How to Choose Aviator Sunglasses for Small Faces

For a lifetime in the sun, Randolph Engineering has you covered. We even have aviators for small faces.

Between our SkyTec™ lenses that offer superior optical clarity and our lifetime-guaranteed solder joints, Randolph aviators will travel to the ends of the earth and back again.

Our aviators are made for those who are ready to push the limits, no exceptions. For adventurers with small faces, the journey to the perfect-fitting aviators can be a tricky one.

Top Small Aviators for Men & Women

Hawk

Aviators for men with petite faces

The Hawk: The epitome of self-reliance and keen ability, The Hawk draws from a heritage of rugged individuality in the skies of nature and man alike. The lens shape takes a sharp inward angle towards the nose and offers a softer round edge around the cheeks to add balance and perfectly fit men with small faces. This style is also gender-nuetral. 

Thaden

Aviators for women with petite faces

The Thaden: A petite and compact aviator-style frame with a subtle and unique geometric lens shape. Thaden, a soft teardrop shaped frame, is updated with an angular twist on the top outer edges. This style was specially designed for women with petite faces and draws from all the best classic aviator features.

Small Faces & Sunglasses Tips

Generally, people with small faces wear small sunglasses to make their faces look standard sized. Measuring your face according to our face sizing guidelines can help you get a better feeling on the perfect size to start with.

Large sunglasses can dominate your features, drawing attention away from you as an individual and putting too much focus on the accessory. By this logic, adventurers with small faces should avoid typical over-sized aviators. But this isn’t true for Randolph styles.

Randolph sunglasses come in a wide range of sizes, meaning there’s a pair for small, average and large faces. This is what makes us so unique! In addition, we have several frame shapes that are just perfect for small faces.

Men’s and Women’s Sunglasses for Small Faces

To really understand how to pick out aviators, you need to know what kind of face you have. Is it square, round, heart-shaped, or oval? You should also consider where the weight is distributed. Do you have a larger jaw or a bigger forehead? All of these factors are important when considering whether or not to wear aviators.

Most Randolph Engineering sunglasses styles are unisex and are classic styles for both men and women.

For Men with Small Faces

For men, the Hawk is among our favorited aviator styles. It’s been considered Randolphs most universal styles for face shapes with a slight teardrop lens paired with an angled inner brow.

Randolph’s flagship Aviator is also a great choice with a navigator-style square shaped frame that doesn’t dip too far down to the cheeks like many aviator styles.

For men who perfer a trendy style, rounded sunglasses are often very proportionate to small face shapes and the P3 or P3 Shadow could perfectly fit the clothes you wear daily.

For Women with Small Faces

For women seeking an overtly feminine style, Thaden or Amelia are both elegant choices. These are similarly shaped aviators with slight teardrop bottoms and unique brows while the Amelia has an inner curvature to the frames for full coverage and the Thaden has a geometric angle with a straight edge for a trendy twist on a classic style.

The Aviator also comes in a variety of precious metals and lens colors to choose from and fits feminine fashion with ease.

Small Face Shapes with Aviator Styles

Small Faces with Heavier Jaws and Beards

Just about any of Randolph aviator frame shape will look good on men with beards. Aviator styles are very fitting along with rugged accessories and tougher outfits, so consider starting with the classic Aviator and drop the size down to 52mm. Our flagship Aviator contains a square lens rather than the familiar teardrop style, making it the perfect fit for small faces and those looking for an authentic look with aviation.

The Corsair is another navigator style, slightly smaller than the similar Archer and with added features for a sharper personality. For those seeking a “tried and true” teardrop style, the Concorde is usually good for small faces but will dip deeper to your cheeks compared to similar styles.

Aviators for Beards

Aviator with SkyTec™ American Gray lens and Matte Chrome frame

Small Round Faces

Round faces pair best with box or square shaped frames. Consider options like the Aviator, the Hawk, or the Intruder. 

This face shape can also stand out with sunglasses containing acetate. The Fusion Collection is Randolph’s premium acetate line with soft acetate inline around the lens and temple tips. This allows for a more comfortable fit and a fashion-forward style.

Aviators for Round Faces

Aviator with SkyForce Air™ Evergreen lens and 23k Gold and Matte Black frame

Small Heart Shaped Faces

The classic Aviator will do well, but pick a small size to match the size of your face best. Heart shaped faces are among the most versatile face shapes when choosing aviators.

You might also like the Amelia for women or the Hawk for unisex, both of which contain a slight teardrop shape but do not dip as low as the Concorde.

Aviators for Heart Shaped Faces

Amelia with SkyForce Air™ Cape Sand lens and Chocolate Gold frame

 

Small Square Faces

The Concorde is a good start for square shaped faces. Teardrop shaped sunglasses will fit this face shape well, but many looking for small aviators shy away from this style since it could be too big for your facial features. But the Concorde is not Randolph’s largest teardrop shaped frame and is worth a shot for those who love this look.

Square shaped faces tend to compliment well with teardrop lenses in general and you might like to try a style that pays homage to this shape. Try Thaden, Amelia or  Hawk in this case. The P3s contain round edges and will complement sharper features.

Aviators for Square Faces

Concorde with SkyForce Air™ Northern Lights lens and 23k Rose Gold frame

Small Oval Faces

If you have an oval face, consider yourself lucky. Nearly any style will look good on you! You most likely have a longer, rounded face that looks great with teardrop shaped frames and pairs great with sunglasses with unique features to compliment your own face angles.

We recommend starting with the Aviator or P3, but try other options as well. All you want to watch is the size.

Aviators for Oval Faces

P3 with SkyTec™ American Gray and 23k Gold frame

How to Make Sure Your Aviators Fit Well

Once you’ve chosen the perfect pair, check they fit on your face just right with the following:

  • Your Aviators don’t touch your face. If they touch your forehead or cheeks, they’re too big.
  • Your eyes are centered in the lenses. If not, the frames are too big.
  • Your Aviators sit comfortably on the bridge of your nose. You can adjust the nose pads if needed.

Celebrate the Perfect Fit

Once you’ve found the perfect set of aviators for your face, show them off!

Tag us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest during your next excursion and use #MyRandolphs for a chance to be featured on our channels!

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