Getting dressed up for a night on the town? Getting ready to walk down the aisle? Jewelry can make ALL the difference, but we don’t always give it the time of day, especially when it comes to earrings.
Urvi Tejani, Creative Director and Founder of Tejani Jewelry, gives GalTime the lowdown on finding earrings that flatter your face shape.
Round: If you have a rounder face, look for length in skinny dangles that elongate your appearance. Pick a pair of earrings that are a slightly longer than your chin.
Tejani Pearl Chandelier Earrings, $80
Square: Balance out an angular face with round earrings. Think oversized teardrops or circular multi-tiers. Circles and curves will smooth out your look. Try to avoid sharp edges or diamond shapes because these styles emphasize square features.
ABS by Allen Schwartz Pave Teardrop Earrings, $28
Heart: To complement a heart-shaped face, look for drop earrings that are wider than they are long. Drops with circular details, like teardrop stones or dangling pearls, will help round out a narrow chin.
J. Crew Pearl Jewel Box Earrings, $68.00
Oval – Wide earrings will flatter any oval-shaped face. Whether you prefer simple studs or statement chandeliers, make sure their width is substantial. These styles will balance narrowness and produce a sleek look.
Urban Outfitters Bing Bang Sacred Geometry Drop Earring, $95.00
Never let your accessories wear you: To flatter your face shape and height, make sure to wear earrings that are appropriately sized. Amp up your look, but don’t overdo it. You never want to drown in a pair of dangles , or lose the flash with too-simple studs.
Take your time: Selecting the right earrings – or any jewelry for that matter – is usually a last-minute decision. Instead of choosing the first pieces that catch your eye, select what looks best. Jewelry is an integral part of any outfit, so treat it as such! Mix personal style with flattering silhouettes, and you'll truly shine!
Costume jewelry versus the “real” thing: According to Tejani, jewelry is all about achieving a “look," so consider spending a bit more on well-made costume pieces. They're the perfect middle ground between cheaper baubles that tend to fall apart and diamonds that cost a pretty penny. They'll help you capture the trend du jour on a budget, and can still be worn time and time again.
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Urvi Tejani, Creative Director and Founder of TEJANI Jewelry, seeks to combine glamour and avant-garde style with a touch of her ethnic heritage in the fabulous TEJANI bridal jewelry collection. Her timeless, artful, and handcrafted designs give a modern (and affordable!) edge to any stylish bride’s special day. Created in 2004, the company was designed to deliver couture jewelry to the bride at an affordable price without compromising quality.