Pear face shape

Defining characteristic: A very strong jawline that is the widest/most prominent part of your face! The face tapers inward from your jawline up to your forehead.
 
Defining characteristic: A very strong jawline that is the widest/most prominent part of your face! The face tapers inward from your jawline up to your forehead.

Defining characteristic:

A very strong jawline that is the widest/most prominent part of your face! The face tapers inward from your jawline up to your forehead.

  • Also known as the triangle face shape.

  • The most pronounced feature is your jaw line that is wider/fuller than your forehead and cheekbones.

  • Your face narrows at your cheekbones and temples.

Celebrities:

Jodie Foster, Kelly Osbourne, Renee Zellweger, Ali Larter, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Kathy Ireland, Jennifer Aniston, Billie Piper, Geena Davis, Ellie Kemper, Minnie Driver, Michelle Rodriquez, Jenna Ushkowtiz

Earrings:

Longer earring styles help elongate your face and create balance. Longer drop earrings that are wider at the top than they are at the bottom. Small studs that are sparkly and pretty draw the eye upwards.

Careful: Short drop earrings. Earrings that are wider at the bottom than the top.

Necklaces:

Long necklaces—be creative with pendants and mixing a variety of chains and necklace lengths. Long, opera length necklace wrapped multiple times.

Careful: Chokers and short chunky necklaces.

Necklines:

Low necklines to slim your jawline and chin area—such as V-necks, scoop necks, sweethearts, collared shirts open at the neck. Embellished necklines will work this way too.

Careful: Straight necklines like boatnecks, and high necklines like mockneck or neckties.

Sunglasses:

Sunglass frames that have design detail and color at the top of the frame, frames that are heavy at the top (such as a half-rim style), frames with a dramatic cat-eye or oval shapes. Frames should be slightly wider than your temples to fake a wider hairline. You can try oversized sunglasses to give your jawline a smaller appearance. Square jaws look great with aviators (wide on top, narrower on bottom) and Wayfarers.

Hats:

The best hat styles will create width at your forehead and temples, and draw attention to the upper part of your face. Choose hats with a full (but not tapered) crown and a wide brim. Wide brimmed sun hats are great. Asymmetrical brims and crowns with some height help to draw attention upwards.

Careful: Hats with tapered crowns. Cloche hats and fedoras that feature a tapered crown.

Eyebrows:

Your ideal brow is one with a higher arch that extends to the outer ends of the eye, to give the illusion of extra width at the forehead (think Eva Mendes). Not too thin, strongly defined eyebrows are best. The brow should start slightly further apart than the inside corner of the eye, and extend further than the outside corner.

Hairstyles:

Add volume to the upper part of the face with short and voluminous hairstyles. Create lots of volume around the forehead with a partial bang. Zig zag and off-center parts. A deep side part makes the face appear more oval-shaped. Shags look great on you. You need lots of layers to achieve fullness through the upper part of your face. You can pull off a short haircut such as an asymmetrical bob that ends below the chin in front and is gradually shorter at the back. For updo’s, make sure to add some volume on top to balance your face. Try pulling your hair into a full topknot (adding more fullness to your topknot will even out the overall silhouette of your head shape). Try tucking your hair behind your ears to draw attention to your eyes. You can also add bulk to the crown and temple area with embellished headbands and barrettes as well.

Careful: Hairstyles that accent the jawline—such as long, full hairstyles. Center parts. Hairstyles with too much height at the crown. Hairstyles with lots of width and volume at the jaw line and below. If you’re going with long hair, it should be kept tight at the nape of the neck. Very sleek and tight hairstyles will only highlight your wide jawline.