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Learn More About Dangle & Drop Earrings
Dangly earrings typically hang below the earlobe and have movement. They tend to swing and swish as you move about. Sellers on Etsy design an amazing range of these hanging earrings, with styles like bohemian and art deco, and materials like mixed metals and gemstones. Their versatility and flare have made them some of the most popular earring choices.
Dangle-style earrings can pair with many different outfits and styles. You can pair minimalist gold dangly earrings with bright colors for a touch of glamor and surprise, or simple dangle earrings with a jaw-dropping elegant dress with sparkle.
For a casual daytime look, consider a fun tassel like these or beach-inspired dangly earrings with a lower neckline top, tank, or swimwear. A flowy natural pair of swinging earrings are great for day trips and low-key outings. For work, add a pair of simple dangly earrings that come to the chin or right below the ear for a professional accent to your button-down shirt or suit.
For formal events, a pair of animal pattern or mixed metal dangle earrings with that little black dress looks great. Feel free to mix and match materials and styles to add something special to your outfit. Chandelier earrings have multiple gemmed tiers typically which look beautiful with an elegant gown.
It can be helpful to avoid high necks or ruffles that might catch on your dangly earrings (or simply choose a slightly shorter pair!).
While both earrings hang below the earlobe, there are a few differences between dangle and drop earrings. Drop earrings are usually a bit shorter than dangle earrings. They're typically stationary and don't move back and forth.
Dangle earrings are designed with movement in mind. The backing on dangle earrings is almost always a hook style making them easy to slip on and allowing them to sway and move.
Understated dangle earrings are a popular style for men. A step up from the classic stud, these earrings are often made from gold or silver and may feature a bead or charm. A dangle earring can work with a variety of men's clothing styles, from beach wear and t-shirts, to yoga apparel and outdoor apparel. You can wear these earrings with a simple t-shirt, a flannel button-up, or a black jacket.
Men's styles can range from a single sporty earring to a high-fashion dangle earring that flows past the shoulders. For a more dressy look, opt for gemstone and pearl accents.