6 Face Shapes and the Best Earrings to Flatter Each One

Ladies, get ready for another dose of awesome tips! Today, I’ve got a detailed guide that’ll teach you all about the six main face shapes, their features, pros and cons, and the earrings that’ll make you look like a total knockout for each one.

6 Face Shapes and the Best Earrings
6 Face Shapes and the Best Earrings

If you’re planning to buy some new earrings and feel stuck on which style to go for, use this article as your north star. You’ll find lots of stylish jewelry options and helpful advice on how to choose them. If you find it useful, please give it a like!
Let’s dive in!

The Lowdown on Face Shapes

When you’re picking earrings, it’s really helpful to know your face shape. Why? Because the right jewelry is a great way to visually balance out your proportions.

Face Shapes
Face Shapes

There are six main face shapes, which you can see in the picture below. Pay attention to the size of the earrings, their shape, and where the widest, most noticeable part sits relative to your face.

Oval Face

Oval Face
Oval Face

If your face is an oval or elongated oval, congrats girl – you can rock mostly any earring style, length or width, positioned anywhere on that pretty face of yours. Just one tip: if you’ve got more of a stretched out oval shape, opt for slightly longer and wider earrings.

Dangle earrings, studs, or clip-ons (if you’re not ready to pierce those lobes yet) are all fair game. Studs are the ultimate go-to since they work with any face shape and are so sleek you can wear ’em on the daily.

Ear cuffs or even a little piercing party on your upper ear with a cute row of bling will look fab too.

Square Face

Square Face
Square Face

If you’ve got a square face, your cheekbone width will be about the same as your forehead width and face length vertically.

To balance it out, we’re gonna need some round earrings. Plain classic hoops are perfect here. Want something bolder that’ll grab attention? Try wider, more intricate hoops (peep the middle pic for inspo).

Dangle earrings
Dangle earrings

Dangle earrings should end much closer to your ear in this case – avoid super long ones. The golden rule for square faced gals is making sure your earrings don’t end right at your jawline. That’ll actually emphasize your face shape and draw focus to the bottom half. So if you’re not diggin’ your square features, watch that earring length.

Round Face

Round Face
Round Face

With a round face, the length and width are about equal. It’s often called a “baby face” thanks to those full cheeks and rounded chin.

The goal here is to visually “break” that circular shape, and square earrings are your new BFF for that. These might not be an everyday vibe – for that, go with long, slender dangle earrings to elongate your face gorgeously. Play with length – they can even fall near your shoulders.

square earrings
square earrings

Avoid round earring shapes like hoops that’ll just highlight the face shape. Aim for contrast with straight, lengthening lines instead.

Heart-Shaped Face

Heart-Shaped Face
Heart-Shaped Face

If you’ve got a heart-shaped face, your forehead is the widest part. So we need to pick earrings that’ll create visual volume on the lower part of your face, along the jawline, to balance things out. Basically, do the opposite of what we told the square-faced ladies.

Heart-shaped faces often have a pointed chin that sits below the jawline too. Feel free to choose earrings that fall to the end of your chin.

Alright, length is handled. The most flattering shape? Elongated earrings that gradually widen at the bottom, like a stretched out triangle. Plus, the more movement your earrings have, the more attention they’ll grab, so pick based on how much oomph you want.

I’ve rounded up various earrings perfect for heart-shaped faces in the pic, from everyday styles to statement makers.

Diamond-Shaped Face

Diamond-Shaped Face
Diamond-Shaped Face

Here, the widest part is smack in the middle – hello, cheekbones! Your upper face is proportional in size to the lower. If you’re a diamond-faced gal who’s obsessed with oversized jewelry, consider yourself lucky, ’cause it’ll look stunning on you.

Don’t be shy about adding visual volume on the bottom with triangle or diamond-shaped earrings. The rules here are the same as the previous face shape – choose a length that reaches your jawline or chin.

Pear-Shaped Face

Finally, the pear or inverted triangle face. The widest part is along the jawline. You probably already guessed how to pick earrings for this one, right? Yep, avoid anything that’ll highlight a wide jaw, and instead, draw the eye a bit higher.

Studs, both small and large, handle this beautifully. Got a fancy evening out? Try some big, bold clip-ons. They usually sit just above the jawline – ideal for pear-shaped faces.

Oh, and of course, ear cuffs! They’re an outstanding way to visually add fullness to the upper part of your face.

Wrapping Up

Use this guide as your cheat sheet next time you hit up the jewelry stores. Trust me, armed with these tips, you can’t go wrong picking earrings that’ll make you look and feel like a million bucks. Happy shopping, ladies!

Garry L. Hemphill
Garry L. Hemphill

My mission is to help people discover their dreams and take action to make them a reality. I specialize in creating content that motivates, educates, and inspires others to pursue their passions with purpose.

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