HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT HOOPS
When it comes to choosing the perfect hoop earrings, there's no one-size-fits-all solution. It all depends on your jewelry style and what you want out of a great pair. So whether you're looking for eye-catching large hoops to wear on special occasions or something more subtle like small hoop earrings for every day, we'll help you find the perfect pair of hoop earrings for any event. Let's get into how to choose the perfect hoops...
1. Start With The Ear Lobe:
The first step in finding the perfect pair of hoops to wear is to consider the shape of your earlobe. This tip may seem obvious, but many people ignore this essential first step. This step is important because not all earlobes are alike. For example, some people have more pronounced lobes ( Which are able to house multiple piercings beautifully), while others have smaller lobes (best for rocking a small hoop style). So, the shape of your earlobe will ultimately dictate the type of earring style that looks best on you.
When looking at your earlobes in the mirror, remember that the shape of one ear might be slightly different than the other, so it is essential to ensure that both earrings fit properly. Also, keep in mind that our earlobes can change shape as we age, so it is important to recheck your lobes every few years.
If you have small or delicate earlobes, then larger hoop earrings can look overwhelming on you. On the other hand, if you have more prominent earlobes, small hoops may get lost on your ears and go unnoticed. In this case, it is best to opt for large hoop earrings. So, take a good look at your earlobes and consider which size would complement them best.
2. Choose The Right Hoop Earrings To Suit Your Face Shape:
When choosing a hoop earring style, it's important to consider your face shape. It's easy to find the perfect hoops if you know which styles suit your face shape and which ones won't work. Below are a few tips to help you decide which hoop earring style is best for your face shape.
1) BEST HOOP EARRINGS FOR A ROUND FACE SHAPE
You have a round face (like Selena Gomez) if your face is about the same width on all sides, with somewhat broader cheekbones and a scooped chin.
A great tip for round faces is that they should avoid round, large hoops at all costs because these bigger hoop earring styles overemphasize the already circular shape of this face. Round, large hoops will only make a round face appear even rounder, which is not the goal of perfect symmetry.
Instead, the best hoop earrings for a round face shape are angular-shaped hoops (check out our 1. Lyra Hexagon Hoop Earrings, 2. Laurel Pavé Hoop Earrings). Angular hoops are the most flattering because they provide an excellent contrast to a round face; round faces can also opt for square or triangular hoops of any width. In general, angular hoops provide the illusion of more angles on a round face and make them appear less round and more oval (which is the ideal face shape). Moreover, a triangular pair of hoops will also look great, giving off the illusion of a slimmer face.
2) BEST HOOPS FOR AN OVAL FACE SHAPE
3) BEST HOOP EARRINGS FOR A SQUARE FACE SHAPE
Square face shapes (like Katie Holmes) feature a forehead and jawline with relatively equal width. You'll want hoop earrings with a softer touch because this face shape is typically edgy enough on its own. The best hoop earrings for a square face are medium to long hoops with rounded edges (Like our Violetta U-Shaped Hoop Earrings). Oval shapes soften things up, and round hoops work well, also.
In addition, the best size hoop earrings for a square face are oversized, larger hoops that hang below the jawline because they balance out the most angular parts of the face. Extra large hoop earrings also add width to a square face and make it appear less angular.
4) BEST HOOPS FOR A HEART FACE SHAPE
A heart-shaped face (think Reese Witherspoon) features a forehead more prominent than the jawline, which tapers down to a sharp chin.
For this face shape, try wearing hoop earrings with a dangling style (Like our Vivienne Huggie Drop Hoops) that will draw attention away from the chin and help emphasize the delicate features of a heart face shape. Wearing dangling hoop earrings (like our Poppy Charm Hoop Earrings) will add vertical lines to a heart face shape and help it appear longer. Dangling hoop earrings are the best choice for heart face shapes since they balance out the face's natural triangular shape.
However, avoid inverted triangle styles since these hoops create more width in the wrong areas making a heart face shape appear even more triangular.
For a heart face shape, thick hoop earrings help level out any harsh chin angles. Chunky hoops, such as 3mm hoop earrings or more (Like our Estelle Tapered Hoops), are ideal. 3mm hoop earrings are thick hoop earrings that are sure to be noticed but not so large that they will overwhelm this face shape.
