It is likely that you have already come across a series of maxi earrings in collections presented recently on the runways and, of course, in street style looks. Even with this movement growing in strength – and with huge support from fashionistas – it’s just another revival of accessories that marked the 1980s, also known as the Era Glam. That’s because aesthetics was important to highlight the freedom of the time, with the right to shine, unconventional shapes and mixtures of ultra-vibrant shades. In recent times, some brands have invested in this eighteenth century return, such as Saint Laurent bringing us such desirable pieces. On the other hand, brands such as Dolce & Gabbana have been exploring this proposal of maxi earrings for some time, but with baroque looks and studded with colored stones.
The good news is that, outside of the evening dress code, the huge earrings have become a cool item in casual style. T-shirts, jeans, shirts and light fabric dresses are the bets for this contrast of everyday life. Even with printed clothes. Here, Camila shows that the inverted U-shaped accessory, studded with rhinestones, is a good pair to invest in with standard black and white garments. As for my production, I combined the pair of golden flower earrings with a floral dress. Notice how it is possible to combine several accessories at the same time. Besides the earrings, I wore the necklace of the same set, showing that the idea of “one accessory or another” is already a rule of the past.
In the backstages of Fall 2019, several inspirations to combine the maxi earrings. For Brandon Maxwell, the shape of short fringes with rhinestones was chosen to share space with the black tailoring set – giving that pinch of femininity and glamour in the right measure. At Balmain, the proof that knitting + shining earrings work very well and are worth reproducing with other hi-lo proposals (i.e., denomination that also means mixing elements considered basic with glam items).
With many pearls, Prabal Gurung chose the long hoop and fringed earrings as the protagonist element of the look. At Loewe, creative director Jonathan Anderson opted for the thin strips and bow tie with rhinestone application.
The natural materials, which are Jacquemus’ favorite, have gained visibility in wooden earrings, with the straw work intertwined in the structure composed of two squares. At Lanvin, they appear voluminous, green and with golden details – ideal to give that touch of color a the black and white look.
Ready to choose the maxi earring that best suits you? Even for those who are used to the medium versions, it’s a matter of trying and understanding what is the best proportion to match your style.