Whether it’s a timeless pair of studs that you adorn everyday, or statement pieces that commands attention — earrings are accessories closest to your face. Not only do they have the ability to elevate a casual outfit, these baubles can frame one’s face and accentuate your best features.

Below are a couple of earrings for different face shapes:

 

Heart-shaped face

 

1. Dior 2. Lee Hwa Jewellery 3. Monica Vinader 4. Piaget 5. Chanel. Photo: Fan Bing Bing/ Instagram

Like Fan Bing Bing, your forehead is wider than your cheekbones, and your face narrows towards your chin. Heart-shaped face beauties should look to balance out the jawlines with earrings that are wider at the bottom, and slimmer on top — think teardrop-like. Earrings with wider base will create an illusion or a well-proportioned face shape.

 

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Square-shaped face

1. Kate Spade New York 2. Swarovski 3. Bottega Veneta 4. Versace 5. Van Cleef & Arpels. Photo: Kareena Kapoor/ Instagram

With a bone structure that exudes power and strength, square-shaped face individuals should not be afraid to adorn bold pieces. Like Kareena Kapoor, your goal is to soften your face’s natural angles with earrings with rounded edges and curves. Opt for classic hoops, retro-esque pieces like that from Kate Spade New York, or even a polished cascading teardrop pair from Swarovski.

 

Round face

1. Louis Vuitton 2. Dior 3. Tiffany & Co. 4. Chaumet 5. Bulgari. Photo: 123rf

Round faces, like Chrissy Teigen‘s, are as wide as they are long. Opt for earrings that are long, as that will elongate your soft, feminine features, giving an illusion of a slimmer face. Baubles that have geometric and angular features are perfect for you too.

 

Oval-shaped face

1. Kenneth Jay Lane via Net-a-Porter 2. Mouawad 3. Chopard 4. Piaget 5. Swarovski. Photo: 123rf

Lucky you, almost any style of earring will suit your face shape! With a forehead and cheeks of similar width, which tapers down to a sharp chin, look to add that slight edge to your face contours. Look to Amal Clooney for inspiration as she complements her face with a pair of head-turning diamond-shaped chandelier earrings.Go ahead and experiment with any earring of your fancy, you’ve got nothing to lose.

 

This article was first published on Harper's Bazaar.

 

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