Earrings, like clothes, need to be suited to the wearer. If you’re an earring-wearing woman you know that a pair of earrings makes you feel simply wonderful, and simply upgrades every outfit instantly. Well, if you know which kind of earrings you should be wearing; there is no reason why every pair of earrings shouldn’t make you feel that way…
I think earrings are a fantastic way of adding a special edge to an outfit. In the same way that clothes should be matched to your body shape and size, earrings should be worn according to your face shape and skin tone.
In order to figure out what shape your face is, pull back your hair from your face and look at the shape your face, unadorned with hair, is. The most common facial shapes are round, oval, square, heart-shaped, rectangular, diamond-shaped and pear-shaped. Once you know what shape your face is you are one step closer to choosing the right pair of earrings.
Round faces are best paired with long, dangly earrings that both create movement and introduce straight lines which work well with your face. Additionally, small studs that sparkle, and pearls will also work well with your particular face shape.
Oval faces are pretty much mathematically perfect being 1.5 times as long as they are wide and with a forehead that is slightly wider than the jaw. Oval faces are lucky in that they pull off just about any kind of earring- hoops, chandeliers, anything. Square faces have a square jawline and may also have a square-shaped hairline. Earrings that have a softening effect on the face work best for you such as hoops, large, round earrings and cascade earrings.
Heart-shaped faces have wide temples and narrow jawlines and earrings can help make the jawline appear slightly fuller- choose larger earrings, medium-sized hoops or earrings that flare at the bottom.
Rectangular faces have square chins and hairlines and long, narrow faces. As with square faces, you should use earrings to round the face by selecting rounded earrings. Also, one can shorten a rectangular face by wearing large, chunky earrings. Diamond faces have wide cheekbones and narrow foreheads and chins. They should select earrings that are similar to the kind that heart-shaped faces should choose. Long, dangly earrings with flares at the end are a good choice as they play up your cheekbones while balancing out your chin.
Pear-shaped face- narrow foreheads and the widest point is the jawline with a rounded chin. Earrings with more width at the top rather than the bottom are best for you and clip-ons and small studs are also a good choice.
Skin tones are either warm or cool- warm skin tones are those with yellow, peach or red undertones and cool skin tones have a pink tone, blue undertone with dark skin, blue undertones with fair skin, as well as milky white. Ivory-colored skin with yellow undertones, dark skin with yellow undertones and fair skin with ivory undertones are considered warm.
Those with cool skin tones suit silver, pewter, true primary colors, white and black whereas whose with warm skin tones suit gold, brass, copper, pastels, oranges, earth tones. Universal colors that work for both skin tones are soft white, watermelon; coral colors and light warn aqua.
Well, I hope these pointers have given you more of a direction for when you go shopping for your next set of earrings- good luck in finding the perfect earrings that give you and your outfit the ultimate boost!
Nice article. Good one.
Hi, thank you. Glad that you liked the article.
I love small to medium size hoop earrings than dangling ones.
Hello, that is great, thank you for sharing! For the most part I too like the small to medium size earring the most. But no matter what type you prefer the most important thing is that you feel confident and beautiful wearing them. =)
Earrings should be fun and make a statement about who you are. Why not experiment a bit and see what earring designs work best for you? Earrings can be a fun and flattering way to enhance your wardrobe as well as your appearance. Thanks.
Hi Jordan! You have some great suggestions. Thank you for sharing!