These are the best earrings for all face shapes.
Who doesn’t love a good accessory to complete an outfit? While earrings are a staple for many wardrobes, chances are you’ve never considered exactly how you can alter the appearance of your face shape using just your jewelry. Well, you can, and you’ll be surprised by how flattering certain styles can appear on different face shapes.
Which earring style works best for your face shape?
Heart and inverted triangle face shapes
Because both of these face shapes are very similar, you can wear the same earrings to balance out the signature wider forehead and narrower chin. Consider trying styles that reflect your face shape, but just upside down, such as teardrops. Because these are wider at the base, they can create a flattering contrast to the narrower bottom half of your face.
Ippolita Classico Silver Crinkled Small Open Teardrop Earrings (Saks Fifth Avenue) – $195
Round face shape
When it comes to a round face shape, you’re probably seeking some more length, or at least the illusion of it, so this should show through your earring choice. Anything long and thin will be well suited to your face structure. Even just some gentle drop earrings will do the trick, if you’re not big on wearing heavy dangles.
Nashelle Pure Bar Drop Earrings (Nordstrom) – $53-$62
Eucalyptus Drop Earrings (Anthropologie) – $54
Square face shape
Those wide square face shapes are known to have strong jaws, along with other harsher corners of the face. If this sounds like you, the best option for you to choose is something with curves, as this is known to soften these corners. Wearing hoops and other round or oval earrings will do the trick.
Lana Jewelry Flat Edge 14K Yellow Gold Hoop Earrings 2” (Saks Fifth Avenue) – $2210
DEMARSON Calypso 12K Goldplated & Swarovski Crystal-Lined Curved Hoop Earrings (Saks Fifth Avenue) – $350
Oval face shape
Because of the natural balance that’s already created by an oval face shape, anyone with this can consider themselves very lucky! In all truth, any earring style will flatter your bone structure, but wearing smaller studs will draw the eyes to the structure of your gorgeous cheekbones. These smaller earrings will therefore flatter your features best, but other fun styles will suit you too.
Jemma Sands Montecito Post Earrings (Anthropologie) – $88
Zoë Chico Birthstones 14K Yellow Gold & Aquamarine Stud Earrings (Saks Fifth Avenue) – $220
Narrow face shape
Similar to the oval shape, the narrow face shape is characterized by its narrowness, just as the name describes. As you can probably already guess, those with this face shape should aim to create width in order to balance the structure out, so wearing earrings that are wider than they are long will work best. Try not to choose something too bold, however, as this can sometimes overpower the natural delicateness of a narrow face.
Amber Secrets Praiano Hoop Earrings (Anthropologie) – $238
Kendra Scott Didi Drop Earrings (Nordstrom) – $110
Diamond face shape
Lastly, the diamond face shape, known for its narrower chin and forehead, but wider cheekbones, and the best earrings will make the most of this by allowing your features to balance out themselves. Triangle shapes can be good for widening the chin, and a mix of curves and sharp corners will suit a diamond face, too, if you have multiple piercings.
Petals Crawler Earrings (Anthropologie) – $44
Kendra Scott Sophee Textured Drop Earrings (Nordstrom) – $58
There’s an earring style for everyone, no matter how thin your forehead or wide your jaw – and matching your accessories to your natural features is easy, once you know what to look for. Remember that, while these suggestions will flatter your face shape and create the illusion of more balance and harmony between the bone structure, you can still feel free to venture out to different styles too – it’s your choice.