In 2017, we saw pearls emerge as the new jewelry staple for everything from makeup, skincare and hair accessories. Everyone’s heard of the magnificent Girl with the Pearl Earring. But, what do you know about the girl in the Chanel pearl headband or with the serum inspired by pearls?
12 Pearl Fashion Trends That Stole the Scene in 2017
These Pearl Trends Will Remain Strong in 2018
Between the runways, celebrities and fashionistas, these are some of the 2017 pearl trends that turned your Grandmother’s pearls into more than just classic jewelry pieces. In 2018, expect to find pearls on the red carpet, in skincare and beauty products, even on bathroom counters.
Here are 12 trendy pearl looks to watch out for as the New Year settles in:
1. The Teeny Tiny Pearl
New York runways were used to make major beauty statements in 2017. One was so tiny, many fashionistas probably missed it altogether. One Jonathan Simkhai runway model wore the teeniest, tiniest pearls, which were glued within the inside corners of both of her eyes.
2. Pearl Skin Serums
Some call it pearl infusion. We call it a gemstone skin miracle! The gems burst to create a gel-like serum. This releases a vitamin C and caviar extract cocktail that successfully brightens your skin.
3. Pearl Hair Jewelry
We saw many different styles of hair jewels embellished with pearls over the year. For 2018, expect to see even more, like this pearl halo that pins along the back of the wearer’s head, much like a crown.
4. Pearls Make the Face
Manish Arora’s fall show made the “facial pearls” look one that became adored by fashion lovers. The models hit the runway with pearls glued to their nails and faces in various detailed shapes.
5. Illuminating Powder Pearls
Guerlain Météorites Pearls is a skincare product designed specifically for boosting the natural radiance in your skin. This illuminating finishing powder also helps even out your complexion, better than most highlighters.
6. Pearls & Ponytails
Many of us simply love our ponytails. But, when it’s time to pin it up, you can create a more sophisticated, sexy look by dressing up your ponytail with pearl embellished hair pins. Check out how Lily Collins dressed up her simple ponytail with one simple pearl hair jewel.
7. Pearl Facial Masks
Each individual gemstone in infused with a healthy dose of apricot oil and hyaluronic acid. These facial masks deliver much needed proteins and peptides that help tone and brighten your skin with regular use over time.
8. Reinvented Classic Pearl Headbands
Chanel’s classic pearls motif took on some major upgrades for the 2017 runway shows. Some of the most amazing looking, royalty-inspired, pearl embellished headbands were introduced. Expect to see them continue to grace runways in 2018.
9. Pearl Hair Serums
Bet you’d never expect to see hair serums made out of pearls. Well, check the market. You’ll find oils created specifically for softening your hair. They are wrapped in pearls made from protein and caviar.
10. Line ‘Em All Up
Looking for a daring, unique look that includes pearls? Check out how Ariana Grande used them to create designs in her hair, making her braided ponytail look quite edgy.
11. Pearl Hair Pins
Both Lily Collins and Ariana Grande, as well as other celebrity trend setters, have been seen sporting these metallic and pearl hair pins. Some say the designer brands are hard to find. Click here to start your search now.
12. Throw Them in a Bun
Skyler Samuels is one actress who loves wearing pearls. Here she is sporting cute, pearl pins in hair, strategically placed around her bun. See how the gems elevate the look of her simple bun hairstyle?
Pearls of the Past, Make the Future in Fashion
Today, Coco Chanel is still considered one of the most famed fashion designers of all time. The French-born fashion-queen and trend setter is still well-known for her little black dresses and trademark suits, with designs that are still timeless and trendy in 2017.
Although the sophisticated fashionista has been dead for over 45 years, her deep fondness for pearls has been kept alive by fashion label designer and Chanel’s head creative director, Karl Lagerfeld. One of the most famous images of Ms. Chanel features her wearing layers of strands of pearls.
The late, great Coco Chanel was once quoted as saying:
“A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.”
And, she truly meant it. For 2018, expect Coco Chanel’s’ collection to feature various reincarnations of the precious gem. You’ll find many variations of the gem featured in trendy fashions, such as bags, on wrists, jackets, around the neck… and of course, the infamous pearl earrings.