A woman’s image without accessories seems “naked” — no finishing touches, like a cake without icing and cherries. Well-chosen massive jewelry for the neck, ears and wrists can not only complement the outfit, emphasizing the advantages of the figure and enhancing the skin tone, but also change the style. We will tell you how to do it elegantly and aesthetically in this article.
The main features of wearing massive jewelry and costume jewelry in 2021
This year, large women’s jewelry — both long and short — is in fashion all over the world. Massive pearl necklaces in the form of chokers are combined with metal plates and clasps. Dense chains perfectly harmonize with a classic white blouse, jeans and a black jacket.
A summer set consisting of earrings with large pearls and a bracelet with a motif of beach shells is still in trend.
At the end of spring and summer, traditional large necklaces will become popular again, which in combination with gold jewelry give an excellent effect.
As before, massive astrological necklaces and earrings with stars, planets, especially the Moon, and zodiac signs are still popular. Earrings with tassels and in the form of boho dream catchers do not go out of fashion.
How many large women’s neck jewelry can be worn at the same time?
The answer to this question is ambiguous. It depends on:
- the size of individual elements of jewelry and other jewelry;
- color and texture of clothes (lacy, smooth, simple, evening);
- presence of other massively decorated accessories — shoes, handbag, belt, watch.
You can not concentrate too much jewelry in one place. When wearing a massive bracelet with stones, do not put on a ring. When choosing a necklace, do not use dangling earrings. Depending on how the outfit looks, the decoration can be from 1 to 4. The safest option is 2 elements:
- earrings and a bracelet on the hand,
- necklace and handbag,
- shoes with buckles or a brooch and a ring.
If the basis of the image is an elegant black dress, classic black high-heeled shoes and a black handbag, you can safely wear massive jewelry around the neck, large openwork earrings, a necklace and a bracelet.
However, with a shirt with a print and pants of a rich color, it is better to wear one monochromatic decoration. If you overdo it with jewelry, then in a massive shiny necklace, dangling earrings and a large hoop with crystals, your head will turn into a disco ball.
A combination of a bracelet and a massive watch is allowed. The watch should come to the fore here, so choose small bracelets on a thin chain. It is important that these accessories are made in a single style. If the watch is on a wide gold or silver strap, you should abandon the bracelet on a cord, strap or hand-woven. It is more suitable for a watch on a leather strap, which has a less jewelry character. Conversely, massive bracelets made of precious stones or precious metals will NOT look good with a sports watch or with a leather strap.
Which massive women’s neck jewelry is better to choose — silver or gold, stones or pearls?
It is believed that silver is more suitable for cool types of beauty (winter, summer), and gold — warm (spring, autumn).
If your beauty type:
- spring (fair skin with a warm undertone, fair, light red or light brown hair and blue or light green eyes), choose jewelry from gold, rose gold, brown and brass flowers;
- summer (fair skin with a cool shade, platinum blonde, gray blonde, dark brown or black hair with cool tones, and gray or gray-blue or gray-green eyes), wear silver, platinum, steel and white gold;
- autumn (golden complexion, often with warm freckles, red hair or with red or brownish-red highlights, and green or brown eyes), brown, gold or brass jewelry is suitable;
- winter (very fair skin with a blue or pink tint, strong black hair, dark eyes), silver, platinum and white gold accessories are suitable.
The same goes for pearls. It comes in different shades — white, beige, gray, pink. Once upon a time, a large pearl necklace and pearl earrings were worn mostly by mature women, without combining them with anything else. But now, depending on the style of manufacture (elegant or everyday) and shape, they will suit young girls, brides, middle-aged business ladies.
Large jewelry: what is better to wear silver and gold with
Until recently, stylists unanimously insisted that the best combination is gold with gold and silver with silver. However, this rule is gradually receding into the past and the question of combining these two metals is approached more liberally.
But this does not mean that there is complete freedom here. Selection by color does not affect the final decision. All elements of jewelry must match in style. The more important the event, the less freedom you can afford in choosing accessories. A corporate gala dinner or banquet is not a place for experiments, but originality is welcomed in a photo of a meeting with friends or from a fiery party.
