How to Choose Earrings, What You Need to Know

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Would you  please consider doing a  posts to help with the selection of earrings? I’d like to see information on how to select the best sizes and shapes for my face and hairstyle, as well as what style earrings look good with different outfits; i.e. casual, dressy, sporty. Any other dos and don’ts would be appreciated as well.

When choosing earrings you will want to consider

  • Your personality
  • Your face shape
  • Your hairstyle
  • Your style
How to choose earrings to suit your face, features and personality
Beautiful Ayalabar earrings from Origen Imports which have a creative feminine style

Earring Selection Tips

  • Longer hair needs a larger earring for them to be noticed if it’s worn down
  • Long hair tied up can wear either smaller or larger earrings
  • Shorter hair means you can wear either longer or shorter earrings.
  • Larger facial features need bigger earrings
  • Smaller faces and facial features are  best with smaller earrings
  • Short necks need earrings that don’t dangle past the bottom of the jaw
  • Long necks can wear shoulder dusters
  • Wear glasses all the time?  You may want to wear slightly smaller earrings if you have a smaller face or features so you don’t look overly cluttered around your face.

Think about balancing your face shape with your earrings

  • Longer face, wider earrings.
  • Shorter face, longer more narrow earrings.

Examples of Earring Shapes for Different Face Shapes and Jaw Shapes

For Shorter faces shapes – such as round and square or pear shapes

How to choose earrings to flatter your face shapeFor longer narrower face shapes – such as oblong and rectangle

How to choose earrings to flatter your face shapeFor a Pointed or Narrow Jaw – heart and diamond

How to choose earrings to flatter your face shapeFor a wide or square jaw – pear, triangle

How to choose earrings to flatter your face shape

Examples of Earrings to Suit Different Personality Dressing Styles

For a more classic or delicate personality style

How to choose earrings to flatter your face shape and personalityFor a more edgy or creative personality style
How to choose earrings to flatter your face shape and personality
For a more dramatic or bold personality style
How to choose earrings to flatter your face shape and personality
For a more relaxed and natural personality style
How to choose earrings to flatter your face shape and personality
These are just a few styles to help you get a feel for trying different earring styles and shapes.

As ever, you need to take into consideration all the elements of you:

  • Face shape
  • Personality style preferences
  • Facial features
  • Hair style

When making your earring selection!

If you’d like my professional opinion on your face shape and features, body shape and colouring, this is all part of my 7 Steps to Style program – find out more about it here.

More Earring Selection Tips

How to Choose Earrings to Flatter Your Face Shape

The Best Necklaces and Earrings for a Long Neck

How to Accessorize Grey Hair

How to Choose Earrings For Your Heart Shaped Face

How to Choose Earrings for Your Triangle Shaped Face

How to Choose Earrings for Your Oblong Face Shape

How to Choose Earrings for Your Oval Face Shape

How to Choose Earrings for Your Rectangular Shaped Face

How to Choose Earrings For Your Round Face Shape

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How to Choose Earrings for Your Face Shape and Personality

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10 Comments

  • This is great! It’s especially helpful to see a sampling of which styles of earrings read as coordinating with which personality types, since when looking at jewelry, either for myself or for friends, it’s hard to think will this jewelry match with their style.

  • Thank you for showing the correct shapes of earrings for each face shape. The examples also show how personality affects style choices. Great examples!

    I have problems finding earrings because I am severely allergic to nickel. In fact, the one time I wore earrings that weren’t at least 14K gold, I had bought so-called hypoallergenic surgical steel post earrings for my ears to be pierced) I had such an allergic reaction my ears turned black and I nearly had to have them amputated. My solution is to replace all wires on post earrings with 18K gold, or to wear clip or screwback earrings and put moleskin pads on them to prevent them from touching my ear. I would have liked to see some clip/screwback style earrings in these examples. Not everyone has pierced ears or can wear pierced earrings.

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