Does trying on sunglasses make you feel like a bug? That might mean you have a small face. The solution is not to just squint and bear it. Get our tips on finding sunglasses that fit your perfectly petite mug.
size it up
Look for sunglasses that have a lens measurement anywhere between 48mm and 54mm. Most websites will provide this dimension, but if you don’t have it, you can simply measure the horizontal length of the lens, starting at the widest part, and NOT including the actual frame.
In addition to searching the word "PETITE" on perversesunglasses.com, our Style Editor recommends:
PERVERSE sunglasses styles clockwise from upper left: Drift, 49mm, $75, John 50mm, $45, Madness, 47mm, $65, and Rodeo Drive, 43mm, $45.
don’t get cheeky
If sunglasses go too low below the cheekbones or too high above the brow, they’re likely to overwhelm your small face. When trying on sunglasses, make sure you can smile without causing your sunglasses to move. If they move, they’re hitting your cheekbones, which is a sign they are too big.
small doesn’t rule out big
Don’t instantly shy away from sunglasses that looks larger. Large sunglasses can be ultra-chic on a petite face (Read: Audrey Hepburn, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson). The trick: look for sunglasses with small lenses accentuated by chunky frames and stylized brows. When sunglasses carry their oversize details along the brow line, they’re less likely to overwhelm your face.
Our Style Editor recommends:
play with shapes and colors
Geometric shapes and funky colors look amazing on petite faces. Why? Because they draw attention to the face without relying on an oversize shape. Our Style Editor recommends:
PERVERSE sunglasses styles clockwise from upper left: Duke, $95, Acid, $45, Alyssa, $60, and Cutout, $45.
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