A pair of earrings makes a great accessory for daily wear. While these pieces of jewelry are subtle, they still can dress up any outfit and make a bold statement. The latest designs blend seamlessly with different looks and are made from various materials, including beads, glass, plastic, metal and precious gems. Choosing the right pair depends on many factors like face structure and personal style. We've put together all the latest types and essential features you should know before buying earrings.
Types of Earrings
Drop or Dangle Earrings
Dangling earrings are designed to hang low and sway below the ear lobes. These styles are available in a wide range of patterns and sizes, so you can pair them with any face shape or outfit easily.
Style Tip: Drop earrings work best with diamond, heart, and oval-shaped faces. You can use statement pieces to accentuate a cocktail dress or when you want to dress up a simple outfit.
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Stud earrings are simple and a common choice for everyday styles. Studs are small, usually round and sit on the end of a screw, thus giving the appearance of being stuck to your ear lobe. They can also feature precious and semi-precious stones.
Style Tip: Studs are extremely versatile and can be worn with almost any kind of outfit. These types of earrings suit a narrow face best but can be worn with any face shape.
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Hoops are circular or semi-circular pieces that pass through your ear piercing and are often made from metal tubing.
Style Tip: Hoop earrings can be used to add a chic and funky vibe to a simple jeans and t-shirt ensemble or can enhance an off shoulder top beautifully. These styles help soften the jaw line of a square-shaped face.
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Chandeliers are multi-layered earrings, adorned with gorgeous embellishments. They're created to resemble the basic structure of a chandelier light.
Style Tip: Choose these designs to complete a dressy evening gown. A pair of chandelier earrings will look amazing with a strapless or off-shoulder dress. These designs will brighten up a heart-shaped face as the extended curves work to highlight the jaw, the eyes and the cheekbones.
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What to Consider When Buying Earrings
Read more about choosing earrings for your face shape.