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Sun's out! Snag Reese Witherspoon's trusty Ray-Ban specs — or some thrifty alternatives — from Amazon

Fans say Wayfarers are a timeless investment, but you also can get the look for (much) less.

Sun's out! Snag Reese Witherspoon's trusty Ray-Ban specs — or some thrifty alternatives — from Amazon

Reese Witherspoon does it all. She's an actor, a producer, a mother and even owns multiple businesses (you may have heard of her clothing company, Draper James, or her media company, Hello Sunshine). And the 48-year-old still finds the time to hit red carpets in stylish outfits that we can't stop thinking about. But you don't have to have a movie-star budget to bring home one of Witherspoon's go-to accessories: Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses.

In December 2023, Witherspoon posted a smiling selfie on Instagram with the celeb-approved sunnies, and it's easy to see why even an icon would wear under-$200 sunglasses — they're wildly flattering. From the classic black hue to the square shape, these sunglasses look good on practically everyone, which isn't too big of a surprise — they're unisex.

This classic style has been around since 1952 and is still as popular as ever. "I've been wearing this brand since the mid-'80s," said one fan. "That's how much I love Ray-Bans."

$180 at Amazon

These sunglasses are available in polarized and non-polarized options and two sizes: 50 millimeters and 54 millimeters (the brand says 50 millimeters is suitable for most people). Plus, this design is available in various scratch-resistant lenses and acetate frame colors so you can find the perfect pair for your personal style. While Witherspoon appears to have opted for classic black lenses in black frames, you can choose from other combos like green or gray lenses and tortoise or striped frames.

Thanks to their timeless shape, you can wear these sunglasses all year round with any outfit. Dress them up or down — they're suitable for all occasions. They're also a great Mother's Day gift, in case you're still searching for the perfect present for mom.

While these sunglasses don't come cheap at $180, they're more affordable than most luxury styles, which can easily retail in the $400-$500 range. And since they're so versatile and flattering, you're less likely to get tired of them and find yourself looking to splurge on a new pair next year. Think of them as a worthwhile investment.

If you're not ready to invest in Ray-Bans just yet, don't sweat it — there are affordable alternatives on Amazon. Keep scrolling to shop three similar styles, all under $20.

These sunglasses have over 8,000 five-star ratings, and shoppers have snapped up 500-plus pairs in the last month alone. 

"I go through a lot of sunglasses due to having two toddlers wanting to be like dad," said one reviewer. "Really unbeatable quality for the price, nice polarized lenses, and my favorite part is that they do not fall off my face when I’m wearing them."

$15 at Amazon

These glare-reducing sunglasses offer UV protection and are impact-resistant, making them ideal for boat and pool days. 

"A month ago I coughed up $200 for Liteforce Wayfarers, Ray-Ban’s 'ultra-light' version of this design," said a happy shopper. "These $14 Suniers are even lighter and more comfortable, so I returned the Ray-Bans and will be sticking with these."

$10 at Amazon

These sunglasses have earned more than 15,000 five-star ratings. They also come in over 50 colors if classic black isn't your thing. 

"These look and feel like my $160 Ray-Bans (almost), and are 100 times better than all the other $10-$20 sunglasses I have bought over the years," said a thrifty reviewer. "I like them so much, I just ordered two more pairs and will replace my other pairs with these. Very comfortable frames and the brown polarized lenses are terrific."

$15 at Amazon

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.