Earrings have been one of jewellery’s biggest trends for many years now, largely due to selfie culture. But with so many different styles to pick from- hoops, statement earrings, huggie earrings, long drop earrings and ear climbers to name a few, how do you choose earrings to match your face shape?
Our handy guide breaks down all the different face shapes and matches each one to the perfect earring style.
Most people fall into one of these face shapes- though rarely ever the exact shape, you can identify some key characteristics. The trick when choosing earrings is to wear shapes that are the opposite to your main facial features.
Choose earrings that are the opposite shape to your main facial characteristics
If the length and width of your face are broadly the same and your hairline and jawline are subtly rounded then you have a round face.
Long drop earrings will work best for you as they create the illusion of length and offset the width of the face.
If you have a strong jawline and a hairline that goes straight across your forehead then you’re probably a square or rectangle face shape. A simple hoop earring style can work really well to soften the angles of your face.
We have several styles of hoop earrings in our collection, so it’s really down to personal choice and what occasion you’re dressing for. Our Paloma Huggie Earrings are gorgeously detailed and subtle while our Knot Hoop Earrings and Bamboo Hoop Earrings are bolder. If you want a real statement hoop, then go for our Kora Double Hoop Earring, one of our best sellers.
If your face is longer than it is wide (with the cheeks as the widest part), then you have an oval face. Most styles will suit you well, but to balance out the length of your face, try opting for a round earrings such as our Leona Dangly Pearl Hoop Earrings. The hoop offsets the width in your cheek bones while the dangly pearl drop elongates your face. Or try one of our ear climber earrings- these draw the eye upwards and accentuate your cheekbones.
Think Reese Witherspoon for this face shape- she’s a classic heart shape. This is when your forehead is wider than your jawline and your face tapers down to a narrow point giving you are a heart or inverted triangle shape.
Here you want to draw attention to the middle portion of your face to offset the longer chin. Small to midi size earrings will work perfectly on you, such as our Midi Knot Hoop Earrings. Our Drop Spike Earrings and Gold Chain Link Earrings are also perfectly proportioned here.