These pain-free options are so comfortable; you'll forget they're clipped on.

By Jennifer Aldrich
Updated June 16, 2021
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Like just about any accessory, jewelry can instantly transform any look. If you don't have your ears pierced, you've probably been bummed that you haven't been able to show off your sense of style with a pair of sparkly studs or big, fun hoops. But thanks to clip-on earrings, you can rock the same looks those with pierced ears wear. Now, if the thought of clip-ons makes you cringe, don't worry. Not all of them give you sore, red ears. We found a handful of pain-free options that are highly rated and look great with any outfit, whether you're hosting a happy hour or just heading to the grocery store. They have great ratings and are affordable so you can add several of them to your jewelry collection.

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Pearl Clip-On Earrings

Want to make an outfit instantly classy? Add some pearls. Each earring features a small pearl set on a silver mixed metal setting. One five-star reviewer notes that even their sensitive skin wasn't bothered by this set. They added that the duo is "cute and classy."

Buy It: Lauren Ralph Lauren Silver-Tone Glass Pearl Clip-On Earrings ($24, Macy's)

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Diamond Clip-On Earrings

These diamond-like studs go with any outfit. They're made out of alloy and silver-tone metal and feature a larger stone with a halo of smaller ones. One five-star buyer says they don't hurt at all and stayed put on their ears all day and night.

Buy It: Napier Halo Silver Button Clip Earrings ($13, originally $18, Kohl's)

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Hoop Clip-On Earring

These hoops come in two colors, so you can match all of your gold and silver jewelry. They measure a little more than 2 inches in diameter and 1/8 inches in width. The gold is made of goldtone plate and the silver is made of rhodium plate.

Buy It: Vince Camuto Clip Hoop Earrings ($28, Vince Camuto)

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Stud Clip-On Earrings

This duo is a sparkly way to get in on the rose gold trend. They measure 12 x 12 millimeters and are made of resin and plated brass bezel. The item is a best-seller on Etsy, and the shop has a perfect five-star rating with more than 6,500 sales. Multiple buyers write that the rosy hue is even prettier in person.

Buy It: Rose Gold Druzy Clip On Earrings ($16, Etsy)

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Clip-On Ear Cuffs

If you've always wanted a cartilage ring but didn't want the piercing, this is exactly what you need. It comes in three colors: gold, silver, and rose gold and features a row of cubic zirconia jewels halfway around the hoop.

Buy It: Ear Cuff ($21, originally $27, Etsy)


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