When you start thinking about jewelry for your wedding day, hoop earrings may not be the first item you plan to check off your list. Dainty studs, elegant drops, or dramatic chandelier earrings may be more of what you had in mind for your lobes, but we think you should reconsider!
Hoops have seen a resurgence so strong, almost every woman has at least one pair whether small and thin or big and chunky. For your wedding, you’ll want an extra special style and a bounty of elegant options are perfect for a modern bridal look from delicate metal coils to diamond-adorned to loops accented with pearls. Each option is at once eye-catching and tasteful for your big day, and available at every price point for those sticking to a budget. Another reason to consider hoops? The trendy earring can be worn again and again after your wedding, whether you go for major sparkle or a pared-back style. What’s not to love? (Above: Statement Beaded Hoop and Tassel Earring, $24, ASOS)
If you go the diamond route, choose from versions decked out in baguettes, in a unique setting, or simply punctuated with a single stone. Tiffany & Co.’s wire hoop earrings and Lizzie Mandler’s white diamond knife edge hoops feel timeless with any type of gown while Suzanne Kalan’s firework-style loops with off-kilter baguettes or Jade Trau’s Crescent Hoops with diamonds set at evenly spaced intervals give off a one-of-a-kind sparkle. Affordable options with crystals like Kenneth Jay Lane’s striking baguette hoops in silver or Adornmonde’s vintage-inspired design in rose-gold are breathtaking.
Pearls are a classic choice, too. For a contemporary look, Loren Stewart’s sleek, inverted hoops with a single pearl accent is minimal yet exquisite. Likewise for Vita Fede’s Sfera style with a single pearl at the post of each earring.
Not every hoop has to sparkle. You can go the demure route with a simple and clean golden hoop (AUrate, Diane Kordas, and Sarah & Chloe have pristine options), or embrace modern shapes for a fresh and forward effect. We love Odette New York’s twisted Line De Loup earrings or Arme De L'Amour’s sculptural stripe ruffle hoops.
Regardless of the style you choose, do keep in mind the size of your hoop. To ensure sophistication, choose a size that doesn’t extend more than a couple inches past your lobes. You can save those big ole rounds for your bachelorette or honeymoon.
Think you want to rock hoops on your wedding day? Take your pick from our edit of 30 hoop earrings ahead, suited to every bridal style and budget.