What Are Huggie Earrings?

woman wearing multiple diamond huggie earrings

Huggie earrings or huggies are a style of small hoop earrings that are designed to hug your earlobe as the name suggests. Spotted on celebrities, models and influencers alike, they are the ultimate fashion accessory, plus they’re easy and comfortable to wear. Let’s learn more about huggies. 

What Are Huggie Earrings?

Huggies are a style of hoop earrings that are small and hug your ear, meaning the earring sits close to your earlobe. Typically chunkier than hoop earrings, huggies allow for a statement hoop look that is easy to wear and comfortable. They’re typically worn for lobe piercings, but can also be worn for helix (cartilage at the top of the ear), forward helix (top, front of the ear) and tragus (in front of the ear canal) piercings. 

While we don’t recommend sleeping in your earrings, because this style is low profile they won’t poke your neck; the same goes for talking on the phone no more neck stabs. There are two types of closures for huggies- butterfly backs are super easy to put in your ears as the fastening is the same as a pair of stud earrings. Simply remove the butterfly clasp, put the bar through the desired piercing hole and replace the butterfly clasp on the back of your ear to secure it.

Hinged back huggie earrings are super easy to open and to click back into place when in your hand, however they can be a little tricky to close once they’re in your ear. To put your hinged huggie earrings in, open the clasp and put the hinge bar through your piercing hole. Once the bar is through your ear, click the hinge into the other side of the earring. This part can take a little bit of practice.

How to Wear Huggie Earrings

Huggies are the ideal set-it-and-forget it earring style that are wearable 24/7 even while you shower, work out or sleep. And mamas of grab-happy babies will appreciate this low-profile somewhat yank-proof style. Huggies come in a range of styles including ones with diamonds and other gemstones. They are timeless and ultra-versatile and can elevate even the most casual look. 

If you want to take on the huggie earring trend, take a look at block styles. A chunky block design can bring some dramatics to your look without being too over the top. You can also find jumbo style huggies that are a little more bold than more dainty styles. You can also find huggies in more of “U” or horseshoe design with a slightly elongated structure for a sleek look. 

Lastly, you can get the look of a charm bracelet on your ears with this super cute design. Small huggie hoops come adorned with sweet adornments ranging from initials to butterflies and stars. Charm huggies are a perfect way to add a sense of whimsy to your look without overpowering an outfit.

While they may be mini in size, huggie earrings definitely make a mighty style impact. If you’re ready to add huggies to your jewelry collection contact us at hello@thediamondreserve.com or by phone at 303-385-8449.