How to wear big earrings
Stylists recommend choosing such jewelry so that their shape is opposite to the shape of the face.
- A round face (the same length and width, low forehead and protruding cheeks) will seem even more round if you wear earrings-rings or balls, a necklace in the shape of a circle, clothes with a round neckline. The ideal option for optical reduction and lengthening is large triangular earrings, a simple long necklace and a V‑shaped neckline of a blouse, dress or jumper. Hanging, rectangular, square, as well as models of earrings with a characteristic sharp shape are acceptable.
- A triangular face (broad forehead, sharp chin and pronounced cheeks), on the contrary, is better rounded with the help of jewelry that will expand the lower part of the face and give it a more correct shape. It is necessary to give preference to the most expressive, geometrically sharp forms. Choose earrings with pendants, in which the most powerful element will be at the level of the chin and will draw attention to this place, making the face visually wider. Avoid dangling earrings, which will make the face even longer and slimmer, breaking the proportions.
- Square (clearly defined cheekbones, wide jaw and forehead) — looks bad in dangling massive earrings of clear geometric shapes that end at the level of the chin. They will make it bigger and wider. As for what to wear with large round earrings that end above the chin line, diamond-shaped necklines, tie-shaped necklaces and clumsy pendants should be avoided.
- For an oval face (it is maximally proportional), it is easiest to choose jewelry, neckline and glasses. Large geometric jewelry will draw attention to the correct features of the face. In this case, most accessories are suitable, except for drop-shaped or egg-shaped earrings and glasses, as well as dangling earrings that end below the level of the chin. The face in them may seem too long, because they will optically break the ideal proportions.
With what to wear large women’s jewelry, correctly combining colors
Chunky gold necklaces look best when paired with warm-toned items. Earrings, a bracelet, a necklace or a ring made of this metal go well with red, yellow and orange, as well as with rich plum, garnet or ruby. Do not wear gold jewelry with a white shirt or dress. This metal goes much better with creamy white or beige.
Silver jewelry with precious, semi-precious and Swarovski stones, not only blue, turquoise, purple or green, but also pastel and basic colors — black, white and gray — are more suitable for cold-colored clothes.
With what to wear a massive necklace?
- With an evening dress with a straight neckline. To optically lengthen the neck, wear a necklace with shining elements that reaches the chest. Avoid thin, tiny pendants and miniature chains. This type of jewelry is too casual and vague, it does not correspond to the evening character of the outfit.
- With an asymmetrical cut, which is in fashion this season. Not only because it will help change the proportions of the figure (optically reduces too massive shoulders). A voluminous necklace in the form of an open hoop, a necklace, a double chain with an asymmetric cut pendant give the image femininity and elegance. Avoid round forms in the baroque style and pendants that end below the bust line, which can disrupt the proportions of the figure.
- With a turtleneck, which suits girls and women with a long neck. The material from which the clothes are sewn is the background for decoration. If your neck is too long, wear a chunky XL necklace with an ethnic pendant. This will optically shorten it and give the image a completely new character. Avoid overly decorated jewelry. They are getting old.
- With a sharp V‑neckline. This is a solution for women with small breasts. For a V‑shaped neckline, you should choose a necklace with shiny elements that will match its shape. Such an ornament will add a festive and sensual character to the image. It is important that the necklace does not get between the breasts and does not hide under clothes.
- With a shuttle cut. It is very versatile, suitable for both everyday and evening wear. A short necklace made of a chain or crystals will add lightness to the figure, emphasize a slender neck and brighten the face. If the neckline is decorative, the necklace should be straight. Refuse a large pendant on a long chain — it will break the proportions based on horizontal lines and optically add a few kilograms.
- With a shirt collar. The style of a strict blouse is best contrasted with openwork chains with crystal pendants. They will add sophistication to a formal image. Avoid too long pendants, which can disappear under the fabric of your shirt, and too large complex necklaces.
Now you know what to wear with a big necklace, earrings, rings, watch and bracelets. You can make an individual set of jewelry and make your image more stylish and complete.