StyleWatch Style News Now

Style News Now

Would You Wear Oversize Hoops Like Rihanna?

08/14/2007 at 11:00 AM ET

O’Neill-White/INF

Call it a trend that’s hard to miss — from Rihanna to Hilary Duff to Jennifer Lopez, stars are sporting super-size hoop earrings. Chalk it up to the ’80s revival that just won’t stop in fashion, but doorknockers are back in a big (literally!) way. Although we get that they really stand out and can even transform a simple outfit into a bold fashion statement, we’re not sure we’re ready to retire our daintier versions. Tell us: Is this look too over the top to fully embrace? Would you wear oversize hoop earrings?

Want your answer to appear in print? To have your comment considered for the next issue of PEOPLE’s StyleWatch, please INCLUDE your first name and last initial, your age and your hometown/state.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

On Newsstands Now

Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Chelsea Clinton is Pregnant!
  • Exclusive Royal Tour Diary

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

Add A Comment

Got something to add to this post? Fill out the fields below to make a comment, ask a question or share a tip. We'd love to hear from you.

Note: If this is your first time commenting on Style News Now, your comment will need to be approved by our moderator before it will appear. Thanks for your patience, and check back again soon.

Showing 17 comments

Katelyn on

I have wore “over-sized” hopps before. They are kinda heavy, but I love the way they look. The hoops can either look good or bad, and on Rihanna, they look awesome. They “complete” her outfit.

Frugalfashiongrl on

Of Course I would! Who Wouldn’t??? As long as they are not too heavy and the posts are not too wide. I got some silver ones at http://www.akostyle.com cute :)

pammie on

They’re okay on Rihanna and other celebs.I wear them but smaller,silver and less heavy,because I can’t wear huge ones like Rihanna.

Rachel D. on

No, I wouldn’t. They’re too heavy and since I’m so clumsy they would catch on my clothing and long hair.

Jenna on

Yes, I have white gold one they are gorgous!

Jess on

I WOULD NEVER WEAR CHANDELIER, OVER-SISIZED HOOP OR ANY GIGANTIC SIZED EARINGS. wear them often and your ears will droop down – just like saggy breasts. I’d like to keep my ears “nice n perky” for a very long time, if you know what i mean.

Shayna on

YES!!!!!!! They look incredible on almost anyone and I wear mine all then time, although I prefer the trend in silver and possibly with diamonds

Jenna on

Ehww Jess…Gross! Those earing are amazing! Jess you creepy!

Jess on

Jenna, its not gross, just think about it, your making alot of weight dangle from ur ears .. sooner or later ur ears are gonna “drop” or “hang” from holding all that weight on tiny pieces of the body (ears) .. i aint gross, just stating the truth

anita on

Hey rihanna i love all of your songs the 1 i really like is umbrella

Camille T. on

I’m 12 years old and I love the look of large hoop earrings, but I also think, that in reality, there is a size limit and I think Rihanna’s earrings are probably as large as they could be without looking a little cheap. In this picture they look very chic especially with that cute denim outfit, but Rihanna could probably pull almost anything off.

♥ Summer on

Of course I’d wear them! They’re really cute especially if your hair is pulled back like Rihanna’s. I think they complete her outfit in this pic

Jenna on

JESS, Thats not what i was saying. I was saying Ewh to you comparison!

Emilee ♥ on

I like the oversized hoop earrings and chandeliers. I’ve never liked the small hoop earrings on me, I always thought I looked weird wearing them. I have a pair of large hoop earrings in white gold and I love them. I don’t wear them all the time, only on occasion if I wear my hair up or something. Normally I’ll settle for the simple diamond studded earrings or my birthstone earrings.

Mz.C on

I like the look but me personally I don’t wear them all the time unless they are real gold cause i can’t wear the fake ones.

Bre on

no offence to rihanna because she’s very pretty but big hoops are trashy and unstylish! they leave you’re ears sagging and make huge holes and I have a bunch of guy friends that say that’s there biggest turn beauty turn off!

Mina on

In my school, hoop earrings are considered “ghetto” so i really cant wear them, even though i think theyre cute, and they look fabulous on Rihanna.

Advertisement


StyleWatch Concierge
 

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters