Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mother of Costume Pearl

Take A Nod From Old Hollywood Glamour This Spring!

Whether they're real or fake, pearls are always in style. Their classic look is associated with sophistication, grace, and feminine charm. The moment a pearl necklace is added to an outfit, it is transformed from a few paired separates, to a beautifully polished ensemble. This holds true more than anywhere in Washington DC, where the idea of style is tailored and polished.

Although it is always preferred to wear the real thing rather than a knockoff, pearls are becoming an exception. The economy is continuing to take a toll on our stylistic choices, making real pearls a little out of reach for most. In the past, it was socially unacceptable to wear fake pearls over the age of 14, but now, it is becoming more and more accepted. The main reason for this exception is that fake pearls look so much like the real thing, it is almost impossible to notice the difference without being up close.

This Spring, costume pearls will be seen on everyone from Chanel models to Blake Lively, and they will definitely not be considered tacky! In fact, costume pearls help recreate the image of old Hollywood glamour- just think Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's! Costume pearls will be seen on every imaginable accessory- purses, watches, rings, earrings, and necklaces. (Check out this necklace from Banana Republic!) Embrace the "piled-on" look- you'll look glamorous without breaking your wallet!

(As seen on JoonBug DC)

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