Hoop earrings are a staple of many a woman's wardrobe. But we are sadly often asked whether hoop earrings are classy or trashy? We're here to dispel the myth that hoop earrings are trashy. They are a gorgeous style of earrings that can be worn by everyone.

Are Hoop Earrings Classy or Trashy?

The 'whether hoop earrings are classy or trashy' debate has been around for decades. But did you know that hoop earrings have been a staple for thousands of years? Kings and queens of antiquity wore all sorts of jewellery including hoop earrings. We've found plenty of evidence that Egyptian royalty in particular wore hoop earrings frequently, with many appearing in burial chambers. So with this royal endorsement why do some people consider hoop earrings trashy?

The association has only really been around since the later part of the 20th century when underground music and cultures that were alternative to the mainstream became associated with these styled earrings. Those who didn't like this music or style considered hoop earrings as a symbol of them and therefore trashy. Nowadays, you can see hoop earrings on all sorts of celebrities, from musicians to actors, public figures and beyond. The association of hoop earrings being trashy has slowly died and now many consider hoop earrings as classy as other styles.

At PRYA we love hoop earrings and think they can be super classy, elegant and stylish. To us, it's all about choosing jewellery that fits your style, personality and which you are comfortable in. And that includes hoop earrings.

How to Wear Hoop Earrings With Class

When people say that an item is classy or not, they are usually associating it with formal wear. But to us, classy is all about confidence. Here's how to wear hoop earrings with class and confidence.

Small Hoop Earrings

Small hoop earrings or Huggie earrings may be considered classier because of their smaller style. They can be worn with a large selection of outfits as their minute size keeps the focus on your clothing and other accessories. In this way, small hoop earrings finish a look off and add a polished detail. Small hoop earrings and huggies are perfect for workwear as they will not be easily tangled in hair or scrape against headsets and phones when on a call. They are also a good option for working out as they will sit flush to the skin and are unlikely to get caught on clothing or equipment. Small hoop earrings can add that touch of class to even the most basic of outfits or the most mundane tasks.

Medium & Large Hoop Earrings

Large hoop earrings are all about the wow factor. The bigger the hoop the more focus is going to be drawn up to the face. In this way, big hoop earrings can be used to elevate a simple outfit like a classic little black dress. When creating a formal look the focus should be on simple lines with a focus on your accessories. Large hoops are the perfect accompanying jewellery for a red carpet event. They are bold, bright and show off your confidence. Some of our favourite large hoop styles include door knocker earrings which many used to say were trashy. How wrong they were.

Small Hoop Earrings With Charms

If you would still like to stand out but find large hoops difficult to put in or wear for long periods, small hoop earrings with charms could be the right option for you. They are small enough to be worn comfortably throughout the day. This makes them a great option for work, school or events. The added charm provides an additional texture and style that can bring interest to an outfit without being too overt. Plus, depending on the charm you select, you can match it to your overall outfit style.

Shop Hoop Earrings

Creating a classy look with hoop earrings is about wearing an outfit and accessories that suit your personal style. It doesn't matter what others think of your hoops, only that you love the look of them on you.

If you would like to choose your own classy hoop earrings, look no further than PRYA's earring collection. We have a wide variety of small hoops, medium hoops, large hoops, huggie earrings and hoops with charms.