As you search for a case to protect your iPhone or Android, you might be both frustrated and overwhelmed with the options. How do you know which are durable and protective? How can you find high-quality phone cases for women?
Oftentimes, we end up sacrificing quality for style or vice versa. Or, we waste money on case after failing case. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way! There are phone cases out there that suit your lifestyle and tastes.
Below, we’ve rounded up 11 phone case categories and our top picks for each one. Read on to find your perfect match!
1. Best Overall Phone Case for Women
After researching countless phone cases for various features and designs, we’ve concluded that the Kanky 3 Stone Diamond Ring Case offers the most overall when it comes to style, convenience, and protection. Who doesn’t want both?
This pretty phone case features:
- Oops! Resistant Thermoplastic: A lightweight yet durable material 4x more resistant to scratches, cracks, drops, and bumps than other cases. (Don’t worry, it’s still skinny enough to fit in pockets and purses!)
- Responsive Soft-touch Buttons: Tactile buttons offer protection and quick access to your lock/power and volume controls with a soft press.
- Ring Bling Kickstand: A unique gold kickstand featuring three gems can be flipped or rotated for a comfortable and secure grip. It can also be used to prop up your phone for easy viewing!
The 3 Stone Diamond Ring Case is available in two color options for a variety of iPhone and Samsung models.
2. Best Designer Case
If your number one concern is style wherever and whenever you go, Kate Spade should be your first stop. The designer develops phone cases for women that are always sure to be sleek and stylish. Many are embellished with gems, cute appliques, and patterns ranging from cute to sophisticated.
Some Kate Spade phone cases are even practical, such as this chic iPhone canvas folio case, one of our favorites from the current collection. The best part about this case is that it’s a full set featuring an iPhone case that is removable from the folio. It also includes two card slots and its magnetic closure will keep your cards secure whenever you hit the town.
Photos by Kate Spade
3. Best Clear Case
Many phones come in beautiful colors that we love to show off. Fortunately, Velvet Caviar’s collection of clear phone cases includes countless options of clear phone cases for women decorated with every kind of pattern you can imagine. The coolest part? These designs are hand-drawn!
Whether you’re feeling fun and flirty, cute and adorable, or chic and sophisticated, you can find a clear Velvet Caviar phone case that complements your phone’s color and your style. Choose one for every season, month, day, or special occasion!
The tech accessories brand has clear cases available for various iPhone and Samsung Galaxy phone models. Of course, if you need or prefer a completely clear iPhone case, they have one of those too.
Photo by Velvet Caviar
4. Best Rugged Case
If your next adventure is always just around the corner, the OtterBox Defender Series Case might just be the perfect phone case for you.
OtterBox engineered this ultra-protective case with multi-layer construction to guard your smartphone against serious drops, dirt, and other damage. In fact, the Defender’s DROP+ design can survive up to 4x as many drops as the military standard. It also includes a holster that serves as either a belt clip or kickstand.
The OtterBox Defender Series comes in a few different color combinations, such as Berry Potion Pink and Tell Me Bout it. It is currently available for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro.
Photo by OtterBox
5. Best Waterproof Case
Do your excursions tend to end in a splash? Then you might be looking for some waterproof protection for your device.
The Lifeproof FRĒ Case provides complete coverage to protect your phone and its ports, mic, and speakers. It is submersible with an operational depth of up to two meters for one hour. The FRĒ case is designed with a built-in screen cover and all of your phone features will still be functional within the case.
Additionally, this Lifeproof phone case protects your device against drops from 6.6 feet and seals it against other elements like dirt and snow. It is available for a selection of iPhone and Samsung Galaxy models.
Photo by Lifeproof
6. Best Wallet Case
No matter where you go, your two must-have items where you go are your phone and your wallet—so why not bring them together in one super convenient accessory?
