Pearls are one of the classic jewelry stones that our mothers and grandmothers adore. But today it is often buried at the bottom of the box. It is wrong!
Snow-white pearls and beads, shimmering with shades of the rainbow, easily fit into both a style with a modern character and an elegant one.
If you are interested in how to wear pearl earrings correctly and in which occasions they will look best, read our short guide.
The history of fashionable and stylish earrings with pearls
In ancient times and in the Middle Ages, wearing earrings with white natural pearls and a necklace around the neck every day was considered a reliable amulet against unhappy love. To this day, Old Believers say that these ornaments are closely related to the moon. Due to their unique appearance, pearls are a symbol of striving for perfection. Many people believe that products made from it should not be borrowed or borrowed. They have something so secret that they cannot be transferred into other hands.
Previously, natural pearls were associated with wealth and high social status, and were a symbol of elegance. Its high price did not allow an ordinary woman to have fashionable earrings with pearls, although many dreamed of them. They were worn by Margaret Thatcher and Audrey Hepburn.
The fashion for these accessories was introduced in the 20th century by the French fashion designer Coco Chanel. She wore them with tweed suits and short jackets. At the time, women accessorized their caskets with strings of pearls and wore them with low-waisted dresses.
In the 1950s and 1960s, this accessory was paired with a little black dress and Dior-style creations. It is enough to recall the scene with Audrey Hepburn, who combined elegant jewelry with jewelry from the Givenchy brand.
So pearls came to symbolize luxury, timeless, it was often chosen by representatives of the influential elite. Thanks to Gabrielle Chanel, who popularized the fashion for jewelry, to this day all women can wear them, regardless of their social status.
Today, pearls take the most diverse forms, which can be seen at fashion shows of the house of Chanel. It is used in necklaces, earrings, brooches, rings, and sometimes even in ankle bracelets or in appliqués that decorate the heel.
Over the years, these pieces have been worn by style icons such as Jackie Kennedy, Kate Middleton and Michelle Obama.
In the fall of 2017, pearls appeared on sweaters, jeans and accessories such as berets or handbags on a chain. Fashion bloggers interpreted this trend in different ways — as a combination of elegance with carelessness, timeless style and the latest trends.
In 2018, large artificial pearls are also in fashion — spectacular two-sided models, as well as minimalist stud earrings in a vintage style.
The most popular shades:
- dark gold,
- lavender (lilac),
- peach (ivory),
- cream (beige),
- dark garnet.
Who can wear gold and silver earrings with pearls?
If you think that pearls can be worn only by mature women, you are wrong. It suits everyone, regardless of age. Perfect for a wedding, prom, family celebration or corporate event.
Pearl earrings should be included in semi-formal or casual looks. Then you can choose a less glamorous model with small inserts. They will look beautiful against the background of a lace dress of a pastel shade or a dark, dark green color.
Since pearl white should have some contrast, it is better not to wear it with a white dress. Otherwise, it will remain invisible. Also, avoid products with very large, unnatural-looking pearls. Such an accessory especially conquers women with subtle beauty, but it can visually make the neck wider and distract attention from the cleavage.
Wear pearl earrings with blouses, dresses and sweaters made of low to medium thickness fabrics with a shallow neckline. The charm lies in their simplicity.
Do not be afraid to experiment with pearls, which has not gone out of fashion, it can also be worn in a modernist version!
Pearl earrings will perfectly complement a business look in combination with a white shirt, jacket and skirt. In the dating version, a duet is suitable: pearls in combination with a little black dress, a jacket and high heels. Such earrings look perfect with a retro hairstyle and red lipstick.
What to wear pearl earrings with?
Depending on your mood, desire and occasion, you can choose these ornaments in different shapes and sizes. The first thing to consider when choosing pearl earrings for everyday wear is your hairstyle. If our hair is loose, the little pearls can disappear a little between the strands. If you make a high bun, ponytail or pony in the pin-up style, they will immediately become expressive.
Pearl earrings for a wedding are also a classic. They look phenomenal against the background of flared mini-dresses in shades of pink, mint or blue. They look contrasting and impressive in combination with a cobalt, bottle green, emerald or juicy red dress. If you are not a fan of dresses, feel free to bet on suits in a very saturated shade and dilute them with pearls.
It perfectly harmonizes with retro-style clothes — skirts with pleats, flared trousers, blouses in a thin check. It will look good with very elegant outfits, such as a little black dress or a business suit consisting of a jacket and trousers.
Pearl poussettes can instantly transform even a strict business outfit consisting of chinos and a smooth blouse with long sleeves and a shallow neckline. A blouse made of silk or its imitation will define the style, which can be emphasized with the help of a necklace made of white pearls. Choose a jacket with a classic cut and suede shoes with a round toe — and an elegant glossy image is ready!
What should be worn with small pearl earrings is a casual summer style based on a lace cocktail dress or a light airy sundress. They emphasize charm and give charm to the whole image.
Even if you prefer urban style, sneakers, big sweaters, tunics, T‑shirts, jeans or rock accents every day, feel free to include pearls not only in elegant, but also in everyday outfits! Its versatility gives many possibilities.
Adorned with a tiny pearl at the very bottom, hoop earrings are an Instagram hit in 2021 that are sure to turn heads when paired with trendy leather or 1980s denim. Add to it a jacket made of bright white denim — an oversized model. Complete the outfit with stilettos or platform sneakers.
Earrings with pearls are suitable for every woman and girl. However, their size, color and shape should be selected individually for the occasion, type of beauty and style of clothing. Stylists recommend choosing light pearls — white or cream — of a smaller size for women with delicate facial features and a romantic character. Those who like expressive accessories should pay attention to earrings with black or gray pearls. Check out our catalog, where there are models of various sizes and shades, and order them with delivery across Ukraine.