You may have noticed a revival of pearls in recent months, largely reinforced by the Great Gatsby trend. Whilst pearls were traditionally worn solely by members of the royal family, now they can be found in many different shapes and price ranges, having thus become a firm favourite with many celebrities and fashionistas.
The Duchess of Cambridge led the way with a variety of pearl earrings over the last few months, and others shortly followed suit. Amy Willerton was firmly attached to her pearl necklace during her time in the jungle, while Pixie Lott was seen exhibiting South Sea pearl earrings and a matching ring at a fundraiser for the Amy Winehouse Foundation. A-lister JLo also jumped on the bandwagon with a striking pair of cluster pearl earrings.
Despite being a firm favourite with brides, pearls can be adapted for a variety of occasions to create a demure feminine look.
Not one to miss out on an accessory must-have, we are stocking up on pearl accessories to add to our winter wardrobe for a royal fashion savvy look! After all, if it’s good enough for Kate Middleton…!
1. The Kate Middleton Effect: 2011 saw the monumental marriage of a royal, Prince William, to Kate Middleton, a commoner. Kate Middleton’s wedding look was a direct nod to Princess Grace of Monaco. So in 2012 we expect to continue feeling ripples of the Kate Middleton Effect; brides will seek out vintage Hollywood glamour, wear gowns with sleeves and perhaps even rock the “scouse brow” like Duchess Kate.
2. Minimalism: At this year’s Spring 2012 US Bridal shows we saw scaled back flowers to place emphasis on opulent fabrics such as satin and velvet. Consider a draped satin canopy sans flowers or velvet table runners.
3. Cake Jewelry: Bejeweled Wedding cakes will take center stage this year. As brides continue to look for new and innovative ways to up their wedding glamour factor, they will seek inspiration from beautiful jewelry. Look for cakes bedecked in pearl dragees and perhaps a tiara topper. For inspiration check out some of NYK Wedding’s jewelry collection:
(click to see entire jewelry collection)
4.Bridal Feathers: We will see a continuation of the fascinator trend launched by the Royal wedding. And we will this feather trend translated into bouquets and centerpieces. We feel that the photo featured below is an elegant way to incorporate feathers without being kitschy.
5. NYK Wedding will be the IT brand of the year: With NYK’s latest collection just around the corner. We can say with confidence that it is going to be a run away success. The collection is perfect of all different types of modern woman. Whether you’re a fashionista, an ingenue, a diva or a duchess; the perfect piece for you resides in the minds and soon in the offices of NYK Wedding.