How to Choose Earrings For Your Face Shape?

how to choose earrings for your face shape

If you wear a pair that disagrees with your facial structure, it’s a definite fashion disaster.

This is why if we have mirrors at jewelry shops, so that you check out the earrings for your face shape on display, and then judge if it suits you or not.

Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place.

But first, determine your face shape: pull your hair off your forehead with one hand, look into a mirror and trace the outline of your face on the glass with lipstick. The outline you’ve created is your face shape!

Now, let’s get specific. Here is your simple guide to choosing earrings based on your face shape.

Round face

This is a face with a round chin and full cheeks; the widest distance between the cheekbones is at ear level.

Recommended are square or elongated shapes (ovals, rectangles, triangles or teardrop shapes) that help to “lengthen” the oval of the face.

Longer drop earrings are your best friend! They will elongate your face and neck.
Pear or teardrop silhouettes are also great for round faces, as they provide contrast in their outline.

Not recommended are large hoop earrings, either massive or miniature earrings in any form but also stars, rhombuses, snowflakes, etc. – these all make the shape of the face look even wider.

If you have a round face, avoid also disc earrings, at all costs, including small button studs. When searching for earrings for a chubby face, seek out drop or long-dangle earrings, because they will visually elongate your face and give it a perfect balance.

Diamond-shaped face

The shape which resembles a diamond comprises a long and narrow jawline which tapers into one point. The forehead of this face is narrow as compared to the cheekbones, which are the widest part of the face. This face is longer than it is wide.

If your face is shaped like a diamond, you should stay away from disc or round earrings. To complement your diamond-shaped face, go for delicate studs and long earrings that don’t go over your chin.

Diamond face shapes should go for long dangly earrings which have heavier accents. Tassel or wide chandelier earrings are also a good idea to compliment the face shape.

You can also pull off various combinations of straight lines and curves, as they will truly emphasize your natural beauty. These styles are the perfect choice for earrings for chubby faces also!

Not recommended are any earrings that could make the face look wider (for instance, either rhombus-shaped or round medium-sized earrings).

Square face

It’s a face with defined straight parallel lines from temple to temple and from the forehead to the chin; the cheekbones are wide and the chin is angular.

Recommended are round, oval, triangle or teardrop shape earrings – any that appear to stretch the face, but also multi-layered dangle earrings that help make the face look less angular.

Go for anything round or oval that will bring a beautiful softness to your face. Look for medium and longer length drop earrings with rounded edges and curved lines.

Cuts like oval and pear will complement your face shape and soften your natural angles. The perfect pieces for you are medium to long drop and hoop earrings.

Not recommended: square earrings and any whose length exceeds their width.

Avoid wearing square studs or any other square-shaped earrings.

Rectangular/long face

It has similar characteristics as those of square faces but is narrower and more stretched out.

Studs, cluster style earrings and hoops will look gorgeous on you. These types of earrings draw the attention up and emphasize your strong jawline.

Recommended are circular earrings or ones with smooth lines, light and delicate pieces that add a supple roundness to the face. Pearl earrings are perfect: they not only soften the lines of the face, but they also appear to shorten its length.

Not recommended: long slender earrings.

Oblong/oval face

If your forehead is elongated and your cheekbones are broad with a narrow width, you have an oblong face. The most balanced and proportionate, its shape is slightly round, and the area around the cheekbones is slightly narrower than the line between the temples.

Oval shaped faces look great with any style and cut. Studs, hoops, drops—go wild! These will all look lovely with your face shape.

Recommended are earrings of almost any shape and length, except for those which match the above criteria. Oval and teardrop shapes do well to emphasize the beautiful shape of the face.

However, if the fashion consultants are considered, triangular ear-rings or simple studs be best for you! You can go for studs or clustered ear-rings or short dangles or rings with hoops that are medium to large in size.

Not recommended are earrings that dangle below the cheekbones, making the face look much too long.

Heart-shaped face

In this face shape, the widest part is the brow and above; the face gradually narrows from the temples and high cheekbones down to the small chin.

If your face is shaped like a heart, earrings that are wider at the bottom will bring balance to your face.

Recommended are any long earrings the help to draw attention to the lower part of the face, for example, any dangle earrings, teardrop shapes, or chandelier earrings. Get the chandelier shaped rings or tear drop like rings, or those that are wider at the bottom than the top.

Not recommended: short, wide earrings which attract attention to the cheekbones. Avoid slim drops and go for teardrops and chandelier earrings that will focus the attention on your chin and make it seem more rounded.

As a general guideline, avoid earrings that are the same general silhouette as your face shape. For example, if you have a round face, don’t choose round earrings.

Check out what types of face-flattering earrings Fashion Strada has to offer today! Browse our lovely jewelry collections to find the right earrings for your face shape.