How to Shape Your Face with Earrings!

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When you put on earrings, do you ever think about whether it will slim your face, lengthen or widen it? If you recall, just last week I wrote a post about WWD’s article from 1928 that mentioned tips on jewelry’s effect on different face shapes.  While I gave you 3 tips for necklaces, I only mentioned one for earrings. This post will focus on how to dress/shape your face with earrings. (Don’t worry, I’ll mention necklaces on a separate post icon winkHow to Shape Your Face with Earrings! )  Of course there are no rules when it comes to wearing earrings, but it can help create an illusion of a slimmer face, more angled face, or it can even hide unappealing features or bring out your best features–all without putting in much effort.  Maybe you’ve had a big late night snack and woke up to find your face bloated.  Well, thankfully, there are ways to make it less noticeable!

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How to Shape and Flatter Your Face with Earrings

Check out these earrings above that I found on! The model is wearing a pair of extra large, crazy pheasant earrings that take the focus off her face, which can be used to her advantage if she wants a blemish to be less obvious!

  • Angled or structured look – For round or oval faces,  add some dimension by going the opposite. Contrasting is key. Choose sharp geometric shapes like triangles, octagons, or trapezoids–any earrings that are pointed.
  • Rounder look – For square or rectangular face shapes, also choose the opposite. Hoops, loops, and anything earrings that are curvy or organic in shape will work in your favor.
  • Widened look – For narrow face shapes, wide chandelier earrings and round pendants will add beautiful dimension to your face.
  • Slimming look – To slim your face, put on some long drop linear earrings or skinny pendant earrings.
  • Distracting-your-features look – Choose earrings that are large, fun and chaotically pretty (see pictured, though it doesn’t have to be that crazy). It will keep the focus away from a facial blemish you want to hide.
  • Bring-out-your-eyes look – Put on a pair of sparkly earrings that match the color of your eyes.
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A pair of long drop earrings help slim the face

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Charlene Kuser says:

This article is very informative.I never thought of matching face type
to style of earrings.I always wondered why some looked better in earrings
than others.You have a very nice blog here.

Jen says:

@jesslyn: so glad u found it helpful!

Salleefur/Jesslyn says:

Thank you for a fascinating article: I’ve never seen advice/guidance along these lines and I found it very helpful, even enlightening! Good work!