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
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
5. SELECTING MATERIALS
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
8. INSPECT THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF HOOP EARRING CLOSURES
9. THE FINAL TOUCH
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!