As the saying goes, ‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ — whether it is a flamboyant pair of chandelier earrings or an elegant pair of huggie earrings, the right accessories can make or break an outfit. It not only has the ability to transform an outfit but can help you to stand out from the crowd as well. Thus, it is not surprising that most of us have a profound love for accessories and are willing to go to great lengths to coordinate them with our clothing. This is especially so for jewellery like earrings and necklaces, which are often included in our everyday apparel.
In fact, it’s not unusual to come across people that own multiple pairs of earrings or necklaces in the same design but different colours — all in the name of getting the right one to match their outfits. Coupled with the fact that jewellery comes in numerous styles that cater to different occasions, it’s no surprise that some women end up dedicating multiple drawers to their jewellery collection. After all, wearing the wrong jewellery to a particular event is not only a fashion faux pas but can make you look out of place too.
Asides from that, when choosing jewellery, another factor that you need to consider is whether or not it suits your face shape. Like clothes, there are different jewellery designs that flatter certain face shapes, which means that what looks good on others might not be the same for you. For instance, if you have a round face with chubby cheeks and a short chin, the last thing that you want to do is to don a pair of large, hooped earrings that will accentuate your circular face shape. Whereas if you have a square face shape, hooped earrings can detract attention away from your boxy-like facial structure. As such, to look your best while wearing jewellery, it’s imperative that you are aware of the differences in jewellery designs and styles and how your face shape can impact their suitability.
Understandably, if you are not a jewellery aficionado, this can be a relatively challenging task. But worry not, as we have compiled a guide as to how you can select the right jewellery for your face shape as below.
Your Guide To Selecting Jewellery That Complements Your Face
Prior to embarking on the jewellery selection process, make sure that you know what your face shape is. Contrary to belief, it’s actually easier than it seems to determine your face shape. Firstly, grab a measuring tape and take note of the distance between one end of your forehead to another. Then, do the same for your cheekbones and jaw as well. After which, measure the top of your forehead to your chin so as to figure out the length of your face. Lastly, get a good look at your jawline in the mirror. Once you have completed these steps, it’s time to move onto deciphering these measurements.
If you have a broad forehead and narrow chin, you have a heart-shaped face. Whereas if you have wide cheekbones and short chin, you have a round shaped face. As for those with a boxy-like facial structure as well as a sharp and broad jawline, they most likely have a square-shaped face. On the other hand, people with diamond-shaped faces have raised, prominent cheekbones, a V-shaped chin and a narrow forehead.
Alright, now that you have a better understanding of the characteristics of the different face shapes, you are ready to start choosing jewellery that will fit well with your distinct facial features. Read on for more details here:
Round Face Shape
Characterised by plump cheeks as well as a short chin, individuals with this wide and circular face shape should opt for jewellery that has an elongating effect. This includes long dangling earrings, threader earrings and asymmetrically square or rectangular shaped earrings. As for necklaces, go for long, deep v-shaped necklaces such as opera necklaces or lariats. The great thing about these necklaces is that their lengths can be changed according to your preference. But for a greater slimming and lengthening effect, try to set the length of your necklace at slightly below your bosom and above your belly button. Meanwhile, avoid chokers that fit snugly against your neck and will unintentionally emphasise your round face.
Square Face Shape
If you have a square shaped face, balance out your angular jawline and sharp facial features with circular or oval shaped earrings. Some examples include large hooped earrings and chandelier earrings. The trick is to for complex designs with a bit of length to it, so as to re-frame and soften your boxy face. The same applies when selecting necklaces too. Opt for pendant necklaces that will capture everyone’s attention while downplaying your squarish, razor-sharp jawline.
Heart Face Shape
As you have a narrow, pointed chin and wide forehead, the best styles of earrings that will suit you are those with a broad base but long ‘body’. An example would be long teardrop earrings or pentagon shaped earrings that can help in filling out the bottom part of your face and making it look less pointy. Whereas for necklaces, create the illusion of a wider chin and softer jawline by opting for metallic, collar necklaces that hug your neck and lie on top of your collarbones.
Diamond Face Shape
If you have a diamond face shape, watch for asymmetrically shaped earrings that will expose your sharp angles. Instead, go for classic and small earrings like studs or huggie earrings. As for necklaces, opt for circular pieces like a choker or princess style necklace that will create a fuller looking face shape.