Hoop earrings can be the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. Whether in silver or gold, mini or supersized, they can really elevate a look. However, hoop earrings can be like socks: No matter how hard you try to look after them, they struggle to stay together as a pair. Our editors tend to buy £10-something hoops on the high street and can vouch for the fact that cheap earrings don't have to look cheap.
ISo where are the best places to buy £7 hoops that won't look plastic or make your ears turn a peculiar shade of green? There are five places we think do the best hoops on a budget, and they're so reasonable you can buy some backup pairs, too, for when one inevitably slips down the side of the sofa or disappears into the bottom of a handbag.
Keep scrolling to shop our edit of the best cheap hoop earrings.
"Mango always creates quite out-there earrings considering the price point, so if I'm looking for hoops that aren't basic but also won't break the bank, this is a reliable jewellery source." — Hannah Almassi, Who What Wear UK editor in chief
2. & Other Stories
"I wear my & Other Stories hoops every day—no lie. They're the perfect size and thickness, and look great when stacked with my other three piercings. Plus they never feel overly weighty in my ears, so I can wear them all day long without any issues. Perfection in a hoop? I think so!" — Alyss Bowen, Who What Wear UK associate social media editor
"The below forecast hoops are my absolute favourites. I've bought them repeatedly. They're the perfect-size hoops, and because they're not made of real gold, they're actually quite light and don't weigh your lobes down. I'm also quite sensitive to cheap jewellery and have oddly never had a reaction to these. At £7, I buy a couple pairs at a time because after wearing them every day, they do go silvery. I get compliments on them all the time. Everybody's surprised when they find out how much I actually paid for them." — Isabel Mundigo-Moore, Who What Wear UK contributor
"I really love mini hoops, and Jigsaw's hammered silver and thick gold (but close to the lobe) hoops are simple enough to go with any outfit but aren't boring either." — Emma Spedding, Who What Wear UK deputy editor
"H&M definitely wouldn't have been the first place I'd think of for jewellery, but once I had discovered its plentiful offering, I found it impossible to look elsewhere. Sometimes all you want is a simple affordable piece to elevate an outfit, and its hoops offer exactly this. I'll be wearing them with chunky jumpers now and with floaty midi dresses come spring." — Joy Montgomery, Who What Wear UK acting assistant editor
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