A Guide to Choosing the Best Earrings For Your Face Shape

Best earrings to suit your face shape

Decide on your face shape:

There are 6 main face shapes, oval, long, round, square, heart and diamond and the first step is to decide which one you are.

To do this, pull your hair back and look at the shape of the side of your face. Does your face widen at your ears? Oval, round, heart or diamond shapes do.

Does the side of your face continue in a more or less flat plane? Long faces do. Does your chin have a distinct point? Long, heart and oval faces do. Does your lower jaw have a smooth continuous line without an obvious chin point? Round and square faces do.

Sometimes it helps to take a photo of your face with your hair up and look at it to help you decide.

Wearing the correct earring shape can be very flattering and can help to accentuate and bring your best features to the fore and take attention away from your not so great ones. For example if you have a full face and would like to create a slimmer look the correct earrings can do just that. If you have a long thin face the correct earrings will help to give a fuller more open look.

Follow these tips for a great look:

Oval face

 Julia Roberts wearing earrlings Garnet Chandelier Earrings Arts and Crafts Style Amethyst and Sterling Silver Earrings

Wear long, dangle, drop or chandelier earrings that are thinner at the top and widen as they get longer. This shape helps to fill out the lower area of your face and give an elegant look. See earrings to suit oval face shape>

Long shaped face

Sarah Jessica Parker wearing earrings Large Silver and Blue Cubic Zirconia Flower Petal Stud Earrings White Pearl and Sterling Silver Drop Earrings with CZ Gemstones

 Wear studs or short drops. This will give the illusion of a wider face and highlight your eyes. Choose colours that match your eyes. See earrings to suit long face shape>

Round face

Cameron Diaz Earrings Lapis Lazuli & 925 Sterling Silver Long Drop Earring

Here you want to elongate your face by wearing long, dangle, drop or chandelier earrings. Earrings that begin with a thin line and elongate and have a larger interesting area at the bottom are ideal for this shape. Round faces shouldn’t wear disc earrings as this accentuates the roundness of the face too much. Rather, choose geometric designs and as long as you like. See earrings to suit round face shape>

Square face

 Adele - Earrings Silver and Aquamarine Blue Cubic Zirconia and Pearl Drop Earrings Blue-Green Aqua Chalcedony and Sterling Silver Earrings

Studs, mid-length drops & long slim elegant shapes are best for this face shape. Earrings that are not too solid are better - for example chose earrings with many small stones rather than those with one large shape or stone. See earrings to suit square face shape>

Heart shaped face

 Kate Middleton - Earrings

Long, dangle drops and chandeliers that end at or above the chin would suit this face shape. This earring shape helps to focus on and widen the mouth area. See earrings to suit heart shape face>

Diamond shaped face

 Nicole Kidman - Earrings

Long and elegant drops that fall gently, an example would be a multi stone drop earring. This earring shape will help to fill the area around the lower jaw and draw attention to the mouth. Earrings to suit diamond shape face>

If you need any more help or can’t decide which style of earrings bests suits you just send us your photo (admin@frankibaker.co.uk) and I would be very pleased to make our suggestions.

Hope this helps!