by SARBANI NYC December 04, 2019 3 min read

If you follow along with Sarbani NYC, you know that earrings are some of our favorite accessories. But did you know you can use the shape of your face to your advantage when it comes to choosing your ear candy? That’s right, the earrings you wear can help make your face look wider, narrower, longer...you name it.

With so many styles out there, you may be wondering how to choose the best earrings for your face shape. That’s why we have put together this guide for finding the perfect statement earrings for every face type.

Earrings for Oval Faces

Crystal Drop EarringsIf you have an oval face, you may find that your forehead is slightly wider than your chin, with your face narrowing slightly to a rounded chin.

Lucky oval-faced ladies look good in almost any kind of earring. A few styles that will flatter you the most include simple studs and round shapes like pearls, along with teardrops, triangles, and ovals. These designs will complement your face’s natural curves and accentuate your cheekbones.

Try our Crystal Drop Earrings or Papilio Studs.

Earrings for Round Faces

Silk Tassel Shoulder Duster Earrings in GoldA round face is characterized as being widest at the cheekbones with no taper toward the chin, remaining full all around.

If your face is of the spherical variety, long, dangling earrings will look best and help to elongate your face. We recommend avoiding round-shaped earrings like hoops or large discs—particularly those that are perfect circles—as they’ll make your face look even rounder.

Check out these shoulder dusters or for a dramatic boho style try our Silk Tassel Earrings.

Earrings for Square Faces

Flower Wheel Dangling EarringsIn a square face, the width of the forehead, cheekbones, and jawline are similar and taper to a square or flat chin.

Ladies with square faces will want to soften these edges and draw attention to the earrings. To do this, opt for earrings with curved or rounded edges. This can range from medium and long drop earrings as well as hoops. Avoid squares or shapes with harsh edges, as these could harshen the angles of your face.

Give these pretty floral dangling earrings or these classic mogra tassel earrings a try.

Earrings for Heart Faces

Empress EarringsIf your forehead is wider than the width of your jawline and said jawline tapers down into a more pointed chin, you have a heart-shaped face. A widow’s peak is also typical in this face shape.

Dangling earrings with rounded shapes will help soften the angles around your chin, so go for chandelier and teardrop shapes. Earrings that are wider at the bottom will also balance out the shape of your face. Of course, anything that highlights your fabulous cheekbones also looks great. Just try to stay away from long, narrow earrings, as they can draw unwanted attention to your chin.

Try our Felicity Tassel Earrings or Empress Earrings on for size.

Earrings for Diamond Faces

Heritage Stud EarringsA diamond face features distinct cheekbones that are wider than both the forehead and chin, which are narrow and defined.

Any studs or sleek statement earrings with straight or round shapes that stop just above the chin will look best against your face. Avoid earrings with sharp edges; similarly to square faces, these can harshen the already-sharp angles of your face.

Elegant statement earrings like our Heritage Studs or Star Gazer Earrings will look stunning against diamond faces.

Earrings for Long & Narrow Faces

Chrysalis Gunmetal StudsAs the name implies, you have a narrow, lengthy face.

Opt for earrings that accentuate your face width. We’re talking statement studs, earrings with lots of volume, clustered ear gems, short dangles, and medium to large hoops. Any of the above will help make your face look fuller. Since your face already has that beautiful long shape, we suggest staying away from long, thin earrings because they will make your face appear even longer.

Check out our Antilla Studs or Chrysalis Gunmetal Studs.

Statement Earrings for Every Face & Style

When it comes to choosing the right earrings for you, the most important thing is to feel confident in them. While the above recommendations are standard style practices, everyone’s face and style is different—which is the most beautiful aspect of fashion! So be sure to select statement earrings that encompass your style and make you feel beautiful.

Are you searching for a pair of unique earrings that scream your style? Check out our statement earring shop for a wide variety of handcrafted, high-quality sets today!

Stephanie Chabot, Style Editor
Sarbani NYC


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