Since I was a small child, I have been obsessed with hoop earrings. My mom pierced her ears when she was younger, but I didn’t. I used to poke at her tiny holes in her ears as a child, pestering her to wear earrings, switch out for new ones and make her show me how to do it again.
My fascination with hoop earrings changed as fashion trends changed, and so did my style preferences. In the late 1990s, I was obsessed with the large, dangly-gold hoops I saw in fashion magazines and advertisements. In the early 2000s, I stared at the hoop earrings sub-plot in Mean Girls. I wanted to know more about how one can choose the right hoops for a particular outfit. How can you pick the perfect hoop earrings for a gift?
Two decades later, I still love the subtle glamor of a tiny hoop wrapped around my earlobe. Their simple, classic silhouette is so appealing. They are the same size as the hoop Kelly Bishop wore to play Emily Gilmore in the hit 2000 series Gilmore Girls. In her complicated relationship with her daughters, my own longing for my grandmother’s love was also reflected in their difficult relationship. My favorite icon was Emily Gilmore, who I adored for her humor and style. To this day, I still love small hoops and huggie earrings.
Selecting Your Hoop Earring Size
Style is greatly affected by the size of a pair of hoops. Also, the size of the hoops can affect how they frame your face and what hairstyles you’ll be able to wear them with. Your choice of size hoop is a major factor in how they look and feel. We’ll be discussing the design details of the small, medium, and large hoop earrings in this section to help you choose the right size.
The best everyday hoop earrings are small hoops (sometimes called huggie hoops). The small hoop earrings look elegant and subtle, but they are still striking and beautiful (especially when set in diamonds). Because they flatter most faces, small hoop earrings are a good option for people who wear their medium- to long hair down. Their petite silhouette looks great with flowing hair.
Hoop earrings of medium size are most commonly used for metal and diamond earrings. Because they are flattering and versatile, medium hoops are very popular. Medium hoops flatter all faces, are great with all hairstyles and lengths, and look great with casual or more formal outfits. Medium hoops are a great way of adding style to simple looks.
Large hoops are beloved for their bold, stylish look. Large hoops are great for making a bold statement on special occasions. Although larger hoops are flattering for all face shapes, they look better on people with more angular, long, or wider faces. Large hoops can be worn with almost any hairstyle. However, they look best when worn with sleek updos or other styles that draw hair away from the face. Large hoops look best when worn with a pulled-back style. This allows the hoops to focus on the earlobes, drawing maximum attention to the face.
Choose A Style That Suits Your Face Shape.
It is important to take into account your face when choosing a style of hoop earrings. If you are aware of which styles will work for your face, it is easy to find the right hoops. Here are some tips to help you choose the right hoop earring design for your face.
Jewelry note: Each woman is unique. While something may look great on one woman, it may not be the same on another. These earring ideas are only guidelines and may not be suitable for everyone.
Round Face Shape
If your face is approximately the same width from all sides, you have a round shape. You will have wider cheekbones and a scooped neck.
Round hoop earrings are a great option for round faces. They overemphasize the already round shape of the head. Round hoop earrings can make your face look even more round than it actually is.
Angulated styles look best on round faces and are a great contrast to rounder shapes. You can also choose from square or triangular earrings with hoop earrings. Angular hoop designs create angles and make your face appear smaller. Triangular hoop earrings can give the illusion of slimmer skin.
Oval Face Shape
You’re blessed if you have an oval-shaped head. You can wear almost any style of hoop earrings. These are some tips to help you select the right hoop earrings.
An oval-shaped face has similar features to a round one, but oval faces are shorter and more narrow. The forehead is usually wider than the chin.
Hoop earrings with a length of 25mm provide a beautiful contrast. Thick hoops with a width of 3mm lend a flattering width to oval-shaped faces. Chunky hoops bring attention to the cheekbones and lips.
