Who doesn’t love accessories?
One of the best parts of accessorizing is the sheer amount of options you have. On sunny days, you can go with a pair of sunglasses. During colder months, attach a stylish brooch to your jacket lapel. The possibilities are endless.
When it comes to year-round accessories, a great pair of earrings is hard to beat. However, what about women who don’t have their ears pierced?
That’s where clip earrings come in.
Let’s look at clip-on earrings for women and why they’re a great alternative for those without pierced ears.
What are Clip Earrings?
As the name suggests, Clip earrings are fastened to the earlobe by a clip-on system instead of requiring a piercing. By applying pressure to either side of the earlobe, the earring stays in place.
Clip earrings have several types of fastener styles to choose from, including:
Screw-back - Screw-back clip earrings use a turnable screw to fasten the earring to the earlobe. While effective, there are now more comfortable styles of clip earrings that exist.
Hinge - Hinge clip earrings use a hinge clip located at the back of the earring. They can be quickly fastened to the earlobe by fastening the hinge to the earring itself and closing it on top of the earlobe.
Invisible - Invisible clip earrings use clips made of resin or clear acrylic instead of metal to clamp down on the earlobe. The clip is designed to be invisible, as the name suggests.Also, they’re the perfect option for those with metal allergies or sensitivities because they use these alternative materials.
Why Choose Clip Earrings?
Clip earrings provide a great alternative to pierced earrings for several reasons while providing many of the same styles.
Avoiding Piercing Your Ears
This is one of the more obvious reasons why clip earrings are popular. After all, they were invented as an alternative to pierced earrings.
For those who don’t have their ears pierced, clip earrings give these women the chance to wear a stylish pair of earrings and add some flair to their everyday outfits.
Getting ear piercings isn’t for everyone. For some, it’s a fear of needles. For others, voluntarily having a needle put through their earlobe isn’t something they want to do. There’s also a risk of infection following a piercing, making it important to research certain piercing studios to ensure clean and sanitary practices. All of these factors can make clip earrings a far more attractive choice.
Unfortunately, metal allergies make wearing pierced earrings nearly impossible without discomfort. Symptoms of a metal allergy include:
Rashes or bumps