Top 10 glasses for small faces - Ace Eyewear

21-04-22 By: Michael Stent

Top 10 glasses for small faces

For those with petite, smaller faces finding the perfect frames can sometimes be a difficult task with many frames designed for the “average” person in mind. Thankfully here at Ace Eyewear we work with a number of independent designers including Parisian designer Ahlem, Lunor based in the Black Forest, and You Mawo who offer ultra-light, 3D printed eyewear as well as a bespoke service using facial scanning technology so you can enjoy a perfectly fitting frame no matter how big or small your features may be.


What are the benefits of smaller glasses?

Smaller glasses allow your prescription lenses to be thinner and lighter which for those of you out there with higher prescriptions above +3.00 or below -3.00 is particularly beneficial.

This helps improve the comfort and aesthetics of your glasses by reducing the weight of the frames on your nose and for those short-sighted amongst us reducing amount of lens that pokes out the back of your frames.


Understanding glasses sizing.

Glasses sizing is made up of three numbers always displayed on the inside of either the left or right temple and consists of three numbers.

Glasses Sizing
  • Eye size is the size of the lens itself.
  • Bridge size is measured from the point on the frame where the two lenses are closest. This is where things start to get a little tricky as this means that two frames with identical bridge shapes and fittings can have significantly different bridge size measurements. This is likely to be the case when one frame is a thin acetate frame and another is much thicker.
  • Temple length or side length is measured from the start to the end of the temple.

Due to the effect that design and material can have on the size and fit of your glasses we recommend you use the sizing on frames as a guideline rather than a rule. As I for example where eye sizes from 46 to 51 and bridge sizes from 20 to 24 all of which fit perfectly.


Ace Eyewear Wimbledon’s Glasses Sizing Guide

Our top 10 glasses for small faces.

  1. Model 215 by Lunor – A lovely petite fine round panto shape handmade in Germany and available in a wide range of acetate colours from crystal to black and everything in between.
  2. Phoebe – You Mawo – A classic, clean and elegant female shape with subtle uplifting curves and a textured matt finish that helps the frame blend seamlessly with the wearer’s face. Fantastic for those with petite features.
  3. Rue de Turenne – Ahlem – Our first masculine frame on the list. Features 8mm thick Mazzucchelli Acetate for a slightly bolder look.
  4. Place de Bastille – Ahlem – 22k gold plated featuring a double-bar bridge. It can also double as a fantastic sunglass with transitions lenses or a sun clip. The subtle tortoise acetate Windsor rim helps add a bit of colour and makes it easier to wear for the paler skin tones.
  5. Pont des Arts – Ahlem – Made up of sophisticated lines and numerous angles making the vintage shape very current. A great choice for the bold eyewear lover.
  6. Model 234 by Lunor – Thanks to their lightness, the frames have an unobtrusive appearance on the face and gently emphasize your personality. A favourite of mine, in black Havana.
  7. Rue Duroc – Ahlem – Another subtle, uplifting, female shape from Ahlem featuring chunkier acetate but softened up by the pastel smokelight acetate.
  8. Rue de Theatre – Ahlem – Another chunky frame with soft subtle colour to ensure it doesn’t overpower the wearer. Featured in this lovely Thymelight acetate.
  9. Tiffany – Salt – This frame is fine, easy to wear and available in several striking natural colours in keeping with Salt’s philosophy of natural colours.
  10. Rue Bosquet – Ahlem – A neat slim silhouette with bevelled temples and a keyhole bridge.

If you would like to view our fantastic petite range please do pop into our Wimbledon boutique, where we also offer eye tests and frame styling consultations. Which can both be booked online.

We look forward to seeing you soon,