Thursday, November 4, 2010

Do these earrings make me look fat?

Yes, ladies it’s true! Wearing the right jewelry can compliment your appearance. The movement and the sparkle of gems will draw attention to your face and will either enhance or minimize your features. Even the length of your hair and your coloring have a huge impact on what shape and style of earring is best for you.

It’s important to be familiar with your face shape. There are 8 different face shapes, Oval, round, oblong, heart, square, rectangle and triangle.  The first shapes mentioned are soft and curved. The last four have corners and angles
 Oval ~ Slightly longer than it is wide with soft curved edges.
Round ~ Has equal distance all around with the nose as the center point. It is as wide as it is long with rounded edges.
Oblong ~ Elongated oval face. It is easy to mistake oblong for an oval face.
Heart ~ Wider at the eyes, temple, and cheek with a narrow chin. Soft and curved edges.
Diamond ~ Widest at the cheeks, narrow at the forehead and chin. Sharper features.
Square ~ Straight across at the forehead and along the side of the face. Strong square jawline. The chin may stick out. Distance from the top of the face to the chin matches the width
Rectangle ~ Similar to a square face but is longer than it is wide.
Triangle ~ This face is similar to a heart shape but the lines and edges are sharper and are more angular. 

The shape of your face needs to be taken into consideration when selecting jewelry. The right jewelry will flatter you whereas the wrong jewelry can just end up standing out. It helps to blend the lines of your face with the lines of the jewelry. This will create counterbalance with the necklace and earrings to your face shape and neckline. The perfect earring can light up your face.
Here are some helpful hints when choosing the right pair of earrings.

ROUND: Long earrings can help make a round face look less round. Long drops and chandeliers,  are usually the most flattering earrings for this face shape. Larger angular earrings may also work well. Stud earrings, , tiny earrings and button or ball shaped earrings should be avoided for the most part as they tend to do nothing for a round face. Round hoops may not be the most flattering earrings for a round face shape either, but longer oval or angular open designs may work.
OBLONG: Studs and button earrings tend to suit this long face shape as they bring the eye up and don't appear to be dragging the face downward. Round hoops usually look good and chandeliers can often compliment this face shape as well since they are wider dangling earrings. Multi-layered styles can be the most flattering longer earrings for oblong face shapes.
HEART: Since this face shape is wider in the forehead and narrower in the chin, the most flattering earrings for this type are often wider on the bottom and narrower on top. Inverted triangles and regular teardrops tend to compliment the angles of a heart-shaped or triangular face. Round hoops don't usually flatter this face shape, but oval earrings may work nicely.
Diamond Your goal is to choose narrow shapes that add width to your jawline
Choose the following shapes: Short and wide earrings, small tear drops and pear shapes, triangle shapes, ovals and studs.
SQUARE: This face shape tends to have a strong jaw line and larger round hoops can be the most flattering earrings to compliment the look of a square jaw. Square earrings of any size or style generally aren't the best kind for a square face. Dangling earring styles do usually work with this face shape. 
Rectangle choose earrings that have more width than depth and soft curves rather than angles round buttons, tear drops, hoops and curved edged earrings ovals. If you have long hair, drops no longer than your chin and with some width too
Triangle Choose round shaped earrings, exclamation point-shaped and Crescent-shaped ones. Not to choose earrings with clear angles, like triangle, square, diamond ones.
Inverted Triangle  try some drop or round shaped earrings, not to choose diamond shaped, and heart shaped earrings which would make your jaw narrower.
Remember ladies, these are guidelines only, and very few faces are shaped exactly the same.  Have a "one on one" earring party in front of the mirror and Have fun !!

No comments:

Post a Comment