Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Review: Ralph Lauren glasses via Pretavoir.

Ralph Lauren 6080 glasses♦ via Pretavoir. (£92).
I was 13 when I first needed to wear glasses and it has pretty much taken me 10 years to find glasses that I truly feel comfortable and confident wearing. I'm so incredibly picky when it comes to frames, I have the biggest face in the world so little glasses only end up making my face look super fat. That's not a good look! I've had these Cliff frames from Lucky Brand for around a year and I absolutely love them; they're bold, they're slightly retro and importantly, they're oversized. But I was looking for something different. I was so over the moon when Pretavoir got in touch and invited me to pick out a pair of glasses that I liked. I am so grateful for all the wonderful opportunities that blogging has given me over the past few years and I am so head over heels in love with my new glasses.

Pretavoir is a website packed full of so many wonderful glasses from a huge array of different brands including Ray Ban, Chanel and Marc Jacobs. Everything is categorised by brand, whether they are sunglasses or optical glasses and then finally all of the colours the frames come in are listed. Importantly, the photographs are all super clear, frame measurements are provided and their lenses are also really reasonably priced! Delivery was speedy and I think they're one of the best online glasses retailers around right now. I think I spent an entire evening looking through the website, I made a list of all the frames I liked and eventually settled on the Ralph Lauren 6080 glasses in the colour JC Havana.

They're super oversized, very statement and I totally appreciate that they're not everybody's cup of tea. But I simply adore them. I went for the Havana shade because I liked how much softer than solid black they look and I thought with such large statement glasses that black might have been a bit too much. They're comfortable to wear, lightweight and it's amazing how large my field of view is now compared to my other glasses, it's almost like having perfect vision again!

What do you think of my new glasses? You can be honest!
Are you a glasses wearer? Are you as picky as I am when it comes to frames?
xoxo

P.S. I have to give a shout out to the amazing guys over at Ciliary Blue who popped my (slightly complicated) prescription lenses in these frames for a fraction of the price highstreet opticians charge in lightening speed. They were all done and on their way back to me within two hours of them receiving them. If you need new lenses putting in glasses you already love then I highly highly highly recommend Ciliary blue!

74 comments:

  1. I hate how any glasses look on me and I've tried so many styles but none are flattering on me 'cause I've got a really little face, haha! These are lovely :) x

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  2. I love those glasses!! I'm like you and have alwas hated havin to wear mine, but those are amazing!! :) x

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  3. Love these glasses on you! I need a new pair of glasses soon, but have no idea where to begin looking. I wear contacts most of the time, but need a back up pair of glasses for home xxx

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    1. Thank you! Ahh I know how much of a nightmare it can be to find nice frames! xo

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  4. These look awesome! They are definitely huge but they suit you so well :) xx

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  5. These look great on you, I actually really like them! I don't think I could ever pull these off, but they do look awesome! xx

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  6. Ohhh I totally love these, I was actually going to ask where you got your glasses when I was watching your videos recently! They really suit you :) xx

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  7. They really suit you, great choice x

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  8. ooh your new glasses looks fab on you! I don't wear glasses (lucky me!) but you rock them!

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  9. Sometimes there's nothing better than getting new glasses :) These are lovely and they look great on you! xx

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    1. I totally agree! Aww thank you <3

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  10. I LOVE these glasses on you. I'm a glass wearer myself, and have a reasonably large face, my current frames are quite large but not as large as yours; I've tried a few pairs that looked like yours as I desperately wanted to find one that would suit me but it looks like they don't agree with my face :(

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    1. Aww! It's definitely trial and error with frames! <3

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  11. its such good review. i need new pair :/
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  12. I love them! The first thing I asked on Instragram was where they were from, haha! That was because I have basically the same problem: humongous face, and I immediately saw that these frames are perfect to balance that out. It's a good thing you went for the lighter shade, I always do that because black looks so harsh on me. Good choice, Jenny!

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    1. They're really amazing! Thank you <3

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  13. suit you... I love oversize glasses too
    3lin

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  14. I generally think glasses that size look ridiculous on people. BUT, I take it all back when it comes to you. You look stunning, especially in the second photo. They suit you so much its quite frankly crazy :O

    Lea x

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  15. These are so geek chic, I love them! I had laser eye surgery this year & it was the best thing I have ever ever ever done! I highly recommend it :-) x

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    1. Ooh I'm jealous, I'm way to scared to go for that! xo

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  16. You look absolutely gorgeous, they suit you so much! I love tortoiseshell glasses, I think they're so classic! xo

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  17. thank you so much for the congratulations!

    and PS - those glasses look gorgeous on you!

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  18. I love them! They really suit you too, I always find it hard to find frames that suit me too because my face is sooo small, ugh!

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    1. It's such a pain to find nice frames sometimes! xo

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  19. I really adore these sunnies! I'm in love with geek chic, unfortunately (fortunately!?) I don't need glasses. Bleh!

    Tara
    The Style Rawr!
    xoxo

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  20. They look absolutely gorgeous on you! The frames are incredible! x

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  21. They look great on you! Love them! x

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  22. These look amazing on you! Perfect shape ;-)

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  23. these glasses look so good on you hun ! xx
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  24. I think they look fab on you! Wouldn't mind a pair myself :)

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  25. They look great on you, i recently got some larger frame ones and I love them, they aren't quite as big as yours but too big ones don't suit my shape. Still I get lots of nice comments about them.
    x

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  26. These glasses look amazing on you, they really suit you!

    xx

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  27. They look great on you! I own a similar pair of glasses although they are a bit smaller


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  28. Oh gosh you look SO pretty! These are the perfect oversized glasses, you look gorgeous <3

    xoxo Bree
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  29. The glasses look amazing on you! Hope your well lovely x

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    1. Thank you beautiful! I am, I hope you are too <3

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  30. I spend so long picking out new glasses, I actually hate the task as the people in the shop are always hovering around so I fell pressured to pick something quick! Overall though I really don't mind wearing glasses, your new ones suit you loads xx

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    1. Ahh I know what you mean, that is SO annoying! Thank you! <3

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  31. I really love these glasses! They look great on you :)

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  32. love them! I wish they would suit me - I might try and rock them anyway.. been getting a little bored of mine!

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    1. I'm sure they would suit you! <3

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  33. I think they really suit you :) You look fab! xx

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  34. These are so lovely. I like the large frames. They look fab on you

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  35. What is your size glasses 55 or 57?

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