Huggies are dainty hoops that just touch the edge of your ear. They are often thicker than small hoops and are popular daily-wear earrings, second or third piercing. The width of a hoop or huggie earring is also a style factor. Slim hoops are more casual while wider hoops are more glamorous, but it also depends on the combination of size and width. Small and wide can also be classic and elegant.