So I have to admit that I absolutely LOVE Warby Parker's eyewear, at home try-on service, pricing and easy online ordering. I ordered my first pair last January (which you can see a review of in my first post here) and have been more than pleased with them. This year, I have a new prescription, of which Warby Parker gives me two options: order new glasses or send in my old frames and get the lenses replaced for around $50. I decided to try on some new styles to see what they'd look like and also get new lenses, since I love my old frames so much.
Below you'll find my thoughts on each pair and how they work on someone with a wide face and very round, chubby cheeks. My biggest piece of advice is to not be afraid to try both women's and men's styles. You never know what will work for you until they're on your face, so give it a shot and see what happens.
I hope it helps you to navigate the sometimes troubling and very overpriced world of eyewear and find something fabulous!
Style: Women's Upton 225
Color: Oak Barrel
Size: 52-17-145, Medium
I really like the look of these, but sadly they were definitely not wide enough. The sides were pulled pretty tightly outward to get them to fit on my face, making them uncomfortable. They do not come in a wider size.
Style: Women's Nash 500
Size: 55-17-145, Wide
I've had clear frames in the past and I really like that you have no other color on your face to compete with bold makeup or outfits. While these frames were wide enough for my face, they were so large that they sat on my cheeks and were pushed up when I smiled. If they were a little smaller, they would have been perfect.
Style: Men's Theo 141
Color: Blue Marblewood
Size: 51-16-145, Medium
The color is quite pretty! It's a bluish-greyish-blackish blend that's very modern and sophisticated. However, outside of that, these are a no-go. They were the smallest of the bunch and I was genuinely afraid I would break them squishing them onto my face.
Style: Women's Finch 606
Size: 52-18-140, Medium
The shape, color and style of this pair immediately reminded me of the 1940s. They're strong, yet feminine and are a great, bold amber color. But, once again, they were not wide enough and the color I liked so well gave an orange tinge to your vision when looking through them. Wah-Wawwww....
Style: Men's Durand 200
Color: Whiskey Tortoise
Size: 50-20-145, Wide
These were definitely a departure from my usual rounded-square true tortoise shell style, with the almost black color and round frame style. The width was perfect and I did like them, but those chubby cheeks of mine pushed the frames up too much when I smiled.
* This post was NOT sponsored by Warby Parker. I just love them. :)