The Fall Ready-To-Wear fashion shows were about a more demure neck line. Even the usually sexpot collections turned down the cleavage. Looking through all the collections, there was an abundance of lace, a form-fitting silhouettes, and ruffles but I will talk about those trends another time. Today, it is all about the neck-line, specifically the jewelry, and even more specifically, the statement necklaces. Another way of bringing attention to your decolletage is by an almost obsessive amount of jewelry. Raised by former stylist and current vintage shop-keeper, my jewelry box is overflowing with what some call costume jewelry, with the help of my mother. However, nothing competes with these chunky baubles from the Fall runways.
In order:Dries Van Noten used the look of bangles to surround the neckline, both in bright colors and silver tin. Givenchy went with a more goth approach with the rolls of heavy chains and layers of crosses. Love, love, love what Nicolas Ghesquière does with Balenciaga. He added these vintage-like faux jewels to an incredibly modern collection of clothes and an intensely smoky eye on the runway. It was as though Alber Elbaz was thinking about modern technology at Lanvin.
images from style.com and thefashionspot.com
These are just a few of the fall collections featuring intense statement necklaces. Some other favorites are 3.1 Phillip Lim, Vera Wang, and Burberry Prorsum. Of course, wearing similar necklaces won’t be possible all the time, however, it would be quite fun to wear some outrageous jewels on occasion. Will you be trying this look come fall? I say go for it, whether it is with a casual pair of low slung wide-leg trousers and a loose gray sweater or a tight black long sleeve mini dress.