas


With their tortoiseshell design and chunky wayfarer style, this pair by Oliver Bonas will suit any face shape and always make a statement.

ASOS DESIGN recycled frame hexagon oversized 70s sunglasses, £5, ASOS


If your mantra is go big or go home, you'll love this 70s-inspired hexagonal pair, and they cost just £5. 

Pearl acetate sunglasses, £38, Anthropologie


Your collection isn't complete without some retro white shades. These are the perfect shape and they have the prettiest pearlescent sheen. 

Tortoiseshell sunglasses, £12.99, Mango


These vintage-inspired sunnies are so on-trend and will make you feel like you're in the South of France, even when you're far from it.

Oversized rounded sunglasses, £27, & Other Stories


You'd be forgiven for mistaking these oversized & Other Stories sunglasses for a far more expensive pair. They'll look great with every outfit, too.

After Hours sunglasses, £29, Quay


Quay's After Hours sunglasses are bestsellers for good reason. The oversized square style is timeless and flattering, while the frames are high-quality and sturdy.

Chosen sunglasses, £41, Privé Revaux


We love Privé Revaux's Chosen sunglasses in champagne gold. With their geometric rimless design, they'll look effortlessly cool.

SUNGAIT vintage sunglasses£17.99, Amazon


With over 25,000 five-star reviews on Amazon for their high-quality frames and classic style, this pair is a steal.

TETRA SUN RX£69, Specsavers


Specsavers' prescription sunnies are perfect for those who don't want to wear contact lenses under their sunglasses. We love this pair of gold round frames with blush pink tips.

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