Earrings can be very personal. The reality is that sometimes just beacuse the design is on trend or it looks amazing on the models does not mean it suits you. In this article inspired by Deborah Boland, we combined her tips and our earring collection to show you how to best bring out your face shape with the right style of earrings.
Face shape 1: INVERTED TRIANGLE SHAPED FACE
If your forehead is the widest part of your face, tapering down to a narrower, pointy chin, then you have an inverted triangle face shape. This shape is similar to a heart-shaped face, but the difference is that the heart shape is shorter and there is usually a widow’s peak.
To balance the inverted triangle shaped face shape, choose earrings that de-emphasize the wide forehead, and create the illusion of width at the jawline. Chandelier or teardrop earrings work well. (click image to see our Tear Drop range)
face shape 2: OVAL FACE
Is your face oval like an egg? You can wear almost any shape, but triangular earrings or simple studs will show off your lovely cheekbones best! (click image to see our simple stud earrings)
face shape 3: ROUND FACE
If your face is circular, meaning widest at the cheekbones with no taper to the chin, then you have a round face.
Drop or dangle earrings will elongate your face and make it look slimmer. Avoid large circular earrings, hoops and button studs which only emphasize the roundness. Also, stay away from drop earrings with a dangling round disc. The roundness will only make your face look rounder. (click image to see drop/dangle earrings in our Vogue Collection)
face shape 4: HEART SHAPED FACE
If your forehead is wider than your cheeks and the lower half of your face narrows like a heart then you have a heart-shaped face.
In this case, you need to counterbalance your sharp chin with chandelier or teardrop earrings. Earrings that are wider at the bottom than the top help fill in the lower portion of your face, so your face is more balanced. (click image to see earrings)
face shape 5: LONG AND NARROW FACE
If you have a long, thin face choose earrings that emphasize the width of your face.
Studs, clustered earrings, short dangles, hoops in a medium to large size. Any time of round earrings will widen your face, and make it look fuller. (click image to see earrings)
face shape 6: SQUARE FACE
Gals with wide square jaws ( forehead and jawline are similar widths) need to soften the hard edges of their face.
To do this, go for earrings that are medium to long with rounded edges. Oval shapes soften things up, and circular earrings and hoop earrings work well too. Stay away from square studs or any kind of earring with a square as it only reinforces the squareness. (click image to see earrings)