Did you know you know that it’s not just your body shape that affects the shape of things you wear??

Your FACE SHAPE has a major influence too! In fact it determines the shape of everything that flatters you from your chest upwards!!

Think about it what that means:

  • Spectacles and sunglasses
  • Hair styles
  • Earrings
  • Necklaces
  • Patterns near your face
  • Shape of necklinesThe list goes on.

Why is it so important?

When I trained all those moons ago to be a personal stylist, one of the things I was bamboozled by, was that it was assumed that if you had a certain shaped body, that you would therefore have a certain shape face !  OR that face shape wasn’t taken into consideration at all.

And this bothered me!  Oh yes it did! Your face shape has such a profound influence on the garments you wear and how they make you appear that I couldn’t believe women were having style consultations without it being mentioned other than perhaps what spectacles to wear.

Now, those of you who know me, know that I like to make things simple and really can’t be doing with  silly descriptive names for things.  You may also know that my key to styling is keeping LIKE WITH LIKE.

So with regard to face shapes I keep that equally simple.

None of this Oval, Heart Shape, Star Shape (heaven forbid) etc.

All you need to do is consider how many curves to how many angles you have in your face structure.

Look at your features:

  • Overall outline of face
  • Jawline
  • Chin
  • Nose
  • Lips
  • Eye shape
  • Cheeks
  • Cheekbones
  • Forehead etcAnd just ask yourself are they curved or angular


There are just 3 keys SHAPES to consider:


More Angles than Curves




More Curves than Angles





An equal mix of both curves and angles




Once you have defined your face shape,  all you then need to do is follow the same shape principles for the items you wear from your chest upwards.

If you have any questions at all do email me at hello@clairebutler.co.uk

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With love, style & grace