10 Top-Rated Shower Curtain Liners, From Mold Resistant to Machine Washable

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If you constantly find yourself reordering shower curtain liners due to mold, you've just been buying the wrong ones. The best shower curtain liners are top-rated for a reason, but you have to read the description carefully. As Lisa Fine, co-owner and creative director of home goods brand Quiet Town tells PS, "If a material is water-resistant then it's also considered to be mold-resistant. Wherever moisture lives, mold can grow." But "water repellant" isn't the only spec you should look out for. The heavier the liner, the more body it will have, meaning it won't fold in on itself and retract (which also leads to mildew buildup).

Quiet Town is famous for its vibrant lineup of Sun Shower Curtains, which I personally use as a liner, but if you're comfortable with a clear curtain you don't necessarily need an added layer — especially given the splashy assortment of colors. These are all sustainably made from eco-friendly materials like EVA plastic (it's PVC- and BPA-free!) and they can be gently cleaned with spray and a wipe. Of course, they aren't the only high-quality liners on the market — and that's where we come in. Fine told us what to look for, and we curated a shopping list based on your potential needs.

Important to remember? "Every bathroom is different, so if you don't have great ventilation in your bathroom and the moisture hangs in the air, it may cause mold," Fine says, adding, "It's great to get in the habit of letting your curtain dry completely by keeping it extended after your shower." Though the latter tip may be hard to remember, it's truly life-changing if you appreciate quick-drying bathroom products.

Ahead, scroll through the best shower curtain liners on the market and decide which one is right for your bathroom space.

Clear Shower Curtain Liner
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Clear Shower Curtain Liner

Room Essentials PEVA Light Weight Shower Liner Clear ($3)

For an affordable clear shower curtain liner, consider this design that has a glossy effect from Target. It's PVC-free and has a reinforced button top construction. Target shoppers love it for the fact that it can be easily cut to the right length given the material, however, some feel that the magnets aren't consistently sturdy enough to keep it in place.

Affordable Shower Curtain Liner
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Affordable Shower Curtain Liner

Gorilla Grip PEVA Waterproof Shower Curtain Liner ($8)

Gorilla Grip offers this frosted shower curtain liner at an incredibly low price point, in comparison to other designs on the market. This 72-inch by 72-inch liner comes in plenty of different shades (including a waffle fabric), and is made of a waterproof PEVA material, which means water rolls off the curtain rather than absorbing it. Three heavyweight magnets keep it in place, and it's easy to spot clean by wiping it gently.

Non-Toxic PVC-Free Shower Curtain Liner
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Non-Toxic PVC-Free Shower Curtain Liner

LiBa PEVA 8G Shower Curtain Liner ($10, originally $17)

This heavy-duty shower curtain liner is one of the bestselling on the internet, as it boasts almost every spec you'd typically want to search for. The material is PEVA (PVC-free) and highly rated by nearly 250,000 Amazon shoppers for its durability. It's also incredibly easy to clean and comes with rustproof grommets. You can conveniently shop it in plenty of colors and sizes, depending on your preference and shower space.

Machine Washable Shower Curtain Liner
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Machine Washable Shower Curtain Liner

N&Y HOME Fabric Shower Curtain or Liner with Magnets ($13, originally $18)

If you're looking for a machine washable fabric liner than can double as a standalone curtain, look no further. This option is made from high-quality polyester fabric that repels water and dries quickly. You can shop it in a rainbow's worth of colors for all of your bathrooms, and the long-lasting quality will stand the test of time. This design is also made with 50 percent recycled materials.

Heavy-Duty Shower Curtain Liner
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Heavy-Duty Shower Curtain Liner

Maytex Super Heavyweight Premium 10-Gauge Shower Liner or Curtain ($13, originally $14)

This liner or standalone curtain is available in four neutral shades and comes with 10 gauges for optimal durability. The heavy construction is such that no magnets are needed at the bottom of the curtain to keep it in place. You'll also appreciate that the grommets at the top are rustproof and reinforced to prevent tearing.

Vinyl Shower Curtain Liner
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Vinyl Shower Curtain Liner

Anthropologie Shower Curtain Liner ($14)

Pick up an Anthropologie liner when you shop any of the brand's unique printed shower curtains, which range from pink-backed leopard ($88) to a cottagecore-like ruffle trim ($118). This liner comes with 12 buttonholes and is made of a polyethylene vinyl acetate that can be wiped with a damp cloth if it needs to be cleaned. Just note, the shower rings ($34) have to be purchased separately.

Eco-Friendly Shower Curtain Liner
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Eco-Friendly Shower Curtain Liner

AmazerBath Shower Curtain Liner ($14)

This PVC-free shower curtain is Amazon's choice for one that's clear, waterproof, and decorative. Offered in many different colors, the translucent-effect styles are brand new. This style is Climate Pledge Friendly and made with safer chemicals than most shower curtain liners. It's also treated to be mildew- and mold-resistant.

Extra-Long Shower Curtain Liner For Large Showers
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Extra-Long Shower Curtain Liner For Large Showers

mDesign Long Waterproof Heavy Duty Premium Quality 10-Guage Vinyl Shower Curtain Liner ($17)

This extra-long shower curtain liner is heavy-duty with a weighted hem that keeps it in place. Made of vinyl, it's one of the most popular options on Amazon for oversize tubs and showers. It's available in five different sizes and is waterproof to prevent mold and damp bathroom floors.

Waffle Fabric Shower Curtain Liner
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Waffle Fabric Shower Curtain Liner

Calvin Klein Waffle Weave Shower Curtain ($45)

If you're looking for a liner that's a touch more chic (or perhaps you don't want to add a curtain on top), consider this waffle-weave style from Calvin Klein. It's also available in sage green, a particularly trendy shade for bathrooms this year. The fabric is 60 percent cotton and 40 percent polyester, meaning you can throw it in the washing machine and dryer for an easy clean.

Mold-Resistant Shower Curtain Liner
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Mold-Resistant Shower Curtain Liner

Quiet Town Sun Shower Orient Warm ($52)

Quiet Town's Sun Shower curtains are what they're famous for — and trust me, they deliver. As explained by Fine, they are "much thicker and heavier than the disposable liners out there on the market and therefore don't collapse like the rest. They have a lot of body which creates a natural ventilation and allows the moisture to evaporate." Not only is this design water-resistant (making it especially mold-resistant), it comes in so many fun colors that you can mix and match with the different curtains on the site. I currently have the Sun Shower Pine ($42) that I coordinated ever-so-appropriately with the Catalina Freshman ($198) in canvas.


Sarah Wasilak is the associate director of commerce at PS. With plenty of experience in the shopping market, a keen interest in SEO, and 10 years as an editor at the brand, she enjoys writing across the lifestyle and health-and-fitness categories. She has bylines at PS, InStyle, Elle, Refinery29, Who What Wear, Elite Daily, Byrdie, and The Quality Edit and aims to amplify minority voices in all her work.