As we approach the year 2022 with great awe and horror (at least for me), one cannot help but notice the explosion of jewelry/fashion hybrid designs in the last decade.
From y2k crystal accessories to avant- garde sculptural concepts, body jewelry is the new direction taken by your wildest couture dreams.
Let’s explore the 4 ways in which body jewelry is currently used in the fashion industry.
1. THE MAIN EVENT
No one needs to be reminded of Rihanna’s Swarovski looks because it will go down in history. Here’s another timeless example of gorgeous Selma Heyak in the Emanuel Ungaro Crystal butterfly halter top replicated by many brands today.
Selma Hayek in the Emmanuel Ungaro Butterfly Top (Spring/Summer 2000)
2. THE PERFECT SPRINKLE
Christy Turlington in Versace (1992)
3. THE DEFIANT PIECE
If say it with your chest was a human I would be a body jewelry wearing one. Jewelry has always been a tool to illuminate the hidden parts of the self, figurative and literal. Pick pieces that resonate with your soul and do not worry about anything else.
Male models in Versace (Spring/Summer 2018)
Says what’s on your heart with surreal themed Agrodolce body chains.
4. THE GREAT HYBRID
Schiaparelli’s gilded brass necklace + black dress combo on Bella Hadid is a sublime take on the hybrid fashion look.