HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT HOOPS


What's a girl's best friend? If you guessed your BFF, your sweetheart, your mom, or yourself...You're wrong. Your number one gal pal is actually hoop earrings! But where do you begin your search for the perfect hoops?


There are so many different types and styles of hoop earrings it can be tough to decide which ones are right for you. But don't worry, we're here to help! Here's our quick guide on how to find the perfect hoops.


1. START WITH THE EAR LOBE


Ensure that the earring fits the shape of your earlobe before considering anything else. This tip may seem obvious, but many people ignore this first step. When a hoop doesn't fit into a person's lobe correctly, it is very uncomfortable and pulls at their earlobes. This bad fit can cause pain and even ripped earlobes!


If you do not know your earlobe's shape, take a close look in the mirror, and you will be able to see. The shape of one ear might be 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 check every few years.


2. CHOOSE A STYLE THAT SUITS 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.


Jewelry note: Every woman's features are unique. What may look flattering on one woman may not look as nice on another. The earring suggestions below are just general guidelines and may not suit everyone!


ROUND FACE SHAPE


You have a round face shape (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 face shapes is that they should avoid large round hoop earrings at all costs because they overemphasize the already circular shape of the face. Large round hoop earrings will make your face appear even rounder than it is.


Angular styles are most flattering and provide an excellent contrast to a round face shape, so you can also opt for square or triangular hoop earrings of any width. Angular hoop styles help create angles on your face and make it appear less round. Triangular hoop earrings will give the illusion of a slimmer face.


OVAL FACE SHAPE


You're lucky if you have an oval-shaped face (like Jessica Alba)! Almost any style of hoop earrings will look good on you. Here are a few tips to help you choose the best pieces:


The features of an oval-shaped face are similar to those of a round face, except they are longer and narrower. In addition, the forehead is typically wider than the chin.


The perfect size hoop earrings for an oval face are short, such as those with a diameter of 25mm. This hoop earring size provides a lovely contrast via their length, while thick hoops, such as those with a 3mm width, lend flattering width to thin, oval faces. Chunky hoops also bring attention to the lips and cheekbones.


SQUARE FACE SHAPE


Square face shapes (like Katie Holmes) feature a forehead and jawline with relatively equal width. You'll want hoop earrings that have a softer touch because this face shape is typically edgy. The best size hoop earrings for a square face shape are medium to long with rounded edges. Oval shapes soften things up, and round hoops work well too.


In addition, the best size hoop earrings for a square face shape are also oversized hoop earrings that hang below the jawline because they balance out the most angular parts of the face. Extra large hoop earring sizes will also add width to the face and make it appear less angular.


HEART FACE SHAPE


The forehead is more prominent than the jawline, which tapers to a sharp chin on a heart-shaped face (think Reese Witherspoon). For this face shape, try wearing hoop earrings with a dangling style that will draw attention away from the chin and help emphasize the delicate features of a heart face shape.

Wearing hoop earrings with a dangling style will add vertical lines to the face and help it appear longer. A dangling earring style is the best option for heart face shapes since it balances out the face's natural triangular shape.


Stay away from inverted triangle designs since they create more width in the wrong areas. This will make the face appear even more triangular.


For this face shape, thick hoops help level out any harsh chin angles. Chunky hoops, such as 3mm hoop earrings, are ideal. 3mm hoop earrings are thick enough to be noticed but not so large that they overwhelm your face.


Because heart-shaped faces benefit from any type of round hoops, which give this face shape the illusion of softness, you can pretty much go with any length of hoop earrings.


DIAMOND FACE SHAPE


A diamond-shaped face (like Jennifer Lopez) features prominent cheekbones wider than both the forehead and chin. The perfect size hoop earrings are close-fitting, such as short hoop earrings or long huggies, that will help balance out the cheekbones' center angles.


INVERTED TRIANGLE FACE SHAPE


If your forehead is the broadest area of your face and tapers down to a sharp chin, you're an inverted triangle face shape. Because your face is long and your forehead is prominent, 35 mm hoops or greater will draw attention away from the length of your face and onto the exquisite adornments on your ears. Hoop sizes that are medium to large (35mm hoops or larger) and perfectly aligned with your jawline will give the illusion of width and balance to your face.


3. TRY ON AS MANY AS YOU CAN


The great thing about hoop earrings is that they come in so many different styles. You can find them in any metal, from yellow gold to sterling silver, and in 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 to keeping it casual with jeans and a tee.


When it comes to finding the perfect hoops, the best place to start is by trying on as many styles as possible. From there, you can determine which hoop sizes, shape, and metal work best for you.


Many times, the best way to figure out which earrings you like is by trial and error. So, don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles of hoop earrings until you find the perfect hoops for you.


