Choosing earrings can be more difficult than it appears. There is so much to take into account: the occasion, the shape of your face, which earrings are fashionable, and your hairstyle. Which earrings are best to wear with short hair? Well, the possibilities are endless. You can read all about it here.

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Which earrings are flattering with short hair?

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Wearing earrings with short hair is nowhere near as tricky as many women think. Choose either large, statement earrings, or minimalist earrings such as ear studs. The intention is to draw all the attention to your face. Earrings with diamonds are eminently suited to this. If you have a somewhat longer face, it is best to go for large creole, or hoop, earrings. For a round face you should opt for long pendant earrings.

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Always go for earrings which match your hair colour. For instance, yellow gold earrings go beautifully with light brown hair. Platinum, white gold or even yellow gold versions suit black hair perfectly. Do you have short, grey hair? Then ruby or sapphire earrings go very well.

Which earrings should I not wear with short hair?

You should not wear earrings that reach right down to your shoulders, if you have short hair. Avoid earrings that are simply too large, too striking, or too impressive. Always keep your earrings in proportion with your hairstyle and other jewellery. With a striking necklace, it's better to wear a subtle pair of earrings such as diamond stud or minimalist earrings. This maintains the balance. Do you wear glasses, too? Then best go for minimalist earrings. Long or large earrings upset the overall balance in combination with glasses.

Can I also wear long earrings with my short hair?

 You can wear long earrings under a short haircut such as Jennifer Lawrence - BAUNAT
In the past, it was an unwritten rule that you couldn't wear long earrings with short hair. That is outdated today. Of course, you can also wear long pendant earrings with a sassy short bob. Just take a look at this photo of actress Jennifer Lawrence. She knows all too well how she can highlight her cool short hair by wearing a special pair of earrings. Which earrings suit you depends more on the shape of your face than on your hairstyle.

Which earrings suit my face?

For women with a round face, this is widest at the cheekbones. Earrings can be relatively long on a woman with a round face, and even drop down as far as the chin. The distance the jewellery drops will visually refine and balance the face. Select long, slender earrings with a square or rectangular pendant to make the most of the contrast between a round face and the geometric shapes of the earrings.
These days there seems to be hardly any connection between hairstyle and choice of earrings.
Do you have a somewhat angular face? You can break up angular lines using elegant shapes, forming a beautiful whole. So go for rather short earrings. Diamond studs or short, round pendant earrings are a good option, absolutely.
Choose earrings whose shape is "inverted" compared to the shape of your face.

Which precious metal should I choose for my earrings?

Woman wearing trendy white gold diamond earrings from BAUNAT.
The choice of precious metal also depends on your personal taste and style. Earrings, with or without diamonds, are available in all the precious metals. Are you a follower of fashion? Then go for earrings in white gold or platinum. They will certainly complement your outfit nicely. Rose gold earrings are also highly sought after these days, thanks to the revival of retro jewellery. Do you prefer the classic style? Then yellow gold earrings are for you.

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How do I coordinate my makeup and earrings?

Fashionistas know how important it is to match jewellery and outfit. But actually that applies equally to your makeup. Yellow gold earrings are best combined with golden bronze eye shadow. Particularly in summer, when your skin has a beautiful tan. White gold earrings go better with a light and cool eye shadow, a shade darker than the colour of your eyes. Are your eyes green? Then you can shine thanks to the combination of rose gold earrings and copper eye shadow.
And what about your lips? If you like bright red lipstick, long pendant earrings should attract attention to your jawline and mouth. Choose a pair of white gold diamond earrings. If you prefer keeping your makeup and lipstick subtle, then go for more modest earrings, such as studs.

Timeless earrings: diamond stud earrings

Woman wearing minimalist earrings: stud earrings from BAUNAT
Fashion trends come and go, but diamond studs always stay in fashion. Earrings with special shapes particularly depend on fashion trends, simple jewellery much less so. You could always wear even more oversized studs. White gold earrings are absolutely timeless jewels, for sure. What's more, you can actually wear them on any occasion.

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Other types of earrings are much more affected by fashion. Under celebrity influence, designs are popular nowadays which might not have been so a few years back.

XXL earrings

Both Rihanna and Beyoncé are regularly spotted with oversize earrings and these have quickly become hugely popular. XXL earrings are, as the name suggests, large jewellery, often with long pendant earrings or striking creoles. This mean you can draw a great deal of attention to yourself with full conviction.

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Minimalist earrings

At the other end of the spectrum we find minimalist earrings. This will also make you appear fashion-aware, provided you combine them thoughtfully with other jewellery. Consider, for example, modest jewellery such as fine bracelets and modest necklaces. What are the main advantages of minimalist earrings? You are creating a stylish look and the chances of being 'over-the-top' are as good as non-existent.

Oversized studs

A third type are oversized studs. As the term suggests, these are stud earrings which are somewhat larger than the classic style. These earrings look great on women with short hair.

Which earrings should I choose for a special occasion?

Woman wearing trendy earrings at her own wedding - BAUNAT
A special event is the ideal opportunity to make a fashion statement. This is possible with well-chosen earrings that complement your outfit A fun trend nowadays is wearing asymmetrical earrings. You will also sparkle anywhere with diamond earrings.

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Trendy leaf-motif earrings from BAUNAT
Other earrings you will certainly make an impression with are those from the designer collections. Just think of the Licio collection, where the shape is inspired by beech nuts, or the Monarca collection inspired by the monarch butterfly. These leaf-motif earrings come from the Classics collection but are just as arty.

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Find the perfect pair of earrings at BAUNAT

Your diamond earrings are a timeless accessory. So choose a pair you will cherish for a long time to come, or let our experts guide you in the search for that perfect pair of earrings. Get free no-obligation personal advice online or visit one of our showrooms.

Which style of earrings should you choose?

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Learn more about earrings and the different styles:

You've discovered that different styles of earrings can be flattering with short hair. The shape of your face, the occasion and choosing the right precious metal are all things to keep in mind when choosing the perfect pair of earrings. Are you still looking for inspiration, or would you like to know more about the history and the types of earrings? Then make sure you read the blogs below.
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