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The most flattering earrings for each face shape to balance and highlight your proportions


You’re probably well aware that certain hair cuts suit certain face shapes, but have you ever considered how your jewellery could be flattering – or not so flattering – for it too?

If your answer to that is absolutely not, then you’re not alone. While many of us aren’t shy of admitting that we’re somewhat picky when it comes to our jewellery choices, we tend to only factor in our taste when it comes to buying or rejecting certain pieces.

If we like it enough and can afford it, then it’s ours – we rarely (or, rather, never) put something that we love back down because it’s *totally* the wrong shape for our facial structure…

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It goes without saying that all face shapes are beautiful, but in the same way that many of like to experiment with clothes to see what suits our bodies the best it can also be fun to play around with your jewellery in order to figure out which styles balance and highlight your facial proportions in a way that you love.

Here is our guide on buying the perfect earrings for your face shape…

1. ROUND-SHAPED FACE


For those with a round-shaped face, lengthening your facial silhouette – as opposed to widening it – tends to be the main objective. To achieve this it’s wise to avoid rounded earrings, and focus more on long, dangling styles to create that illusion of extra length.


  1. Chain Earrings, £55, Daisy Buy Them Now
  2. Tassel Earrings, £1,965, Lark & Berry Buy Them Now
  3. Multi-Coloured Earrings, £2,245, Lark & Berry Buy Them Now

2. HEART-SHAPED FACE


For people with a heart-shaped face – a wider forehead than cheeks and a narrow chin – balancing out the jawline with earrings that are wider at the bottom creates a super flattering look. Wide-based styles such as teardrops flatter the face and balance proportions perfectly.


  1. Leaf Earrings, £6, Accessorize Buy Them Now
  2. Helix Earrings, £1,120, Kloto Buy Them Now
  3. Diamond Teardrop Earrings, £690, Pandora Buy Them Now

3. SQUARE-SHAPED FACE


Square-shaped faces mean beautifully strong jawlines. Jewellery can help to flatter and soften your facial structure, with rounded, curved styles and flowing shapes – nothing too angular – proving the most impactful.


  1. Sequin Earrings, £8, Accessorize Buy Them Now
  2. Hoop Earrings, £2,800, Anita Ko Buy Them Now
  3. Daisy Stud Earrings, £89, Daisy Buy Them Now

4. DIAMOND-SHAPED FACE


For those with a diamond-shaped face – where the eyes are the widest part of the face and the forehead shape mirrors the chin – balancing out the angles can seem tricky. Wearing studs that are close to the ear works really well, while chandelier earrings that are wider at the bottom also flatter the face nicely.


  1. Pearl Earrings, £235, Completedworks Buy Them Now
  2. Stud Earrings, £45, Astrid & Miyu Buy Them Now
  3. Crystal Earrings, £75, Roxanne Assoulin Buy Them Now

5. OVAL-SHAPED FACE


The oval face is the easiest to dress, with almost every style of earring suiting and flattering the proportional silhouette. It’s better to avoid anything with too much of a drop in order to avoid over-elongation, but everything from studs to huggies and hoops looks great on an oval face.


  1. Rectangular Earrings, £75, Missoma Buy Them Now
  2. Daisy Drop Earrings, £99, Daisy Buy Them Now
  3. Textured Hoop Earrings, £59, Astrid & Miyu Buy Them Now

For more from Glamour UK’s Fashion Editor Charlie Teather, follow her on Instagram @charlieteather





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