Earrings are worn close to the face. It is important to create the best possible look to compliment the face. When deciding upon a pair of earrings take into consideration your skin tone, the time of year (fall, spring, winter or summer), clothes you wear, where you are going, and the statement you want to achieve.
A round face shape usually looks good in lean, long, angular curved lines of earrings to help make the face look a little longer rather than completely round. Choosing earrings in this category can add an angle to your face. Drop earrings as in dangles with oval and oblong shapes compliment the round face. A round face can also wear square and rectangular size earrings. Small stud earrings may not show up as well on a round face. A round face shape should probably avoid the small studs. Hoops is another poor choice for the round shaped face. Hoops might make your round face look chunkier.
A round face should go with a necklace style that will help make the face look longer. Choose a necklace that extends below the neckline (28″ to 32″) to help add definition to your face.
Short and wide styles of earrings look best on a diamond shaped face. Straight lines and curve combination work well for the woman with a diamond shape face. Studs of any size and small drop shaped earrings also look nice on a diamond shaped face. Try to avoid long earrings or thin earring styles. For the diamond shaped face choose chokers to help contrast and soften the sharp angle of the chin.
Women who have a square face look best in round and angular edge styles to help soften the face. Avoid hard angles and square shapes. Any other style usually looks good on women with a square face shape. If you desire to add roundness to your square face use hoops and curved edged earrings. Long tear drops also look good on the square face. Try the multi-tiered dangling styles to help give the square face length. For a necklace, choose a style that will make the face look longer. Necklaces that extend below the neckline 28″ to 32″ work well on women with square face shapes.
The oval face is said to be the most classic face shape. An oval face can wear just about any style of earring. Experiment with different shapes and styles to see which looks best on you. Ovals, teardrops, studs, and even fun cute looks look good on an oval face. It is the classic shape of face in which just about any shape or style of earrings looks good.
If you are a woman with the classic oval face and short hair, pearl, diamond and gemstone studs look great on you. One thing to avoid, however, might be extremely long and thin shaped earrings, even though an oval face could probably look “good” in any style, the extremely long and thin shaped styles sometimes makes the oval face look a bit washed out. Necklaces for an oval face can be either long or short. If you have a long neck with the classic oval shape choose a short necklace.
For the triangular face choose styles that will soften the sharp angles. Some good choices are large ovals or small circular earrings. Earrings with curves at the bottom help to soften a triangular face shape. Add a necklace that will lengthen the face, one that extends below the neckline 28″ to 32″ works well for the triangular face shape.
Do you have a long and/or thin face? Try wearing simple studs and elegant chandelier style dangle earrings. A three dimensional style will add roundness to the thin or long face shapes. Avoid flat and dangling earrings. Choose a choker for a necklace to help soften the overall appearance of the face.
The heart shape face should choose styles that are wider at the bottom. Tear drop dangles, elegant chandelier dangles and triangle shapes all begin with a point and work well for the heart shaped face. A heart shape face also looks good in circular and oval styles. Look for circular and oval styles that do not taper off at the bottom. The pyramid style earrings is an good choice for the heart shaped face. Avoid very short earrings of any kind.
In this article I shared a few basic tips for choosing earrings to compliment the shape of the face. Other decisions to make about choosing appropriate earrings involve where you are going, the time of year, and what clothes you are wearing.
by: Connie Limon
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