Go Big or Go Home: Why Oversized Earrings Are In
If you’re in search of a new pair of earrings, know this: bigger really is better this season. Here’s Liberty’s pick of the very best
We want you to consider your earlobe as a prime piece of expressionism real estate. Are you a shoulder-grazing drop earring person, or more akin to a jumbo-gem? Oversized hoops or clusters that are maximalist in every sense of the word? Wherever you fall on the statement jewellery scale, please consider this the ultimate guide to the best and biggest attention-grabbing earrings to wear this autumn/winter.
The Big Hoops
Coming in a seemingly limitless range of sizes, “bigger the better” hoops are the go-to earrings for R&B royalty. Take Rhianna, Beyoncé and Cardi B; they are rarely spotted without a pair hanging from their lobes and now it’s time for you to join them, so look to those that come packed with diva energy. Plus, enjoy the fact that these easy-to-style earrings will go well with virtually everything in your wardrobe - be it off-duty loungewear or a 90s-style slip dress.
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The Big Drops
Drop earrings are also being supersized this season - think long strings of pearls and large gold chains that cascade from the lobe. With a touch of old-school glamour, they pair perfectly with flowy dresses, crisp tailoring and will instantly elevate your workwear rotation to a new level of elegance.
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The Big and Colourful
Sometimes - especially for the boldest among us - going big on size just isn't enough of a statement to make. The solution? Adding colour into the mix, and lots of it. Jewellery’s answer to dopamine dressing, these joyful and vivid pairs push maximalism to the max with their technicolour stones, vibrant enamels and attention-grabbing size.
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The Big Studs
Just because studs traditionally sit neatly on the earlobe doesn't mean that they can’t come in striking sizes. Whether you look to those set with supersize stones, that are playfully provocative in design or come in sculptural and dynamic forms, these lobe accentuating jewels are ideal for true statement makers. Wear with your hair slicked back for maximum, glistening effect.
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The Big Showstoppers
Earrings - even the big ones - are rarely worn to be the focal point of an outfit. But if you want your carefully curated ear ear to take centerstage, there are standout styles to wear that will do just that. Interest piqued? Simply make space in your jewellery box for the kind of conversation-starting pairs that exude opulence, that are grand in every sense and that put a surrealist spin on jewellery.
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