Saying goes…. less is more, I say more is super stylish!
Pile it on or the bigger the chicer seems to be the buzzword on the runways, among socialites, celebs and trendsetters when it comes to accessories especially necklaces. Designers are creating extensively elaborate pieces by incorporating different materials. Necklaces are becoming statement pieces.
Designers are putting on their creative caps and using unconventional materials such as glass, leather, dyed shells, polymer clay, wood, fabric, lace, rare stones, plastic, leather, cameos, buttons, rope, zippers, fabric, pom poms etc to create hodgepodge pieces of jewelry.
It seems designers are taking a cue from South Asian women where necklaces are grandeur as opposed to the western women who prefer simpler and delicate pieces. The different materials used to create such lucrative pieces of jewelry are truly a piece of art and shows the audacity of designers who combine various materials to achieve a certain look.
Necklaces play an important role in woman’s dressing. It accentuates the neck and enhances an outfit. Depending on an attire, a necklace can be carefully chosen to compliment the outfit and not conflict; unless you are a complicated woman!
Certain styles of neck accessories have resemblance to the necklaces once worn by the pharaohs called the faience. The wide collar like shape necklace compose of various materials can flatter a simple outfit.
Designers carefully executed pieces with glass pearls, quartz, amazonite, hand-cut glass stones, crystals, metal bugle beads, mood stones, topaz, jade, shimmery disks, sequins, rosettes whereas closures were made out of ribbon, clasps and mesh fabric ties.
This season you will encounter large necklaces. My suggestion is if you wear one of these beautifully crafted piece of jewelry keep the earrings and other accessories simple. Refrain from overdoing the ensemble and go for a clean fresh look.
Author: Aysha Ibtasam