Your Ultimate Hoop Earrings Size Guide

Hoop earrings are one of those timeless accessories that can instantly elevate your look. Whether you're dressing up for a night out or adding a touch of elegance to your everyday attire, the right pair of hoops can make all the difference. As an experienced stylist specializing in jewelry for women, I've seen firsthand how the perfect hoop can highlight your best features and complement your unique style. This guide aims to help women between the ages of 20 and 50 choose the perfect hoop size for any occasion.

Understanding Hoop Earring Sizes

Measurement Basics


Hoop earrings are typically measured by their diameter in millimeters. This might seem a bit technical, but understanding these measurements can make a huge difference when shopping for hoops. The diameter is the distance across the widest part of the hoop. When you see a hoop earring labeled as 20mm, this means the earring is 20 millimeters across.

Types of Hoop Earrings


Classic Hoop Huggie

8.4 mm

Huggies are small hoops that "hug" your earlobe closely. They're usually under 10mm in diameter. I remember my first pair of huggies – they were a gift from my grandmother, and I wore them everywhere. They're perfect for everyday wear and can add a touch of elegance to a simple outfit.

For comparison here is a table to measure out huggie earrings



Approx. Inches

0.4 inch

Object Comparison

The thickness of your earlobe

Small Hoops

Plain Hoop Earrings

 15 mm

Small hoops range from 10-15mm. They’re great for a subtle yet stylish look. These are the hoops I reach for when I'm running errands or heading to a casual brunch with friends. They add just enough sparkle without being too flashy.

For comparison here is a measuring guide out small hoop earrings



Approx. Inches

1/2 inch

Object Comparison

A dime

Medium Hoops

Slim Hoop Earrings

17 mm

Medium hoops, ranging from 15-20mm, are incredibly versatile. I often recommend these to clients who want something noticeable but not overpowering. They work well in both professional settings and casual environments. I once wore a pair of 20mm hoops to a job interview – they were the perfect balance of professional and stylish.

For comparison here is a measuring guide to medium hoop earrings



Approx. Inches

3/4 inch

Object Comparison

A penny

Large Hoops

Mid Chunky Hoops

23 mm

Large hoops (20-25mm) are perfect for making a statement. I have a pair of 23mm gold hoops that I wear whenever I want to feel bold and confident. These are great for evening events or when you want your earrings to be the focal point of your outfit.

For comparison here is a measuring guide to large hoop earrings



Approx. Inches

1 inch

Object Comparison

A quarter

Extra-Large Hoops

Big Chunky Hoops

30 mm

Extra-large hoops, those over 25mm, are truly dramatic. These are for the bold at heart. I wore a pair of 30mm hoops to a friend’s wedding, and they were a conversation starter all night. If you love standing out and making a statement, extra-large hoops are for you.

For comparison here is a measuring guide to extra large hoop earrings



Approx. Inches

1.25 inch

Object Comparison

Half dollar

Textured Hoops

Square Twist Hoop

29 mm

Textured hoops come in various sizes and feature designs like twisted, hammered, or embellished finishes. They add a unique touch to your look. I love wearing my twisted silver hoops to add some interest to a simple outfit.

Chunky Hoops

Chunky Hoops

 18 mm

Chunky hoops are thick and substantial. They make a bold fashion statement and are perfect for those who love a bit of drama. I have a pair of chunky gold hoops that always make me feel powerful and stylish.

Thin Hoops

Big Slim Hoops

Various Sized

Thin hoops are delicate and lightweight, offering a minimalist feel. They're perfect for those who prefer subtle elegance. My thin platinum hoops are my go-to for formal occasions.

Choosing the Right Size for Your Face Shape


Round Faces

For round faces, longer hoops can help elongate your face and add angles. Opt for medium to large hoops to create a lengthening effect. Avoid hoops that are too wide, as they can make your face appear rounder.

Oval Faces

Oval faces are versatile and can pull off almost any hoop size. Both small and large hoops look great. I often suggest experimenting with different sizes and styles to see what you like best.

Square Faces

For square faces, hoops can help soften angular features. Round hoops in medium to large sizes work well. Avoid overly chunky hoops, as they can emphasize the angles of your face.

Heart-Shaped Faces

For heart-shaped faces, hoops that are wider at the bottom help balance out a narrow chin. Medium to large hoops are ideal. I love how my heart-shaped face looks with large, teardrop-shaped hoops that add width below my cheekbones.

Styling Hoop Earrings for Different Occasions

Everyday Wear

For everyday wear, smaller hoops and huggies are your best bet. They're comfortable and versatile. I have a pair of gold hoops that I wear almost every day. They go with everything and add a touch of elegance to my casual outfits. Take a look at Bella Hadid! She is the queen of casual wear, yet she stays elegant with a great pair of hoop earrings!


Steal The Large Hoop Style

Mid Round Hoops

29,90 €

Twisted Rope Hoops

29,90 €

Big Chunky Hoops

49,90 €

Professional Settings

In professional settings, opt for medium-sized hoops that are noticeable but not distracting. Stick to classic designs in gold or silver. I wore my medium silver hoops to an important presentation, and they made me feel polished and confident without being too flashy.




My Recommendations for Professional Settings

Twisted Hoop Earrings

36,90 €

Pearl Hoop Earrings

44,90 €

Braided Hoop Earrings

39,90 €

Evening and Formal Events

For evening and formal events, large and extra-large hoops can make a stunning statement. Choose hoops with unique designs or embellishments for added glamour. My favorite pair for special occasions is a set of large, diamond-studded hoops that always get compliments.




Get Glammed with These Hoops

Square Gemstone Huggies

32,90 €

Dangle Bar Huggies

49,90 €

Chunky Hoop Earrings

32,90 €


Choosing the perfect hoop earrings can enhance your style and highlight your unique beauty. From huggies to extra-large hoops, there’s a perfect pair for every woman and every occasion. Remember to consider your face shape, personal style, and comfort when selecting your hoops. With this guide, you can confidently find the right hoop size to complement any outfit and event.

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