It’s hard not to be mesmerized by them. In the right light they can cast rainbows. Worn near the face, they make your eyes sparkle and are the quickest way to dress up a boring day dress and create a glamorous look for a night out. Crystals are being seen everywhere from bags and shoes to heavy necklaces and eccentric headpieces this season. But these aren’t our grandmothers’ jewels. Exotic shapes, interesting placements and bold colors will lure any fairy princess to look twice.
Full of glitter and glamour, Vera Wang presented a collection draped with heavy set crystal necklaces and mixed jeweled bracelets.
Dolce and Gabbana spiced up a modest wood shoe with sparkles and rhinestones.
Giorgio Armani delicately beaded ballerina flats.
And Roberto Cavalli crowned his princess with a classic crystal tiara.
But the show-stopping crystal extraordinaire was Alexander McQueen’s exotic, ethnic headpieces and earrings that were fit for an Indian queen.
Crystal details will add a much needed dose of luxury to your wardrobe without over-committing to an entire look. With plenty to choose from this fall, make sure to pick a unique color or design that can transform throughout seasons.
After all, what modern day princess doesn’t want to escape to a magical world of glitter and beauty after a hard day’s work. Well, at least for a night…
Photos courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.