Bring on the glamour: 5 tips for rocking chandelier earrings

Feb 07, 2013

When it comes to jewelry trends, many items come and go, but there has been one style that has yet to fade away - chandelier earrings. These glamorous earrings can take a simple "little black dress" and make it chic and perfect for any occasion. However, since this style has been "in" for so long, certain style rules have developed and it's important to understand the do's and don'ts of wearing chandelier earrings. Here is everything you need to know for sporting these sparkling gems: 

1. Keep in subtle in the daytime
A big mistake some make is taking those dazzling chandelier earrings and wearing them with a casual look during the day. Earrings longer than two inches are simply unacceptable during the daytime - the only thing long dazzlers will do at work is make make it look like you're trying too hard. If you are going for that bohemian-chic look, you can pull it off, but make sure the earrings are not too long. 

2. Bring on the color 
One of the latest trends as of late has been bringing pops of color into jewelry - and the bolder, the better is the rule. A number of stars having been rocking this style, including Lea Michele at the SAG Awards. The "Glee" starlet donned a strapless hot pink dress, which she paired with magenta-colored bold earrings. Anyone can pull off this look, and those who aren't fans of wearing bright colors out on their clothes can take advantage of rocking a bold hue with their jewelry. 

3. Different types for various face shapes 
It is the same in every aspect of fashion - just because your friend, who is tall and skinny, can pull of a peplum shirt, it doesn't necessarily mean that you can. It all comes to down to finding the best fashions for you. These types of rules als?o apply to jewelry, especially chandelier earrings. If you have a round face, you want to stick to longer, slimmer earrings to make your face look thinner, but make sure the earrings never go past your neck. The opposite applies to those with narrow, skinny faces, as they are recommended to wear short and fatter earrings. Similar rules apply to hair - if you have short hair or are wearing it up, make sure the earrings do not go past your jaw line, as this will make the proportions look off. 

4. Don't overdo it  
Even though a lot of jewelry is a popular look right now, it is still possible to overdo it. This applies to chandelier earrings, since paring them with a big chunky necklace would be way too distracting. More often than not, you want to stick to a simply rule - if you want to incorporate a statement piece into your look, only add one. If you are put both a statement necklace and earrings on, your jewelry will look cluttered, and it will take away from the separate pieces. 

5. You don't have to break the bank 
A great thing about chandelier earrings is that you do not have spend a fortune to look like the stars. Even though they are sporting jewelry made by high end jewelers, it doesn't mean that the similar styles are not available to those without endless resources. In fact, you can search for and purchase costume jewelry such as the 1.86 CTW Round And Pear-Shaped Cubic Zirconia Openwork Free-Form Drop Pierced Earrings In Sterling Silver for much less. 

 

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