Among the jewelry that add sophistication to the image, a special place is occupied by pearl beads. They have always been associated with elegance and impeccable taste. An immortal classic — a short thin thread — does not lose its relevance. To create holistic images, you need to be able to choose correctly, wear pearl beads and understand what they can be combined with.
How to choose pearl beads
The pioneer of natural pearl accessories is the unforgettable Coco Chanel. It was preferred to be worn by such style icons as Jacqueline Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly and the first ladies of many countries of the world.
Modern theater and film actresses are happy to wear pearl beads not only at awards and social events, but also used to create everyday looks. The main secret of their irresistibility is the right choice of jewelry in combination with matching outfits.
There are pearls natural (natural) and artificial, manufactured in an industrial environment. Its types look different, are worn, so the cost of products is different.
The most expensive - sea pearl, which has properties that make even the simplest jewelry unique. Pearls mined in the depths of the sea have a bright glow and a rich hue. When looking at these jewelry, it seems that these beads emit light coming from within.
river pearl seldom has a regular round shape. Most often — oblong or teardrop-shaped. Compared to marine, it is more durable. Even after years of constant and intense wear, it retains its original radiance.
Choosing pearl beads is for the event to which this jewelry will be worn, and taking into account the age of the owner.
A massive pearl necklace looks completely inappropriate and ridiculous on a girl under 30 with a fragile physique, no matter what she wears it with. Such an accessory adds a couple of years to her real age and looks old-fashioned.
Stylists insist that the younger the woman, the smaller the diameter of the beads you need to choose:
- for teenage girls — up to 6.5 mm;
- women under 30 — up to 8 mm;
- ladies 40+ can safely afford to wear large pearls with a diameter of 9 mm;
- 50+ — anywhere and with anything (within reason) to wear beads, consisting of 10 mm pearls.
The answer to the question “how to choose a pearl necklace by color?” depends on financial capabilities, appearance, personal preferences and planned clothing. Since natural black and pink pearls are rarer than white and soft peach pearls, they will cost much more.
How to wear pearl beads
It is not enough to choose sea or river pearl beads or artificial ones that are indistinguishable from them in appearance — you need to know how to wear them correctly. It is a mistake to think that adding them will instantly turn any suit, dress or sundress into an exquisite and expensive bow from fashion catwalks.
In order not to look ridiculous, consider the designers’ recommendations on how to wear pearl beads:
- black or white small and medium pearl beads are suitable for strict business clothes — plain or with thin stripes;
- long and oblong — go well with evening dresses;
- to play with contrast, combine pastel-colored items with dark-colored jewelry;
- if you put on pearl beads and choose what to wear them with, give up mirrored sequins, rhinestones, feathers, flowers, diamonds, and other bright and massive accessories in favor of a set that includes a ring, earrings and a bracelet consisting of the same beads.
For those who wear a strict gray, burgundy, brown, black, navy blue suit with a white or translucent blouse, a medium-length pearl string, which consists of medium-sized beads, is suitable. It is worn both over the collar and under it. In the second case, the image turns out to be more piquant: shining pearls look intriguingly peeking out from under the collar. They create an unobtrusive and soft accent on the neckline.
How to wear a pearl necklace
Today’s fashion took pity on pearls and began to treat it more democratically. Necklace and other accessories from it are appropriate not only at a solemn or business event with a strict dress code, but also in everyday life. The combination of things and elements of classic and casual style allows you to get non-standard fashionable images.
It used to be a strict taboo to wear beautiful pearl beads with jeans, chinos and shorts, which was considered indecent and testified to a lack of taste. Today, however, fashion critics are more loyal to this combination. The only condition is that for a casual style, jewelry on a medium-length neck is preferable. They don’t look old fashioned.
A universal example of how to wear pearl beads, in all fashion magazines for several years in a row, has been an image in which they are worn over a white or pastel top, often lace, with pastel-colored patent leather pumps. These elements harmonize well with each other and create the impression of stylistic completeness.
It looks especially original if a pearl necklace consists of several strands of beads of different colors, most often black and white. Combined with T‑shirts and shirts, it can create a striking contrast that will add brightness and personality to the style.
For classic blouses and strict blouses, it is better to choose plain beads. The exception is shirts in a cage or polka dots, as well as plain denim. If there is a print, it is important that it is not larger than the size of the pearls.
It looks unusual if the bottom is combined in shade with an accessory around the neck. An interesting option, appropriate in cold weather, is a string with several beads, worn over a cardigan or sweater. It can be of any length depending on the height, features of the figure and the size of the woman’s neckline.
Whether to wear such beads with evening dresses or not — opinions are divided. But most often, stylists insist that this is a timeless classic. A little black dress and pure sea pearls are the most obvious and always winning combination.
Monochrome ideas for photo shoots:
- the so-called pearl collar — 3 or more strands of pearls that are tightly wrapped around the neck — look good with an evening dress with an open back or V‑neck;
- long beads, knotted in different ways, match the dress with a round neckline or with a collar under the throat, golf, a plain top with trousers or a skirt of any style;
- loops of long beads of different sizes help to create a non-standard composition.
For a wedding ceremony and a banquet, pink, beige or white pearls are more suitable, for themed retro parties, where it is appropriate to wear a cocktail dress with a floral print, lace or embroidery, long black, gold or silver beads. Also, it may be appropriate to use pearl earrings and rings.
Browse the catalog of the Silvers online store, which presents pearl jewelry for all occasions. Order with delivery in Ukraine, taking into account our recommendations, and you will look no less elegant than famous film stars and show business stars.