Who doesn’t love your cute chubby cheeks, soft jawline and that cherubic baby face? As one of the most average face shapes in East and South East Asia, finding the right pair of sunglasses is hard. But what’s more challenging is finding the right kind of sunglasses with frames that hit below the browbone.
In this case, go for sunglasses with retro-inspired frames like Victoria’s Secret model Ju Xiao Wen.
As the leading brand of tiny sunglasses, Roberi & Fraud‘s face-framing ’90s inspired shades are born pump up the likes on Instagram. While it’s more bigger than their famous Matrix-inspired shades, the oval Bettys balance out the soft curves of your cheeks and jaw. Just sitting perfectly below the brow, it still counts as a pair of “tiny” sunglasses.
Roberi & Fraud Betty Toroisehell, $320 at Shopbop
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Aussie brand Poppy Lissiman built a name for themselves with the infamous Le Skinny frames, but you’ll have a better shot at luck with the Elton. Named after Sir Elton John, these tiny frames are made to make you dance on a windy candlelit Saturday night at the beach with your girlfriends.
Poppy Lissiman Elton in Pink, $172 at Poppy Lissiman
Like her half-sister, Kylie Jenner also has a love affair with tiny sunglasses. For her debut collaboration with Quay, she designed a pair of tiny geometric shades aptly titled “Purple Honey”. With all the lines in place, these face-flattering frames complement every curve from temple to jaw.
Quay x Kylie Purple Honey in gold/purple, AUD $75 at Quay Australia
Block all the haters who say that tiny sunglasses aren’t meant for you. These rectangular framed Adam Selman x Le Specs sunglasses are lean, mean and very intimidating. Pair these white sunnies with a high ponytail, hoop earrings, Chanel PVC boots and a halter dress.
Adam Selman x Le Specs Flex in White, AUD $119 at Le Specs
Drip yourself in finesse with these 18K rose gold-plated titanium Linda Farrow sunnies for that heavy dose of 24K magic in your life. While the price tag is quite hefty, what makes this piece unique is that it has an adjustable nose bridge. Whether you perch it directly in front of your eyes or let it drop to the tip of your nose, you know that these are the pair for you when everyone turns heads.
Linda Farrow Cat-eye gold-plated sunglasses, US $835 at Matches
Sartorially sharp fashion blogger/influencer Andrea Chong never misses a mark, especially with that 90 degree angle square jaw and V-shaped chin. While big frames are your go-to default, tiny sunglasses can also do wonders for you.
From John Lennon-style round frames to experimental cat eye sunglasses, you can get away with almost anything.
If John Lennon collaborated with Dior to design a pair of limited edition shades, you will end up getting a love child between the luxury brand’s So Real frames and the singer’s iconic round sunglasses. Packed with the ultimate millenial touch, you cannot ignore cult sunglasses brand Crap Eyewear‘s Proto Riddim shades.
Crap Eyewear Proto Riddim, USD $79 at Crap Eyewear
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Is there anything that Alessandro Michele can’t do for Gucci? Tossing all conventions of good design out of the window, the designer introduces a mind-boggling take on the classic cat eye. Head scratches aside, you can’t help but to fall in love with this pair.
Gucci Embellished Statement Sunglasses, $1,665.66 at Nordstrom
If you can’t get a piece of Pablo’s artwork from your go-to art dealer, at least you can get your dibs on the other Picasso. As the daughter of the late painter, Paloma inherits her father’s affinity for geometric shapes and colour. Although these cutaway cat eye sunnies look like they came out from the present, can you even believe that they’re (actually) from the ’70s?
Paloma Picasso 3767, AUD $160 at Abe & Sara
Demna Gvasalia‘s designs for Balenciaga are often mocked, but you can’t help the “It” factor that comes along with the designer’s high fashion take on street fashion. As seen on the runway, these baby blue frames offer a sweet, yet edgy take on the retro silhouette.
Pair these sunglasses with winged tip eyeliner, voluminous lashes, red lips and bold brows for that ’80s-inspired take.
Balenciaga Rectangular Cat Eye Sunglasses, $667.37 at FRWRD
Your favourite childhood staple gets a grown up take thanks to Revolve‘s collab with Le Specs. Set in metallic peachy pink acetate, these frames feel so chic, playful and sophisticated. Whether you have long or short hair, these sunglasses match with any hairstyle and colour.
Le Specs x Revolve Outta Love, $79.55 at Revolve
Compared to the two previous shapes, you have it easy as tiny sunglasses balance out your high cheekbones and pointed jawline. You can also pull off anything whether it’s an aviator or rectangle silhouette; thick or rimless frames; transparent or opaque lenses.
Like “It” girl/DJ Mademoiselle Yulia, you are born to pull off the trend with finesse.
Johnny Depp‘s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas yellow aviators got a 2018 update by Gentle Monster. Tiny, sleek and incredibly chic, these yellow-lensed aviators look so good with just about anything from a slip dress to a slinky chainmail top.
Gentle Monster Silver &Yellow Kujo, US $260 at Gentle Monster
Remember Rihanna‘s infamous black and white tiny sunglasses at Cannes last year? Andy Wolf was the man responsible for launching the tiny sunglasses trend long before Kanye West sent an e-mail to Kim Kardashian. Although these are similar to the Bad Gal’s pair, the rock the beige and black contrast frames like it’s your new set of diamond earrings.
Andy Wolf Muhren Square-Frame Metal Sunglasses, US $429.43 at Net-a-Porter
Illesteva knows what’s good. Not a stranger to quirky designs, the brand’s D-shaped lenses are anything but traditional. With thin matte frames and flat lenses, this pair is as close as you can get to achieving Trinity’s look in The Matrix.
Since the lenses are slightly larger than your traditional tiny frames, they can hide your post ladies’ night hangover eyes when you forget your concealer.
Illesteva Nostrand Sunglasses Matte Black with Grey Lenses, US $220 at Illesteva
Pawaka‘s cutaway cateye sunnies are not here to play. With bold black frames and transparent charcoal lenses, it’s the winged liner of sunglasses as the thick lines add more definition to the face. Lock down stares, raise heartbeats and drink up every man’s thirst when you’re at the beach.
Pawaka Empat 4 Matte Black Sunglasses, $619 at Luisa via Roma
Tiny, rimless and decorated with logos? Nothing gets more #tbt worthy than a pair of vintage Chanel sunglasses. Despite being the trickiest style to wear (as most rimless shades aren’t flattering on anyone!), it goes well with anything from a ponytail and glossy lips or a heavy fringe and red lipstick. Trust us, no one will question your taste.
Vintage Chanel Rimless Coloured Tinted Lenses Sunglasses, $200.44 at Fluff Shopp
- Abe & Sara
- Adam Selman
- Alessandro Michele
- Andrea Chong
- Andy Wolf
- Crap Eyewear
- Demna Gvasalia
- face shape
- Fenty x PUMA
- Fluff Shopp
- Gentle Monster
- Johnny Depp
- Ju Xiao Wen
- Kanye West
- Kim Kardashian
- Kim Kardashian West
- Kylie Jenner
- Le Specs
- Linda Farrow
- Luisa via Roma
- Mademoiselle Yulia
- Pablo Picasso
- Paloma Picasso
- Poppy Lissiman
- Roberi & Fraud
- Sir Elton John
- Victoria's Secret