4. CHECK THE WEIGHT OF EARRINGS


It is important to make sure that the hoop earrings you purchase are not too heavy. The weight of earrings will pull down and stretch your earlobes, causing them to lose shape. The best way to avoid this is to opt for lightweight hoops with the right design.


There are a few things to keep in mind when checking the weight of hoop earrings.


First, consider the size of the hoop. Larger hoop earring sizes will naturally be heavier than smaller ones. You can offset the weight by choosing a pair made of lightweight material.


Secondly, take into account the material the hoop is made from. Heavier metals like silver or gold will weigh more than lighter metals like plastic. However, there are sometimes benefits to heavier metals like pure silver; they are hypoallergenic.


Finally, 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 the weight down.


5. SELECTING MATERIALS


Hoop earrings are a beautiful way to dress up even the most basic outfit. They are easily worn as everyday earrings or as special occasion jewelry. If you plan to wear your hoops for special occasions, it's worth investing in higher-quality jewelry that will last longer and look more elegant.


Choose gold hoops for a look of luxury and old-world glamour. White gold hoops provide a touch of brightness while still maintaining that elegant feel. If you prefer silver hoop earrings, consider how they will pair with your wardrobe, as silver is less formal than its more precious counterparts.


If you're on a budget and concerned with the quality of your jewelry, classic silver hoop earrings are always a great choice. Most earrings sold today are classic silver hoop earrings or gold-plated sterling silver hoops. As long as the plating is thick enough, it will not rub off or fade easily. Your hoops will last as long as you take care of them properly.


6. CHOOSING THE RIGHT COLOR


The best way to find the perfect hoop color is by matching it with your skin tone or contrasting it for a more dramatic look. For example, if you have fair skin, opt for trendy gold hoop earrings; if you have olive-toned skin, try silver hoops; and if you are dark-skinned, choose bronze hoops.


Another way to choose the right color is to consider your outfit. For example, if you are wearing a bright, colorful dress, go with hoops that match the colors in your outfit. Matching your hoops to your outfit will help to create a more cohesive look. In contrast, if you're wearing a more subtle outfit, you can also choose hoops that contrast your clothes for a bolder statement.


7. CONSIDER THE OCCASSION


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, that makes them perfect for hot summer days. You can also get away with wearing them to work, as they are sleek and professional.


Or, for an everyday look that's still put together, try a pair of small chunky hoop earrings. They add just the right amount of polish to your outfit without being too flashy. If you're going for a more 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 even 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, medium-sized hoops in classic colors such as gold or silver may be your best bet. 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. INSPECT THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF HOOP EARRING CLOSURES


If you're looking for hypoallergenic hoop earrings, it's important to inspect the different types of hoop earring closures before making a purchase.


First, look for a smooth, seamless surface that won't irritate your skin. Any sharp edges or roughness can cause discomfort or even lead to an allergic reaction.


Next, check to see if the back of the earring contains a protective material such as clear lacquer or rhodium. This will help create a barrier between your skin and the metal, reducing the risk of irritation.
Finally, check to see if the earring back contains hypoallergenic material such as rhodium or pure silver. If it is, you can be confident that the earring won't cause any irritation or allergic reactions.


Also, ensure the earring back is securely fastened so it won't fall off and become lost. A good way to test this is by gently tugging on the earring's back. If it feels like it could come off easily, it's not securely fastened, and you should look for another pair of earrings.


With these tips in mind, you can be sure to find a pair of hypoallergenic hoop earrings that are both comfortable and stylish.


9. THE FINAL TOUCH


Hoop earrings are a timeless jewelry staple, but they do require a little bit of extra care to keep them looking their best. Here are a few tips on how to take care of your hoop earrings so they last:


- Store them in a safe place: Hoop earrings can get bent out of shape if they're not stored properly. Keep them in a jewelry box or pouch to protect them.


- Be careful when putting them on: Don't yank or pull on your hoop earrings when putting them on or taking them off. Excessive yanking or pulling can cause the metal to weaken and eventually break.


- Clean them regularly: Gently clean your hoop earrings with a mild soap and water solution; avoid using harsh chemicals or cleaners, as this can damage the metal.


- Inspect them often: Check your hoop earrings periodically for any signs of damage, such as bent wires or missing stones. If you notice any damage, have them repaired by a professional jeweler.


By following these simple tips, you can help ensure that your hoop earrings will last for many years to come.


FINAL THOUGHTS


Now that you know how to choose the perfect hoops, it's time to start shopping! Keep these tips in mind as you browse for your next pair of earrings, and you're sure to find the perfect hoops for any occasion. Thanks for reading!