Defined by its dramatic teardrop lens, aviator sunglasses continue to be one of the most popular sunglasses to date. However, this oversized lens can quickly look too large on those with small faces. The design overwhelms your delicate features unless you have a perfect fit. And that's where we come in. Join SportRx as we review the best aviators for small faces! A collection of small aviator sunglasses designed specifically for you.

Table of Contents

A. What to Look for in Aviators for Small Faces
B. The Best Aviators for Small Faces
1. Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator (55 Eyesize)
2. Maui Jim Baby Beach
3. Oakley Split Time
4. Ray-Ban RB3136 Caravan (55 Eyesize)
5. Ray-Ban RB3648 Marshal (51 Eyesize)
C. Prescription Aviator Sunglasses at SportRx

What to Look for in Aviators for Small Faces

When selecting the best aviator sunglasses for small faces, our opticians paid special attention to the following key criteria: lens shape, adjustable fit features, and the SportRx Frame Width. Let's break down each of these elements below.

Lens Shape

The distinguishing feature on aviator sunglasses are the dramatic teardrop lenses. While this shape may be the very reason we love the look of the aviator, it can quickly become overwhelming when worn in the wrong size. Particularly if you have a small face or delicate features. All of the frames in our lineup are available in small sizes or feature thoughtfully designed lenses that complement your petite face — instead of hiding it.

Adjustable Fit Features

To ensure a perfect fit, we love adjustable fit features. Adjustable nose pads and flexible temple tips allow you to customize the fit and get the most comfortable eyewear experience yet.

SportRx Frame Width

To help you find your perfect aviator size, we’ve come with a new way to reliably measure frames and determine your size. It’s called the SportRx Frame Width (SFW).

To break it down, we use our SFW to measure accurate frame dimensions, determine the fit of a frame, and show how to apply your SFW when buying sunglasses online. It’s taken time to perfect, and we couldn’t be more confident in the results! That's why you'll find an SFW measurement for every one of the frames in our lineup of the best aviators for small faces!

Best Aviators for Small Faces

Let's get into the frames!

Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator (55 Eyesize)

The aviator that started it all. Created in 1937, Ray-Ban's Aviator was originally designed for American military pilots. Today, it continues to be an iconic style that shows no signs of slowing down. It's gorgeous design features a minimalist metal frame and dramatic teardrop lenses. Available in a variety of frame and lens colors, this is the ultimate accessory for expressing your unique style.

In terms of sizing, the classic Ray-Ban Aviator is available in three eyesizes. For those with small faces, we recommend taking the smallest size: 55. You'll achieve the same signature look in a size best suited to your petite features.

ray ban small aviator sunglasses in gold with green g15 lenses

Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator in Gold with Crystal Green G-15 Polarized Lenses

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Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Key Features

  • Smallest size of classic Ray-Ban Aviator
  • Lightweight metal frame provides superior comfort
  • Adjustable silicone nose pads & flexible temple tips for a perfect fit
  • Rx-able
  • SFW: 130mm

Maui Jim Baby Beach

As the name suggests, these Maui Jim aviator sunglasses are ready to hit the beach. The Baby Beach is saltwater-safe and can withstand ocean sprays and sea breeze air. The Maui Jim PolarizedPlus2® lens technology blocks 99.9% of glare and will have you enjoying nature's beauty like never before.

As for the lens shape, we love the gentle curves of the Baby Beach's pilot lenses. This shape is less overwhelming than the dramatic teardrop lens we are used to seeing in aviator styles. It is also an excellent option if you have high cheekbones. The shallower lens doesn't risk resting on your cheeks. Smile away!

maui jim baby beach aviator sunglasses in silver with blue mirror lenses

Maui Jim Baby Beach in Silver with Blue Hawaii Lenses

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Maui Jim Baby Beach Key Features

  • Silicone nose pads & flexible temple tips for a custom fit & extra comfort
  • Saltwater-safe treatment on frame and lenses
  • Maui Jim PolarizedPlus2® lens technology
  • Rx-able
  • SFW: 130mm

Ray-Ban RB316 Caravan (55 Eyesize)

A square interpretation of the Ray-Ban Aviator, the RB3136 Caravan sunglasses are right at home on small faces. The shallower lens and its square shape make it an ideal frame for petite faces. You'll get similar design features as the RB3025, with its lightweight metal construction and adjustable fit features.

In terms of sizing, the Ray-Ban Caravan is available in two eyesizes. For today's lineup, we recommend the smaller of the two, the 55.

ray ban caravan sunglasses in lineup of best aviators for small faces

Ray-Ban RB3136 Caravan in Gold with Light Grey Gradient Dark Grey Lenses

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Ray-Ban RB3136 Caravan Key Features

  • Square lenses provide generous coverage
  • Lightweight metal frame provides superior comfort
  • Adjustable silicone nose pads & flexible temple tips for a perfect fit
  • Rx-able
  • SFW: 131mm

Oakley Split Time

Who said aviator sunglasses can't be for on-the-go? The Oakley Feedback is the perfect performance aviator ready for any adventure. Made from ultra-lightweight C-5™ alloy and O Matter™, you'll get a lightweight frame that can keep up with your day. Featuring PRIZM™ lens technology, and Rx-friendly, you can select lenses that are designed to enhance your specific environment or activity.

The Oakley Split Time aviator is an easy-choice on our list of the best aviator sunglasses for small faces because of its ultra-flattering shape. The perfect-sized teardrop lens that doesn't hide your face while still providing generous coverage and sun protection.

oakley split time aviator sunglasses in brown and gold with orange copper mirrored lenses

Oakley Split Time in Brown Tortoise with PRIZM™ Rose Gold Polarized Lenses

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Oakley Split Time Key Features

  • Unobtainium™ rubber grip on temples gets tackier when wet
  • Three-Point-Fit system to reduce pressure points while increasing comfort
  • Plutonite® lenses are impact-resistant
  • Available with Rx-friendly PRIZM™ lens technology
  • SFW: 132mm

Ray-Ban RB3648 Marshal

Since Ray-Ban paved the way for aviator sunglasses, it's no surprise that we've reached our third Ray-Ban frame in our lineup of the best aviators for small faces. The RB3648 Marshal is one of the most unique interpretations yet, with its hexagonal lens shape. A flat double bridge adds that extra something special to make this a truly stand-out frame.

The Ray-Ban Marshal is available in two eyesizes and we recommend the 51 eyesize for our small-face friends.

ray ban marshal aviator sunglasses in gold with green g15 lenses

Ray-Ban RB3648 Marshal in Gold with G-15 Lenses

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Ray-Ban RB3648 Marshal Key Features

  • Hexagonal lenses & flat double bridge elevate this aviator's style to the next level
  • Lightweight metal frame provides superior comfort for all-day wear
  • Adjustable silicone nose pads & flexible temple tips for a perfect fit
  • Rx-able
  • SFW: 132mm

Prescription Aviator Sunglasses Online at SportRx

Need prescription aviator sunglasses for small faces? Done. When you shop with SportRx, you’ll find video guides and tooltips throughout the build process as you customize the perfect pair. An answer to all your questions is at your fingertips, and if you want to chat with an expert, give us a call! We’ll put you in touch with one of our friendly in-house Sport Opticians who can help you build your small aviator sunglasses with prescription.

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