WHAT ARE HUGGIE EARRINGS? YOUR GUIDE TO ONE OF JEWELLERY’S HOTTEST TRENDS
Huggie earrings, also known as huggie hoops, are a style of hoop earring designed to sit close to your earlobe. As the name suggests, this snug fit makes it look like they’re softly hugging your ear.
They’re smaller in diameter than traditional hoops but typically retain a thickish ring for a chunky yet ultra comfortable finish. The fact that they sit tight to the ear means they’re perfect for everyday wear as they won’t snag or get caught in your hair or clothes. Their modern design also elevates any look without being too extravagant. So they won’t draw focus away from the overall outfit.
At Solace, we offer a wide range of hypoallergenic hoops including stainless steel gold huggies and silver huggies. Beautifully designed and featuring embellishments such as pearls, gems and charms, our huggie hoops are perfect on their own or as part of a stacked ear.
How to Close Huggie Hoop Earrings?
Our range of huggie hoops have a few different closing styles. All are super easy to get to grips with so you can close them securely.
Some, like our mini heart huggie hoop earrings, have a sleek design where the pin slips into the hollow tube of the hoop. This gives them the appearance of a complete circle which is why they’re nicknamed continuous hoops or infinity earrings. Others, like our braided huggie hoop earrings, feature a latch back which snaps into place between two posts.
Most of our huggie hoops, however, feature a hinge mechanism which means they can be handily separated almost in half so there’s a nice big gap to work with when you’re putting them in. The clasp then slots back into place in the same way as a continuous hoop. You’ll find these closing mechanisms on all our dinky huggie hoops like our 1cm rounded shape gold huggie hoops and our mini CZ hypoallergenic huggies.
How to put in Huggie Hoop Earrings?
Despite their delicate size, hinged huggie hoops couldn’t be easier to put in if you follow these steps:
Carefully release the huggie hoop earring into two sections by gently pulling on one side.
Gently guide the bar right the way through your ear lobe.
Once threaded the whole way through your lobe, secure into place by pushing the earring back up towards the pin. Make sure it’s snapped back firmly into place or apply a little bit of gentle pressure until you hear a click.
Top tip: You may find using a magnified make-up mirror useful when putting in very small huggie hoops.
If your huggie hoops do not feature a hinge mechanism then you simply need to release the movable pin by applying some gentle pressure, thread it through your lobe and then secure back into either the latch mechanism or the hollow tube of the hoop depending on the style.
Are Huggie Earrings Comfortable?
The simple answer is yes! You can wear your huggie earrings all day long without fear or irritation or snagging.
The fact that they’re so lightweight and snug to your ear means you don’t need to worry about your hair getting tangled or your clothes getting caught on exposed posts (like those on classic stud earrings). Which means you can also say goodbye to getting jabbed in the side of the neck during particularly enthusiastic hugs! In fact, huggies are so comfortable, you can have them in all day and you won’t feel like you’re wearing anything at all. All in all, they’re the perfect everyday piece.
Can You Sleep in Huggie Earrings?
You sure can! Huggies are probably one of the safest earrings to sleep in as their continuous design means there’s absolutely nothing to get caught in your hair, clothing or bedding. Just make sure that they sit absolutely flush against your ear. If they’re slightly bigger and dangle too much away from the lobe, then it’s best to take them out before bed.
Can You Wear Huggie Earrings to the Gym?
This is yet another massive plus of huggie hoops. The same reasons that make them safe to sleep in also makes them the perfect accessory to complete your gym look. Their snug fit means you can be assured that they won’t get caught on your hair or be a distraction whilst you’re working out. Thinking of going swimming too? No problem.
Aside from their comfort, the next best thing about huggies is their versatility. No matter what your personal style is, you’re sure to find a huggie that suits both your look and the occasion. Here’s a few of our top tips to get the most out of them.
Huggie earrings are ideal for stacking and are an essential part of any curated ear style. Go edgy by stacking multiple gold huggie hoops on one ear. Or pair a single huggie hoop earring with one or more pair of gold stud earrings for an on-trend, asymmetrical look.
Dress Them Up or Down
Just when you thought you couldn’t possibly love huggies any more, we’d like to let you into another style secret; huggies go with absolutely everything and compliment any outfit choice. Team them with jeans and a t-shirt for the perfect day look or dress them up with a slinky dress for a night out. They’ll make the perfect addition either way.
Consider Mixing and Matching Styles.
Despite being small in size, you can do a lot with the humble huggie. Consider playing around with some of these popular styles:
Plain Huggie Earrings
Plain huggie earrings are elegant and understated. They’re your perfect choice for everyday wear and you can still have fun with different textures such as our braided huggie hoops and textured huggies.
CZ huggie earrings add a touch of glam to the occasion. You can opt for styles that have multiple gems set around the band of the hoop like our mini CZ hypoallergenic huggie. Or go for a single show-stopping gem like the ones on our CZ drop huggie hoops.
Pearls are another elegant option and the perfect choice for more formal settings. As such, pearl huggie hoops make the perfect wedding day accessories for modern brides. Ours come as both silver huggie hoop earrings and gold huggie hoop earrings to suit your individual style.
Please note, if buying charms alone, make sure you have some huggies or hoops to hook them onto!
Gold Huggie Earrings Or Silver Huggie Earrings?
Or why not both? You make the rules. Gold huggie earrings manage to be both an on-trend and classic choice at the same time. They go particularly well with anything black – whether that’s a leather jacket or a little black dress that’s ready to party.
Silver huggie earrings, on the other hand, are slightly more low key. They won’t look out of place anywhere whether it’s at work or at a friend’s gathering.
So there you have it, our complete guide to huggie hoops. That small but on point accessory that should be a staple of everyone’s jewellery collection this season and beyond.