Face It – The Perfect Earring For Your Face Shape

Everyone has her opinion of the most pleasing face shape but conventionally speaking, the perfectly proportioned oval is ideal.

Only a lucky few are able to boast the perfect oval shaped face, but fortunately, earrings are relatively inexpensive accessories that give you a big bang for your style buck.

Determining your face shape can help you select earrings that flatter your face, show your style and polish your outfit. Find your face shape below and start experimenting to perfect your look.


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Oval Face

Features: Your forehead is wider than your chin. You have a gently rounded hairline. Your face length is approximately equal to one and a half times width.

Celebrities: Kate Hudson, Beyonce Knowles, Jessica Alba, Charlize Theron

Best Bets: Oval faces are very versatile and can wear pretty much anything – lucky! Soften your look with pearls, teardrops, ovals and studs.

Square Face

Features: You have a strong and broad forehead with an angular jaw and square hairline.

Celebrities: Katie Holmes, Demi Moore, Gyneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek

Best Bets: Soften your look with angular earrings boasting soft, rounded edges. Medium to long styles are best and hoops are your new BFF.

Steer Clear: Large, angular styles – these can make your face appear wider.

Round Face

Features: Characterized by a round chin, your circular shaped face is as wide as it is long.

Celebrities: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore

Best Bets: Try long, lean and angular curvy lines to elongate your face. Drop earrings in oblongs, ovals and dangles work best. Try on angular studs for a change of pace.

Steer Clear: Large, chunky earrings. Try to avoid hoops and small studs.

Heart-Shaped Face

Features: Narrow at jaw line, wide at cheekbones and/or forehead. Similar to the oval face shape, but narrows beneath the cheek bones creating a narrow chin.

Celebrities: Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johansson

Best Bets: Earrings that are wider at the bottom than at the top. Select earrings with soft curves such as tear drops or ovals. Pyramid style earrings work well, too.

Steer Clear: Heart shaped earrings and those that come to a point at the bottom – they accentuate a narrow chin.

Diamond Face

Features: You have a strong and broad forehead with angular jaw and a square hairline. Widest at the cheeks and narrow at the chin and the forehead.

Celebrities: Katherine Hepburn, Linda Evangelista, and Sophia Loren

Best Bets: Earrings with more width than length, a combination of straight lines and curves are great. Studs also look good on diamond shape faces.

Steer Clear: Diamond shape earrings and angular squares.

Oblong Face

Features: Similar to the square face, but an oblong face is longer than it is wide.

Celebrities: Hilary Swank, Sarah Jessica Parker, Angelina Jolie

Best Bets: Statement chandelier styles – the bigger the better. Simple studs are a good choice too – they draw the eyes horizontally, making your face appear wider.

Steer Clear: Long and angular earrings that mirror your face shape.