Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Fashion Jewelry..............

Fashion indeed plays a very important role in the life of an individual. There will be nothing wrong to say that self-expression gets reflected through one’s fashion sense so people need to remain updated about the latest fashion trends. It has been observed that over the past few years along with garments, fashion jewelry trends have also undergone remarkable changes. In the true sense, a nicely designed jewelry can make a simple outfit look fashionable and trendy. So, people must remain careful while purchasing jewelry for themselves.

While discussing about latest trends in fashion jewelry, it should be mentioned that in recent times, most of the stylish women prefer to wear vintage jewelry. Though a couple of years back these accessories were considered to be too gaudy, now they are the perfect choice of the elegant people. The best-designed jewelry is basically the combination of fashion and creativity. It portrays the choice, personality and attitude of the people of a particular era.

During the 1920's fashion jewelry originated for the common people who were interested to own beautiful jewelry. Since then fashion trends started changing every season. The 1920's Art Deco period is mainly known for bangle bracelets, cocktail rings, long pendants and elaborate accessory items, like, cigarette cases and holders. Whereas, just after the World War-I and the great depression in the year 1929, the trend shifted from price and primarily gave emphasis on the look. From this particular juncture inexpensive costume jewelry started gaining popularity from the fashionable and budget-conscious women across the world.

On the other hand, during the 1940’s, Art deco jewelry become more dimensional as well as delicate. In fact, from this period onwards, people saw the introduction of flowers, rhinestones, bows and plastic jewelry along with the military influence. Then came the period from 1950 – 1960, during this time the jewelry became more sophisticated and traditional. In fact, during this time most of the people used to consider that their dress was incomplete without the appropriate necklace, bracelet, lapel pin or earrings. However, 1970's period was quite different era from that of 1950's. This era is mainly popular for its multi-strand necklaces and flower power in a wide range of colors. It also included bright plastic bangles, huge pendants, ball drop earrings and big hoop earrings.

Fashion jewelry trend in 2009 is however quite different from that of the previous time period. The year 2009 is all about colorful and bright jewelry. The jewelry colors that are most seen in this year are coral, sea blue, yellow and amazonite green. Some of the most worn fashion jewelry of this year includes beaded jewelry, multi-chain necklaces, fashionable bib necklaces, pendant earrings, chains having leaf patterns and cuffs. Nowadays, though different jewelry materials remain available in market, most of the stylish women prefer to have pearl jewelry. You may wear whatever you like but always make sure that the jewelry you are wearing is going well with your apparel and it is supporting your personality.

Garima Saraswat
Senior Fashion Stylish [IIFA]