Top Tips for Choosing Earrings that Suit You

Top Tips for Choosing Earrings that Suit You

Earrings are a great way to add some personality to your wardrobe. However, it can be difficult to find earrings that not only match your outfit but complement your face. There are so many different trends and styles out there that it can feel overwhelming. From studs to drops, there’s a look out there for everyone – but how do you tell which is the one for you?

Let’s break it down.

Earrings for Face Shapes

One of the easiest ways of finding earrings that will suit you is to consider your face shape. Like any accessory, earrings have the ability to enhance your natural beauty, which is why the shape of your face matters. However, it’s important to choose the right style of earrings for your face shape.

Earrings for a Round Face

A round face is possibly one of the easiest to identify thanks to its simple circular proportions; widest at the cheekbones with a rounded chin and jawline. A nice complement to a round face is elongated earrings. Drop or dangle earrings are perfect for this, especially eye-catching angular pieces.

Art Deco style earrings are wonderfully suited to round faces because of their angular nature. Sharp lines and geometric shapes contrast with the soft roundness of a face and create a balance that’s very visually appealing. Round or disc shaped earrings may not be the most flattering because of the lack of contrast, although oval shapes are also elongating and flattering.

Earrings for Face Shapes
Earrings for a Round Face

Earrings for a Square Face

We’re incredibly envious of anyone with a square shaped face- you likely have a fabulous jawline! Here, the width of your forehead and jawline will be noticeably similar, creating a neat square shape. Similar to having a round face, the key to finding the right earrings is to create contrast.

Counteract the angles of your face with oversized hoops and other circular styles. These will soften the sharpness of your face- this technique works especially well if earrings extend below the jawline. Angular earrings are one to avoid here, as they have the potential to add more width to your face.

Hoop Earrings
Earrings for a Square Face

Earrings for an Oval Face

For any earring lover, an oval face shape is ideal. Oval faces are highly adaptable, and suit many different styles of earrings. Like round faces, ovals have a soft jawline. However, the key difference is that they are longer than they are wide.

Whilst the world is your oyster if you have an oval shaped face, certain earrings styles can really show off your versatility. Long, hanging, earrings will balance your contours, while studs or rounded earrings can broaden your facial appearance.

Earrings for Oval Faces
Diamond Earrings for Her

Earrings for a Heart Face

Heart shaped faces consist of a wider forehead and a more pointed chin. The most complementary looks for this face shape involve counterbalancing the sharpness of the chin. Do this by opting for teardrop or chandelier style earrings.

This works because the wider bottoms of these styles help to fill in the lower portion of your face. The roundness of these types of earrings can also work to soften the angles of your chin. Slim, drop style earrings are stunning, but they do less to balance your face.

Earrings for Face Shapes
Earrings for Women

Earrings for Hairstyles

After your face shape has been considered, your hair is one of the main influencing factors in deciding which earrings suit you. Read on to see how you can find earrings that complement your current hair style and type.

Earrings for Short Hair

Short hair like pixie cuts and other cropped styles are perfect for showing off all kinds of earrings. The exposed ears allow the jewellery itself to really do all the talking. With this hairstyle, you should take the opportunity to experiment with your style while your earrings have the opportunity to be front and centre.

Statement earrings work wonderfully with a pixie cut; we love the drama of chandelier style earrings especially. The length of these types of earrings means that they can frame your face when your hair cannot. If you’re not a fan of the ostentatious, however, then make a stylish but subtle statement by layering your earrings if you have multiple earrings. If you have multiple piercings, create a minimalist ensemble of delicate studs to display all of your favourite pieces at once.

Diamond Earrings
Stud Earrings for Short Hair

Earrings for Long Hair

If you’ve got luscious locks and you like to wear them down, this may detract from the appearance of any type of earrings that you might wear. In this case, consider opting for some classic diamond vintage stud earrings for everyday wear. Don’t be fooled by their simplicity- this style holds a timeless glamour that is adaptable to any personal style, providing subtle sparkle.

However, having long hair doesn’t just limit you to the simple stud. Vibrant drop earrings look sophisticated no matter what hairstyle you have. We’re particularly fond of teardrop earrings with coloured gemstones for this – the pop of colour the stone provides looks wonderful peeking out from behind a curtain of hair.

Diamond Stud Earrings for Her
Earrings for Long Hair

Earrings for Curly Hair

While it is stunningly beautiful, curly hair can be a tricky one to partner with the right earrings. It can often get caught or tangled in them, which isn’t ideal if you favour delicate pieces. If you’ve got curly hair, however, you have the benefit of your natural hair alone making a statement. That’s not to say it can’t be further enhanced by some jewellery though.

Hoops are the best friend of anyone with curly hair. Their sleek design means that they are far less likely to end up tangled in your mane, meaning you can dance the night away with ease! Additionally, the curved design of the hoop complements natural curls perfectly.

Earrings for Curly Hair
Earrings for Face Shapes

Tips and Tricks

There are many other things to consider when searching for your perfect earrings. Here’s a quick round up of a few more tips and tricks that you might find helpful.

Consider Your Lifestyle

When choosing earrings that suit you, it is important to consider your lifestyle. Some earrings are more compatible with certain lifestyles than others. For example, if you are very sporty then for everyday wear it is probably more practical to opt for a pair of simple studs, as opposed to some dramatic chandelier earrings!

Stud Earrings
Gemstone Earrings
Cluster Earrings


Before committing to a purchase, ask yourself where you plan on wearing these earrings. If it’s to work or the office, then it is perhaps best to employ a more conservative approach. Smaller earrings such as delicate hoops will be perfect for this environment, as they are both timeless and work appropriate. If the event in question is more relaxed (a party or wedding for example) then this is the time to let your personality shine. However, if you’re a frequent party-goer with a lot of reasons to dress up, it’s worth investing in some truly glamorous pieces.

Earrings for Face Shapes
Aquamarine Earrings
Diamond Hoops

Glasses and Ears

Do you wear glasses? If yes, then it is definitely worth considering how you will pair earrings with these. The trick here is to find earring shapes and styles that create a cohesive look when combined with your glasses. So, if your frames are silver rimmed, stick to platinum or white gold with your earrings so as not to make this area of your face look too busy.

If you are someone who is conscious that their earlobes are on the larger side, then fret not, there are lots of flattering ways to wear earrings. Leaning into the additional space on your lobe is the best way to go; bigger studs and bigger drops are the best ways to highlight all the best features of your ears. Finding earrings for big earlobes doesn’t have to be a chore, and -if anything – going bigger is better here.

Earrings for Big Ears
Large Stud Earrings
Earrings for Large Ear Lobes

These factors are all important things to consider when choosing earrings that suit you. Matching your earrings to any of these features is a great starting point. However, the most important thing to consider when earring shopping is how confident they make you feel. If you have a pair of earrings you love, don’t let anything stop you from wearing them! What’s your favourite style of earrings?

The author’s views are entirely their own and may not always reflect the views of AC Silver.

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