What are the secrets to picking the right earrings every time?


You are dressing up for an evening with the girls. You have the cutest LBD, you have straightened your hair for the special evening, got the smoky eyes look and the perfect peach lip pout, but something seems missing! There is something that you need to add to complete the elegant look for the evening – earrings.

Choosing earrings is easy for some. Some women wear the same delicate gold or platinum earrings on the weekdays in office and on the weekends. They rarely take them off or think about dressing it up by choosing something more flattering. Are you one of them? Then you are missing out on all the fun. Switching earrings can change your entire look and add the glamor that you need to complete your evening look. Whether you are wearing a cocktail dress for a brunch or a flowing gown for a formal dinner, the right pair of studs or danglers can complete your statement.

Now, how does one choose the right earrings? Does it have to be according to the event? Does it have to be in fashion? Should it complement your face shape? The smartest way is to narrow your options down by your face shape. Most women make the mistake of categorizing their earrings according to occasions only. Don’t make that faux pas as long as you have Opulent Jewelers to offer you an extensive collection of the latest style in every category.

Which earrings are perfect for your face shape?

Here are some of the smartest choices of earrings according to the most familiar face shapes

Earrings for round faces

Celebrities like Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet have round face shapes. You will almost always see them in elegant danglers and long drop earrings. It will help balance the roundness of your cheeks. Longer earrings will help elongate your face. It will add the oomph you have always been looking for!

Earrings for oval faces

Oval faces have high cheekbones and narrow foreheads. Genes have already blessed you with stunning face shape, and all you need are simple studs to liven up your evening look. You can explore the incredible versatility that comes with this face shape including teardrops, pearl studs, oval stones, and long danglers. If you are confused about which one to pick, take some inspiration from Beyoncé Knowles, Jessica Alba, and Charlize Theron.

Earrings for Heart shaped faces

Heart shaped faces have a broad forehead and narrow chin. It is a delicate triangular face shape that requires earrings with soft curves. Teardrops should work best for your face shape. Check out Scarlett Johansson and Reese Witherspoon’s looks on the red carpet for some inspiration on earring shopping this season.

Earring choices for square faces

Although most do not consider this a flattering face shape, square-shaped faces have prominent cheekbones and jawbones. Celebrities like Demi Moore and Gwyneth Paltrow rock the red carpet in their fascinating collection of jewelry that mostly includes medium length danglers. Just keep in mind to pick something with softer edges that can soften the natural angles of your face. Any earring between medium and long lengths can look perfect on you.

Earrings for a narrow face

Narrow faces do not have wide foreheads and chins. The defining characteristic of your face is the length of it. You should look for earrings that can add volume to your face and shift the focus from the length of it. Short danglers and soft pearls are the best choices for your face shape. You can also choose from a wide range of precious and semiprecious gemstone studs to go with your dress. Take a hint from Angelina Jolie on how to rock those rocks during a party!

Earrings for diamond shaped faces

Those with diamond-shaped faces might just be the luckiest ones since their faces have the balance necessary to pull off almost all styles and lengths of earnings. You need to pick earrings that can balance your natural beauty. You can select from a distinct combination of straight lines and curves. You can try delicate drops that can accentuate the angles of your face. If you want to take the focus away from the natural angles, you should go with something that is round, and medium length like Sophia Loren swore by in the 1960s.

How to pick the right earrings according to the occasion?

Once you have sorted out your preferences according to the shape of your face, it is time to pick the styles most suitable for any occasion. Your earrings can make or break your look for any event. Are you dressing for a formal gala? Do you have an office conference? Are you about to attend your best friend’s wedding? Each situation calls for a different length and style. Wearing neo-modern, chunky gold, unpolished gemstone earrings are definitely not something one should do for formal conferences. At the same time, you might want to draw some attention to your natural beauty at your friend’s wedding, so you might want to try something bolder than the tiny platinum studs you wear to work!

  • For daily wear or a friendly lunch, you should go with light jewelry that can include small stones, gold or platinum bracelets and bespoke pendants in gold.
  • Unless you are a representative of a jewelry store, you should keep your jewelry to a minimum. Avoid large danglers and heavy necklaces. Go for small studs and a single pendant.
  • When it’s time to party, you can go all crazy on jewelry. Pick drop earrings, big round gemstones, multiple cocktail rings, and statement neckpieces. You already know which earrings will suit your face shape. Now it is just time to pick the one that will keep all eyes glued to you!
  • For a formal dinner, you want the attention of just one person on you. Choose something eclectic and elegant. Go with long danglers or small studs, depending on your face shape and eveningwear. If your dress is gorgeous, you can risk muting your jewelry.

Different face shapes call for different earring types, just like the various occasions. Don’t pick something off the shelf because it is on sale. Try it on before the big day. Your entire look will depend upon the earrings you choose.

About Author

LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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