I’ve found that Earrings are a great way to add some life to my wardrobe. The only problem is there are so many out there, I have no idea what kind to buy. Can you give me some tips for what to look for and what is currently in style?
Anne — Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The most important thing is not to get suckered into wearing a pair of earrings that are “currently in style” but do not suit you. (Believe me, it’s not just young gals like Jessica Simpson who fall for ridiculous trends.)
Don’t get me wrong. Earrings are a wonderful way to perk up your face and make you look classy and fabulous after 40. There are many things to consider when choosing the right pair. The most important is:
|Round Face? If your face is round and you end up gaining a few pounds after 40, you can really look very wide and full. Wear long earrings to make you face look slimmer. Avoid large circular earrings, hoops and studs.|
|Long face? Avoid long earrings. Try round earrings to widen your face, and make it look fuller.|
|Square Jaw? Rounded edges or oval shapes soften things up. Circular earrings and Hoops will work.|
|Heart Shaped Face? Counterbalance your sharp chin with chandelier or tear drop earrings that fill in the bottom half of your face.|
Oval Shaped Face? You can wear almost anything, but triangular earrings or simple studs will show off your lovely cheekbones best!
Here are a few favorites:
Want to know the second most important thing to consider when choosing earrings? Check out this other post on BONE STRUCTURE.