When it comes to celebrity fashion, hoop earrings are the ultimate far-reaching accessory. What other piece of jewelry can
Claire Danes and Lindsay Lohan pull off with equal aplomb? The trend kicked off in high-gear in the early ’90s, thanks mega-stars like Sarah Jessica Parker and Madonna, who has made the earring staple accessory in her fashion arsenal for decades. In the early aughts, Jennifer Lopez was a major proponent of the trend, making it part of her signature ensemble, and recently, Insta-girls, including Hailey Baldwin and Zendaya, have included the jewelry into their casual off-duty looks. For a look back at the best hoop moments on celebrities over the years, click through.
Madonna performs for a sold out crowd at the 1985 Live Aid concert in Philadelphia wearing piles of gold jewelry.
Sarah Jessica Parker sports a relatively toned down look in all-black with silver earrings.
Christina Aguilera takes to the stage in a high pony and thin, silver hoops.
Post-Posh, Victoria Beckham keeps it casual in a white tank, jeans, and major hoops.
Gwen Stefani matches a wild leopard print top with with pink cornrows.
Claire Danes attends a party for MTV at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival in a quirky hairstyle popular of the era.
At the 2002 premiere of her movie
Crossroads, Britney Spears matched her baby-pink ensemble with silver jewelry.
Gold hoops pair perfectly with a gold tank–and matching tan–for Paris Hilton.
The reigning queen of the hoop, Jennifer Lopez was at her truest form in a juicy tracksuit and major earring.
Lindsay Lohan paired her cropped moto jacket with chunky hoops at the 2004 Teen Choice Awards.
Gwyneth Paltrow attends a Broadway opening night in 2005 wearing gold hoops that blend into her waves.
Eva Mendes paired a plunging halter top with gold hoops at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards.
Also rocking the halter and hoop pairing? Cameron Diaz at a premiere for one of the
Taylor Swift attended the 2009 Brit Awards in a bling-y silver dress and matching earrings.
At the 2008 SAG Awards, Angelina Jolie kept her look simple, save for a pair of gold earrings.
There was nothing subtle about the hoops–or ensemble in general–Beyonce wore to the 2010 Grammy Awards.
Blake Lively wore a pair of shoulder-grazing hoops to a 2010 event in New York.
Hoops are a winning bet when paired with a sleek ponytail, as evidenced by Julianne Moore.
The ultimate chic equation? Kirsten Dunst, a sleek-bun, tailored suit, and simple earrings, as evidenced at the 2011 CFDA Awards.
Kim Kardashian kept the glam sleek and the hoops big at QVC’s’Buzz On The Red Carpet’ Cocktail Party in 2012.
Even Meryl Streep is not immune to a good hoop, here at a 2015 film premiere.
At the 2015 British Fashion Awards, Lady Gaga matched her eye-makeup to her diamante earrings.
Zendaya arrived at the Children Mending Heart’s 7th Annual Empathy Rocks Fundraiser in 2015 wearing a top-knot and major earrings.
Selena Gomez attended the 2016 Grammy Awards in a sequined Calvin Klein gown and equally sparkly earrings.
Nicki Minaj sat front row at the H&M Studio show during Paris Fashion Week with pin-straight hair and mega-jewelry.
Almost never without a major hoop, Hailey Baldwin attended the grand opening of Tao in Los Angeles in all gold.