Trend To Try: Statement Earrings

celine earrings photo
Chrisanthi Kaliviotis

Beauty Expert

Jun 29, 2016

Since then, the big, the bedazzled and the bulbous have been swinging and jingling with glee on the fashion pack; with statement earrings spotted on runways, streets and red carpets everywhere.

So when it comes to the earring, size does matter, and (much) bigger is better. For the brash and the bold, do as Dolce & Gabbana, and pair with an equally theatrical ensemble, or for those with a less ostentatious inclination, jazz up a clean, linear black dress or chunky knit.

Maximalism is having a serious moment; now is the time to envelop your ears with shoulder-sweepers.

From the gleaming and glistening to the down right fruity; here, we present the ultimate statement earrings for excellent lobe manner.

Lyla & Bo Gigi Tassel Drop Studs

Nanna may have been onto something, as tassels are trending fiercely in the fashion sphere. This pair make for perfect night-time soiree, plus they come in at a very appealing price point. Simply add to a monochromatic outfit and shimmy your way into the night.

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Christie Nicolaides Alania Earrings

Local jewellery doyen, Christie Nicolaides, is currently dominating the earring realm. Cool cats Australia-wide are swooning over her colossal, embellished earrings; with her intricate, Grecian-inspired jewels bedazzling lobes everywhere. The Alania’s are our pick, inlaid with seed pearls and mottled turquoise, they continue to sell-out, so be quick.


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Oscar de la Renta Short Silk Tassel Earrings

The late master of meticulous haute couture and feminine, de la Renta undoubtedly laid the groundwork for the big earring trend. Statement earrings are synonymous with the brand, no Oscar girl goes without large, dangling goodness from her lobes. These pretty-as-punch shell pink creations are lustworhty, complete

Charming tassels embellished with tonal beads hang from square-cut Swarovski crystal studs on these unique Oscar de la Renta clip-on earrings.

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Fiel Sol x Watson Watson Jimi Earrings 

Now these scream statement. These sparkly, shoulder-dusters danced down the runway for Watson Watson last year, and they’ve been on our ear radar ever since. Not for the understated – pair with a plain black dress for uber glam vibes or amp up your jumper game for some winter magic.

Statement earrings fiel sol

Dolce & Gabbana Gold-Plated Orange Earrings

You can almost taste these juicy Sicilian blood oranges. The Italian stallions at Dolce & Gabbana are more-is-more kind of folk, and these fruity wonders are testament. Bite into these on balmy escapes with Negroni in hand.

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Bauble Bar Chandelier Drops

These chandelier drops ooze old-world glamour. Sparkly stones in melon, citron and crystal are inlaid in a rich brass, adding a touch of vintage luxe. The best part? The price tag – pleasantly kind on your bank balance.

bauble bar statement earrings

Lucy Folk Pearl Diver Hoop Earrings

Melbourne artisanal jewellery designer, Lucy Folk, went deep-sea diving (well, kind of) and hand-crafted these unique hoops. Handwoven metallic thread is punctuated with freshwater pearls making for a different kind of hoop offering. Known for her idiosyncratic handiwork, these loops of joy are no exception.

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Feature image from Celine 2015 Lookbook.


By Chrisanthi Kaliviotis

Beauty Expert

With her lyrical turn of phrase and penchant for uber-glamour, Chrisanthi Kaliviotis is in her element writing about beauty for The Carousel, while weaving in fun fashion and pop culture references. She also loves a road test, so we send many of the new hair tools that arrive her way (she actually knows how to use them). Have you seen that hair?



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