There are so many factors to think about when buying earrings, like the type of metal, type of gemstones, the cut of the stone, etc, if they will match your outfit. But many of us fail to take into account our face shape. It may not be the first thing you think about when considering a pair of earrings, but it is an important factor. Choosing the right earrings for your face shape can help balance and highlight your features. It can soften angles or lengthen your face. In this article, we discuss the best earring types for different face shapes.
If you have an oval face shape, you’re in luck! Just about any design looks good on you. The only thing you may want to consider is the propensity to over elongate the face by going with something a little too long. Other than that, oval faces can benefit from being so versatile by looking great in almost every design. So when it comes to choosing earrings, the sky’s the limit!
For rounder face shapes, we want to elongate the face and draw the illusion of a longer face shape. To do that, sleek, long dangling and drop earrings are a great option. It brings the eyes down to the neck and narrows your face.
Heart-shaped faces have a wider forehead and cheekbones and a narrow chin. Earrings that have a wider base than the top help complement your features. A teardrop-shaped earring is your best bet as it helps balance out the jawline.
Diamond faces have a narrow forehead and chin in comparison to their cheekbones. Wider earrings work best in balancing your facial proportions than longer earrings. Studs and chandelier earrings look great on you. So do earrings with straight lines and delicate drops.
Square faces have strong jawbones and more angular features. To balance this out, try earrings that are rounded, curved, or have a good movement to them. Ones like oversized hoops, danglers, and studs with dimension help soften your features as it brings attention to your earrings.
Narrow faces have similar features to square faces except their faces are a little more elongated. To offset this, round, short earrings could help do the job. Cluster earrings and stud earrings along with hoops or drop earrings with a circular base could help widen the face and make you look fuller and add softness.
Though there are things to consider when choosing a pair of earrings, that should not stop you from buying what you love and what you genuinely want. The world of earrings is vast and with each passing fashion season, we are seeing more and more different types and styles of earrings emerge. Now that you are equipped with a better understanding of what face shapes look good with what type of earrings, it's a great time to start experimenting with different designs and shapes to see what looks best on you!KALAUNA NUNNS