Yep, 2023's Most Impactful Jewelry Trend Is Already Here


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Across the spring/summer 2023 collections was one jewelry trend we didn't see coming but is already a huge deal: oversize studs. Designers including Saint Laurent and Rokh finished off several looks in their collections with similarly bold, sculptural earrings and it immediately piqued our interest since it hasn't been for a while that any earring style dominated more than our tried-and-true hoops. Now, spring 2023 stands to change that.

We couldn't discuss this trend, though, without a mention of the viral Bottega Veneta pair that has already swept the internet. Last fall, the brand debuted their Drop Earrings, an exaggerated bulb-shape, and promptly soared to the top of every fashion person and A-list celebrity's shopping list. Fast-forward to today and designers high and low are sending out similarly oversize studs that tell us the style is sure to be major. Here, we're charting the oversize earring trend from the runways to celebrities and highlighting the best options to shop now (hint—many are just as cool as they are affordable).


On the runway:
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Much like their covetable bags and shoes, Bottega Veneta's jewelry is quickly gaining steam as the brand's cult buy. When they introduced these drop earrings in the fall/winter 2022 collection, it didn't take long before the sculptural shape went viral.


On celebrities:
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Jenner was one of the first celebrities to try the buzzy earrings IRL, which she did so alongside a look from the brand's spring/summer 2023 runway.


On the fashion set:
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Sweep your hair back into a low bun to really these oversize studs take center stage.


On the runway:
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If the popularity of Bottega Veneta's Drop Earrings is any indication (which it is), then the large dome studs that Ferragamo just showed on its fall 2023 runway are bound to be the next It piece.


On celebrities:
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Hailey Bieber opted for a bold oversize pair that looks like a vintage find—a piece that taps into the retro '80s appeal of this trend.


On the fashion set:
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The motto with this jewelry trend is the bolder, the better. Pair chunky drop earrings and chunky bangles over a formfitting dress for a chic statement.


On the runway:
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Bold earrings with an '80s bend appeared in Saint Laurent's spring/summer 2023 lineup, too, where they were styled with sleek maxi dresses and duster coats.


On celebrities:
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Leave it to Lori Harvey to put a modern, sophisticated spin on the drop earring look. The pairing of a hooded jersey dress and strappy gold heels is just stunning.


On the fashion set:
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Swap[ing out your usual chunky hoops for an elongated drop shape couldn't be any easier and yet it makes all your casual outfits look very 2023.


On the runway:
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There's an elegant simplicity to the large-scale spheres that Rokh used to accessorize many of its runway looks for spring 2023. The studs add a level of refinement to edgier ensembles.


On celebrities:
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Elsa Hosk might as well be the poster child for this jewelry trend because the model and designer has been wearing various vintage styles with almost every one of her recent outfits—and each pair is better than the last.


On the fashion set:
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When I heard rumblings of a $38 pair going viral, I didn't even hesitate to make them mine. I happen to think they stack up well against all the designer versions you just looked at.


On the runway:
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While gold and silver styles are largely defining the look, these brown earrings seemingly made from acrylic at Jil Sander were still noteworthy.


On celebrities:
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With a leather jacket and a slinky dress, Dua Lipa just proved that these earrings should accompany every one of your going-out looks this season.


On the fashion set:
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The rich brown shade and rectangular shape makes these a total work of art.

Up next, the 12 spring micro-trends that are altering my brain chemistry.

Senior Editor

Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.