How To Wear Drop Earrings

No jewelry box is complete without a pretty pair of drop earrings. Named for the way the decorative element “drops” down from the stud, they’re longer than your usual earrings. Some sway as you walk while others remain stationary.

This popular accessory has become a contemporary mainstay for a reason. Made from various metals like gold, silver, platinum, stainless steel, crystals, plastic, and even wood, they come in different designs ranging from simple to dramatic. More elaborate designs feature multiple tiers of the most stunning stones. They can be worn to dress up and complement casual and formal outfits.

Now, let me share my personal tips on how to effortlessly style these exquisite drop earrings for any occasion. Get ready to turn heads and make a statement with your stunning accessory choice.

A Guide To Choosing the Right Pair of Drop Earrings

Drop earrings are fun and stylish. There are countless ways you can style them. Here are factors you must consider when choosing the perfect pair.

Face Shape

This is the secret no one tells you about.

If you want a cohesive look that complements your natural features instead of overwhelming them, match your earrings to your facial structure.

For Round Faces

Long and edgy drop earrings, preferably with dangling components, are your BFF. They’ll have a lengthening effect on your round chin and wide cheekbones, making your face appear slimmer than it actually is. Avoid chunky or wide variants as they can emphasize the roundness of your face.

Introducing the Spunky Earring by Artizan Joyeria, a unique and asymmetrical pair that effortlessly combines contemporary charm with a dash of sparkle. One earring maintains a subtle and elegant profile, sitting snugly on the earlobe, while its counterpart makes a bold statement, dropping a full 100mm and adorned with a cascade of small, oval cubic zirconia.

This dynamic duo is especially flattering for individuals with round faces, as the elongated design of the drop earring works to visually elongate and balance facial features, adding a touch of modern sophistication to any look. 

For Square Faces

Choose long drop earrings in flowy styles (medium to long length) to soften the sharp angles of your face. Look for drop earrings with rounded edges and in oval shapes for an elongating effect.

Discover the elegance of the Bamboo Long Earrings by Artizan Joyeria, a pair meticulously crafted from 925 sterling silver and embellished with the radiant sparkle of zirconia. Each earring gracefully drops 25mm and measures a delicate 2mm in width, creating a slender and refined silhouette.

Particularly flattering for those with square faces, the elongated design works harmoniously to soften and balance angular facial features, adding a touch of sophistication and allure. 

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For Oval Faces

Anything goes for oval faces since most styles will look good. Feel free to experiment with different options until you find your holy grail. We recommend pieces that stay close to the earlobe—that is, don’t dangle too much—to compliment your face’s natural contour.

Friendly tip: If you’re still confused, remember—opposites attract. Look for pieces that are the opposite shape of your facial bone structure. These will nicely accentuate your unique features and take attention away from any flaws.

For those blessed with an oval face shape, the world of earrings is your oyster, and every style is a match made in heaven! We recommend the Spiga Shine Earrings by Artizan Joyeria, a dazzling pair that marries bold geometry with sparkling elegance. Crafted in 925 sterling silver and encrusted with radiant zirconia, these earrings boast a pointy triangle design, making them a striking statement piece.

The sharp angles and shimmering details of the Spiga Shine Earrings are sure to complement the balanced proportions of an oval face, adding a touch of edgy sophistication to your look. Embrace the versatility of your features and let your style shine with this uniquely captivating pair!

Hair Length and Style

Your hair length, hairstyle, and earrings must work together to ensure that gazes are always unwittingly drawn towards your beautiful face. Here’s how to get it right:

  • If you have short hair, small and delicate drop earrings will give you a romantic, feminine look. On the flip side, you can also go for big earrings for a bolder, edgier appearance. Shorter earrings are a good choice for a side-swept hairstyle or a high, tight bun.
  • If you have shoulder-length hair, use long and angular drop earrings to make a statement. If you’re rocking a ponytail, try to match the length of your earrings to its height.
  • If you have long hair, you may want to opt for shorter styles because your ears will be mostly hidden by your hair. But if you’re going for an up-do, longer drop earrings are guaranteed to add a bit of sparkle to your face.

As always, try out different styles to find the best pair.

Outfit and Occasion

We always say, “match the outfit to the occasion,” but did you know this extends to accessories? Here’s how to find a pair worthy of the occasion:

For Casual Outfits

Small and dainty drop earrings will be a good choice, though you can also go with nature-inspired designs for garden tea parties. If you’re in for a lazy night with boo, wear chunky drop earrings or white tassel drop earrings for the ultimate laid-back, relaxed vibe.

For Formal Outfits and Date Nights

Long, elaborate statement earrings such as chandelier drop earrings and pairs with multiple tiers of rhinestones will add a hint of sparkle to your outfit.

However, you can also choose a pretty pair with a teardrop aesthetic to pair with your little black dress (or, really, any body-fitting dress will work) to bring the heat to date night and make your S/O fall in love with you all over again.

For Office Outfits

Simple, easy-to-wear drop earrings will perfectly complement coats, suits, and jumpsuits, creating a cohesive look you’ll love. But if your dress code is formal, you can also go with a geometric design and a teardrop-shaped pendant to elongate your physique and elevate your office attire.

If you’re on the fence, you can always go with pearl drop earrings—a classic, timeless, and elegant choice.


Most people use accessories to stand out. So, if you select one without paying heed to your skin’s undertone, it might tank your style credentials.

We can’t have that!

If You Have a Warm Undertone

If your veins look green beneath your skin, look for drop earrings made of yellow metals such as copper and gold, although rich rose gold will also work in a pinch. Look for pairs spruced up with yellow, orange, and green stones such as zircon, moonstone, jade, imperial topaz, emerald, and citrine to complement your skin tone beautifully.

If You Have a Cool Undertone

If your veins appear blue beneath your skin, go for light metals like white gold, platinum, or silver. More specifically, choose pairs with blue, red, or purple hues. Sapphire, ruby, garnet, aquamarine, and amethyst will be good options to try.

If you’re unsure, stick to diamonds. You can never go wrong with that!

Elevate Your Style With Artizan Joyeria

The perfect pair of drop earrings can make your outfit look better, complement your face shape, and suit your personality. For a wide choice of drop earrings, shop at Artizan Joyeria.

Artizan Joyeria is an online retailer of contemporary, elegant, and stylish jewelry. From layered necklaces to cute drop earrings, you’ll find the perfect accessories for all your OOTDs!

We have an impressive collection of captivating earrings that suit every style and occasion! Visit our website today to browse our offerings. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out our popular necklaces, bracelets, rings, charms, chains, and anklets to give your jewelry box the ultimate refresh.  

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