Pearls are having a bit of a moment right now. Although, to be clear, pearls are about as classic as it can get. From Coco Chanel’s long, lustrous ropes to the Bulgari necklaces Stockard Channing gives her best friends in First Wives Club, they’re inescapable in pop culture. As they should be!
Pearls are elegant, classy and can go with pretty much anything depending on how you style it. The classic collarbone length necklaces look great as a standalone, where the longer ones are fun to layer. They can add polish to jeans and a-tshirt, or take your ‘ladies who lunch’ look to the next level. It’s even possible to edge them up, with a leather motorcycle jacket. They can even be subversive, like Dior’s enormous, artsy earrings that played with proportions in a fresh and unexpected way.
Nowadays, pearls are on everything from fast-fashion leggings to oversized hair barrettes. Fashion has had a bit of a romantic obsession lately, fixating on pale shades of pink, ruffles, and ladylike cuts. Pearls fit in perfectly here. The current twist though? A focus on imperfect baroque pearls, set in gold and other metals which the Instagram influencers can’t seem to get enough of. Aligihieri does a particularly good job with it, if we’re playing favorites.
The world is your oyster, and there are pearls waiting for you below:
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