Looking for the best earrings that will look great on your ears, especially if you have small ears?
We’ll share some insights here. But before we do, it’s worth noting that having small ears presents a huge challenge when shopping for earrings, and you may have several pairs of earrings that you don’t wear anymore because they don’t complement your face or make your small ears look smaller or their very best.
So, let’s get right into it!
Do earrings look good on small ears?
Just having small ears doesn’t mean you cannot wear earrings.
If anything, you will look great in earrings when you have small ears, and the only thing you need to do is to find the earrings that work best for your ears and face. The only thing you’d need to do would be to make sure that you pick the right earrings design.
Do earrings make your ears look bigger?
No, the right earrings will not make your ears look bigger; however, if the scale of the earrings you wear is off, they may make your ears look a lot bigger than they are.
Overall, the right pair of earrings will improve the appearance of your ears, and you should avoid the wrong oversized earrings because they would make your ears stand out even more.
What earrings look good on small ears?
If you have small ears, here are some of the best earrings that will look great on you:
1. Stud earrings
The best earrings for you, if you have small ears, is to wear small stud earrings. These earrings are easy for you to wear because they are free of extra parts that would otherwise be caught up in your clothing or hair.
You also need the small stud earrings because they are lightweight and will not pull down on your ears.
You will be happy to know that there is a wide range of small stud earrings that you could wear, starting with the simpler round stud earrings to the rhinestone-studded square stud earrings whose sparkly accents make them stand out.
The small studs are also ideal if you have multiple piercings as they won’t take up too much space on our earlobes.
2. Small Hoop Earrings
The small hoop earrings would also be an excellent option for you if you have small ears. They are the perfect alternative to the small studs, and the hoops present the classic style that elevates and complements the design of any woman’s or man’s face.
Small hoops, especially the huggies, are perfect for everyday wear and add much-needed extra flair to your outfits. You may also like the small hoop earrings because they come in different sizes and style options for formal and casual events.
The small hoop earrings also come in different styles, and there is something for everyone and for different fits. The rule of thumb when it comes to the small hoop earrings for small ears is to keep the diameter of the earrings no larger than 2.5cm.
Note that with hoops, you have to be particular with the materials they are made of; in most cases, a pair of gold hoops looks better than a pair of silver hoops. Also, settle for hoops with thinner wires than the heavy ones to prevent the earrings from pulling down on your earlobes.
3. Dangle Earrings
These are some of the most flattering earrings that look great on tiny ears. The dangle earrings work best for you if you have small ears because they help to balance out the face of the wearer’s shape while adding great visual interest to the outfit.
You may also like the dangle earrings because they come in different shapes and sizes, and you will also find that the earrings are available in all colors imaginable. Also, you can wear dangle earrings for special occasions when dressing up but also with everyday outfits.
4. Drop earrings
Drop earrings would also be a good option for you if you have small ears because they are designed to rest on the earlobes and not beyond the lobes. They are also ideal because they are designed in a simple or ornate design/ style, depending on your preferences.
Thanks to their lightweight design, these earrings won’t weigh down on your ears or pull down on your earlobes whenever you are moving around.
These earrings are also an excellent addition to your wardrobe because they will add a much-needed shine and sparkle to your outfits, and you won’t have to worry about the earrings looking too gaudy or flashy.
5. Chandelier Earrings
For an elegant, classic look, if you have small ears, you could try out the chandelier earrings.
These earrings hanging down from the lobes, with single or multiple stones hanging from the bottom of the chandelier earrings, would be ideal for elevating your appearance. You may also like the earrings made with either double or triple-tiered crystal or beads.
These earrings hanging from a central stud or hook look perfect for persons with small ears.
Opt for the chandelier earrings that have shorter strands because these won’t weigh down on your earlobes as the longer earrings would.
To choose the best earrings for your small ears, here are some of the important considerations that you have to keep in mind:
- Avoid the heavy earrings that would weigh down on your ears
- Opt for the simpler stud and hoop earrings over the heavier chandelier or drop earrings because of these only draw attention to your face and the smaller ears and not away from them.
- Avoid earrings with thick posts because these will not slip through the piercing hold easily, but also don’t settle on earrings with very thin posts because these would break or bend too easily.
- And if you don’t want to deal with getting your ears pierced, you could opt for the clip-on earrings as they come in various styles and can be worn by anyone, regardless of gender or age.
Earrings look great on small ears, and the only thing you need to do would be making sure that the earrings complement your face without drawing attention to your ears.
Stephanie is a jewelry lover when she was a teenager. Her major was fashion design when she was in college. She is a jewelry designer at SOQ Jewelry and other design companies. Now she is also a writer for our website. She writes a lot of designs&brands posts with very actionable tips.