Hoop earrings have been through a lot. They started out as a staple piece of jewellery in ancient civilisations, becoming a modern classic in the early 1900s, and then going on to gain huge popularity in the late 1900s and early 2000s, largely due to Americanised hip-hop and Latino culture.
In terms of their standing in today’s society, it’s fair to say that they are one of the most popular and commonly worn styles of earrings, for men and women alike.
They’re a timeless accessory that can be dressed up or down to be worn for any type of occasion and are sure to remain trendy for the rest of 2022, at the very least.
But, if you aren’t used to wearing hoop earrings, you may be in need of a little guidance on exactly how to wear them. We’ve collated a guide to help you style pearl hoop earrings and incorporate them into your daily look.
Why Wear Hoop Earrings?
Unlike studs, hoop earrings are more of a statement accessory and make their wearer look more confident and assured. Wearing statement jewellery means not being afraid of standing out from a crowd, and that’s exactly what you’ll do with hoop earrings.
Furthermore, if you’re looking to attract attention, pearl hoop earrings are a great way of doing so. Sitting on your lobes, their distinctive, eye-catching shape will draw attention to your face, elongating your neck and highlighting the beauty of your natural features.
But, hoops don’t always have to make a statement. They can easily be dressed down, and worn for an everyday look. Generally, smaller hoops are better for a more subtle look, and can easily be paired with other pieces of jewellery, including other earrings (if you have multiple ear piercings.)
Pearl hoop earrings are the 2022 accessory that everyone should be embracing, whether you’re going for a street style or a more classy look. And your search for the perfect pair of hoop earrings ends here; Majorica has a beautiful collection of hoop earrings, all featuring stunning handmade organic pearls.
What Face Shapes do Hoop Earrings Suit?
In truth, any face shape can pull off hoop earrings, but there are some face shapes that benefit greatly from the addition of a hoop. Likewise, your hairstyle can have an impact on the type of jewellery that you should wear and the length (and sometimes even colour) of your hair should be considered when choosing your new pair of hoop earrings.
The biggest factor that sets styles of hoop earrings apart from each other is their size. They typically range from small to medium to large, with variations in between these sizes. But what size hoop is best for your face shape?
Small Hoop Earrings
Small hoops typically have a 0 to 2-inch diameter and suit all types of face shapes and fashion senses. They are subtle, therefore formal enough to be worn at work or for a special occasion like a wedding, however, they can also be embellished with diamonds, pearls, and other added features for a more daring and different style.
If you have short hair, then small hoops are a good choice, as a shorter hairstyle means that your ears are more likely to be on show, therefore your hoops can be as small as you like and they will still catch the eye.
If you have long hair, you might find that your small hoop earrings get lost underneath your hair, so sizing up may be necessary.
Medium Hoop Earrings
Medium-sized hoops tend to have a diameter of around 2 to 3 inches and are best suited for more angular faces.
They look great on people with square jaws, as medium-sized hoops hang just above the jawline, softening it and drawing attention to its curves.
Likewise, if you have a long, narrow face, medium-sized hoops will help by bringing more fullness to the area.
Large to Extra-Large Hoop Earrings
Large and extra-large earrings have a diameter which measures between 3 to 4+ inches and are by far the most statement style of hoop earring.
They aren’t exactly suited to an everyday look, as their sheer size can be at times inconvenient and unsuitable for the occasion. However, if it’s a fun, statement look you are going for, large and extra-large earrings are the perfect option.
They tend to look best on bigger, rounder faces, as they can overpower small faces and can cover the wonderful curves that angular faces have.
Large and extra-large hoop earrings can be worn with any kind of hairstyle, but they look best with a scraped-back bun, especially if this bun is worn to one side, for a street-style look.
How to Wear Pearl Hoop Earrings?
There are two ways to answer this question: how to style hoop earrings, and literally how to wear hoop earrings – don’t worry, we’ll go through the answers to both questions.
How to Style Hoop Earrings?
Since there is so much variation when it comes to pearl hoop earrings, there are a couple of things to consider before choosing the style for you including the earring’s shape, size, colour, and design.
Pearl hoop earrings don’t always have to be round, and there are a variety of different shaped hoops on the market, including square and oval hoops!
Likewise, hoop earrings come in all sorts of different colours, however, it’s generally a choice between gold and silver. Gold hoop earrings go best with dark colours, like black, deep purple or chocolate brown, whereas silver hoop earrings are best matched with cooler colours, like emerald green, white, and yellow.
Top Tip: Colour matching is really important to bear in mind when it comes to the colour of your hair!
And finally, the design of your pearl hoop earrings should be carefully considered when deciding what outfit to pair with your jewellery. Intricate hoop earrings, which may be adorned with jewels, stones, or pearls go best with simple outfits, otherwise, you run the risk of creating an overall look which is too fussy.
How to Wear Hoop Earrings or Pearl Hoop Earrings
You may be used to only wearing stud earrings, therefore physically putting hoop earrings in could be a bit of a challenge, but there’s no need to worry; it’s very simple to wear hoop earrings once you have the hang of putting them in.
Typically, hoop earrings are secured using a latch or a hook, which tends to be the most secure way of keeping the earring in place, however, some hoop earrings come with a separate earring back that needs to be secured in place.
Can you wear pearl hoop earrings with anything?
Pearl hoop earrings are incredibly versatile pieces of jewellery, and with so many variations in their design, they can be worn with absolutely anything.
Whether you want to go for a formal look with a floor-length dress or go for a street style look, with some baggy jeans and an oversized t-shirt, hoop earrings are great for giving your outfit personality.
For style inspiration, browse the latest hoop earring trends on Pinterest. There are hundreds of outfit ideas already matched with hoop earrings on Pinterest for you to take inspiration from!
The Best Majorica Hoop Earrings
Majorica has been producing handmade organic pearls for over 130 years, so it’s safe to say that the Majorica pearl is a timeless classic. We have a selection of elegantly designed pearl hoop earrings to choose from, but we’ve narrowed down a list of our favourites.
Small Hoop Ada Earrings with Pearls
The Small Ada Hoops measure 1.2cm, with a collection of 3mm-sized Majorica pearls. The hoops themselves are made from rhodium-plated silver and fit snugly to the ear for an understated yet elegant look.
Majorica’s Anneau Earrings are another staple small hoop earring, measuring just 26mm. Each hoop boasts one 8mm hoop, and the rhodium-plated hoop is secured with a simple clasp. The pearls themselves hang just below the ear lobe, drawing attention to the neck and jawline.
Isadora Steel Small Earrings
The Isadora Earrings are one of Majorica’s bigger-sized earrings, with a length of 4.15cm. The hoops are made from Inox steel, with a nut clasp and a pearl on each hoop that measures 10mm. They’re a statement piece, but their simple design results in a classy and formal look, perfect for any occasion.
Chara Gold Plated Earrings
Do you like your jewellery to be gold? Majorica’s Chara Earrings feature gold rhodium-plated hoops with a 10mm pearl on each hoop. The gold perfectly compliments the softness of the pearls and with an overall size of 10mm, they’re another small hoop earring option, perfect for an everyday look.
Marianela Golden Steel Earrings
For a sized-up gold option, the Marianela Earrings are a great option, measuring 6cm in length with a 10mm pearl on each gold-plated Inox steel hoop. These eye-catching earrings give the wearer a bold but classy look and hang just below the jawline.
Our handmade pearls are the perfect addition to any jewellery collection and are designed to last a lifetime. Don’t miss our new Algaida collection, which combines pearls, crystals and vibrant colors.