Once dismissed as pain-inducing lobe-squeezers, I’ve recently come round to clip-on earrings. Over Easter, we spent a few days in the Cotswolds and found a fantastic vintage store, in Cirencester, with an array of wonderful vintage earrings. I had already selected a couple of pairs, when the owner told me that a friend of Shirley Bassey’s used to buy earrings for the singer there. Well, hey Big Spender…I added a few more pairs of (very reasonably priced) statement earrings to the collection. Maybe my pain threshold has gone up as I’ve got older, but I wore a pair the other day, no problem. Resilient lobes. Another thing I noticed recently is that years of wearing chandelier earrings is having an effect; the Saggy Lobe Scenario. It’s just as well I’ve discovered clip-ons.
Vintage fairs, Etsy and ebay are good places to start looking for clip-ons and there are some vintage styles available at John Lewis, vintage and modern styles at Not On The High Street. And if you’re feeling flush, here are a few lobe-enhancing designer clip-ons: