How to Wear Ear Cuffs
If you're anything like us, your ear party is on point. For those who don't know, an ear party is when you pile on as many earrings as possible - the more, the merrier! We love experimenting with different earring combinations, and one of our current favorites is the ear cuff.
First, What is an Ear Cuff?
An ear cuff is a type of jewelry that you can wear around the ear. It is usually made of metal and has a similar design to a hoop earring. However, an ear cuff does not go through the piercing of the earlobe; instead, it sits on the ear's outer rim. A snap or clip secures it in place for an adjustable, custom fit. You can wear them on one ear, the other, or both.
SHOPPING FOR THE PERFECT EAR CUFF:
1. Choosing the Right Ear Cuff Design for Your Ear
2. Try It On
Once you've found the right ear cuff design, it's time to try it on. There are a few different ways to wear ear cuffs, so experiment until you find the ear cuff that looks best on you. You can wear them on the top or bottom of your ear, or even in the middle. It all depends on what looks best with your outfit and facial features.
3. Find The Right Spot
4. Experiment with Different Materials
5. Choose an Adjustable Style
When buying ear cuffs, choose adjustable ear cuffs. These are the best ear cuffs for beginners because they are versatile and easily worn in various ways. You can also wear them with multiple earrings, perfect for stacking.
6. Look for a Lightweight Style
7. Play it Safe with Hypoallergenic Ear Cuffs
How to Put On Ear Cuffs
STEP 1: In front of a mirror, position the ear cuffs around your ears. Wrap the cuff around the thinnest portion of cartilage on the top section of your ear. Position the flange so that one side is behind the ear and the opposite side is in front.
STEP 2: Hold the ear taut with one hand. To make it easier to slip the cuff into position, hold the skin and cartilage of the ear taut with one hand.
Use whichever hand is on the same side of the body as the ear you're working on. Use your left hand to hold an ear taut while putting a cuff on your left ear. When dealing with the right ear, use your right hand.
Pinch the top of the ear just above the cuff using your index and middle fingers. Pinch the earlobe utilizing your thumb and ring finger.
Gently pull the top and bottom of your ear in opposite directions, stretching the outer ridge of the ear just enough to make it firm and taut.
STEP 3: Slide the cuff down and inward. Use your other hand to carefully slide the ear cuff down the cartilage's outer edge. Rotate the cuff as you pull it down, leaning it in closer to the inner ear until it finally rests on the hollow section of the outer ear canal.
STEP 4: Check that it fits securely on the ear. The ear cuff should not pinch the rim of the ear, or else it will be uncomfortable. If your ear hurts after wearing it, it's too tight. On the contrary, it's too loose if the clip begins to come off or fall lower on your ear.
STEP 5: Make minor modifications by hand. The majority of ear cuffs are delicate enough to change by hand. To make the fit tighter, squeeze the gap between your fingers. Open up the space between your fingers to make the cuff looser.
Follow these steps to put on an ear cuff comfortably. Once you get accustomed to how it goes on, you can begin experimenting with ear cuffs by wearing more than one at a time.
How to Prevent Ear Cuffs from Breaking:
1. Choose Sturdy Materials
The first step to successful ear cuff wearing is choosing a well-made ear cuff. This is especially important if you have sensitive skin, as some metals can irritate your skin. Look for ear cuffs made with high-quality materials such as surgical steel, titanium, or gold. Also, make sure the ear cuff has a smooth finish to avoid snagging your hair or clothing.
2. Be Careful When Putting Them On/Taking Them Off
3. Don't Wear Ear Cuffs While Active
We get it; you want to look good while working out. But trust us, ear cuff clips are not the right accessory for the gym. They'll just get in the way, and you might end up losing one (or both). So save the ear cuff clips for after your workout.
4. Store Them Properly
Once you take your ear cuffs off, it's best to put them in a safe place where they won't get tangled or snag on anything. A jewelry box with separate compartments for each cuff is ideal, but you can also use a jewelry dish or tray. Make sure the surface is smooth, so your ear cuff set doesn't get scratched. You can also place your ear cuff set in polybags to protect them from dust and moisture.
5. Know When to Buy a New Pair
We hope you enjoyed our guide on how to wear ear cuffs. Ear cuff jewelry a great way to add some personality to your look, and it is relatively easy to put on. Just remember to choose a style that is comfortable and fits well. With a little practice, you'll be an ear cuff pro in no time!