The fashion industry has always had a love affair with pearls. Designers such as Oscar de la Renta, Lanvin and Dolce & Gabbana have all recently incorporated this gorgeous gem in their runway collections with a fresh modern take. Coco Chanel once said, “A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.” Here is our definitive guide to wearing pearl jewellery in the most stylish ways.
You will never go wrong with a simple pair of pearl stud earrings. They’re so versatile that you can wear them with almost everything both day and night. The feminine touch of the jewels together with their beautiful lustre instantly adds elegance and sophistication to a modern woman. To top off your look, put your favourite sunglasses on, and now you really rock!
There’re so many new and interesting ways to wear a pearl necklace. Depending on its length and shape, you’ll be amazed to see how different it can make you look and feel when pairing with different clothing. A pearl choker can work wonders with a crew-neck top or dress. Because the choker length is generally short, the pearls sit perfectly around the neckline, adding the essential lift to your complexion.
Layering or draping pearls with a plunging neckline or high collar creates a maximum impact for your style. It is always worth investing in a fine quality long pearl necklace in opera or rope length if you just want to have one in your wardrobe. You could wear it either as a single strand or knotted, layered or twisted. You could even wrap it around your wrist to create a multi-strand pearl bracelet for a glamorous look!
Since the pearl is the only organic gem on earth, there’s no better way of appreciating it than adorning its natural colours. The delicate freshwater pearl colours such as pink, lavender and peach will add warmth to your skin tone whereas dark black Tahitian pearl shades instantly ooze exotic appeal and sophistication.
No gem is more individual and sensual than the pearl. It is the most feminine of all jewels. When it comes to wearing pearls, don’t be afraid of trying out new and unconventional ways of styling them. Whether you’re dressing up for a vintage party or attending a chic afterwork drink, be creative with this magnificent jewel. Or, if you really are in the mood for pearls, why not sport something unexpected? Pearl embellished dresses, clutches, glasses and heels are no doubt a fun way of styling and they will definitely make heads turn!
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