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Style Glossary: Doorknocker


Longer, wider hoop earrings, or other design, fitted onto an earpost and dangles free. Resembles a house doorknocker, thus the name. Hilary Duff usually sports a lot of doorknockers.

If you like this style of earring, try these Gold Heart Doorknockers ($10).

Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 9 years
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Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 9 years
Wow, doorknockers are nothing new. As Marni7 stated, they are apart of urban culture that gained popularity in the mid-late '80's. I have several pairs back in the day too ;) I remember first seeing them on Salt n' Pepa in thier 'Push It'. I wanted an pair so bad!!
sfbutterfly24 sfbutterfly24 9 years
I cant do the knockers they dont fit my face or style but all my friends rock them hard!!
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 9 years
My sister still wears these, my mom and I don't like them. But there cute when ur dressing up in a a coral jumpsuit and a kangol.
sima sima 9 years
I think they are too big. Well, I don't wear earrings anyway :P
Marni7 Marni7 9 years
oo hoochie hoochie..they actually represent urban culture to least in nyc where i grew up ..i guess that makes me a hooch! oo..and my mom and sisters that like to wear hoop earrings..
CuteDimples CuteDimples 9 years
Definitely not my style. I personally think they are not the most...well...Ambie_White said it--it's got that "hoochie" look to it. *Don't kill the messenger*
oh-cecilia-baby oh-cecilia-baby 9 years
yeah, i don't think doorknockers really fit me. LOL but marni, i remember there was this picture of jennifer lopez with a name plated pair on & i wanted to copy her so badly!!
Marni7 Marni7 9 years
o yes... I own a pair of doorknockers with my name on was the style where i grew up but i could never afford i bought them in college haha
ambie_white ambie_white 9 years
where i come from, that is the style for the girls but i opt for other kind of earrings...but if i want to feel more hoochie on a day then i go for those...
emalove emalove 9 years
I don't really love earrings like these...I find most of them to be too heavy on my ears.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
I wore square door knockers in high school. I don't think they'll look as good on me know.
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