Then and Now: The Best Back Necklaces

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    From Princess Dianna’s cascading pearls in 1985 to Jennifer Lawrence’s strand of 74-carat diamond beads at the 2013 Oscars, we’ve seen some incredible back necklaces throughout the years. And while this unexpected styling trick creates plenty of drama and memorable moments on the red carpet, the look is just as chic for less formal events too. In today’s slideshow, we reflect upon some our favorite front-to-back necklaces and help you shop the trend.

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    Jaime King

    Dress: Topshop

    Jewelry: Bulgari

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    Jennifer Lawrence

    Dress: Dior Haute Couture

    Jewelry: Chopard 

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    Street Style

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    Ashley Olsen

    Dress: The Row

    Jewelry: Fred Leighton

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    Breakfast At Tiffany's

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    Princess Diana

    Dress: Catherine Walker

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    Street Style

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    Anne Hathaway

    Dress: Prada

    Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. 

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    Meredith Melling Burke

    Jewelry: Pamela Love

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    Salma Hayek

    Dress: Stella McCartney Resort 13

    Jewelry: Boucheron

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    Kate Hudson

    Dress: Emilio Pucci

    Jewelry: Cartier

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    Nicole Kidman

    Dress: custom Balenciaga

    Jewelry: L'Wren Scott 

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    Ashley Olsen

    Dress: New York vintage

    Jewelry: Van Cleef & Arpels

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    Aurelie Bidermann

    Miki 18-Karat Gold Plated Braided Necklace ($1440)

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    Pamela Love

    Rosebud Dagger Bronze Necklace ($220)

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    Anthropologie

    Brass Cirque Necklace ($98)

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    Tataborello

    Swiftwing Pendant Necklace ($228)

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    Ranjana Khan

    Sophia Chez Drape Necklace ($350)

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    Maison Martin Margiela

    Faux Pearl Back Chain ($935)

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    Giles & Brother

    Embedded Heart Charm Necklace ($650)

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Embedded Heart Charm Necklace

Embedded Heart Charm Necklace

Giles & Brother, $650
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Miki 18-Karat Gold Plated Braided Necklace

Miki 18-Karat Gold Plated Braided Necklace

Aurélie Bidermann, $1440
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Sophia Chez Drape Necklace

Sophia Chez Drape Necklace

Ranjana Khan, $350
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Thread And Chain Plaited Lariat Necklace

Thread And Chain Plaited Lariat Necklace

Orelia, $42
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Rosebud Dagger Bronze Necklace

Rosebud Dagger Bronze Necklace

Pamela Love, $220
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Swiftwing Pendant Necklace

Swiftwing Pendant Necklace

Tataborello, $228
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Brass Cirque Necklace

Brass Cirque Necklace

Anthropologie, $98
SHOP
Faux Pearl Back Chain

Faux Pearl Back Chain

Maison Martin Margiela, $935
SHOP
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