Once considered matronly or stuffy, the classic and elegant look of freshwater pearls has now officially returned as a leading accessory trend for Summer 2018. Spotted on a number of runways, pearl earrings and necklaces are making waves for the season ahead- and with their timeless look, there’s no denying why they are popular. Whether you want to accessorize a little black dress or bring your dark wash denim to life, adorning yourself with pearls is the way to go. We’ve taken a closer look at the catwalks to bring you a few style tips for mastering this ladylike jewellery trend right now.
At Sonia Rykiel, the pearl aesthetic on display was understated yet effortlessly edgy at the same time. Paired with a sleeveless white top, this pearl statement necklace was a bold and unconventional look. A far cry from Grandma’s strands of pearls, this chunky neckpiece proves that traditional jewellery can be updated in new ways for 2018.
Simone Rocha brought the pearl trend to glamorous new heights, staying true to the typical femininity of this jewellery look. The designer featured pearls in the form of dainty hair barrettes, complemented by simple pearl drop earrings.
Valentino’s approach to the trend was slightly more youthful and contemporary, in the form of dangling pearl ear candy accented with sparkle. These embellished earrings brought a funky new spin to the otherwise demure look of pearls, and proved that a hint of glitter can truly switch up your entire outfit.
Photos: Vogue Runway