How to Choose the Perfect Pair of 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 hoop?  

This blog post will give you all the necessary information on how to choose the perfect hoop earrings. So read on and enjoy!

 

1. Start with the Ear Lobe

Ensure that the earring fit the shape of your earlobe before considering anything else. This may seem obvious, but many people actually 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. 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 important to ensure that both earrings fit properly.

 

2. Choosing a Style that Suits your Face Shape

When you're choosing a hoop earring style, it's important to consider your face shape. It's easy to find the perfect hoops if you know what styles will suit your face and which ones won't work. Below are a few tips to help you decide which earrings are best for your face shape.

JEWELRY NOTE: Every woman's features are unique. What may look flattering on one person may not look as nice on another. The suggestions below are just general guidelines and may not be suited for everyone!

 

Round

You have a round face if your face is about the same width on all sides, with somewhat broader cheekbones and a scooped chin. A common tip for round faces is that round hoops are best avoided because they overemphasize the circular shape of the face. However, thin, smaller hoops (30mm or less) can work well for round faces. Angular styles are most flattering and provide a good contrast to the shape, so you can also opt for square or triangular-shaped hoop earrings of any width.

 

Oval

The features of an oval-shaped face are similar to those of a round face, except oval faces are longer and narrower. In addition, the forehead is typically wider than the chin. Short hoop earrings, such as those with a diameter of 25mm, provide a lovely contrast via their length. While, thick hoops, such as those with a 3mm width, lend flaterring width to thin, oval faces.

 

Square

Square face shapes are characterized by a forehead and jawline with relatively equal width. You'll want earrings that have a softer touch because these face shapes are typically edgy. Square faces look great with oversized hoop earrings that hang below the jawline because they balance out the most angular parts of the face.

 

Heart

The forehead is larger than the jawline, which tapers to a sharp chin on a heart-shaped face. For this face shape, thick hoops help to level out any harsh chin angles. Because heart-shaped faces benefit from any round hoop earring styles, which gives this face shape the illusion of softness, you can pretty much go with any length of hoop.

 

Diamond

A diamond-shaped face features prominent cheekbones that are wider than both the forehead and chin. Close-fitting earrings, such as short hoop earrings or long huggies, will help balance out the cheekbones' center angles.

 

Inverted Triangle

If your forehead is the broadest area of your face and it 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. Hoops that are medium to large (35mm hoops or larger) and perfectly aligned with your jawline will give the illusion of width and balance your face.

 

3. Try on as Many as you Can

Looking for a specific type of hoop earrings, such as gold ones? The best option is to try on as many hoop styles and materials as you can. This way, you'll get a better idea of what kind of hoop earrings suits your face shape the most. In addition, you'll be able to tell whether you'd prefer a dainty or bolder design.

 

4. Check the Weight

It is important to ensure that the hoop earrings you want to purchase are not too heavy. The weight will pull down and stretch your earlobes, causing them to lose their shape. The best way to avoid this is to simply prevent it from happening in the first place by making sure that your hoops are lightweight and designed correctly.

 

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 some higher-quality jewelry, which 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, consider how it 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. The majority of earrings sold today are either 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, simply by avoiding contact with chemicals such as perfume and hairspray.

 

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. 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.

 

7. Consider the Occasion

Do you prefer to wear hoops only for formal occasions or do you enjoy sporting them on a daily basis as well? If you would like to treat yourself to a pair of elegant earrings, go for beautiful, but understated thin hoops. On the other hand, if you'd rather spice things up and make more of a statement every day, thick or even colorful hoop earrings might be more your speed.

 

Hoop Earrings Style Guide: Final Thoughts

If you feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of hoop earrings available to buy, don't be. After all, hoops are a timeless fashion accessory and you can never go wrong with them. Simply remember that there are no set rules on how to choose the perfect hoop earrings for your ear lobes, so don't hesitate to pick up a pretty pair.

 

We hope you have enjoyed our hoop earrings style guide. If you have any question, please email us at info@bonheurjewelry.com