Find Your Perfect Pair of Frames – Sunglasses for Small faces

The most flattering sunglasses have the right fit. And if you’ve got a narrow or petite face, it’s important to pay attention to the frame measurements. If the lenses are too wide or too tall, the frames will overwhelm your small face. If most shades are a bit too wide, you need narrow frame sunglasses.

Here are some things to keep in mind when shopping for sunglasses for a small face

    • Look for sunglasses that have a lens measurement at 55mm or less.

 

      • Smile, then if your frames are pushed up by your cheekbones, they might be too big. If sunglasses go too low below the cheekbones or too high above the brow, they’re likely to overwhelm your small face.

     

      • Don’t instantly shy away from large sunglasses. Look for sunglasses with small lens sizes accentuated by a thick frame.

     

      • If you have a pair of shades that fit well, look for the sizing stamped on the inside of the temple.

     

Shop our selection of small framed sunglasses for women with small or narrow faces.

Sunglasses styles that are best for smaller faces

You know that the right accessory can make you feel sexier, bolder, and pull your outfit together.  Whether it be those sexy heels or that pair of sunglasses that will turn heads, a key fashion accessory can easily get you noticed. But which styles work best for petite women. We’ve rounded up the best styles of sunglasses for a small face.

Round

The key to solving dressing dilemmas that all petite women face is to have a wardrobe full of classic staples.  Round glasses are a great addition to a classic wardrobe. There are few shapes as simple and timeless as the round frame sunglasses. You really can’t go wrong with such a timeless look.

To rock this look, find a pair of round sunglasses that sits just above your eyebrows and right on your cheekbones. For more tips on finding the right pair, check out or post on finding the most flattering style style for your face.

 

 

Cat-Eye

Cat-eye frames are a versatile choice that can complement the features of most face shapes. You can instantly dress up a classic wardrobe with a statement making pair of cat-eye sunglasses. Women who wear cat-eyes are cool,  flirty, and bold. Think old Hollywood glamour. Cat eye glasses were a longtime favorite among fashion icons including the petite actress Audrey Hepburn.

Shop our  eye-catching, statement-making pair here.

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Metal frame sunglasses

This style features a delicate frame and a dainty silhouette that’s perfect for a small face. Metal frames have a very minimalist look and are generally a lot thinner and more lightweight than other sunglasses. Round Metal frame sunglasses are not just iconic, but the  slim frame lends to a better look on petite women.  Why not try our gold rim pair of sunglasses made for petite faces.

Metal frame gold rim round small size sunglasses with dark lens eshne sunglasses for small faces

 

For more fashion tips for petites, check out our Style Tips on the blog

For more style for small faces, check out our Sunglasses Collection

Featured image credit: Nany’s Klozet

 

How to Look Older (And more sophisticated)

So you’re not built with long legs or you happen to have a baby face and you want to look older or be taken seriously. If you’re a grown adult who still looks like a teenager, then you’ve like heard the words ‘cute’ plenty more than you’d like. Sure “you’ll love it when you’re older” but what can you do right now to embrace your youthful look.

When you’re a petite woman and shorter than everyone else, it can be especially hard to look your age but this post is not just about what works for petites (tailoring, monochrome outfits, etc….you’ve heard them all before), its about giving you that edge to look older and more sophisticated.

  • Invest in a really great pair of heels 


    You’ll automatically look older and you’ll carry yourself more confidently.
    If you have small size feet, check out the collection in sizes 6 and under

  • Avoid overly casual looks (t-shirts, sweatshirts, uggs, sneakers, flip-flops, etc)

    It just makes you look sloppy and younger than you actually are. The same goes for sweatpants and hoodies, those are typically things you should save for the weekend. If you do want to dress casual, opt for basic classic styles and keep it simple.


    Source: Extra Petite

  • Avoid rhinestones, sequins, and floral

    Instead, look for zippers and fur, or leather

  • Try a moto or leather jacket

    There’s something about a well fitted jacket that instantly pulls together your look. You are almost guaranteed to look polished.

    Source: Olivia Rink 

  • Find a good tailor

    This can get expensive but you should get your most important work pieces tailored.

  • Invest in a quality pair of sunglasses

    Simply by adding chic glasses to your outfit, you’ll easily add a polished look to your entire appearance. Stay away from cheap or colorful ones and consider a classic style. If you have a narrow face, check out the collection in small sizes.

  • Wear Red Lipstick… Or any bold Lipstick color

    This is my favorite go to when I need a pulled together look.

    Source: Styling my life

  • Accessorize well

    The right jewelry can lend to a polished look but ill fitted jewelry can make even the most perfect clothing combination look haphazard. Avoid overly trendy accessories. The best fashion items are ageless and timeless. For those of you with small wrists, you can check out or latest collection here 

 

Ways to make a ring smaller

Hi everyone!  One of my biggest fashion woes is not finding jewelry to fit my tiny hands.

Here are some tips and tricks I’ve seen to re-size rings that are too big for small or skinny fingers.
1. Buying ring sizers, here are a few places to find em’
http://www.ringsnuggies.com/ (they sell these at Walmart and Claire’s) or you can buy it here
A piece of advice for the ring snuggies is to  heat it up to make it more flexible. You can place them in hot or boiling water and this will make em’ more pliable and easier to fit.
2. Use tape (foam tape, as shown here is best .…see Extra Petite’s demo below for more!)
3. Use nail polish- Never tried this but it seems a bit messy.
4. Use Thread- Just wrap it around a few times.  If you do this, be sure to buy invisible thread…yes! there is such a thing.  Or you can use fishing line as well if you a family member likes to fish.

Resized rings in action:

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Photo & Video Sources: Extra Petite

Petite Feet: The Do’s and Don’ts

Petite Feet: The Do’s and Don’ts

Do’s

Do Wear shoes of the same color as the pants to elongate the leg. A different color will chop you up.

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Do Wear heels but be sure you can walk on them. Stumbling is not cute.


Do wear nude shoes for the illusion of a longer leg.

 

Be careful with pointy-toed shoes. It may accentuate being petite since the extra inches make your foot look bigger.  Unless you have very small feet this look may be hard to pull off. But, if you love this look, we have some tips:

  • Do wear flared jeans/pants so that attention is diverted away from the extra inches in the front

Do shop vintage: they’re often small sizes and narrow widths

Do single-soled shoes (shoes that lack of any type of platform) with a high stiletto heel


“I only make single-sole shoes. They transform the way a woman walks: in heavy platforms like truck drivers, in my shoes like ballerinas.”

   Manolo Blahnik

 

    Leandra Medine                                        

Photo: modepure.com         Leandra Medine | House of Holland sunglasses, Chanel bag, Jimmy Choo shoes

 

From manrepeller.com:

“Single sole pumps are wildly generous in matters of the arch and create the illusion of legs that are often approximately 4 inches longer than their natural length”  

 

Dont’s

Don’t wear bulky straps or heavy buckles.  Thick straps overwhelm your feet and make you appear smaller.

 

     

 

Don’t wear gladiators but if you must, the more open and simple the better:

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JLo-gladiator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget about insoles! When a shoe is too roomy, making a small size adjustment can make all the difference.

 

Shop our collection, made for women with petite feet.

Shortening An Elastic Bracelet Tutorial

By kileen

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If you’re petite and/or have small wrists (mine measure around at 15cm), then a common problem is bracelets that are too big. Fortunately, stretchy elastic bracelets that are too big can be remedied! And simply at that. 🙂

The key ingredient you’ll need for this DIY is some stretch cord

Let’s get on to the tutorial!
  1. To start, cut the existing elastic.…read more.

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Source: Cute and Little