Fit to Look Fabulous:
Choose the Right Earrings for your Face Shape
Earrings are a great way to compliment your natural beauty, and wearing the right earrings will flatter and define your features.
To determine the natural shape of your face, pull back your hair and in a mirror, trace your face’s outline using soap or lipstick.
Characteristics: Your forehead is not too wide and the line from your forehead blends with your high cheekbones. Your face may narrow slightly to a rounded chin.
Earrings: The best earring shapes for your face are pearls, teardrops, and ovals which provide a soft complement to your face’s natural contour. Luckily, oval faces have incredible versatility in what they can wear, so have fun experimenting!
Celebrities: Kate Hudson, Charlize Theron, Beyonce Knowles, Jessica Alba
Characteristics: Your cheeks have a rounder shape and your face takes an overall circular form with more of your face near your ears than toward the top and bottom of your head.
Earrings: Drop earrings and long dangles look stunning on you, as long earrings will help to elongate your face.
Celebrities: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Drew Barrymore
Characteristics: Your forehead is wider than your cheeks and your face narrows toward your chin.
Earrings: To balance your natural triangle shape, try earrings that are wider at the bottom than at the top. Earrings with soft curves such as tear-drop styles also work well.
Celebrities: Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Sophie Dahl
Characteristics: The width of your forehead, cheeks, and jawline will be similar.
Earrings: Earrings that are medium to long in length look amazing, and hoops will look wonderful, too. Earrings with angular or rounded edges are also great choices because they bring attention to your earrings and help soften your face’s natural angles.
Celebrities: Katie Holmes, Demi Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow, Geena Davis, Salma Hayek
Characteristics: Your face’s most defining characteristic is its length, with not as much emphasis on the width of your forehead or cheeks.
Earrings: : For you, earrings with lots of volume work well. For a different look, short dangles and pearls are also flattering as they help to draw the eye across your face horizontally.
Celebrities: Hilary Swank, Sarah Jessica Parker, Terri Hatcher, Angelina Jolie
Characteristics: Your forehead and chin are narrower than your cheekbones.
Earrings: Earrings that balance your natural beauty, ones with more width than length, are a good choice. A combination of curves and straight lines are also flattering, as are earrings with delicate drops.
Celebrities: Katherine Hepburn, Linda Evangelista, Sophia Loren