When choosing earrings, the shape of your face matters and earrings are a great way to play with proportions.
We will show you which earrings we find flattering on each of the six main face shapes: oval, square, round, heart, diamond and pear.
If you don’t know what is your face shape you are follow guide here.
We will focus on choosing the length of the earring, the shape of it and where to position that bulk, that volume to bring balance to your face visually.
Earrings for Oval or a Long Oval face
Oval face shape is the most balanced. Technically you can wear any type of earring, any length, any size and place the earrings anywhere you want on your face.
You could go for a pendant, for a simple little stud, for a clip (clips on) so you don’t need an actual hole. You could go for an ear cuff or even little piercings, several ones placed at the top of the ear.
Studs are a type that works with pretty much every face shape. That’s why you often see a little diamond or a little gold ball, a little pearl, being worn in the daily basis. It’s very easy, simple and discreet.
The only difference between an oval and a long oval is you need to choose jewelry that won’t create an unbalanced appearance. So pay attention when you go for longer or wider earrings. We would recommend take them a bit wider then if your face is the regular oval to kind of bring a little bit of width to your face overall.
Earrings for Square Face
Now let’s have a look at the other face shapes so you can better see the effects of different earrings on the proportions of the face. If your face is square, then your jawline equals your forehead line equals your vertical center line.
In this case try to look for rounded earrings, like for instance the typical traditional hoop earring. You could also go bolder with a more colorful and/or thicker version.
If you’re going for pendants, try to keep them close to the ear, like on those little pearl things, don’t go down too much.
There is one thing you have to avoid in the case of a square shape and that’s an earring type that ends at the level of the jaw. That would indeed accentuate the jawline. If that’s your case, you don’t want to attract attention to the line, to that level here so, stay higher up.
Earrings for Round Face
If you face is round, then go for square earrings to visually break that circle.
If you prefer pendants, then take super long and thin ones because they nicely elongate the face visually.
. The thing to avoid in your case is a rounded shape like the hoop because that would make your face appear even rounder. We find it a bit more interesting to bring contrast to that circle by going square or longer.
Earrings for heart shaped face
If your face is a heart shaped, then your widest point is your forehead. In this case, you need to bring volume and weight to the bottom of your face. So why not choose earrings that to end at the level to jawline or even the chin?
Heart faces often have a pointed chin so your chin would be lower than your jawline. You can choose on jawline or chin level. Long earrings that become wider towards the bottom do exactly that.
These are examples of triangle shape that work well because the top of the earring is literally empty, the whole weight is really at the bottom of the earring.
They are perfect, aren’t they? By the way, earrings that move always attract the attention more, which means more of whatever visual effect you wish to achieve.
Earrings for diamond face shape
Perfect. By the way, earrings that move always attract the attention more, which means more of whatever visual effect you wish to achieve.
If you’re a diamond, then your widest point in the middle of your face. You have quite the same proportion between the top half and the bottom half of the face.
That is the perfect face shape for huge earrings, if you like statement jewellery. You can go for pendants that are not only long but also massive. Don’t be afraid to add volume and weight visually to the lower half of your face.
And just like for heart faces, you can end at the level of the jawline, the chin or even lower.
Earrings for Pear / Triangle Face
If you’re a pear/triangle, your widest point is here and, contrary to a square face, your jawline is really the widest line in your face looking at it horizontally.
Here in this case, stay away from that jawline when choosing earrings. Earrings should be longer than they are wide. Hoop earrings add a nice round contour.
The other hidden benefit is that instead of having a heavy piece of jewellery that’s hanging in your ear holes and stretching them out over time, it’s placed right on the ear, so it’s not damaging your holes. Really a good option. Last but not least, what about an ear cuff?
That’s typically something adding volume and weight to the top of the ear, far away from the jawline and it attracts the eye right up here.
We hope you found those tips and examples useful. Have fun exploring your jewellery box now.