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Picking the Right Earrings

December 19th, 2011 Jewelry

You've spent countless hours fretting over your outfit for the big date, made an appointment to get your hair done and even picked up a new pair of shoes for the occasion. When you're giving yourself the final once-over in the mirror, think about what earrings you're going to wear. Just like any other accessory, you want to tailor them not only to your outfit but to your face's overall structure. This may seem like an intimidating prospect, but it really doesn't have to be. Here are some quick tips to ensure that you pick the perfect earrings every time.

The first thing you want to consider is the shape of your face. If it's rounder than it is long, you want to opt for earrings that drop below the ear and dangle a bit. This will help elongate your face. You also want to avoid hoops or "button" earrings that can have a widening effect. Conversely, if your face is longer, you should opt for ones that sit right on your ear.

Try and match your earrings to the occasion. Big, bulky ones will look great when you're out on the town, but you may want to leave them at home before going to work. Try and imagine how you would react if you saw someone else wearing them. It can be difficult to resist the temptation to show off your newest jewelry, but do your best! The opportunity will likely present itself in the future. Small studs are great for the workplace. Consider matching a pearl necklace with pearl studs before your next important meeting.