Kids sunglasses are the perfect blend of functionality and fun fashion, and given our sunny climate, they’re a must-have accessory when it comes to staying safe in the sun.
Thanks to many sun-smart brands, the good news is that there’s a protective pair of sunnies out there to suit every face and personality, from boho babes to the hippest of kids.
13 coolest kids’ sunglasses in Australia
To help you find the perfect pair of shades for your little one, we’ve compiled this handy list of brands to get you started in your search. In no particular order, here they are:
With 100% UVA and UVB protection, you’ll have total peace of mind that little eyes are properly protected when you’re out and about. Lenses are shatterproof, the frame is flexible and they come with a strap to keep sunnies on heads, not the ground.
2. Sons & Daughters
They’re the mini iterations of the styles that rocked back in the day – and we’re crushing hard on them! Designed in Canada, they’re bright, playful and come with 100% UVA and UVB protection. You’re going to want them all.
3. Ray-Ban Junior
They’re the kiddie-sized versions of the all-time classics. From wayfarers to aviators, the whole gang’s here, and just like the grown-up versions, they come with tinted lenses and UV protection. Each pair comes with a branded soft case.
4. Goose & Dust
Got littlies who are just as mindful of their eco footprint as they are about their style? The frames of these Brick Matte sunnies are made from the plastic waste generated by eyewear factories. They have polarised lenses and are perfect for ages three and up.
Suitable for even the youngest of fashion-forward kiddos, these sunnies come with top sun protection, a flexible rubber frame and shatter-resistant lenses. Choose from colourful Navigators, classic keyholes and polarised styles.
6. Frankie Ray
A fun and frolicky designer-inspired range to fit tots right through to teens. They offer 100% UV protection and come fitted with kid-proof lenses that are impact resistant. Each adorable pair comes with its own case.
7. Rare Rabbit
This well-priced range spans glam to sporty, and if your poppets love a coloured lens, they will flip over this lot. Designed for the over-threes, they come with high sun-glare reduction and bucket-loads of fun. In love with these Jacqui O gems!
8. Cancer Council Kids
Whether it’s a fancy pair of polka dots or some classic wrap-arounds, Cancer Council Kids will have kids ready for fun in the sun. They each feature polarised lenses, high UV protection and tough frames to see you through the summer and beyond.
We adore this range for going well beyond traditional styles of kids’ sunglasses without skimping on the most important thing: sun protection. Each pair has 100% UVA and UVB protection and five-barrel hinges for durability.
Just the sunnies for bringing out the star within. This funky range includes over 30 trending styles that are as huge on fun as they are on functionality. Each pair offers 100% UV protection and so. Much. Style.
Ultra-tough kids’ sunnies with sporty vibes and stack of style. This range has passed the most stringent of safety testing to give you peace of mind that young eyes are properly protected. Loving the wrap-around styles for little jumping beans.
Thanks to flexible frames and polycarbonate lenses, these Dutch numbers are as tough as nails. They come in three styles to cover kids from birth right up to five years and offer complete UVA and UVB protection. Each pair is delivered with its own pouch.
13. Ugly Fish Eyewear
If breakage is a big concern for you when it comes to kids’ sunglasses, this brand is a must-see. Polarised for max sun safety, and virtually indestructible, they come in sizes to fit kids from one year right up to 12 years. From aviators to keyholes, this range has you covered.
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