What Are Huggie Earrings And How To Wear Them?

Huggie earrings are the biggest trend of the season. Spotted on celebrities, models and influencers alike, they are the ultimate fashion accessory. But what exactly are huggie earrings and how do you wear them? Read our guide and find out how to wear huggie earrings.

Huggies and Hoops | Estella Bartlett


What Are Huggie Earrings?

Huggie earrings are a style of hoop earrings that are small in size and hug the ear. This means that the earring sits close to your earlobe. Typically chunkier than your standard pair of hoop earrings, huggie hoops allow the wearer to opt for a statement hoop look that compliments their style rather than being the focal piece of their outfit. Our huggie earrings feature either a butterfly stud back fastening or a lever back fastening that is curved at the back and simply clicks into place. At Estella Bartlett, we offer a wide range of huggie hoop earrings, available in silver, gold and mixed plating. Intricately designed and featuring semi precious stones, gems, pendants and cutouts, our delicate huggie earrings are perfect for wearing solo or stacking up the ear.

How To Wear Huggie Earrings?

The great thing about huggie earrings is that they are ever so versatile. Due to their small diameter, they typically tend to be used for lobe piercings. That being said they can also be used for other piercings including the helix (cartilage at the top of the ear), forward helix (top, front of the ear) and the tragus (in front of the ear canal). However you choose to wear your huggie earrings, the options are truly endless.

 Huggies and Hoops | Estella Bartlett

How To Put In Huggie Earrings?

Before trying to put in your huggie hoop earrings, you need to consider what type of fastening your huggies have. Although very similar, certain huggies fasten slightly differently. At Estella Bartlett, we have two kinds of huggies including those with a butterfly stud back and a hinged and click opening.

Butterfly Back Huggies

Butterfly back huggie earrings 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 from the earrings, put the bar through the desired piercing hole and replace the butterfly clasp on the back of your ear to secure it.

Hinged Back Huggies

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 fiddly to close once they are in your ear. To put your hinged huggie earrings in your ear, open up the clasp and put the hinge bar through your desired piercing hole. Once the bar is through your ear, click the hinge into the other side of the earring. This can take a little bit of practice and you may find that you have to slightly push or bend the hinge bar into position to be able to click it into place.

Our Top Five Favourite Huggie Earrings

Our choice of huggie earrings is endless so to help inspire you to find your perfect match, here are our top five favourite huggie earrings.

Wildflower Drop Hoop Huggie Earrings In Gold and Silver

Gold and Silver Plated Wildflower Drop Hoop Earrings | Estella Bartlett
One of our most intricate charms, the silver and gold plated wildflowers hang delicately from a pair of silver plated mini hoops. The wildflower is also available as a bracelet, a necklace, and a subtle pair of studs to complete your collection. Shop Wildflower Drop Hoop Huggie Earrings In Gold and Silver.


Gold Plated Rainbow CZ Huggie Hoop Earrings

Gold Plated Rainbow CZ Huggie Hoop Earrings | Estella Bartlett

A subtle twist on a classic earring, these gold plated huggie hoops sparkle with rainbow cubic zirconia. The perfect treat for yourself or a loved one. Shop Gold Plated Rainbow CZ Huggie Hoop Earrings.


Silver Plated Triplet Hoops

Silver Plated Triple Hoop Earrings | Estella Bartlett


Formed of three simple curved hoops, our Triplet Hoops are the ultimate stand-alone piece. A new icon to add to your collection, this silver plated minimal piece is a statement all on its own. Shop Silver Plated Triple Hoops.


Gold Plated Green CZ Trio Earrings Set 

Gold Plated Green CZ Trio Earrings Set | Estella Bartlett


Ear stacking has just gotten easier with our Trio Earrings Set. The set includes the EB favourite Gold Plated Mini Beaded Huggies, Ear Cuff and sparkling White Gemstone Stud Earrings. Shop Gold Plated Green CZ Trio Earrings Set.


Silver Plated Granulated Huggie Earrings

Subtle enough to wear every day but still interesting in design, this understated pair of silver huggies will look so chic stacked along your ear with other earrings. We also have this same design in gold meaning you can mix and match. Shop Silver Plated Granulated Huggie Earrings.


Feeling inspired to up your ear game? Then check out our range of huggie and hoop earrings. Alternatively, if you’re looking for earrings to help compliment your huggies then you’re sure to find a stunning pair of studsdrop earrings, ear cuffs or stacking earring sets.