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A Worthy Investment: Statement Necklaces


One of the quickest – and chicest – ways to update your wardrobe is by accessorizing. And the accessory du jour is the statement necklace. I, for one, can’t wait to pair them with everything and anything.

For spring 2009, designers are completely enamored with the exaggerated necklace. It made countless appearances on runways – Lanvin, Marni, and Marc, oh my! They came in all different shapes and styles (bib, collar, choker, ribbon, layered, twisted), but only one size: huge. The mantra seems to be go big or go home.

The amazing thing about the necklace is that it hits all the current trends yet is surprisingly pretty democratic. Invest in one gorgeous stunner or dabble in all the trends with wallet-happy picks from Target, Forever 21 or Banana Republic.

Luckily, there’s no wrong way to wear the piece of jewelry this season. Perk up solid tops and shift dresses with a dramatic, colorful neckpiece. For a more casual and unexpected take, try with jeans, the perfect white tee, and major heels. Voila, instant glamour. Despite the traditional school of thought that ornate jewelry should not be worn with busy prints, I say take a risk! The brave and courageous should follow the runway’s lead and layer over polka dots or boho patterns. However, please step away from the bangles, earrings, and rings. This look does not translate in real life.

Bottom line: it’s a statement any way you dress it. But for fashion’s sake, wear the necklace; don’t let it wear you!

Check out 10 amazing Statement Necklaces after the jump!

Kenneth Jay Lane Coral Stones Drop Necklace, $528. An eye-catching number that will add some punch to your basic frock.
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Dirty Librarian Chains Stacks Necklace, $172. This is a toned-down version of the intertwined necklaces that Dolce & Gabbana showed.

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Urban Outfitters Metal Knot Necklace, $78. Display over stripes for a nautical vibe.

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Lee Angel ‘Rise’ Tiger’s Eye Chunky Layered Necklace, $231. The chunky stones will complement this season’s safari-inspired ensembles.
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Tom Binns Dumont Noir Fluorescent Necklace, $308. Try the neon trend without looking like you stepped off the set of ‘Saved By The Bell.’
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Nicole Romano Rosette Necklace, $330. An au courant twist on floral.
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Super Candy by Candace Ang Satin Ruffle Necklace, $48. I’ll be wearing this with a boyfriend blazer.

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Giles & Brother Zanzibar Necklace, $375. Love this against tribal and ikat prints.

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Banana Republic Glam Bib Necklace, $69. The crystal and ribbon combo is soft and feminine.
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Bop Bijoux Fringe Necklace, $198. A no-brainer with a flowy maxidress.
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PAULA LEE

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Megan

Reply June 12, 2009, 5:57 pm

SugarBlushJewelry

I love wearing jewelry; not that I am not obsessed with shoes and handbags as well, but since I own my jewelry line I take a special pride when I receive a compliment.

We have lots of great statement pieces for this season, very affordable prices and all one of a kind.. you can email me for more information or visit our site!

Reply May 28, 2009, 12:40 am

Nikki

Loved the statement necklaces over at Louis Vuitton Spring 2009 and the Tom Binns necklace you suggested here is gorg

Reply May 27, 2009, 9:47 pm

Elizaveta Yankelovich

One of a kind statement necklaces here…I promise you will love.

Reply May 27, 2009, 3:55 pm

ally marks

I’m just starting my own custom statement necklace line. Email me for samples

Reply April 19, 2009, 8:25 pm

carlotta

the banana republic is soooo pretty !!

Reply April 19, 2009, 5:35 pm

Dyke Republic

Oh no! The BR necklace is out of stock! I was going to buy that for my gf.

Reply April 12, 2009, 11:25 pm

Lissa

I like the Banana Republic bib necklace, but it’s out of stock!

Reply April 9, 2009, 1:04 am

JoolzGirl

I love statement pieces! They are the best way to update an outfit – I always get comments whenever I wear out one of my new designs. Statement jewelry is a must-have for me.

Reply April 6, 2009, 1:02 am

Meredith

Beautiful finds at all price points!

Reply April 2, 2009, 9:16 am

Sunny

Great recommendations!

Reply April 2, 2009, 12:59 am

Chrisette .

I love it. I’m a fan of big jewelries myself. love love love it!

Reply April 1, 2009, 8:47 pm

hiney

ditto to that i want one.

Reply April 1, 2009, 8:32 pm

Stephanie

I need to get myself a statement necklace ASAP!!!!

Reply April 1, 2009, 1:51 am

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