Huggie earrings are the latest in earring trends. With a very recent history, the huggie earing has become very popular on Instagram, TikTok and other major social media platforms. Today we discuss what the huggie earring is, how to wear them and where the trend came from.

What are huggie earrings?

Huggies are a style of hoop earrings that ‘hug’ the earlobe. They are basically an especially small hoop earring that sits close to your earlobe. They tend to be thicker than the standard hoop but can be both ultra decorative or plain in style. Unlike traditional hoop earrings, huggie's have a lever back meaning the whole curved back of the earring can be pulled apart and clicked into place.

Benefits of a huggie earring

Huggie earrings have become increasingly popular, not just for their look but also for their practicality. As huggie earrings are a lot smaller, they can be more comfortable to wear. They are less likely to pinch or stab you when you are doing everyday tasks. This is because their closed-loop lever back makes the earring hoop continuous with no sticking out parts. Though we don't advise you sleep in earrings, if you must, huggies will be less likely to hurt you. Their lever back also means huggie earrings are easier to put on and take off. Plus, you are less likely to twist your hair in the backing, making them perfect for our long-haired ladies.

The style of Huggies is a big part of their appeal. They are small meaning they do not draw a lot of attention, making them perfect for work. As they will not get into tangles, it also makes them a good option if you have an active job where you don't want to risk getting a larger earring caught. The huggie earring tends to be a cleaner, more minimal look so is perfect to pair with countless outfits and other pieces of jewellery.

What piercings can I use a huggie for?

Because of the huggie's small diameter, they tend to be worn as lobe piercings. However, they can be used for other piercings such as the helix (cartilage at the top and back of the ear), forward helix (top and front of the ear) and the tragus (the small nub in front of the ear canal). As long as the huggie fits, and feels secure, you can wear it wherever it feels comfortable for you.

The Huggie Earrings Trend

The history of the huggie earring is the history of the hoop earring. Huggie earrings have really only been a prominent trend for the past three years and are more a variation on hoop earrings. Hoop earrings have a long history from antiquity through to the 21st century. They have come in and out of fashion throughout the centuries but saw a revival in the 20th Century, especially after the war. We talked about the history of the hoop earring a little more in our article about the door knocker earring trend. Compared to the door knocker trend, the huggie earring is firmly in with current trends. We expect to see it continue throughout the 2020s.

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Our favourite huggie earrings

Here are someone of our favourite huggie earrings that form part of our PRYA earring collection.

Plain metal huggie earrings

If you want to go for simple and understated, then a plain metal huggie earring is perfect. Using a plain band loop will give your style a timeless look and allow you to mix and match any outfit with your earrings. Our Elle filled huggie range is available as Silver Huggies, Gold Huggies and Rose Gold Huggies.

Charm huggie earrings

We love being able to wear unique jewellery that has a little bit of personality. We have a wonderful selection of charm huggie earrings that feature symbols, shapes and animals. We love our Gold Butterfly Huggies that come in six different colours; lilac, lavender, aqua, pearl, yellow and black. Or if you are a bit more of a rock chick we love our Lighting Bolt Huggies. And if you are missing your holidays this year, bring a little bit of the tropical in to your look with our Palm Tree Huggies which feature Cubic Zirconia for extra sparkle.

Choose your Huggies

Check out our current range of Huggie earrings here, as well as our full collection of PRYA earrings. If you have any questions about products, ordering and delivery, check out our help centre or get in touch and one of the team will be happy to help.

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