How to Style Earrings – The Best Kind for Each Face Shape

If I were to ask you to describe what makes a woman beautiful, you probably could do it without hesitation. “She has pretty eyes; she has a great hair cut; she has smooth skin; and a million other things.” But it turns out that our bodies have an even more important way to judge attractiveness, and it really might surprise you. Do you know what our bodies really crave? Symmetry!

But not everyone has a symmetrical face. If yours isn’t exactly perfect, don’t despair! Just as a black dress is intended to slim down one’s figure, there are “hacks” to make a face seem more symmetrical.

One way you can make your face more symmetrical is through your hairstyle. But an even easier, yet equally powerful way to enhance your symmetry and thus your beauty is through jewelry, specifically earrings. But while earrings are a great way to enhance your beauty, different types work best for different face shapes. Do you know what kind best suits your natural face shape?

It’s not so much about having the exact or right proportions; it’s more about balancing your natural face structure with complimentary shapes. This can take your beauty up to a whole new level. Are you excited? Let’s look at how to choose and style earrings in a way that gives your face balance.

How do you even know what kind of face shape you have? Sometimes it can be hard to tell- even with written help. But one hack shows you exactly the shape of your face and necessitates only a mirror and lipstick (or soap,) and a rubber band. To know your face shape, simply pull back your hair, look in the mirror and trace your face on a mirror. That should give you a good jumping off point.

Oval-Shaped Faces

So, let’s say you have an oval face. You have high cheekbones a slightly rounded jaw and a forehead that blends in with your cheekbones.

If this is you, count yourself lucky. Not many women can pull off what you can. You can wear diamond studs, pearls, triangular shapes, even drop earrings. One style that may prove to be especially flattering are long dangling earrings. Many styles look good on you because they play up the contour of your face. And just so you know… Cameron Diaz has this face shape.

Square-Shaped Faces

What if, when you are done tracing your face in the mirror, you see that your jawline, cheeks and forehead are equally wide? Then you are the proud owner of a square face.

If you’ve ever wanted to wear large hoops, all I can say is go for it! Actually, anything medium to long, and especially round, will look great on you.

The reason why you should gravitate to round earrings is because it’ll soften up your jawline. And guess who also has a square face? Jennifer Aniston!

Oblong Faces

You might see in the mirror a shape that looks oval but not quite. The oblong face shape is commonly mistaken for the oval face shape. The difference is that this shape is longer than it is wide. If you have this shape you might have a long chin and forehead. It is probably also true that your forehead, jaw, and cheeks are equal width.

This is a place where balance really matters. Short round earrings work well here. So do studs. You also look nice in short fan shapes or squares. As you can see you still have lots to choose from, just remember to stay away from large hoops.

These recommended earrings work because the small to medium length will add balance to your face, making you look more symmetrical than you really are. And just so you know, there are lots of celebrities with this face shape too. Did you know Sara Jessica Parker has this shape?

Round-Shaped Faces

A round face has lots of options as well. To see if you have a round face, measure outward from the tip of the nose. If it is the same on all sides, widest at the cheekbone and with a rounded chin- then you have a round face.

In this case you look great in drop earrings, chandelier earrings, longer dangling earrings or angular shapes. Remember to stay away from anything round, or disc-like.

Once again, the earrings are used to bring balance to the face and enhance that symmetry we all love. We go with drop earrings to give length to the face and take away its roundness. And we stay away from circular earrings because they will make a round face rounder. But there are quite a few celebrities with this face shape. How about Ginnifer Goodwin?

Heart-Shaped Faces

Heart shaped faces are a treat because they resemble… a heart! This face shape is wider in the forehead than the cheeks and it comes in toward the chin. Gweyneth Paltrow is a celebrity who rocks this face shape. As does Mary Kate Olsen. You might be wondering what earrings would look best on these stars?

Earrings that are more rounded towards the bottom look well on these ladies, as do chandelier and teardrop earrings

Once again it is all about balance. You want to accentuate those cheekbones and reduce the angles around your chin. We are going for a more balanced rounded look.

Diamond-Shaped Faces

The diamond shaped face has pronounced cheekbones that are wider than the chin and the forehead. Celebrities with this shape are Elizabeth Hurley and Kourtney Kardashian. These ladies know style, so what earrings look best on them?

Many earrings work well on this face shape including: Princess, Oval, Marquise and Emerald cut studs; little pearls; and earrings that stay close to the ear like hoops or teardrops. Long dangling earrings and soft curves can look good as well.

In order to have that all important balance, avoid those that emphasize your cheekbones.

It may seem like there is a lot to think about when buying earrings, but with such a wide variety, it just goes to show that the perfect earrings are out there for everyone. There are earrings that go with every face shape. These are the earrings that make you feel best! Nothing can replace confidence and confidence is beautiful.

If you are ready to begin your quest for the perfect earrings call us at (619) 223-2151 or come in and see us! We look forward to seeing you!

If you are ready to begin your quest for the perfect earrings call us at (619) 223-2151 or come in and see us! We look forward to seeing you!

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