Don't Like Sequins? Try This Fashion Girl–Approved Trend Instead

While once considered the jewellery of choice for our grandparents’ generation or a staple worn by preppy types, there’s no doubt that pearls have encountered a cool-girl resurgence of late. Revived as a favourite amongst It girls and industry insiders, pearls are no longer simply a jewellery option but are now being used to embellish clothing, footwear and other stylish accessories.

Seen on the runways of Loewe, Simone Rocha and more, pearls have recently been used to adorn the collars of jumpers and the cuffs of trousers. While Shrimps’ ever-popular Antonia bag prompted a movement towards faux-pearls being used in a myriad of ways across handbags.

Whether you’re looking for an alternative to sequins as we head into the festive season or you simply want to add a touch of luxe to your everyday outfits, pearls are an easy addition which can make any item look elevated.

From dresses and shirts to handbags and heels, pearls are more modern than ever. These are not your grandmother’s pearls—that is for sure.


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Style Notes: Simona Rocha lined the hem of trousers with pearls and used the adornment to embellish collars and handbags. 


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Style Notes: Loewe took the trend to an entirely new level, debuting a jumper completely covered in pearls during its F/W 2020 runway show.


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Style Notes: A showgoer at fashion week completes her outfit with a pair of pearl heels by Jimmy Choo. 


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Style Notes: Bettina Looney carries Shrimps’ ever-popular Antonia faux-pearl bag at fashion week. 


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Style Notes: Jeanette Madsen makes a style statement wearing the Loewe pearl jumper at fashion week. 

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