Pearls seem to have taken on a life of their own. Not since June Cleaver, have I seen so many pearls. And not just pearls of wisdom, but beautiful, beautiful pearls. And I love it!! You can dress them up. You can dress them down. Pearls will never go out of style but they truly seem to be all the rage. They are quite hip and trendy. Kevin game me a pair (Princess length) for an anniversary and I received a pair from my Grandmother (Choker). There are many lengths of pearls and many ways to wear them. As Coco Chanel says, “A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls”.
Collar: A collar necklace has a Victorian look, and is often made up of two or more strands worn high on the neck. Pearl collars can be gracefully worn with V-neck or off-shoulder tops and dresses
Choker: A choker pearl necklace is similar to a collar, yet more versatile and worn more loosely on the neck.
Princess: A princess-length pearl necklace will go with almost anything and any neckline, from dinner dresses to a T-shirt and jeans. The strand normally lies on the upper-most chest and is most fittingly worn with knit sweaters, crew neck tops and high necklines as well as low ones.
Matinee: A mid-length matinée pearl necklace, at 20-24 inches, is great with a business suit or a dress. The matinée is most suited for semi-formal occasions
Opera: The opera pearl strand is 28-34 inches in length and normally a single strand. An Opera pearl necklace is naturally “opera” or best suited for formal engagements in evening dresses. The strand may be worn in two styles; a long elegant single strand, or doubled on itself and turned into a highly versatile, shorter length.
Rope: The rope pearl necklace is very luxurious and highly sexy! You can have clasps along the length to help you break it down into shorter necklace and bracelet combinations but, on its own, its breathtaking.
Pearl necklaces are many things to many people. They express stature, elegance, and success. (Source: Pearls of Joy)
A different diagram with a different perspective
Here are some Looks I Love with Pearls
Disclaimer: Dressed to a T does not have any specific political affiliations, I do think Michele Obama, Jackie Kennedy and Ann Romney all look fabulous wearing their pearls.
I especially love pairing up pearls with jeans and a sweater as well as stacking many different types of pearls together to make a chunkier, funkier look…but then, also pairing them with a Little Black Dress always rocks as well. You can twirl your pearls with other types of necklaces to make an entirely different look. Grab your pearls out of your jewelry box, and wear them tonight!
These are Not your everyday pearls!
And Shannon…this blog is for you, as when I first met you, you also were way ahead of Your time pairing your pearls with everything…and I do believe that goes back into the 80’s. Even then you were way ahead of your time. And you still are! 🙂 Shannon is also a rock star, and genuine friend, as highlighted with her high school friends this week on Good Morning America. Check it out and pray for her friend, Hilarie.