Bamboo Earrings – A Guide to an Iconic Style

Bamboo earrings guide

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The iconic bamboo earrings, popular on the hip-hop and rap music scene during the 90s and early 2000s, are back in vogue. If you enjoyed watching Beyonce, Roxanne Shante, and Salt-n-Pepa rocking chunky bamboo hoops in their music videos, you’d probably be delighted to know that bamboo earrings are making a huge come-back in the fashion scene.

Bamboo earrings are eye-catching pieces of jewelry that come in many sizes from small to very large. They’re also available in various shapes including round, square triangular and even heart shapes.

In this article, we’ll be taking a look at some of the most popular bamboo earrings designs available on the market right now. We’ve also included some tips on how you can style these accessories for a stunning, iconic look.

Significance of Bamboo Hoop Earrings

History of bamboo hoop earrings

Bamboo hoop earrings (also called door knockers) have been around for centuries but were a major trend in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Of course, these earrings aren’t made of real bamboo – while they come in many styles and designs, some resemble the texture and design of bamboo stalks.

Hoop earrings in general are an accessory that has always held value to colored communities. They originated within those communities and have been worn by women of color not just as a fashion statement, but sometimes as a means of activism and to represent culture.

Bamboo Hoop Earrings

Bamboo hoop earrings

Bamboo hoop earrings by Jenny Custom Design. See them here.

A unique and modern twist on classic hoop earrings, these oversized bamboo hoops are a striking accessory, giving you a little groove and that something special to complement any outfit. As they’re extra thick and heavy-looking hoops, they have a well-deserved nickname- ‘door knockers’.

These handmade door knockers are made of steel and come in a variety of colors, such as yellow, rose gold and silver. They tend to be quite heavy and may weigh your earlobes down a bit, so initially, they might need a little getting used to.

These hoops also come in a wide range of sizes, from thirty to 100 mm in diameter, to suit different styles and preferences.

Heart Bamboo Earrings

Bamboo heart earrings

Bamboo heart earrings by Jenny Custom Design. Check price here.

If you’re in search of a cutting-edge fashion statement jewelry piece, you’ll love these gorgeous bamboo heart earrings. If you love to make an entrance, this eye-catching pair will definitely do the trick by showing off your charisma and style.

These stainless steel handmade earrings come in different sizes, from fifty to 90 millimeters in diameter and are available in three plating colors, including silver, 18k gold and rose gold. They’re a perfect addition to your jewelry collection and can also be a lovely anniversary, birthday or Christmas gift.

Custom Name Bamboo Earrings

Customized bamboo earrings

Customized bamboo earrings by Jenny Custom Design. See them here.

For that extra sass and glamor that will make you stand out from the crowd, try out these custom-made bamboo earrings with personalized text. All you need to do is pick the size you like, choose the color and then the text. Remember to also pay attention to the text font and size that will float across the diameter of the hoop.

Be it your name, the name of your pet, or your one-word motto, these personalized one-of-a-kind earrings will give you a unique look that’s sure to attract everyone’s attention.  

Triangle Hollow Bamboo Hoops

Triangle bamboo hoop earrings

Gold bamboo triangle hoop earrings by MOOOK 25 Jewelry. See them here.

For all you fashion lovers who like to play and experiment with their style, these oversized triangle bamboo hoop earrings won’t disappoint. These earrings may be large, but they’re not as heavy as they look. They’re actually lightweight and are perfect for any event including a night out or a party you’ve been looking forward to. They’ll also complement your everyday casual style.

The defined corners of the triangle make any outfit look edgy and will enhance your facial features beautifully. Paired up with a leather jacket and your hair tied back, these triangle hoops will give you that ultimate 1980s Madonna fashion vibe.

How to Style Your Bamboo Earrings

When wearing chunky statement earrings like bamboo hoops, there are a few things to take into consideration so that you won’t be going overboard. The earrings should go well with the outfit, hair and makeup as well as other jewelry pieces you might wear, such as necklaces. Here are some tips on how to style your bamboo hoops:

Hairstyle: Match Your Hoops with Your Hairstyle

To get the most out of your statement earrings, it’s best not to have your hair in the way. Big chunky bamboo hoop earrings will nicely complement shorter bob haircuts, ponytails and buns. The last thing you’d want is to have your getting caught in your earrings which can be quite painful.

Makeup: Less is More!

Just like your hairstyle, your makeup shouldn’t compete with your flashy earrings so when wearing large bamboo hoops, remember to keep your makeup as simple as possible. This would give you a more elegant and charming look than if you slapped on all the makeup in your kit. Avoid using bright eye-shadow palettes and focus on making your eyelashes fuller instead, with falsies and winged eyeliner.

When it comes to lips, however, the sky is the limit. Your bamboo earrings will look all the more flattering next to glossy red, pink or neutral colored lipstick. You can choose the color you feel complements the shape of your lips and the skin tone.

Big Hoops with a Minimal Outfit.

Whether you’re rocking your bamboo earrings at an evening event or you’re pairing them with an everyday casual look, try not to go overboard with flower prints and complicated silhouettes.

Tight jeans or trousers with a fitted black top and stilettos or a colorful sarong with a cute bikini blouse are both outfits that look perfectly flattering with big hoops. Mom jeans with an off-shoulder crop top, combined with oversized bamboo hoops is another great everyday look.

Don’t Over-Accessorize

While you can always accessorize with jewelry pieces like necklaces, rings and bangles, it’s important to be selective. Remember: chunky bamboo hoops are already covering up your neck, so you don’t want to overcomplicate your neckline with a large necklace, for instance.

Wrapping Up

When it comes to bamboo-inspired earrings – bigger is always better. They’re a beautiful and unique way to express your style and can spice up any outfit. With the combination of luxurious metal colors and natural textures, these doorknockers can give you a one-of-a-kind look and make a great addition to your existing jewelry collection.

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