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We’re not ones to recommend always playing by the fashion rules. If you want to wear clashing prints or double denim then we say go for it! Wear whatever makes you feel awesome. But if you’ve ever wondered why some earrings just don’t seem to do it for you, it's worth knowing how to pick pieces that naturally compliment your face shape. Here’s our handy guide that tells you how.
Earrings that Suit Round Faces
As the name suggests, a round face is nearly as wide as it is long with the widest part being across the cheekbones. Because this face shape has a less defined jawline, earrings with an angular or geometric design can create a good balance to your soft features. And drop earrings work particularly well if you’re wanting to create the impression of a more elongated facial structure.
Earrings that Suit Oval Faces
If your face is longer that it is wide, with a tall forehead and softly rounded chin, you’re blessed with an oval face shape. In terms of accessorising, you’ve got it easy. Because pretty much everything from hoops and huggies to cuffs and studs suits your facial silhouette. The only design you might want to avoid is overly long single drop earrings as they can add too much length to your features. Especially if you wear them with your hair up.
Earrings that Suit Square Faces
Square faces are characterised by a strong, angular jawline that follows a straight line down from the cheekbones. There’s also very little narrowing as the face moves up towards the forehead. In the same way that round faces are balanced by geometric shaped earrings, square shaped faces are complimented by hoops or rounded drop earrings. Both help to soften your chin and flatter your cheekbones.
Best Earrings for Heart-Shaped Faces
A heart-shaped face will typically have a slender jawline and a chin with a strong point. The cheekbones and the forehead will be the widest part of your face. Again, you’re trying to find an earring that balances your features. Look out for designs with wider bottoms, such as teardrop shaped earrings, that will compliment a narrow or angular chin.
Earrings That Suit Every Face Shape
Like we said at the start, whilst it’s worth being aware of styles that suit your particular face shape, you shouldn’t let that put you off wearing whatever you want. When you feel good, you look good so don’t be afraid to do things your own way.
And if you’re wanting a style that looks good no matter what, look no further than a pair of timeless stud earrings. They’re discreet and elegant enough to suit every face shape and compliment both rounded and angular features. We have a large range of hypoallergenic stud earrings in a variety of shapes and designs to suit your style. Not only do you not have to consider your face shape, the fact our studs are made from stainless-steel means you don’t need to worry about them irritating sensitive ears either.