Runway to reality

From rock candy gems to chunky chokers, we’ve never met a piece of jewelry we didn’t like. But sometimes it’s best to let your clothes do the talking instead! We’re referring to the bevy of dresses and tops with embellished necklines that dominated the runways. These pieces with built-in bling instantly accessorize your look in 60 seconds flat!
From designer renditions to the plethora of embellished pieces on the market, we’re up to our necks in this bejeweled trend. So read on for today’s Runway to Real Way and find out how to adapt this style into your look!
On The Runway
At Christian Dior, a jeweled collar on the raspberry Coppelia Long Dres replaces the need for a statement necklace. Paired with suede Ballet Heels, the overall look is elegant—but not stuffy! Altuzarra’s take has more edge, which isn’t surprising when you consider the designer’s cool, downtown clientele. The neckline and waist of the Surya Long Sleeve Gathered Dress With Printed Skirt and Embroidered Belt is trimmed in medallion coins, a nod to a Moroccan belly dancer’s costume. A heavy city boot—Gianvito Rossi for Altuzarra’s Tassel Croc Booties brings urban flair to the exotic frock.
On Celebs
Just a few months after these embellished necklines ruled the runway, Emma Stone displayed her sartorial savvy as one of the first to wear the trend! The actress attended a press conference for The Amazing Spider-Man in Seoul, wearing Burberry Prorsum’s Striped Bead-Neck Tee and Ink Wool Blend Draped Hem Skirt, as well as Brian Atwood’s Nico Pumps in Red Patent Leather. Stone’s top is an interesting mash-up of sporty (thick olive and navy stripes) and bohemian (turquoise stone embellishments) elements. For a playful yet polished look that’s office-appropriate, wear it under a blazer in lieu of a fussy silk blouse!
On You/Dresses
The simplest way to try this trend on your own is by selecting a dress with a chic embellished neckline. We suggest a summery dress with a studded collar, like Shoshanna’s Melissa Beaded Neckline Dress or Sass & Bide’s Know The Ropes embellished brocade dress, Oasis’ Beaded Dress or Trelise Cooper’s Aces High Dress (you may need to go on-line to ASOS or Shopbop to pick some of these up) work well if you’re attending a cocktail party, wedding, or other fancy fete; a little decorative sparkle is all you need to elevate your look!
On You/Tops
There are plenty of embellished tops on the market as well. Sass & Bide Light Pop Tank, Camilla’s Oracle collection and Stella McCartney’s Beaded Jersey Tee are easy-breezy tanks ideal for warm weather and ASOS’ Sweatshirt With Rocco Beads is a great spring option. For spring, if you want a more subtle embellishment local label TKStore (we are huge fans) have some gorgeous lace necklines
If you are not afraid of on-line shopping check out all the options at Topshop, a fave of ours for seasonal trends at bargains prices
Just be sure to style any of these shirts with a slim pencil skirt a la Stone.