T H E T O O L A L LY TRIANGLE H O W TO C H O O S E S TAT E M E N T E A R R I N G S
Itâ€™s All About Proportions Da Vinciâ€™s Vitruvian Man taught us that when it comes to beauty, certain rules do apply. So if you want to make the most of your God-given gorgeousness, read on.
The Toolally Triangle The Toolally Triangle is the space between our earlobe, shoulder and chin. This shape is created by drawing a line from the earlobe to the shoulder and a line from the earlobe along the side of the face to the collar bone below the chin. The shape of your face and the length of your neck will determine the shape and size of the triangle. The first step to looking great in statement earrings is to make sure the earrings you choose sit within your own Toolally Triangle.
Curves, Angles & Drops The next step is to consider curves and angles. You need to complement rather than mirror your face shape. Round faces are complemented by angular shapes and angular faces by curves. For those of you with perfectly symmetrical oval faces, choose either. If you have a particularly long face and neck, short, wide earrings will create the illusion of a wider face. The final step is length and as long as you remain within the triangle you can choose whatever length you feel comfortable with. As a general rule, if you want to emphasise your mouth, stop halfway down the triangle. To emphasise your eyes, stay near your lobes and for full-on â€œnight on the tilesâ€? glamour, go for shoulder skimmers.
How Low Should You Go?
Mini - 0-40mm
Midi - 40-65mm
Maxi - 65-100mm
What Shape Are You? Long Why not try “Diamond Drops”?
Short Why not try “Diamond Squares”?
Round Angular dangling earrings elongate the face.
Long Why not try “Boatman”?
Short Why not try “The Fans”?
Heart Wider at the bottom than top fills the gap.
Long Why not try “Kingfisher”?
Short Why not try “By Moonlight”?
Square Curved dangling earrings to soften and elongate the face.
Short Why not try “Half Moon Drops”?
Long Why not try “Art Deco Drops”?
Oval You can wear what you like. Lucky you!
Colours Once you have followed the rules of shape and length, you can begin to have fun with colours.
Warm colours (brown eyes, yellow skin tone)
Cool colours (blue eyes, pink skin tone)
At the end of the day, wear what makes you feel good. If you feel good, you’ll look great!
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