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Choosing the Best Earrings For Your Face Shape

Choosing the Best Earrings For Your Face Shape

How to Choose the Best Earrings for Your Face Shape

Earrings are more than mere accessories; they're a statement that can either elevate or detract from your natural features. Finding your face shape is the key to selecting the best earrings that complement your unique contours. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the intricacies of face shapes, instruct you in detail on how to determine your own face shape and point you to the perfect earrings for accentuating your beauty.

Understanding Your Face Shape

Before delving into the world of earrings for face shapes, it's crucial to pinpoint your unique facial structure. Common face shapes include round, oval, square, heart, and diamond. Each shape possesses distinctive characteristics, and choosing earrings that harmonize with your facial features can make a significant difference.

Earrings for Round Face

Legendary Hollywood icons like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn possessed round face shapes, contributing to their iconic beauty. The round face shape, associated with timeless allure, boasts softer angles and a symmetrical length-width ratio. Throughout history, rounded faces were considered symbols of harmony and balance, reflecting ideals of symmetry in art and aesthetics.

For round face shapes, choose earrings with angular shapes or elongated designs to create the illusion of length. Angular hoops, dangles, or drop earrings work well by adding vertical lines to the silhouette. Avoid overly circular styles and look for options that draw the eye downward, such as elongated drops or chandelier earrings. These earrings can help balance and flatter round face shapes, adding definition and dimension to the overall look.

Earrings for Oval Face

Throughout history, portraits of royalty and esteemed figures frequently showcased the oval face, signifying not just physical beauty but also a sense of regal beauty and grace. From Cleopatra to Queen Nefertiti, the oval face shape has reigned supreme.

For oval face shapes, versatility is key. Soft curves or geometric shapes in earrings complement the face's natural contours. Hoops, teardrops, and studs work well, while longer dangling earrings can subtly elongate the face. Avoid overly long or narrow styles to maintain balance. Oval faces have the freedom to experiment with various earring designs, making it easy to find the perfect pair.

Earrings for Square Face

In ancient Chinese culture, square shaped faces were often seen as a symbol of honesty and integrity, embodying the principles of strength and stability. The square face shape, characterised by bold, defined features, holds a captivating history in the world of beauty aesthetics.

For square face shapes, choose earrings with rounded or curved designs to soften the angles and balance the features. Hoop earrings with gentle curves or teardrop shapes work well to complement the strong jawline. Avoid angular styles and opt for softer lines to enhance the natural beauty of square faces.

Earrings for Heart Face

Famous for her heart-shaped face, Elizabeth Taylor, the Hollywood icon, often adorned herself with stunning jewellery that accentuated her elegant features, contributing to her timeless glamour. The heart face shape, a symbol of romantic allure, has left an indelible mark on beauty ideals throughout the ages.

For heart-shaped faces, go for earrings that draw attention downward to balance the wider forehead and narrower chin. Teardrop or chandelier designs work well by adding volume around the jawline. Dangling earrings with curves or rounded shapes soften angles, while delicate details can enhance cheekbones. Avoid wide or angular styles that accentuate the forehead. Choose earrings that add volume to the lower face for a harmonious look.

Earrings for Diamond Face

Modern stars like Rihanna, and going back to the golden age, someone like Grace Kelly, are known for having striking, diamond-shaped faces. Both starlets captivate audiences with their timeless beauty and enchanting style.

For diamond-shaped faces, choose earrings that balance the narrow chin and wider cheekbones while softening the angular jawline. Pick styles with curves or rounded shapes like teardrops or hoops to complement the cheekbones and soften angles. Dangling earrings with delicate designs draw attention to the cheekbones, creating harmony. Avoid overly wide or angular earrings that may exaggerate cheekbone width. Select earrings that add width to the lower face for a flattering look.

Enhancing your features means finding the right earrings. For a round face, choose long drop or dangle styles to elongate and slim your look.

Round face type

 

Modernist Tennis Long Drop Earrings

Square faces soften with medium to long, rounded-edge earrings. Oval-shaped earrings are ideal.

Square face type

 

Dune Blue Drop Earrings

Heart-shaped faces find balance with wider-bottom earrings.

