7 Styles of Earrings You Need to Know

7 Styles of Earrings You Need to Know

Earrings are one of the most popular jewelry worn by people of all ages. These ear jewelry are available in different styles, sizes and lengths. The right pair of earrings will effortlessly accentuate your face shape and fashion sense. There are a few factors that should be considered when choosing types of earrings, such as the occasion or one’s face shape.

With so many earrings designs available, it can be quite overwhelming to decide which one suits your style. If you’re curious to know more about different earring styles, here are 7 types of earrings you should know about: -

Hoop Earrings

When it comes to classical earrings, hoop earrings are something you can’t miss out on. As its name suggests, these earrings are round shaped and resemble hoops looping from the front of the earlobe to the back. You can find hoop earrings in various sizes, textures, thickness, and shapes. Smaller hoop earrings can subtly frame the shape of your face, while larger hoop earrings can make a fantastic and bolder statement.

Huggies Earrings

For those who want to wear hoop earrings without snagging, huggie earrings are infamous for their minimalistic charm. Huggie earrings are essentially lightweight and miniature hoop earrings that hug around your ears snugly instead of hanging below your earlobes.

These earrings are available in circular hoops and C-shaped hoops. Huggies earrings feature a discreet back latch earrings post and are adorned with sparkly gemstones. In contrast to large hoop earrings, huggies earrings are easier to wear and flexible accessories that complement a wide range of hairstyles.

Drop Earrings

For a simple and elegant finishing touch, a delicate pair of drop earrings are just what you need to accent casual and formal wear. These earrings hang beneath your earlobes and have a stationary structure like extended stud earrings. Drop earrings sometimes feature a solid metal stem that drops beneath the ear with an adorned embellishment at the end. However, the decorative piece doesn’t sway unless it moves together with the body.

Dangle Earrings

If you’re looking for a pair of earrings that elongate your face, dangle earrings are just what you need to beautify your style. Dangle earrings are quite similar to drop earrings and hang down beneath the earlobe, the only difference is that these earrings have a more dangling movement. These ear jewelry feature a dangling element that makes it sway back and forth. Dangling earrings often come in stud earrings posts or fish hook earrings backs that let the embellishment sway loosely. When it comes to accessorizing, dangle earrings are better suited for formal occasions.

Teardrop Earrings

Teardrop earrings (not to be confused with drop earrings) are a more classic style of earrings that feature a pear-shaped decoration resembling teardrops with wire hook earrings closures. These earrings are usually medium size and are similar to dangle earrings as they hang low down from the earlobe. Teardrop earrings have an ageless yet sophisticated appeal that makes them versatile accessories suitable for any occasion.

Chandelier Earrings

For those who like to make a dramatic fashion statement, chandelier earrings are the perfect fit for you! As the name implies, these dangling earrings resemble chandeliers that fans out from the base in a diamond shape. Featuring multiple layers of intricate embellishments and dazzling gemstones, chandelier earrings are the most glamorous earrings reserved for special occasions.

Tassel Earrings

If you’re someone who’s looking for a pair of statement earrings for a whimsical flair, tassel earrings will make you look sensational. These earrings feature tassel designs that can range from embroidery floss to beads to even slender chains. Tassel earrings are often considered a fashionable accessory that adds a touch of elegance and movement to an outfit. You can pair these earrings with a matching set of statement bracelets or necklaces for a wow factor.


Like any jewelry pieces, a pair of earrings can either make or break your look. Now that we’ve covered these seven types of earrings, we hope that this has inspired you to branch out of your comfort zone and find the perfect pair to highlight your fashion sense. So what are you waiting for? Browse our sterling silver earrings collection at Eleganzia Jewelry and find something dazzling for yourself today!

It is important to know what earrings style you want, as each type of earring has its own earrings posts to secure in place. Learn more about the different types of earring backs here.

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