Earring Styles - which one to choose?

Updated: Jan 21, 2019

Everyone needs a good collection of earrings so you always have something to wear with every outfit and every occasion. When it comes to earring styles, everyone has their own particular favourite.

Stud Earrings

Stud Earrings have long been a popular choice and one of the most common choices when it comes to gifts for women. It's often the style of earring that is worn when ears are first pierced. The straight shaft is easy to insert and most women find them comfortable. They tend to sit close to the ear lobe.

The most common fitting at the back of #studearrings is the butterfly clip

Hoop Earrings

The hoop earring is another classic style which never seems to date. Any earring which is circular in shape can be described as a #hoopearring. These can be small gold earrings that could be worn to work or evening - or large bohemian style earrings that are worn to be seen.

Huggie Earrings

Huggies have become very popular in recent years. These earrings are named for the way in which they seem to "hug" the ear. In most cases the fitting which attaches the earring to the ear cannot be easily seen.

Drop or Dangle Earrings

Earrings which have movement are always desired for their ability to reflect the light off elements such as gold, silver or #Swarovski crystals. Dangle or drop earrings as the word says hang from the ear fitting.

French Hook Earrings

The French Hook style earring is a bent wire which is threaded through the ear lobe from which the earring dangles. Components of the earring usually hang from the end of the "hook". These earrings are easy to insert as there is no butterfly clip or connector to work with. The hook is simply threaded through the ear lobe and moved into place.

Threader Earrings

The threader is another earring style which is very easy to wear and extremely comfortable. The "threader" is usually a metal shaft attached to a chain, which is in turn attached to the earring. As the name implies, the "threader" is passed through the ear lobe and the chain is adjusted to the required length.

This earring is versatile in that the earrings can be worn long or short, depending on how far through the ear the chain is pulled.

Statement Earrings

As the name implies, these earrings are designed to show off! They cannot be missed by anyone looking at them and show the wearer's confidence and style.

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