When shopping for earrings, many women neglect the most important aspect: face shape. To enhance your beauty, and add elegance to your outfit, you need to know what type of earrings match your facial features. Here are some basic guidelianes.
First, let’s distinguish between earring types. There are many earring shapes, sizes, and designs available, but they all fall into several categories.
These are the classic piece in every woman’s wardrobe when it comes to earrings. They can be big or smal, but the basic idea is that they fit tightly on the earlobe. They can be worn regardless of face shape, and they add a touch of style to any outfit.
Together with studs, they are probably the most popular types of earrings. They come in a wide array of sizes, styles, and materials.
They resemble hoops, but generally are smaller, hugging the earlobe, instead of encircling it.
These earrings are longer, dangling below the wearer’s earlobe. They may consist of multiple parts, and they can be wide or narrow. Dangles come in a variety of forms and materials. They can include beads, gemstones, and metal.
Some people are confused when it comes to distinguishing between dangle and drop earrings. Drop earrings resemble a teardrop, and unlike dangles, they are generally one piece. Just like dangles, they can be short or long, starting below the earlobe, and even going all the way to a woman’s shoulders.
As their name suggests, they look like a chandelier. They combine studs and drops in one design. The stud is fitted on the earlobe, while the drop hangs below.
They consist in a cluster of stones, pearls, or beads that sit tight on the earlobe or hang below it. The basic idea is that they are made of several items of the same material or a combination of materials shaped as a cluster.
When choosing your earrings, the shape of your face, together with your skin tone, play a major role. The main types of facial shapes are oval, round, square, and narrow.
What Is the Shape of Your Face?
If you have an oval face…
For women with oval faces, finding the right earrings is not a problem, as most types flatter their appearance. However, of all types, dangling earrings emphasize their features the most; creating balance and making the wearer look stylish and elegant.
If you have a round face…
Round earrings, such as hoops, especially larger ones are not a good choice for women with round faces. Instead, long, thin earrings elongate round faces, making them look narrower.
If you have a square face…
Women with this type of face look their best when wearing round earrings, whether dangles or hoops.
If you have a narrow face…
Cluster earrings, especially pearls, are the best choice for this type of face, as they reduce its length and soften the features.
Majestical can help you to find the perfect earrings for your face shape and personality.
Written by Samantha Ayres. Samantha works for Majestical, an online jewelry boutique, and is based in Charleston, South Carolina.