How to Wear Pearls with Fall 2017 Fashion

Feathers, embroidery and lace embellishments require bangles and chokers.

Feathers from @Lanvinofficial, @ Zara Marigold sweater with pearl accents, Lace dress from @PhilosophyOfficial, Assael Akoya Pearl Bangle bracelets
Clockwise: Lace dress from @PhilosophyOfficial, Feathers from @Lanvinofficial, Assael South Sea Choker, @Zara Marigold sweater with pearl accents, Assael Akoya Bangle

Embellishments increased the drama on the fall runways in NY, Paris and Milan.  This is great news for the pearl obsessed as frilly, fun and sparkly fabrics call for the solid sheen of pearls.  Akoya pearls set in 18K gold bangles add just the right amount of luster and substance to offset the lighter looks of feathers and lace.  Choker length pearl strands pair well with embroidered sweaters or accented sleeves.

Midi skirts call for opera length strands

Left to Right:  @CarolinaHerrera Fall 2017 RTW, Assael South Sea Pearl Opera Ropes, @MaisonValentino Fall 2017, @VictoriaBeckham Fall 2017 RTW, @GabrielaHearst Fall 2017 RTW

The mid-length skirt or midi skirt is all the rage this season, anything that hits between the knees and the ankles.  Designers like Carolina Herrera, Valentino, Victoria Beckham and Gabriela Hearst each featured their own version. The length of these flouncy skirts call for an opera length pearl strand – the longer the better, as elongated looks are also very slimming.

Playful plaid pairs with Tahitian drama

Assael Tahitian Pearl Opera Rope, Assael Tahitian Drop Pearls with Diamonds @ChanelOfficial Fall 2017 RTW, @Jason Wu PreFall 2017 RTW
Clockwise: Assael Tahitian Pearl Opera Rope, Assael Tahitian Drop Pearls with Diamonds @ChanelOfficial Fall 2017 RTW, @Jason Wu PreFall 2017 RTW

The tailored, classic style of plaid and hounds tooth is back in a big way, with designers like Tibi, Chanel and Jason Wu capitalizing on the eye-catching allure of fabulous checkered fabrics. These playful styles pair beautifully with the darker colors of Tahitian pearls. From grey to charcoal to green and eggplant hues, Assael has an incredible assortment of some of the highest gem quality Tahitian pearls available in North America today.

Victorian collars flirt with studs and statement rings

@temperleylondon Fall 2017 RTW,@maisonvalentino Fall 2017 RTW, @frame fall 2017 RTW, Assael Large Bubble Ring set in 18K white gold, Assael Akoya pearl stud earrings with diamonds
Clockwise – @temperleylondon Fall 2017 RTW,@maisonvalentino Fall 2017 RTW, @frame fall 2017 RTW, Contemporary Bubble Multi Pearl Ring, Assael for Sean Gilson, Assael South Sea Pearl and Diamond Studs

Another hot trend right off the runway is the ultra-chic and always classic Victorian collar. Temperley London used the ruffled style to top slacks and skirts, while Frame paired a more casual style with jeans and Valentino graced the neckline of their favorite fall dresses with this demure and feminine collar.  Long sleeves and high necks leave little room for necklaces or bracelets, so pearl lovers should pair this look with pearl stud earrings or big bold statement rings like those in the new Bubbles Collection by Sean Gilson for Assael.