Square Face Shape
Square faces have a relatively even width between the forehead and jawline. These face shapes require hoop earrings with a soft touch. You should choose earrings with rounded edges and lengths that range from medium to long. Round hoops are a good choice, as they soften the look.
Larger hoop earrings, which hang below the jawline, are great for square faces. They balance out the most angular areas of the face and look great on square faces. Hoop earrings that are too large will add width to your face and make it look less angular.
Heart Face Shape
The forehead is larger than the jawline.
A dangling earring will draw attention to the chin and emphasize the delicate features of a heart-shaped face shape. You might try hoops with a long, dangly drop. A dangling earring will add vertical lines to your face and make it look longer. Because it balances out the natural triangular shape of the heart-shaped face, a dangling style is the best choice.
Avoid inverted triangles as they can create more width in the wrong places.
Thick hoops are ideal for this face shape. They help to level out any chin angles. The best hoops for this face shape are chunky hoops with a 3mm width. Heart-shaped faces can benefit from any kind of round hoops. They give the appearance of softness and are compatible with almost any length of hoop earrings.
Diamond Face Shape
Diamond-shaped faces have prominent cheekbones that are wider than the forehead and chin. The cheekbones’ center angles will be balanced by tight-fitting earrings such as long huggies or hoop earrings.
Inverted Triangle Face Shape
Inverted triangle faces are defined by a forehead that is wider than the rest of your face, and tapering down to your chin, which is the largest area of your forehead, then you have a broad forehead. Your forehead is prominent, and your face is very long, so 35mm hoops and larger will draw attention to the beautiful adornments on the ears. Your face will appear wider and more balanced if the hoops are large enough (35mm hoops and larger) and aligned perfectly with your jawline.
Try On As Many As You Can
Do you want a particular type of hoop earrings? It is a good idea to try out as many styles and materials of hoop earrings as possible. You’ll be able to determine which hoop earrings best suit your face shape. You’ll also be able to tell if you prefer a bolder or more subtle design.
Hoop Earring Finer Details: Width, Precious Metals, Design Details
After you have decided on the size of your hoop earrings, it is time to consider their finer details like their width, precious metal, and design details.
Hoop earrings can be paired with many different looks, depending on their width. Slimmer hoop earrings are more suited to casual outfits. Wider hoop earrings, on the other hand, have a more elegant aesthetic and can be worn with more formal outfits. The width of your hoops is important, but so is the size of the hoops. Both of these factors affect your style. A pair of large yet slim hoops can still be worn every day, but it will look more glamorous than a pair of smaller hoops. Another example is that large hoops look more delicate and understated if they are slimmer than they look when they are wider.
We recommend that you choose your favorite precious metal to make your hoop earrings. If you don’t already have a favorite precious metallic, you can still choose your precious metal based on its style or its undertone. This will affect how flattering it is on you. Are you unsure about the styles and undertones of different precious metals? These style notes are for each precious metal option you have for your pair of earrings.
Yellow gold: Traditional, Classic, Pairs Well with Warm Skin Undertones
White gold: Elegant, Chic, and Well-suited for Cool Skin Undertones
Rose Gold: Trendy, Romantic, and Pairs Well with Neutral Skin Undertones
Platinum: Elegant and Luxe, Hypoallergenic. Pairs well with Cool Skin Undertones
Details: Engravings and Diamonds.
You have two options when it comes to choosing hoop earrings: you can choose a simple metal pair or a pair that has more detail or flash. Think about what you are looking for in a pair of hoops. Do you prefer something simple or more elaborate? Perhaps you want something in-between? You’re sure to find the right hoop for you, no matter what your needs are. There are hoops that have delicate diamonds or large diamonds. Browse our stunning selection of hoop earrings to find the earring style that suits you best.
Last Thoughts On How To Choose The Best Hoop Earrings For You
We hope you find this guide to hoop earrings helpful in your search for the perfect earrings. Reach out to us if you have any questions or need help finding the perfect pair of hoop earrings. We are happy to help you.
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