It’s not easy to find great wallet phone cases for women that can actually fit the essentials, though. Luckily, we discovered the Casely Vegan Leather Wallet Case. This sleek case is available in a selection of chic colors and holds at least 4 cards (depending on their size and thickness) plus cash. Don’t worry, the two-snap buttons will keep your wallet securely closed.
When you’re planning a night out, you can simply attach the removable wristlet strap and go! The Vegan Leather Wallet Case is available for iPhone models from the 6/6s to the 12 Pro Max in Pink, Gold, Red, Black, and Brown.
Photos by Casely
7. Best Card Holder Case
If you want a phone case with some holding power but a slimmer design, check out the Speck Presidio Wallet. This handy case contains a convenient slot for up to three cards. It is built with Microban antimicrobial material to ensure invisible cleanliness. The case also provides 13-foot drop protection with two durable layers, a raised bezel, and Impactium cushioning.
Speck offers the Presidio Wallet for select iPhone and Samsung Galaxy models.
Photo by Speck
8. Best Wireless Charging Case
For those who live and work from their phones, long battery life is essential. This is especially the case if you’re constantly on the move without the ability or time to charge your device.
Enter: Casely’s Power 2.0 Collection. This charging case features a built-in external battery and offers anywhere from 60 to 100% added power after your phone battery dies. No longer stress about finding the nearest outlet or being without a phone when you get the dreaded low battery alert. Just charge the case beforehand with an iPhone charger and the case will store the power for when you need it most.
We also love this case because of its slim design, fun color and pattern options, and durability. The Power 2.0 has raised edges and a flexible, one-piece shell. This makes it easy to easily insert or remove your phone while also protecting it—without the bulk.
When you feel like enjoying some tunes, simply plug your headphones right into the Power 2.0 lightning cable port. The case is even wireless-charging compatible.
These Casely charging cases are currently available for iPhones from the 6/6s to the 11 Pro Max.
Photo by Casely
9. Best Eco-friendly Case
As an environmentalist, you may often be frustrated by the lack of sustainable options in the world of tech accessories.
The Lifeproof WĀKE Case offers a unique and environmentally-conscious solution. This lightweight phone case is made from salvaged fishing gear, consisting of over 85% ocean-based recycled plastic with a sculpted wave pattern and a DropProof rating of up to two meters. Lifeproof has repurposed 27,000 lbs of ocean-based plastic so far!
Better yet, you get to donate a dollar (on Lifeproof) to one of their water-conscious nonprofit partners once you purchase your WĀKE Case. The case is available for select iPhone and Samsung Galaxy models.
Photo by Lifeproof
10. Best Leather Case
If you prefer the classic, sophisticated look and feel of a leather, check out Casetify’s leather phone cases. You can create your own case and opt for leather, among other materials.
Casetify uses consciously sourced, handcrafted leather and a soft, velvety interior so it’s easy to insert and remove your phone. Personalize your case with your name, monogram, or initials and enjoy convenient Magsafe and wireless charging compatibility. The leather case also features a 360° raised edge protection.
Casetify offers leather phone cases for iPhone models only.
Photo by Casetify
11. Best Selfie Case
Are you living for that next perfect selfie? The Case-Mate LuMee Halo Collection will help you snap it.
This unique case features a bright, high-quality light on the front and back to balance out uneven, unflattering backlight and make you the focus. Consider it a “mobile lighting studio at your fingertips.” The Studio Lighting provides 30 minutes of full brightness with a dimmer so you can adjust brightness. The rechargeable light is built into the case.
Case-Mate currently only offers the LuMee Halo Collection for iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, and 12 mini.
Photo by Case-Mate
Shop Best Phone Cases for Women
A lot of phone cases designed for women sacrifice quality and protection, but it doesn’t have to be that way! You can find stylish, functional, and highly-durable cases based on your lifestyle and preferences.
The brands and models listed above are just some of our favorites based on research and experience to help you get started. If you have any questions about finding chic and effective phone cases, contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org or chat with us daily between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST.