If You Haven't Heard, Ginormous Earrings Are In—26 Pairs It Girls Are Loving


(Image credit: Amy Shehab; Pictured: Amy Shehab Chrome Block Earring in Gold ($80))

In the talk of seasonal trend roundups, it's usually the clothes that dominate the conversation, but 2023 has seen quite a shift. Accessories have arguably stolen the show, with big, bold jewelry leading the charge. One of the most defining trends to emerge has been ginormous earrings, ranging from '80s-inspired button earrings to geometric baubles that look like mini sculptures on the ear. Despite the difference in variation, the through line seems to be XXL-sized pieces that cover the entire earlobe.

It's a "trend" that has maintained relevance off and on since the '80s, but in the context of its most recent resurgence, designer labels such as Saint Laurent, Khaite, and Bottega Veneta have assisted its push back into the mainstream. After their debut on the runway last fall, Bottega Veneta's teardrop earrings caused a frenzy. The piece was an immediate runway hit, spawning a long wait list and TikTok videos explaining how to get the look for less. Around the same time, Anthony Vaccarello's sleek twist on '80s glamour was buoyed by incredibly large earrings that everyone couldn't stop talking about. Into the new year, designer Catherine Holstein kept up the momentum, debuting more big earrings within Khaite's accessory lineup. The overarching theme? The time for conspicuous earrings is now.

If you're looking to join in, you don't necessarily have to commit to the designer versions to do so. After much research, I gathered 26 pairs that embody the XXL-earring craze better than most. Whether you want to go vintage, designer, or affordable, keep scrolling to take your pick.

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Saint Laurent S/S 23


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Saint Laurent has dipped into the '80s archives to lend serious backing to the big-earring revival. The house premiered geometric gold-toned pieces during its S/S 23 show and continued the look with its most recent runway offering last February. 

Bottega Veneta S/S 23


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With a modern twist, Bottega Veneta's teardrop earrings caused as much of a stir as its other viral ready-to-wear pieces.

Khaite Pre-Fall 23


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Adding to the mix, Khaite's take features a horizontal panel design that seriously demands attention. The good thing about earrings like these is that an equally elaborate outfit isn't needed.

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Indya Brown is a fashion editor, stylist, and writer living in Los Angeles. While going to school at Columbia University in New York City, she got her feet wet in the fashion industry interning at Elle magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and New York magazine's The Cut. After graduating in 2016, she joined The Cut as a fashion assistant, eventually working her way up to fashion editor. There, she worked on a multitude of projects, including styling inbook feature stories for New York magazine's print issue, writing and pitching market stories for The Cut, and serving as fashion lead for The Cut's branded content. While New York has been her home for over 10 years, she moved to Los Angeles in the midst of the pandemic in 2020 for a new chapter. Now she is a fashion market editor for Who What Wear, focusing on emerging designers, rising trends on and off the internet, interior design, and BIPOC creatives and brands. Aside from her duties as a fashion market editor, Brown is also a freelance stylist and writer, working on national print and video commercial campaigns for Sephora, The Independent, and Cadillac. Her bylines also include Harper's Bazaar, Vox, and The New York Times. But once the computer goes down and the emails turn off, she's likely eating her way through Koreatown, hunting down vintage furniture, scoping out new outrageous nail designs to try, or taking a hot cycling class.