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How To Style An Oblong Face Shape

Like body shape, a person’s face shape plays a big part when it comes to what fashion works well and what doesn’t. As a result, things can get quite difficult when it comes to finding the style that best works for us.

How To Style An Oblong Face Shape

It doesn’t matter if you have a round face shape, an oval face shape, a pear face shape, or an oblong face shape, we all experience the same styling problems. Does this hairstyle suit me? Do these earrings look right?

How should I do my eyebrows? These are all questions we ask ourselves on a regular basis.

This is mainly because not every accessory and hairstyle is flattering for every face shape. In this post, we’ve put together a useful guide for anyone with an oblong face. This guide will help anyone with this facial shape find their best style. 

If you have an oblong face, you’ll find everything you need to know about your face and how you can style yourself perfectly. Let’s get started!

The Characteristics Of An Oblong Face

Let’s start by telling you more about the shape of your face. People with oblong faces have a number of characteristics that define the shape of their faces. The defining characteristic of an oblong face is its length. 

Generally speaking, oblong faces are typically twice as long as they are wide. This is why this face type is sometimes referred to as the long face. When it comes to oblong shaped-faces, the forehead, jawline, and cheekbones are usually the same width. 

More often than not, this type of face also has a stronger jawline. This jawline is often considered to be more rectangular than other face types.

If you have an oblong face, you’ll probably also find that your face beautifully tapers to a well-defined narrow chin. You might also have a high forehead.

Celebrities That Have An Oblong Face

If you like to turn to celebrities for styling inspiration you’re in luck, as there is a wide range of different celebrities that have oblong faces. Therefore, you have a wide selection of unique styles and looks to take inspiration from.

Some of the biggest names that have oblong face shapes include Blake Lively, Hilary Swank, Jade Jagger, Eva Mendes, Dakota Johnson, Maggie Q, and Jennifer Garner.

If you’re looking for some style inspiration, we strongly recommend taking a look at what these celebrities do.

How To Style An Oblong Face

We’ll now take a look at the things you can do to style an oblong face. In this part of our guide, we’ll show you the best hairstyles, earrings, eyebrows, and sunglasses you can work with.


Longer face shapes like an oblong face better suit hairstyles that add fringes and texture. This will help shorten your face and bring more attention and definition to your key features.

A great way to do this is by opting for a curly bob or long styles that feature layers at the cheekbones and eyes. This will help you create the most texture.

Another popular style is a mid-length style that also features layers at the cheekbones and eyes. Side-swept bangs, braids, and chignons work well with this face shape too. 


How To Style An Oblong Face Shape

When it comes to earrings, your best bet is to go with wide, short, and circular earrings as these will create an illusion that makes your face look more rounded. Button earrings and studs are perfect.

In terms of shape, round, fan, or square earrings will do just fine. A lot of celebrities that have oblong faces also like to wear small hoops and teardrop earrings. 


Finding the right eyebrow style for an oblong face shape is surprisingly easy. There is one style that works better than any others we’ve seen. That style is bold eyebrows with a horizontal shape. 

This style helps make an oblong face look shorter, again giving us the chance to let our key features stand out. Your eyebrows should be relatively straight with a soft arch.


Picking the right pair of sunglasses is super easy too. We recommend choosing sunglasses that are fairly large and rectangular in shape. A pair of sunglasses with a thick frame should be at the top of your wishlist.

A pair of sunglasses like this will offer a strong horizontal line that nicely balances with your face. A great style is also a decorative pair of glasses that have a frame with a lower bridge. These will help shorten a long face and nose.

Final Thoughts

That concludes our guide looking at styling an oblong face shape. As you can see from our guide, we can do a lot of simple things to create a stylish and stunning look.

In this guide, we’ve shown you the best hairstyles, earrings, eyebrows, and sunglasses to rock if you have an oblong face.

We’ve also shown you celebrities you can take inspiration from. Now you have this guide at your disposal, you can start putting together your next look. We hope you’ve found this guide informative and useful. Keep it in mind when changing your styles.

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