Big on Style, Small in Face? Finding the Perfect Eyewear for You at Zenni

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The world of eyewear is vast and exciting, but for those with small faces, navigating sunglass styles and finding flattering glasses can sometimes feel like a challenge. Fear not, fellow petite frame friends! At Zenni, we believe everyone deserves to see clearly and look fabulous.

Know Your Measurements

Before diving into the world of Zenni frames, it’s helpful to be familiar with some key measurements. The most important ones are:

  • Temple Length: This is the distance from the hinge to the tip of the temple arm, which curves around your ears. For smaller faces, shorter temple lengths (around 130-140mm) are ideal for a comfortable, proportional fit.
  • Bridge Width: This is the distance between the two lenses where the frame sits on your nose. A narrower bridge width (around 17-19mm) will ensure your glasses don’t slip down your face.
  • Lens Width: While it can be tempting to opt for wider lenses for a bolder look, for smaller faces, a lens width that falls within the range of your eye socket (around 50 mm) will achieve a more balanced look.

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Don’t have a ruler handy? No problem! We offer a virtual try-on tool that allows you to see how different frames look on your face.

Frame Shape: Finding Your Flattering Fit

The key to finding flattering eyewear for a small face lies in choosing the right frame shape. Here are some of our top picks:

  • Cat-Eye: This timeless style adds a touch of sophistication and vintage charm. The upswept corners of the frame help elongate the face and balance out rounder features.
  • Rectangular: Rectangular frames offer a clean and modern look. They add width to the face and can soften a strong jawline. Look for frames with slightly rounded edges for a softer touch.
  • Aviator: Aviators are a classic for a reason!  Choose a smaller-sized aviator frame to complement your face without overwhelming it. They add a touch of cool and can work well with various face shapes.
  • Rimless: Rimless frames create a minimalist look that won’t overpower your features. They’re a great option for those who want a lightweight and unobtrusive style.
  • Round: Round frames can be a stylish choice for small faces, particularly for those looking for a softer, more playful look. Opt for smaller-sized round frames to maintain balance and proportion.

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Material Matters: Comfort and Style

The material your glasses are made from can significantly impact how they feel and look on your face. Here are some materials to consider for small faces:

  • Metal: Metal frames are lightweight and offer a sleek, sophisticated look. They’re perfect for everyday wear and come in a variety of colors and styles.
  • Acetate: Acetate is a type of plastic known for its durability and luster.  It comes in a wide range of colors and patterns, allowing you to personalize your eyewear.

While bold and chunky frames can be trendy, they might overwhelm a smaller face. Opt for thinner frames made from lightweight materials for a more balanced look.

The Zenni Advantage: Customization for Every Face

Ditch the one-size-fits-all struggle! Zenni offers a world of customizable eyewear designed to flatter every face. Browse our extensive collection – from classic cat-eye to sleek rectangular – all crafted to perfectly suit your unique features. Whether you’re nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, our prescription lenses deliver sharp vision at an affordable price. Finding the perfect pair of glasses or sunglasses for your small face is finally a breeze. Explore, customize, and see the world in style and comfort – all at Zenni.

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Alyssa Buchanan

Dr. Alyssa Buchanan is an optometrist based in Lubbock, Texas. She received her doctorate from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California, and has practiced in various settings including Fort Cavazos where she provided eye care for deploying soldiers. Dr. Buchanan has since received her Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration and continues to strive to provide top-notch eyecare and make a meaningful impact in the eyecare industry.