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A Guide to Help You Choose the Right Earrings for Your Face Shape

Tulika Nair Feb 17, 2020
Can a pair of earrings actually make or break your look? Did you think that was impossible? Well, time to face reality. Those ill-matching earrings that don't suit your face may be the reason why you can't unleash your full-beauty force. Here's how to make the right pick.

Find Your Face Shape

Don't know what your face shape is? Don't fret! You can still pick the right earrings. The next time your mirror is fogged up after your shower, look at your reflection, and trace the shape of your face on the mirror using your finger. Once you have the shape drawn, it will be easy for you to categorize it under one of the following categories.
We often ignore the importance of wearing an earring that actually suits the shape of our face. In a rush? Wear a pair of easy-to-put-in danglers. Don't know what to wear? Hunt for the time-tested, classic pearl studs.
What we often don't realize is that these earrings may not necessarily suit our face type, and by just picking a perfectly-shaped earring, every flaw can be hidden and every strength enhanced.
You know how simple it is to pick a flaw in another woman's attire? (It does come naturally to us women.) That's how easy it is to pick the right earrings according to your face shape.
Don't believe us? Well, with this simple earring guide that brings to you, choosing just the right ear accessory so that your face looks even more divine than it already is, will take as little time as snapping your fingers.

For an Oval Face

Have an oval-shaped face? You sure are lucky! You are one of those few women who can wear any style of earrings. From studs to huggies to danglers, and even chandeliers; there is no obstacle that blocks your way.
All we have for you is a suggestion. Your looks are accentuated the most when you wear teardrop earrings as these create an illusion of balance.

For a Round Face

Women with round faces can often be thrown off by earring choices. If you have a round face, then your aim should be to make your face look longer and less puffy.
The best way to achieve this is to wear thin, long danglers or even earrings with a slight teardrop. Opt for angular/geometric designs so that your face seems thinner. Avoid hoop earrings as they tend to make round faces seem wider than they are.

For a Heart-Shaped Face

If you have a heart-shaped face, then you need something that is the complete opposite of someone with a round face. Your aim should be to make your face seem wider; this is the reason you should opt for earrings that have elongated shapes and curves.
These earrings will balance out your face, and accentuate your eyes and cheekbones. Opt for chandelier earrings. These look especially good on women who have heart-shaped faces.

For a Square Face

A square face needs some softening, and the best way to do that is to wear long, rounded earrings that will soften your cheekbones and your jawline.
Over-sized hoops, dramatic danglers, feather earrings are all examples of ear accessories that will take the edge off the very strong jawline of a woman with a square face. Avoid any earrings that have well-defined and strong edges as they tend to emphasize your already strong jawline.

For a Narrow Face

Narrow faces are too thin, and need an illusion of width. Pearl earrings which are naturally rounded are a good option for women with this face shape. Clustered earrings which hug the earlobe can also be an excellent choice.
Long, thin dangling earrings and chandeliers on the other hand, tend to make the face look thinner and sharper.

For a Diamond-Shaped Face

If you have a diamond-shaped face, then you should opt for long earrings with curves. Ear accessories best suited for this face type include danglers and hoops.
Earrings which have gentle curves negate sharp, angular cheekbones and jawlines. Avoid any earrings that also feature a diamond-like shape as these exaggerate your own face shape.
So, there you have it. An illustrated guide that will help you pick just the right accessory for your ears. Keep this page bookmarked the next time you are shopping for earrings online so that you make the right choice.