Beads were perhaps the first kind of embellishment mankind indulged in, about 5000 years. Using nature’s provisions, people added flair to the everyday look, using anything from seashells to seeds and broken eggshells.
Since its inception, embellishments have come a long way, adding a variety and poise, and continue to resonate with status and luxury. Take trends for the upcoming season, for example. The runways frequently saw bejeweled dresses, 3D lace, floral appliques, pearls and beaded fringe, making it clear that these sparkly tales are here to stay.
And let’s face it – women like their bling. From a dazzling tiara to bejeweled stilettos, we love them all. But a word of caution – it is very easy to flip on the tacky side instead of dazzling when it comes to embellishment. The secret to sparkle (and not sting) is to strike a balance. Complement the shine with neutral tones and textures. However, if you are feeling bold, go ahead and sparkle all the way. After all, there is more than one way to be stunning 🙂
Check out some of our favorite embellishment trends from SS’14 runways:
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