An absolute perennial favourite earring are hoop earrings. Look into any fashion advertisement or marketing campaign for a variety of products and chances are if you look closely you’ll notice someone wearing hoop earrings.
Throughout history hoop earrings - large hoop earrings, plain hoop earrings and simple hoop earrings - have been worn by tribesmen, pirates, ladies, children, kings, queens and slaves. The humble hoop earring has both a humble and grand history!
The size and style of the hoop earring can change our perception of it’s wearer. Large hoop earrings convey a sense of fun, sexiness and maybe even a little frivolity. The wearer of large hoop earrings would be generally considered to have confidence, courage and a bold personality to match the bold ‘see me’ statement made by large hoop earrings.
Plain and simple hoop earrings can convey a sense of subtlety, class and sophistication. Often plain and simple hoop earrings enhance a classic and timeless style. They don’t scream ‘look at me’ but rather say ‘I am refined’!
The size and style of the earring chosen by the wearer can sometimes reflect their age. Simple hoop earrings are often the choice of parents for their children. Plain hoop earrings are decorative but not overwhelming on children.
The gender of the wearer may play a part in whether large hoop earrings, plain hoop earrings or simple hoop earrings are chosen. It would be safe to say that women feel more adventurous when wearing hoop earrings than men and you would expect them to make choices that showed more variety in the types of hoop earrings they wore.
On the other hand, unless they are extremely flamboyant, most men seem to choose plain hoop earrings and simple hoop earrings. They make a statement but are in keeping with societal ‘norms’.