How to Select Earrings for Your Face Shape

Turbans, hats and scarves are must-haves when you're experiencing hair loss. In fact, wearing sophisticated turbans and chic headscarves can, in the snap of finger, give you the always-in-style “effortlessly glam” look. Still, you may feel like something is missing. The absence of hair framing your face might make you feel naked, even while wearing a head covering.

The simplest solution is right in front of your eyes – or, in this case, ears; adding earrings to a headwear look does wonders.

Wearing earrings with your headwear will frame your face, creating the same flattering illusion that hair does; however, not all earrings are created equally. A good pair of earrings will have the same effect as a good haircut, but, just as “good” haircuts differ from person to person, “good” earrings are not one-size-fits-all. To choose earrings that add “oomph” to your look, you need to choose earrings that will flatter your face shape. 

Choosing earrings for your face shape is easier than it seems. Earrings will flatter a face shape if they appear to make the face more “balanced”; basically, the goal is to create the illusion of an oval shaped face, which is considered the most “balanced” face shape. Wearing earrings that are the “opposite” of your face shape will accomplish this endeavor. 

Find out below which earrings will look best on your face shape.

If you don't know your face shape, you can find out here before getting started.


Earrings for Oval Face Shapes


Finding earrings for oval faces isn't hard; you already have the ideal face shape and almost all earrings will look good on you! Earrings with an oval shape will emphasize your face shape, but teardrop, chandelier or dangle earrings will also be stunning.




Earrings for Round Face Shapes


The right earrings for round faces will elongate the face and draw attention away from the face's roundness; long dangle earrings will accomplish this feat. Avoid earrings that have a round shape, as they will emphasize the roundness of the face.



Square Wave Sterling Silver  Earrings - $35.99

Stainless Steel Interlocking Asymmetrical Circle Dangle Earrings - $9.99

Sterling Silver Earrings | Hammered Leaf with Pearl - $49.99


Earrings for Square Face Shapes


Square-faced ladies should choose earrings that soften the jawline. Medium length or long dangle earrings with curved edges will compliment your face shape. Stay away from earrings with hard edges that bring attention to the jawline, such as square shaped earrings.




Earrings for Oblong or Rectangular Face Shapes


Those with oblong face shapes want to make the face appear wider. Wearing earrings that are short and voluminous will draw attention upwards and across the face; wide or circular earrings are especially flattering. Avoid long and narrow earrings that will emphasize the length of the face.



Sterling Silver Earrings | Abstract Spheres - $42.99


Earrings for Diamond Face Shapes


Diamond shaped faces are already balanced, so if this is your face shape, many earrings will be flattering. However, this face shape is angular, so earrings with soft edges that downplay these angles will be most flattering – think pearls, teardrops and hoops.




Earrings for Heart Shaped Faces


If you have a heart shaped face, your face is wider at the forehead and more narrow at the chin; to balance out this shape, simply choose earrings that are wider at the bottom than they are at the top. Heart shaped faces also tend to be angular, so earrings with curves that soften the face shape will also be flattering. Avoid earrings that are wider at the top than at the bottom, as they will make your face appear top-heavy.



Stainless Steel Teardrop Swirled Hearts Earring - $8.99

Sterling Silver Earrings | Hammered Hoop Statement Earrings - $49.99

Sterling Silver Black Onyx Dangle Post Earrings - $29.99


Earrings for Pear Shaped Faces


Pear shaped faces are the opposite of heart shaped faces; the bottom of the face is wider than the top. If you have a pear shaped face, earrings that are wider at the top than they are at the bottom are sure to flatter. Avoid earrings that are wider at the bottom than the top as they will make your face appear bottom-heavy.



Opalite Multi Sphere Sterling Silver Earrings - $39.99

Stainless Steel Leaf Filigree Dangle Hypoallergenic Earrings - $8.99

Sterling Silver Drop Pearl Earrings - $32.99


Which pair of earrings is your favorite? If you didn't find the perfect pair on this  list, you can browse our full selection of hypoallergenic earrings here. As always, remember the most flattering thing you can wear is confidence!