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When buying earrings, most of us only look at aesthetics or pick those that will match most of our outfits. But what we often neglect is to consider if the design will flatter our facial structure. Don't get us wrong, if you truly love a particular piece then, by all means, wear it with confidence. However, if you're looking for a guide to help you determine which one will accentuate your assets, then you've come to the right place. Keep reading for tips on how to select the best earring designs for your face shape.

Round Face: Drop & Geometrical

Geometrical Earrings

Pippa Small 18-karat gold earrings, USD840; Oscar de la Renta Tiered Flower gold-tone clip earrings, USD596 (

People with round faces typically have soft features like round chin and cheeks. Wearing dangling earrings can help make your face look elongated and more balanced. Contrasting geometric shapes are also a good choice to complement your facial structure. It's best to stay away from oversized circular studs and thick hoop earrings because they might overwhelm your natural face shape. Some celebrities that possess this face shape are Emma Stone, Miranda Kerr and Selena Gomez.

Square Face: Big hoops & Mini drops

Loren Stewart gold jade hoop earrings, USD457Aurélie Bidermann Tangerine gold-tone earrings, USD302 (

A trademark of a square face is the almost equal width of the forehead, cheeks and jawline. As a result, the features are sharper and angled. Bring balance to your facial structure by going for round shapes like traditional hoop earrings. Drop earrings will also look good but make sure that the ends would be along the cheek line instead of the jaw. This will keep the focus on your eye area instead of emphasizing an already prominent jawline. To see how you can sport these designs, you can reference famous personalities with the same face shape like Rihanna, Lucy Liu and Natalie Portman.

Heart Face: Statement dangling & Big studs

Statement Earrings

Mallarino Pepa gold-tone emerald earrings, USD1,228; Mounser full moon gold-plated cubic zirconia earrings, USD159 (

A heart-shaped face is characterised by a sharp, distinct chin and wide forehead. The triangular silhouette of the face is best complemented with statement earrings and big studs. Doing so will bring body to the lower part of your face. Choose those with curves rather than geometrical ones because those will frame your face nicely. Look to movie stars with heart-shaped faces like Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Hyland and Scarlett Johansson for cues on styling.

Diamond & Oval Faces: Dramatic studs & Big, thin hoops

Saint Laurent smoking silver-tone crystal clip earrings, USD415; Mizuki 14-karat gold pearl hoop earrings, USD1,190 (

Diamond and oval-shaped faces share many similarities. Sometimes, it can be hard to differentiate one from the other. Both are marked by high cheekbones, pointed chin and a narrow forehead. Earrings with dramatic studs and big, thin hoops are the best choice for people with these face shapes. They will emphasise the sharp contours of the cheekbones and draw attention to the centre of the face. If you have a diamond or an oval face, you have a similar face shape with Blake Lively, Gigi Hadid and Duchess Meghan.

Triangle/Pear Face: Ear cuffs & Thin drop earrings

Delfina Delettrez 18-karat gold, pearl and diamond earring, USD1,323; Mizuki 14-karat gold, pearl and diamond earrings, USD1,221 (

Pear-shaped faces are basically the same as square-shaped ones but are distinguished by a rounder, heavier jawline. In this case, you'll want to draw attention upwards. Ear cuffs can accomplish this and you'd want to pick ones with creative designs for a unique touch. Another route is to wear long, thin drop earrings to elongate your face without putting too much volume along the jawline. For inspiration, see how celebrities with the same face shape like Drew Barrymore, Rebel Wilson and Lucy Hale style these kinds of pieces.