8 Unexpected Ways to Wear Pearls This Season

By Connor Childers | April 20, 2017 | Style & Beauty Feature

This spring, designers focused on modernizing the pearl by embellishing the jewel in unexpected ways. The juxtaposition of the old-world stone paired with modern elements creates an edgy feminine opulence.

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Dahlia Shoulder Bag, Miu Miu ($3,080). miumiu.com

Tough leathers and statement-making studs provide a sharp contrast to this lady-like bag.

ANNA-KARIN

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Divine Li’l Something Glasses, Anna-Karin Karlson ($2,040). Neiman Marcus, Copley Place, 617-536-3660

Sleek modern frames feel feminine via a retro shape and pearl embellishments.

GUCCI

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Princetown Brocade Slippers, Gucci ($1,450). The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-247-3000

A bold brocade gets the over-the-top treatment via chic pearl bows.

GIVENCHY

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Pearl-Embellished Peplum Skirt, Givenchy ($3,750). net-a-porter.com

A structural shape is juxtaposed with an ornate pearl trim making it the perfect item to take you from day to night.

CHANEL

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Cross-Body Pearly Flap Bag, Chanel ($7,517). 1stdibs.com

Graphic black and white has never felt so feminine with this vintage pearl-encrusted cross-body.

CORNELIA WEBB

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Gold-Plated Pearl Earrings, Cornelia Webb ($345). net-a-porter.com

The structural statement earring gets reimagined with soft and sweet hints of pearls.

TORY BURCH


Tatiana Slides, Tory Burch ($350). Copley Place, 617-867-9140

Pastel tweed gets modernized in a trendy slide underscored by a cascade of resin pearls that feel playful yet practical.

GUCCI

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Faux-Pearl Flower Ring, Gucci ($520). Saks Fifth Avenue, The Shops at Prudential Center, 617-262-8500

Antique gold provides a sense of nostalgia to the high-shine pearls adorning almost every inch of this standout cocktail ring.

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Photography by NurPhoto, Kristy Sparow, and Victor Virgile all via Getty. Accessories images provided by Miu Miu, Neiman Marcus, Gucci, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net-A-Porter, 1stdibs, and Tory Burch.

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