The pearl has long been a staple of those with a more classic aesthetic, but 2018 has seen the nostalgic piece make it back into the mainstream and, in turn, has wooed a whole new crowd.
If you keep an eye on the seasonal runways, you likely noticed the resurgence kick off on the spring/summer 2018 runways in September last year. Adorning trainers at Miu Miu, strung tightly round the necks of models at Alexander McQueen and dangling from septums at Naeem Khan, those behind the high-end labels made a convincing case for their impact.
The most unexpected jewellery trend of 2018 that the fashion world can't get enough of
Championing the return of the pearl were several of our favourite influencers. Whether they jumped on the bandwagon via an earring or a detailed shoe, a hair slide or a tote bag, our Instagram feeds have been treated to a comprehensive lesson in how to wear the trend today.
To avoid looking outdated, this year saw the humble pearl elevated to such an extent that nothing would've been considered too much.
Whether you layer yours with oversized mixed metals, other forms of embellishment or (why not?!) even more pearls, the trick is to forgo the impulse to keep things subtle.
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