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How to Select Earrings for your Face Shape
In a similar way to haircuts, different styles of jewelry naturally complement different face shapes. But if this isn’t something you have considered before, don’t panic - you’re certainly not alone!
All bodies and face shapes are beautiful, but just as many of us like to wear clothes that suit our figures, it can be just as enjoyable to experiment with different shapes and styles of jewelry to find those that emphasize the natural beauty of our faces.
If you’re looking for some pointers to get started, we’ve got you covered!
Earrings for Heart-Shaped Faces
Heart-shaped faces are wider in the forehead area than they are in the chin and cheeks. Naomi Campbell and Reese Witherspoon are perfect examples of celebrities with heart-shaped faces. So, if you have a heart-shaped face, creating a sense of balance with your jewelry choice is always super flattering. Earrings that are wider at the bottom than they are at the top are always an excellent choice, with teardrop-shaped earrings being a particularly elegant look.
Earrings for Round-Shaped Faces
Celebrities like Ginnifer Goodwin, Isla Fisher and Kate Bosworth all have round-shaped faces, which are super feminine and don’t have any harsh or angular features. The key to selecting jewelry for round-shaped faces can be summed up in one word: lengthening. Avoiding round earrings is recommended as this will widen the silhouette of your face. Instead, choose longer earrings, which will help to create the appearance of an elongated face.
Earrings for Diamond-Shaped Faces
Diamond-shaped faces can initially seem quite tricky to balance out because the eyes are the widest part. However, as celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, and Selma Blair have proven, there are plenty of choices to suit this much-coveted face shape. Stud earrings like these quirky peace and love hexagon earrings are always an excellent choice, while chandelier-style earrings that are narrower at the top and wider toward the bottom are adept at creating a more balanced silhouette.
Earrings for Inverted Triangle-Shaped Faces
Similarly to both diamond and heart-shaped faces, earrings that create an illusion of width work beautifully on everyone with an inverted triangle-shaped face. So, teardrop and chandelier styles are an excellent choice as they will balance out the forehead, which is the widest part of the face.
Earrings for Square-Shaped Faces
Square-shaped faces have a lot of structure, including a strong jawline that looks very sculpted. Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Hudson, and Margot Robbie are just a few well-known people with a square-shaped face. Earrings can be used to soften the appearance of structured faces, with styles that have flowing shapes and curves, like these antique quartz drop earrings, proving to be the most flattering and impactful.
Earrings for Oval-Shaped Faces
Oval-shaped faces are the easiest to work with. Not only do they look good with myriad hair styles, but almost every type of earring is also up for grabs. Elongated drop earrings are the one style to avoid as this can add further length to the face and create an unbalanced appearance. Instead, play with everything from hoops to huggies, and enjoy experimenting.
Think About your Lifestyle and Personality
If you work in a formal office environment, dramatic chandelier earrings aren’t necessarily going to be the most appropriate choice. So switch up your office and off-duty looks by investing in a variety of styles to suit all occasions.
It’s also important to think about which styles reflect your personality and make you feel like the most beautiful person in the room. If you are very feminine, curved and rounded earrings are an excellent choice because they’re delicate and easy on the eye. Alternatively, if you are creative and artsy, colorful earrings with jeweled embellishments can bring an extra element of fun to your ensemble.
Consider your Bone Structure and Skin Tone
Although this is not a hard and fast rule, for people with a fine bone structure, like Jodi Foster and Meryl Streep, delicate earrings will be especially complementary. Similarly, those with more striking bone structures, like Madonna and Oprah, look stunning in statement, oversized styles that make a real impact.
Warm gold and copper tones often particularly suit those with warm undertones in their skin, with pewter and silver styles suiting those with cooler skin undertones. Again, you could also choose to mix metals, so don’t think these are rigid rules you must stick to all the time. Fashion should always be fun, and experimenting with different accessories is one of the easiest ways to shake up your style.