It’s so frustrating when you buy a pair of earrings that look gorgeous online, only to find they don’t suit your face shape at all. Fortunately, it’s easy to work out which types of earrings are best for different face shapes.
First, look at the shape of your face. Is it round, heart-shaped, or oval? Once you know the shape of your face, you can select earrings that complement rather than compete with it.
Round Face Shape:
Your forehead and cheekbones are larger than the narrow chin, which gives you a ‘full’ look. This shape is great for dangling earrings because they’ll draw attention to the top of your face and away from your wider cheekbones.
Avoid studs, as they can make your face seem even rounder. Long or short pendant earrings are ideal but don’t go for anything too chunky, which will add more width.
Your forehead and jawline are about the same width, and your cheekbones don’t stand out. You have a wide brow and narrow chin creating a ‘heart’ shape.
Your best earring styles include studs, medium-sized hoops, and drop pendants. Dangle earrings will make your face look wider and studs or other chunky styles will emphasize your narrow chin and brow, which isn’t very flattering.
Oval Face Shape:
Your cheekbones are well developed as is the jawline, but the forehead and chin are narrow. If you have an oval face, it’s one of the most versatile shapes because it can handle just about any style.
Consider hoop earrings and chandelier styles when to shop luxury jewelry in online store. These will look great on you but don’t go for anything too wide, or else your face might lose its shape. Similarly, long pendant earrings that draw attention downwards will make your face seem shorter and wider.
Square Face Shape:
Your jawline is well defined, and your cheekbones are high and angular. If you have a square face, look for earrings that add height to balance out the width of your features. Drop styles will help lengthen your face while studs or small hoops can add curves around the edges. You can also try curvy D-shaped earrings.
Avoid earrings that are too small as they’ll only accentuate your square jawline. Diamond shapes will look very flattering, as well as teardrops and tear-shaped earrings, which have a softening effect.
Diamond Face Shape:
Your face is narrow at the forehead and jaw but wide at the cheekbones. If you have a diamond face shape, look for earrings that add width to the top of your cheekbones. Curved or wide hoop styles and medium-sized drop earrings will help balance out your narrow chin and forehead.
Don’t try to hide your cheekbones with large studs or chandelier earrings as they’ll only draw attention to them. Avoid round and diamond shapes, which will add height to your features and make them look even narrower.
Inverted Triangle Face Shape:
You have a narrow forehead and jawline, which is greater in width than the cheekbones. Your face shape resembles the letter ‘V’. To balance your features, look for earrings that add width to your forehead and make it appear wider. Large hoop styles or teardrop-shaped studs are ideal. If you want to add height, choose drop styles with simple, understated designs.
Don’t go for earrings that make your chin and forehead seem even narrower like diamonds or teardrops. Chunky or overly-decorative earrings that will accentuate the narrowness of your jawline and make your face look longer.
Rectangle Face Shape:
Your face is angular from forehead to cheekbones and jawline, with a long horizontal line across the narrowest part of your face. In this case, all shapes will work except for chandelier styles which will make your face look longer. Diamond earrings are ideal for adding curves around your cheekbones and softening the angles of your face.
Large hoops or drop earrings will also bring some curves into a straight line. Chunky, angular earrings that will draw attention to your strong jawline and make your face look even longer.
Mind Face Level
Another consideration to pick the best earrings for your face shape is the face level of your earrings, whether it is high or low on your ear. You can get away with wearing high-level at most styles of clothing, but anything too trendy won’t look quite right when paired with a dress. When in doubt, wear studs that sit close to the earlobe rather than chandelier styles that hang significantly lower.
Your face level is an often-overlooked element when it comes to picking earrings for wearing with different outfits, so please remember the tips above if you want to stand out in a crowd and attract people’s attention wherever you go out!
Keep this in mind
Oval, square and heart-shaped faces look good in almost any earring style, so don’t worry too much about face shape and simply go for whatever you like the look of best. Round, diamond, and pear-shaped faces should avoid drop earrings that will lengthen their face even more.
Similarly, broad or square faces should avoid chandelier styles which will add width to your already wide features. If you’re not sure about what will suit you best, ask a friend or family member for their opinion.
A unique aspect of face shapes is that each earring shape can suit a variety of different faces, so don’t be afraid to experiment. If you’re not sure about a particular style of earrings, try it on at a store and ask a friend or family member what they think of the look before you purchase them.