Let's talk all things hoops! Hoops have been a classic accessory for centuries, but they're having a major moment right now, especially with celebrities and in the fashion world. Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez are known for their love of hoops, wearing them in all shapes and sizes. And it's not just them – Zendaya also keeps it simple with dainty gold hoops, Cardi B goes for bold large statement hoops, and Hailey Bieber adds a bit of edge with more sleek and modern hoop styles.
From the red carpet to the street, hoops have become a staple accessory. But with so many styles, sizes, and materials to choose from, we're here to break down each type of hoop earring, from classic to bold statement pieces, and give you the lowdown on what makes them unique and how to style them for your everyday or for special occasions.
Whether you're a long-time hoop lover or just getting into the hoops trend, this guide will help you more info on the perfect pair that matches your style. So let's dive in and find your next favorite pair of hoops!
What are the different types of hoops?
1. Classic Hoop Earrings
When we think of hoop earrings, classic hoops are often the first to come to mind. They are usually round or slightly oval-shaped and have a simple closure mechanism like a latch or post. From small and delicate to large and statement-making, they come in range of sizes. Smaller sizes are perfect for everyday wear that you'll never want to take off, while larger sizes can add a bold touch, whether you're wearing a plain tee or a fancy outfit.
We love wearing multiple hoops together to create the ultimate ear stack. Just layer multiple hoop earrings of different sizes and styles that you have. It's also fun and creative to mix and match with other types of earrings, not just hoops, and create a unique look that's all your own.
When you're looking for a new pair of hoop earrings, don't forget to consider the closure mechanism. There are actually a few different options to choose from, including hinged, latch-back, and post-back closures.
Our personal favorite is the hinged closure, especially for larger hoop earrings. This mechanism provides extra security and ensures that your earrings stay in place, without sacrificing ease of use. You simply pop them on and off with ease. Latch-back closures, on the other hand, are perfect for those who are on the go and want a quick and easy way to put on and take off their earrings. Finally, post-back closures are a classic choice that work well with smaller gold hoop earrings. They're simple, common, and easy to use, making them a popular choice for everyday wear.
No matter which closure mechanism you choose, make sure to pick the one that works best for your lifestyle and preferences.
2. Huggie Hoop Earrings
Huggie hoop earrings may be small in size, but they pack a stylish punch. Our delicate hoops are designed to hug the earlobe, creating a subtle yet eye-catching look that's perfect for everyday wear. With diameters ranging from 10mm to 15mm, huggie earrings are generally smaller, but so perfect for everyday, like this pearl huggies.
Compared to classic hoop earrings, huggie hoops offer a more snug and secure fit, making them ideal for those who are constantly on the move. So comfortable that you won't even feel them on. While classic hoops often have a simple closure mechanism, huggie hoops have a hinged closure that clicks into place.
Stack multiple pairs of different sizes for a cool and modern ear stack, or mix and match huggies with other earring styles, such as studs, ear cuffs, or statement earrings. And don't be afraid to experiment with different metals, such as gold or silver, or add some sparkle with diamond or gemstone huggies. We have some below for you to check out.
Huggies are a must-have addition to your jewelry collection!
3. Statement Hoop Earrings
On the other end of the spectrum, we have statement hoop earrings. Statement hoop earrings come in a range of sizes, but they are generally larger than classic and huggie hoops, with diameters starting at around 2 inches (50mm) and going up to 4 inches (100mm) or more. These bold beauties often come in unique shapes or designs. Many have geometric or sculptural elements. They can also be bold, daringly dramatic, and attention-grabbing, with designs that can range from intricate patterns and textures to pieces with tons of embellishments, stones, or beads.
Materials used in statement hoop earrings can vary greatly, from high-quality precious metals like gold and silver to playful materials like acrylic or resin, which we are seeing a lot since Y2K styles have been trending. However, be mindful of low-quality materials that can cause irritation or turn your ears green, especially for those with sensitive skin. Due to the sizes of these oversized hoops, many supplier use lower quality materials to keep the cost of materials and prices down. RELLERY hoops are made of sterling silver and gold, ensuring both durability and comfort.. We love statement hoops that have different textures and finish. All of our hoops though have to be light and comfortable at the same time despite their chunky size.
4. Embellished Hoop Earrings
Embellished hoop earrings are the perfect addition to any ear stack. You will love these brightly adorned hoops that add a pop of color and sparkle. These earrings come in a variety of designs, from delicate and minimalist to bold and eye-catching. One of the most popular embellishments for hoop earrings is crystals, which come in a range of colors and sizes. Birthstones are another popular choice that we see a lot and love.
Pearl embellished hoop earrings are a chic way to tap into the pearl core jewelry trend that's been taking over the runway this year. These earrings come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from delicate freshwater pearls to larger and unique baroque pearls. Whether it’s a pearl necklace, bracelet, or ring, you can mix and match you pearl hoops earrings with other earrings in your collection to create a colorful and fun look.
At RELLERY, we have wide range of embellished hoop earrings, including crystal, pearls, and birthstone options. All of our earrings are made with high-quality materials so they won't irritate ever. Plus, we've made sure they're comfortable enough to wear all day long. Shop our collection now and find the perfect pair for your everyday!
5. Diamond Hoop Earrings
There are so many styles to choose from when it comes to diamond hoop earrings. Like the classic diamond hoop that has diamonds set on the outside of the hoop, like our Dazzle Diamond Hoop Earrings, or diamond earrings with bold gemstones like our Sapphire Baguette Diamond Hoops In 14K Solid Gold. Another cute option is the huggie diamond hoop, like our Gold Diamond Hoop Earrings , which is a smaller version of the classic diamond hoop and designed to hug the earlobe.
For styling, less is definitely more. Let your diamonds shine and keep the rest of your outfit simple.
Our hoop earrings collection has something for every occasion. Whether you're opting for a subtle touch and love delicate dainty pieces like huggie hoop earrings, making a statement with oversized statement hoops, or adding some sparkle with diamond hoop earrings, there is a pair of perfect hoops for you. Experiment with different styles and create a signature ear stack. Let your personality shine through your hoops!