Heart Face Shape

 

Halo Diamond Stud Earrings

Oval faces effortlessly suit any earring style, from studs to drops.

Oval face type

 

Horizon Trio Link Diamond Earrings

Rectangular faces shine with width-enhancing earrings like studs or hoops.

Rectangle face type

 

Daydreamer Diamond Studs

How to Determine Your Face Shape

So, when it comes to determining our face shape, it’s not always the easiest thing to be the most objective about oneself, and consequently, we may need some tools to determine our face shapes - let's do this scientifically!

Steps to Find Your Face Shape

1. Gather Your Tools

  • A flexible measuring tape or a ruler
  • A mirror
  • Pen and paper

2. Measure Your Forehead

  • Start by measuring the width of your forehead from hairline to hairline across the widest part.

3. Measure Your Cheekbones

  • Measure the width of your cheekbones by placing the tape or ruler across the highest point of each cheekbone.

4. Measure Your Jawline

  • Measure the width of your jawline by placing the tape or ruler from the tip of your chin to the point below your ear where your jaw angles upward.

5. Measure Your Face Length

  • Measure the length of your face by placing the tape or ruler from the centre of your hairline to the tip of your chin.

6. Analyze the Measurements

  • Round Face:

a. Face width and length are almost equal.

b. Cheekbones and forehead are also similar in width.

  • Oval Face:

a.  Face length is greater than the width.

b. Forehead is slightly wider than the jawline.

  • Square Face:

a. Forehead, cheekbones, and jawline are of similar width.

  • Heart Face:

a. Forehead is wider than the jawline.

b. Cheekbones may be the widest part of the face.

  • Diamond Face:

a. Cheekbones are the widest part of the face.

b. Forehead and jawline are narrower.

  • Rectangle/Long Face:

a. Face length is the greatest measurement.

b. Forehead, cheekbones, and jawline are relatively similar in width.

7. Consider Additional Features

  • Profile View:

a. Note if your face is more angular or softly rounded when viewed from the side.

  • Hairline:

a. Observe the shape of your hairline, whether it's rounded, straight, or V-shaped.

8. Determine Your Face Shape

  • Based on the measurements and observations, identify which face shape category (round, oval, square, heart, diamond, rectangle) best describes your features.

Now that you know your face shape, you can choose the ideal earrings that complement and enhance your natural beauty. Each face shape has specific earring styles that tend to be more flattering, so consider this information when selecting your accessories.

Best Earrings Types for Each Face Shape

Studs

Versatile and timeless, studs are a universal favourite. They suit almost every face shape but are particularly flattering for oval and heart-shaped faces. Choose larger studs for round faces to add some angularity.

Stud Earrings

Hoop Earrings

Hoop earrings come in various sizes and styles, making them adaptable to multiple face shapes. Larger hoops can add softness to square faces, while smaller hoops can complement round or heart-shaped faces.

Hoop Earrings

 

Drop Earrings

Ideal for elongating the face, drop earrings or dangles work well for round and square face shapes. Oval faces can experiment with various lengths, while heart-shaped faces can benefit from wider drop earrings.

Drop Earrings

 

Chandelier Earrings

These statement earrings are perfect for heart and diamond face shapes, as they draw attention upwards and balance the overall shape. Round faces can also pull off smaller chandelier earrings.

Chandelier Earrings

 

Elevate Your Style

Choosing the best earrings for your face shape is an art that transcends trends, allowing you to express your unique personality and enhance your inherent beauty. As you embark on this style journey, consider the fascinating historical context behind face shapes and the enduring influence of iconic figures who have celebrated their distinctive features.

Embrace the versatility of earrings, realizing that each pair holds the power to transform and accentuate your individuality. The timeless allure of Marilyn Monroe's round face or Audrey Hepburn's diamond-shaped elegance serves as a testament to the impact well-chosen accessories can have.

So, dare to experiment with various styles and shapes, and don't hesitate to step out of your comfort zone. It's about more than just adornment; it's about finding the pieces that resonate with your inner confidence and bring out your inherent beauty. With the best pair of earrings, you can not only complement your face shape but also leave a lasting impression wherever you go. Explore our fine piercing collection, discover the ideal earrings for your unique face shape, and let your style journey unfold with grace and individuality.

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