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Which Earrings Complement Your Face Shape?

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Complement Your Face

Though sometimes accessorizing can feel too complicated to bother with, accessories are a valuable tool for developing and expressing your own personal style. Accessories can be the icing on the cake, and that icing can make all the difference to your outfit style. Statement earrings will immediately draw attention to your face. So if you want to wear large earrings, it can be important to choose ones that complement the shape of your face. Don’t know how to figure out what face shape you’ve got? I’ve got some guidelines for you…

Round Face Shape

A round face is widest at the cheekbones and doesn’t taper narrowly to the chin. If you have a face that is a soft, round shape you may want to avoid earrings that mimic that roundness. Opt for angular shapes or balance the roundness with longer dangling earrings.

Selena Gomez

Stella & Dot

A pair of silver and gold earrings with two triangles.


Diamond Face Shape

A diamond-shaped face is widest at the centre and often angular with well-defined cheekbones. Long dangling earrings or earrings with soft curves can look smashing. Diamond-shaped earrings and those that add width to the centre of your face (such as button style earrings) could prove to be unflattering.

Jamie Chung
Links of London

A pair of silver chairs with one being the back.

Argento Vivo

Oval Face Shape

Oval-shaped faces feature foreheads that are as wide as the cheekbones. The face narrows from the cheeks to the chin, creating the oval shape. Emphasize the soft curve of your face with long dangling earrings that have an oval shape or a long teardrop shape. Wider earrings will add width to the cheeks if that is what you want to emphasize.

Sofia Vergara

 Nasty Gal

A pair of earrings with blue beads and gold wires.


Square Face Shape

Women with square-shaped faces tend to have strong jawlines. The forehead, cheeks and jaw each have similar widths. Faces like this are complemented with earrings that are round shapes, whether hoops or dangling earrings. You can add drama to your look with oversized hoops that brush the jawline or extend below. These hoops will both soften the face and minimize the angles. Diamond or square-shaped earrings can emphasize the already-defined jawlines.

Olivia Wilde

Stella & Dot

A pair of silver earrings with a spiral design.

Gas Bijoux

Rectangular Face Shape

This face shape has a forehead, cheeks and jaw that are generally the same width. The rectangular (or narrow) face has the same general shape as a square face but is elongated. If you want to add fullness to the narrow face, use round shapes…round studs, button style earrings or clusters. As well, long earrings that incorporate round shapes will bring out the cheekbones.

Eva Mendes

 Bauble Bar
Stella & Dot

Heart Face Shape

The lovely heart-shaped face is narrowest at the chin and widest at the forehead. Long earrings with curving shapes can be used to emphasize cheekbones. Ornate chandeliers will balance the wider forehead and long tear drops can soften the shape of the chin.

Jennifer Aniston
Stella & Dot
A pair of red and yellow earrings hanging from the side.
Kate Spade New York

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