Why You Should Be Wearing Clip-on Earrings––Even If Your Ears Are Pierced

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We found the most gorgeous clip-ons to match any style.

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If you opted out of having your ears pierced, then you’re probably already a fan of clip-on earrings. But even if you sport pierced lobes, there is a good aesthetic reason to consider jumping on the clip-on bandwagon. Larger, heavier earrings tend to weigh on your ears resulting in a very unattractive elongated look. With clip-on earrings, oversized statement pieces are steadily attached to the entire lower part of your earlobes so that dreaded stretched-out look is basically non-existent.

Another good reason to opt for clip-on earrings? If you have sensitive skin, then certain types of non-precious metals may irritate your pierced ears. Clip-on styles allow you to wear earrings made of any material without worrying about that.

And with designers such as Oscar de la Renta, Balenciaga, and Saint Laurent offering their take on clip-ons, this type of jewelry is being elevated to couture levels. Whether you like statement designs or you prefer more classic and understated pieces, we are certain you’ll find a pair to match your personal style.

Below, we rounded up the chicest clip-ons to add to your jewelry collection.

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Courtesy Moda Operandi

Mercedes Salazar Bronze And Raffia Floral Clip Earrings

Talking about a statement pair of earrings! These oversized floral-inspired bronze and raffia beauties are total showstoppers.

To buy: $225, modaoperandi.com


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Annelise Michelson Algae Clip-on Earrings

Handcrafted in the designer’s Parisian studio, these mismatched gold-tone bronze earrings sport the shape of seaweed. Wear them with your hair in an updo to show them off.

To buy: $625, 24sevres.com


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Sophie Buhai Pearl Orb Clip-on Earrings

Elegant and classic, this pair of faux pearl earrings is the perfect jewelry piece to wear every day. They will add a sophisticated vibe to any outfit.

To buy: $695, modaoperandi.com


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Saint Laurent Smoking Silver-tone, Enamel and Crystal Clip Earrings

These dramatic earrings are encrusted with sparkly crystals and will be the ideal companion to a power suit or a black evening jumpsuit.

To buy: $795, net-a-porter.com

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Alexis Bittar Crumpled Crystal Studded Clip-on Earrings

Hand carved Lucite and crystals add high drama to these clip-ons that reach the jaw line. Wear them with a classic cateye and slick back hair.

To buy: $355, nordstrom.com


Courtesy Barneys

Stazia Loren 1960s Diamanté Clip-on Earrings

Straight from the 1960s, these sparkly crescent-shaped earrings feature round and rectangular crystals that remind us of the “space look” designers like Pacco Rabanne and Pierre Cardin introduced in the middle of that decade.

To buy: $450, barneys.com


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Balenciaga Crystal-embellished Clip-on Earring

Style your elegant side swept hairdo with this polished gold-tone earring by Balenciaga. It features the company’s textured double B logo and sparkly white crystals.

To buy: $280, barneys.com


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Sabbadini Turquoise & Diamond Clip-on Earrings

Turquoise will forever reminds us of the sea. That’s why spring and summer are the perfect seasons to wear this pair of Italian-made white gold earrings that also features pavé white diamonds.

To buy: $12,800, barneys.com


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Fred Leighton Mid 20th Century Hermès 18-karat Gold Clip Earrings

These curved Hermès earrings date back to the mid 20th century and are made from braided 18-karat gold.

To buy: $7,000, net-a-porter.com


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Miu Miu Crystal-embellished Clip-on Earrings

Add a little sparkle and timeless sophistication to your evening look with these Italian-made Miu Miu beauties that feature crystals and faux pearls.

To buy: $460, mytheresa.com