Chandelier earrings are just one style within the family of dangle earrings. They are also a very flamboyant style, as they are big and attention-grabbing – whereas for example drop earrings might be almost austere. It is the “look at me” head-turning qualities of chandelier earrings that have seen them catapulted back into fashion in recent years, as A-list celebrities (the females ones, anyway!) have started wearing them at premieres to glam themselves up. But you don’t have to be an A-lister to dress up and look glamorous for that special occasion, and whatever your personal taste, it’s highly likely there will be a type of chandelier earring that is right up your street.
One of the things to be aware of with chandelier earrings is that they accentuate your neck, and in fact are a fantastic way to exude elegance and sophistication if you are quite tall and have a naturally long, slender neck. To complete the knockout look, wear a shoulderless dress, and your hair up – and then prepare to soak up the attention!
Don’t worry if you are shorter, or a little on the chubbier side; you don’t need to be a supermodel to get away with wearing chandelier dangle earrings. Just get yourself ones that are cuter and smaller, and it is best not to wear your hair up, as this can accentuate a round, fuller face.
As with many earring types, the dangly chandeliers are available in a bewildering array of styles. You could decide on an uber-sophisticated look, with glittering silver and diamond ones; or go for the fun and funky style with brilliantly colorful ones that scream to be looked at. In short, there is something in chandelier earrings to suit everybody, and every pocket. One of the trends, like in clothing fashion, is for vintage jewelry. This type of earring was probably considered a little out of vogue a few years ago, but since the celebrity classes revived them, even the old vintage designs are now beginning to gain renewed popularity.
As with many of the dangle earrings available, chandelier earrings are quite heavy and should not be worn too soon after getting your ears pierced. If you have been wearing earrings for a long time, you will be able to gauge for yourself which ones will simply be too heavy. So make sure you take care not to damage your piercings and earlobes. This style is great for those special occasions – even for red carpet occasions if you find yourself in that situation – but they are not really great for everyday wear, unless you opt for some little, lightweight ones.
But one thing is certain. That when you do show up for an event dressed to kill, with a striking pair of sophisticated chandelier earrings, you will ooze confidence and sensuousness, and be guaranteed to light up the room.