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 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. Choosing 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 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 round hoop earrings at all costs because they overemphasize the already circular shape of the face. 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
If you have an oval-shaped face, you're lucky! 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 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 flattering width to thin, oval faces. Chunky hoops also bring attention to the lips and cheekbones.
Square Face Shape
Square face shapes feature a forehead and jawline with relatively equal width. You'll want hoop earrings that have a softer touch because these face shapes are typically edgy. Go for earrings that are medium to long with rounded edges. Oval shapes soften things up, and round hoops work well too.
Square faces also look great with oversized hoop earrings that hang below the jawline because they balance out the most angular parts of the face. Oversized hoop earrings 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.
Earrings with a dangling style will draw attention away from the chin and help to emphasize the delicate features of a heart face shape. For example, try opting for hoops with a long, dangly drop. Earrings with a dangling style will also 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.
For this face shape, thick hoops help level out any harsh chin angles. Chunky hoops, such as those with a 3mm width, are ideal. 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 features prominent cheekbones 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 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. Hoops 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
Are you looking for a specific type of hoop earrings, such as gold ones? The best option is to try on as many hoop earring 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 purchase are not too heavy. The weight will pull down and stretch your earlobes, causing them to lose shape. The best way to avoid this is to prevent it from happening in the first place by making sure you opt for lightweight hoops with the right design. Even if bulky in design, lightweight hoops are usually made with hollow tubes and are less likely to pull on your earlobes.
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 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, 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. 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 Occasion
Do you prefer to wear hoops only for formal occasions, or do you enjoy sporting them daily as well? For example, if you want to treat yourself to a pair of elegant earrings for daily wear, go for beautiful, understated, thin hoops.
On the other hand, 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.
8. Inspect the Earring Backs
If you have sensitive ears, it's also essential to inspect the earring backs and make sure they are hypoallergenic. Hypoallergenic earring backs act as a protective layer between your skin and the hoop earring metal and help prevent any irritation or discomfort. So, if you're buying your hoops online, be sure to double-check that the earring backs are hypoallergenic.
9. The Final Touch
Once you've selected the perfect hoops for your taste, it's time to take care of them so that they last. To keep your hoop earrings looking their best, store them in a dry place away from the harsh sun when you're not wearing them.
If your hoop earrings accidentally get wet, dry them off with a soft cloth to avoid tarnishing. Likewise, avoid contact with chemicals such as perfume and hairspray, which can damage the finish of your hoops.
If you have hoop earrings with gemstones, be extra careful when storing them to avoid scratching the stones. For example, you may want to store different hoops in separate compartments or pouches to keep them organized and prevent the different metals from scratching up against each other.
With a little bit of TLC, your hoop earrings will last for years to come.
Now that you're armed with all this information consider what's important to you when shopping for hoop earrings. Do you want a lightweight pair of hoops? Or do you need hypoallergenic earring backs? Once you've answered these questions, finding the perfect hoops for your individual styling needs will be much easier.
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. Remember that there are no set rules on how to choose the perfect hoop earrings for your earlobes, only suggestions, so don't hesitate to take the plunge and pick out a pretty pair.
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