Triangular Face Shape

"Styling Tricks that Flatter Your Triangular Face Shape"


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The Triangular Face Shape has a jawline that appears wide or full and appears prominent. Triangulars and Rounds (some Square-squares as well) have the most youthful face shapes and look younger than they really are.

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How Do You Know If Your Face Shape is Triangular?

Your face looks young and your jawline is noticeably wider/fuller than your forehead.

Here are the typical characteristics of a Triangular face shape:

  • Jawline is wider/fuller than your forehead and cheekbones
  • Your face shape sometimes look round or squarish
  • Your facial structure narrows at your cheekbones and temple

If your jawline is prominent and one of the first things you notice when you look at your face in the mirror.

Be Open to a Secondary (or even a third) Face Shape

You may not be an exact Triangular so you probably have a secondary facial shape. It depends on your features. If you pay attention to the proportions and bone structure of your face, you'll know what needs to be visually widened and trimmed down.

For example, if your jawline appears to be angular or full and rounded then you might want to check out the guidelines for Square Face Shape and Round Face Shape.

The tricks there help you elongate your face shape and slim down your lower half to help you achieve a well-balanced face. If your jawline is fleshy, resembling a pear, check out my guide for Rounds. Or if it’s more angular keep the tips for Square-square’s in mind.



How to Style Your Triangular Face Shape

If your youthful baby face look is bothering you, then how do you slim it down to achieve a feminine jawline?

If you pay attention to the geometry of your facial shape, then you'll know that you need to add fullness to your temples and trim down your jawline.

This can be done with hairstyles, jewelry and other accessories that:

  • Disguise your forehead with bangs or mid-part hairstyles
  • Add width to your forehead
  • Slim and deflect your wide jawline

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Let's take a closer look at the strategies to styling and flattering your triangular face shape!

Your Best Hairstyles

Hairstyles with a lot of texture on top and sides are very flattering on you as they’ll help wide your hairline.

Examples of styles with lots of texture are:
  • Zig zag parts
  • Off center parts
  • Short haircuts such as asymmetrical bobs (below the chin in front gradually shorter on the back)

Best hairstyles for Triangular Face Shape


If you want to wear an up-do, make sure to add some volume on top to balance it out.



Also, irregular layers and wispy styles will help slim down your lower half and frame your facial features.

Avoid very sleek and tight hairstyles because they’ll only highlight your wide jawline.


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Your Best Sunglasses & Eyewear

Your goal is to draw the eye away from your jawline by adding interest to your forehead with a design consisting of detail and color at the top of the frame, or frames that are heavy at the top. Cat eye and oval glasses will do the trick.

The frames should be slightly wider than your temples to fake a wider hairline. Also have a go at metal frames with rimless bottoms.

Best sunglass styles and eyewear for Triangular Face Shape

You also share the same recommendations as Round face shapes such as oversized sunglasses to give your jawline a smaller appearance. If your jaw is square, try aviator sunglasses (wide on top, narrower on the bottom) as well as Wayfarers.

Also, the top of the frames should be wide enough to form a straight line with your broad jaw.

The Womens Sunglasses-guide has more advice and suggestions.


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Your Best Jewelry

You need jewelry that slims down and elongate your lower half, with for example earrings that are longer than they are wide or anything that extends past your chin.

Select jewelry motifs that are the opposite of your triangular face shape, so avoid teardrop earrings and opt for ovals and so-called T-drop earrings. This is a good strategy if you have an angular jawline.

A mix of long and top-decorated earrings work for both true Triangulars (angular squarish) and Triangular Pears (full/roundish).

Best jewelry styles for Triangular Face Shape

Sparkly and pretty stud earrings draw the eye upwards.

The Fashion Costume Jewelry-guide has more advice and suggestions.


More Tips for Your Triangular Face Shape

    Styling tricks for Triangular Face Shape
  • Wear a necklace with a simple chain but interesting pendant to draw the attention downwards. A trick if you want to accentuate your bust ;-)
  • Low necklines help slim your jawline and chin area. So do tops with an embellished neckline
  • Avoid chokers and straight necklines as they'll shorten your chin and make your jawline more prominent
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