One of my clients asked me recently if there were any fashion rules about what earrings she should wear to flatter her face shape so I thought I’d put together a blog post with a few of my suggestions. Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of pushing “rules” because I truly believe that any earring style can look great on every face shape if you know how to put the rest of your outfit together well, however after working with thousands of women, I do understand that in a sea of overwhelm, it’s often nice just to be pointed in the right direction and this is what I’m hoping to do here. Please don’t feel like you have to be really strict with this though because being too restricted by rules can stop you from trying new & exciting things. Instead, use this as a starting point to build your confidence when it comes to wearing accessories and branch out from there.

The general rule of thumb when it comes to earrings, is not to mimic the shape of your face. So if you have a square face shape, ideally you’d try and avoid wearing square earrings because this would emphasise your face shape in a glaringly obvious way. The aim is to draw attention to your face but in a subtle way that doesn’t scream – look at my square face, if that makes sense?! So let’s get started by first working out what face shape you have and I’ve created a flowchart for you below to help with this –


OBLONG FACE SHAPE

Your best earrings have more width than length such as –

  • Round, square and fan
  • Tear drops
  • Small hoops
  • Drops no longer than the chin, better with some width


FAMOUS PERSONALITIES INCLUDE 
– Sarah Jessica Parker, Liv Tyler, Hilary Swank

RECTANGLE FACE SHAPE

Your best earrings have more width than depth and soft curves, rather than sharp angles such as –

  • Round buttons
  • Tear drops
  • Ovals
  • If you have long hair, drops no longer than your chin and with some width too


FAMOUS PERSONALITIES INCLUDE
 – Joan Smalls, Alexa Chung

DIAMOND FACE SHAPE

Your best earrings are those that add width to your jaw-line. Your best shapes are narrower at the top and wider at the bottom such as –

  • Tear drops
  • Pear shapes
  • Triangle shapes
  • Ovals


FAMOUS PERSONALITIES INCLUDE
 – Vanessa Hudgens, Halle Berry, Ciara, Ashley Greene, Jennifer Lopez

TRIANGLE FACE SHAPE

Your best earrings are longer than they are wide such as –

  • Rectangle shapes
  • Avoid triangular shapes


FAMOUS PERSONALITIES INCLUDE
 – Minnie Driver, Kelly Osborne

HEART FACE SHAPE

Your best earrings add the illusion of length overall and the illusion of width to your jaw-line such as –

  • Drops
  • Tear drops
  • Rectangle shapes
  • Ovals


FAMOUS PERSONALITIES INCLUDE
 – Reese Witherspoon, Tyra Banks, Kourtney Kardashian, Scarlett Johannson

SQUARE FACE SHAPE

Your best earrings are those that are longer than they are wide such as –

  • Rectangle shapes
  • Tear drops
  • Avoid square shapes


FAMOUS PERSONALITIES INCLUDE – Hailey Baldwin, Cameron Diaz, Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow

ROUND FACE SHAPE

Your best earrings those that are longer than they are wide such as –

  • Rectangle shapes
  • Tear drops
  • Chandelier styles
  • Avoid circle shapes


FAMOUS PERSONALITIES INCLUDE
 – Selena Gomez, Chrissy Teigen, Elizabeth Olsen, Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst

OVAL FACE SHAPE

Fortunately as your face shape is the most symmetrical, most earring shapes & styles will suit you.


FAMOUS PERSONALITIES INCLUDE
 – Jessica Alba, Blake Lively, Kelly Rowland, Olivia Munn, Bella Hadid

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