Wedding Gele Styling and your Face Shape

A few months ago, I wrote about the ‘Gele’ – The West African Brides Tiara. Ranging in many shapes, sizes, fabrics and colours there are endless possibilities in how to wear your gele. However, one important thing you need to consider when wearing your crowning glory is your face shape.

Round face shape
Avoid wearing your gele in a round shape. Balance your face shape and opt for big and beautiful! Asymmetrical shapes worn at an angle will compliment your features

Heart face shape
Typically characterized by wide cheekbones, a wide forehead and pointy chin. You can pretty much wear any style. Experiment, as the possibilities are endless!

Long face shape
Wear a gele style that is ‘round’ as this will give a soft look. Avoid long styles as this will only elongate your face.

Triangle face shape
Once again the possibilities are quite endless. However, remember to avoid styles that have crowns and that are narrower than your cheekbones.

Square face shape
A gele with a slight tilt or constructed at an angle will balance the broadness of your chin. Avoid sharp points at top of gele.


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