Dangling earrings have been the statement bauble of choice for a while now. Blame it on the advent of off-the-shoulder mania. Along with those skin-baring tops and dresses came the need to fill the space between — and what better way than with a pair of swingy jewels? From tassels to ball drops, the statement earring was the sleeper hit of Spring/Summer 2017 and with the holiday season here, the ultra long shoulder duster is here to party.
The fall runways were full of ornate, lengthy earrings that were glam and shoulder-grazing at the same time. At Isabel Marant, crystal fringe options and sculptural styles upped the ante on 80s redux. Miu Miu served up sparkly teardrop-shaped hoops that literally met their matches in the form of diamanté collar necklaces. Naturally, houses like Maison Margiela and Balenciaga went the edgier mismatched route, while Alberta Ferretti’s offerings were mystical and opulent, punctuated by pearls. It was a feast for the eyes — and ears, of course.
Sure, statement-making earrings are hardly new, but for the holidays, brands are going to great lengths, literally, to get your attention. Everyone from Mango to Anthropologie has shoulder duster offerings that fill the void between your ears and your clavicle — or just about. The best part is, they work just as well with a sleek turtleneck as they do with more revealing ready-to-wear, so you need only slip on a pair for an instant outfit-making effect. Yes, please.
If you’re up for taking your jewelry game to the next level, click through the slideshow below. With everything from mixed metals to 3-D florals on tap this season, you’re sure to find your perfect pair of shoulder duster earrings.