The 13 Best Eyeglass Chains Out There

This isn't your grandmother's accessory.

Xenia Adonts eyeglass chains
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Glasses chains have officially gotten the high-fashion seal of approval. For a while, the trend was exclusive to your grandma and frat boys (a weird combo). This season, though, the retro style got the chic revival it deserved—now, the best eyewear chains have officially evolved from strictly functional to being full-blown fashionable. Better yet, traditional eyeglass chains have been used to add a fashionable touch to the face mask that you're still probably carrying around in your handbag. 

Designers revamped the accessory in 2022 using fresh-feeling materials like metal, chains, pearls, and multicolored beads to bring your look up a notch, making it one of the easiest summer fashion trends to get in on right now. Do you think that your favorite pair of black sunglasses feels a bit boring all of a sudden? Add a gold chain to spice things up. Tired of using your regular glasses? Eyewear chains will save you. Or, are you someone (like me) who is constantly losing your favorite new pair of sunglasses at the bottom of your bag—or worse—leaving them behind after you take them off once you get indoors? One of these trendy new chains is here to keep them from getting lost in the shuffle.

Essentially jewelry for your sunglasses, this trend is a super fun way to spice up your summer style. Check out our selection of the best eyeglass chains below, from a splurge-worthy chunky tortoiseshell option to a few more delicate picks that retail, one which retails for only $10. And, if you're in a pinch, I even included a best-selling four-pack from Amazon that will arrive on your doorstep in no time.  

Julia Marzovilla
E-Commerce Editor

Julia Marzovilla is the E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she covers everything from the latest beauty and fashion launches and sales to celebrity outfits and news. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and STYLECASTER. In her spare time, Julia can be found creating shopping guides for all of her friends, spending too much money on yet another pair of black boots, and cooking in her far-too-small kitchen.