From Holly Golightly draping pearls down her back in Breakfast at Tiffany's to Jude Law's seductive adjustment of Susan Sarandon's pendant necklace in Alfie; wearing jewellery backwards has always held a certain je ne sais quoi amongst the fashion & film sets. Turning it around and pulling of this elegant look can seem a tad tricky, if not troublesome, but with careful consideration and a complementary garment, it needn't take more than a simple switcheroo.
To make wearing something the wrong way around look right, pick a piece that looks just as great backwards (if not better) as it does the right way around by paying close attention to the clasp details and moveability of the pendant or focal point of the necklace. If there is an unsightly and irremovable adjustment chain next to the clasp that cannot be hidden beneath the pendant, it will be quite difficult to wear the piece backwards.
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For an elegant evening option, a long, lanyard shaped pendant necklace like our Sapphire and Diamond 14K Gold Pendant
are the perfect accompaniment to a high neckline & plunging back. With three differently shaded Sapphires dripping down your back, a sophisticated evening gown in white, black or a vibrant jewel tone is sure to wow the social judges. Style with a sophisticated up-do to keep your back in the centre of attention and add only simple heels so as not to steal the spotlight away from your jewellery innovation.
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For an unexpected casual styling detail, follow the fashion consciousness of blogger extraordinaire, Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules
. A fine gold chain with minimal detailing like our long channel Topaz Pendant
will go under the radar and will provide a dainty detail for anyone who dares to look a little closer. The great thing about this styling technique is that you can use it all year round. Through winter, switch your low cut sweaters around so that the necklace can have space to dangle down your back. The cut of a V-Neck Sweater will create a perfect border to show-off your styling prowess. In summer, if you don't want the added detail of a necklace pendant to show at the front of your outfit, just move it around to the back to highlight your that hard-earned summer glow.
Of course, necklaces aren't the only jewellery items that merit from being worn on the flipside. Rings and bangles are also perfect opportunities to try out this quirky trend. If you're feeling shy, hide your heart and turn your everyday ring or bangle around. Wearing the detail of an item like this Gold Knot Bangle
on the inside where only you can see it allows you to refresh your favourite pieces by channelling this season's plain & simple jewellery obsession.