5) BEST HOOP EARRINGS FOR A DIAMOND FACE SHAPE
A diamond-shaped face (like Jennifer Lopez) features prominent cheekbones wider than the forehead and chin. The best size hoop earrings for this face shape are close-fitting styles, such as short hoop earrings (like our Addison Mini Huggie Hoop Earrings) or long huggie hoops (like our Livie Baguette Hoop Earrings), that help balance the cheekbones' center angles.
6) BEST HOOPS FOR AN INVERTED TRIANGLE FACE SHAPE
An inverted triangle face shape means your forehead is the broadest area of your face and tapers down to a sharp chin. Because your face is long and your forehead is prominent, 3" hoops or greater will draw attention away from the length of your face and onto the exquisite adornments on your ears. Medium-sized hoop earrings (like our Renee Wave Hoops) to larger hoops that are 3" in diameter or more (like our Margot Lightweight Hoop Earrings) perfectly align with your jawline and give your face the illusion of width and balance.
3. Don't Limit Yourself: Try On As Many Hoop Earrings As You Can
The great thing about hoops is that they come in many different styles. You can find them in any metal, from yellow gold to white gold, sterling silver, to rose gold hoop earrings, and beyond, and any size, from small hoops that hug the earlobe to large statement earrings. There are also endless ways to wear hoop earrings, from dressing them up with a cocktail dress for a special occasion to keeping it casual with jeans and a tee for everyday wear.
When it comes to finding the perfect hoops to wear, the best place to start is by trying on as many earring styles as possible. You can determine which sizes, shapes, and metals work best for you from there.
4. Measure The Weight:
It is important to make sure that the pair of hoop earrings you purchase is not too heavy. The weight of a pair of heavy earrings will pull down and stretch your earlobes, causing them to lose shape. The best way to avoid this is to opt for a hoop earring size that is light enough for your ear lobes to handle comfortably.
Here are a few things to remember when checking the weight of hoop earrings:
- First, consider the hoop size. A larger hoop size will naturally be heavier than smaller hoop earrings or medium hoops because it contains more material.
- Secondly, take into account the material the pair of hoop earrings is made from. A plain metal pair made from sterling silver or gold will weigh more than lighter materials like plastic. However, there are sometimes benefits to heavier metals like pure silver; as they are hypoallergenic.
- Thirdly, think about the thickness of the hoop. Naturally, a thicker hoop will be heavier than a thinner one, but not necessarily. Many thick hoops are made from hollow tubing, which keeps their weight down.
5. How To Choose The Right Metals For The Best Hoop Earrings:
6. How To Choose The Right Color For Your Hoop Earrings:
7. Choose The Best Hoops According To The Ocassion:
Do you prefer to wear hoops only for formal occasions, or do you enjoy a nice pair of everyday hoops?
If you want to treat yourself to a pair of everyday hoops, go for beautiful, understated, thin hoops. Because they are light and airy, this makes them perfect for hot summer days. You can also get away with wearing them to work, as they are sleek and professional.
Or, try a pair of small chunky hoop earrings for an everyday look that's still put together. They add just the right amount of polish to your ensemble without being too flashy. If you're going for a very casual vibe, try a pair of sterling silver or gold hoops that are simple and easy to style.
If you'd rather spice things up and make more of a statement for evening wear, thick or colorful hoop earrings might be more your speed. Enamel hoops in bright colors are perfect for a fun night out, while diamond-encrusted hoops will add an air of luxury to any formal event.
Or, perhaps you want a versatile pair of hoops that transition from morning activities to dressy occasions? In that case, the ideal pair would be medium-sized, with a classic color like silver or gold hoop earrings. Of course, medium-sized hoops are also a good choice if you want to experiment with trends but don't want to go too over the top because they are the perfect size for trying out new styles without making too much of a commitment.
8. Check Out The Different Types of Earring Closures:
Finding the perfect pair of hoop earrings to add to your jewelry collection doesn't need to be a daunting task. By following these simple guidelines, you can easily find a pair that fits your personal style and needs, from a great everyday pair (smaller hoops) to glitzy diamond hoop earrings perfect for a glamorous aesthetic. So, have fun experimenting with different colors, sizes, and styles - and before you know it, you'll have found your new favorite pair! Happy shopping!