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Article: Stud earrings or drop earrings: which suits me?

Ohrstecker oder Ohrhänger: was steht mir?

Stud earrings or drop earrings: which suits me?

Earrings are a very popular accessory and have been around for centuries. Before I answer the question of what you should pay attention to when choosing whether to go for studs or dangle earrings, I would like to give you a few historical facts about earrings .

Stud earrings or drop earrings: which suits me?

Earrings have been around for thousands of years

Earrings were worn thousands of years ago and usually had a ritual significance. They also indicated status and class affiliation. What is even more interesting is that they were almost only worn by men at that time.

They were made from bone, wood or stone and only when people learned metalworking were earrings made from different metals.

Stud earrings or drop earrings: which suits me?

In ancient times, many women wore studs and earrings, often several per ear. This would also indicate the lady's rank. Slaves, on the other hand, were only allowed to wear one earring to indicate their status.

In the dark times of the Middle Ages, earrings were frowned upon and were only worn by outsiders such as robbers and pirates.

Stud earrings or drop earrings: which suits me?

During the Renaissance, culture flourished again and pearls and precious stones became very fashionable. They were also used in a wide variety of earrings and were then worn again.

In the Baroque period, earrings were particularly popular in lavish styles, while in the Rococo period, people went back to more delicate and airy styles.

Over the course of time, ear fashion has changed again and again, sometimes more lavish, sometimes more subtle. But nowadays, studs and dangle earrings are primarily worn by women. For men, earrings have more of a symbolic statement and are not just for decoration.

Stud earrings or drop earrings: which suits me?

Stud earrings or dangle earrings - which suits me?

Today we say that you wear what you like and can still take a few things into consideration to wear the right earring .

The whole thing depends on 3 different factors:

  • Personal taste
  • Face shape
  • Occasion

Personal taste has no limits. Whatever you like is allowed and we should go for what we like, otherwise it will be very obvious when you wear it.

In general, you can say that stud earrings always fit. Since stud earrings are usually smaller and sit more discreetly on the ear, they suit almost every face shape and every occasion. They can also be combined wonderfully with other pieces of jewelry, as they fit beautifully into the overall look.

When it comes to earrings, things get a bit more special and you should pay attention to your face shape, your haircut and also the occasion.

Stud earrings or drop earrings: which suits me?

Pay attention to your face shape

If you have a very narrow and long face, then the earrings should be a bit fuller and wider to balance this out. If, on the other hand, your face has a more rounded shape, then you can also choose very long and narrow earrings.

I often hear: "If you have long hair, you shouldn't wear earrings because they get caught in your hair and you can't see them." I can only partially agree with that because I also have long hair and I love earrings. I think they look really good even with long hair and I also really like the way earrings dangle.

If you have long hair, you always have the option of pinning it up or tying it back, then nothing can get caught and the earring will look beautiful.

Stud earrings or drop earrings: which suits me?

Since dangling earrings are usually larger than studs, they are also more eye-catching and visually stand out. Therefore, you should pay attention to the occasion on which you are wearing the earrings and the larger the earrings, the fewer other pieces of jewelry you should combine them with. This way, you can give the earrings the space they need to have an impact.

Leaf earrings or leaf pendants always fit

The shape and material of the studs or earrings should of course match the rest of your clothing. But with leaf studs or leaf earrings it's really easy, because they go with almost any outfit. Whether elegant or casual, whether a suit or jeans and a sweater, a leaf always fits.

I hope I was able to help you a little in deciding whether to get stud earrings or drop earrings and I look forward to your feedback.

See you soon!

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