Winter Fashion: The Bib Necklace

Monday, November 23, 2009

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Chico's Benicia Necklace
Chico's Benicia Necklace

$112.00 (was $128-- save 12%!)
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Bejewel yourself! Utilize your neck to its fullest potential by accenting it with a gorgeous, flowing bib necklace. It can be hard to get used to wearing something around your neck, but it’s a tempting colossal move that shouldn’t be resisted. I’m glad I didn’t forgo this trend because it has made dressing easier and quicker. Why you ask? Because, throwing on a blazer and a multi-layered, drop-jeweled bib necklace is the most efficient way to get the Gwen Stefani look-- a sort of punk rocker meets sassy PTA mom... depending on the necklace, of course. For every fashionista there is a bold, glitzy bib necklace waiting to be worn.

For the daring gals, I’ve got just the most neck-satisfying jewel-drop bib necklace from Chico's. Although Chico’s has a grandma reputation, this necklace proves that a fashion savvy lady of any age can buy from Chico’s. They have always carried an array of classic fun jewelry. The Chico's Benicia Necklace is a magical drop necklace with moonlit stones, crystals, and clear rhinestones scattered next to one another, creating a wonderfully inconsistent, yet lovely neck accessory. This will make your white Hanes t-shirt look like a Dolce & Gabbana.

Bebe Brightly Beaded Drop Necklace
Bebe Brightly Beaded Necklace

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If the Chico’s necklace is too erratic, I have a wonderful pick for the more refined, conservative fashion gal. The ABS by Allen Schwartz "Skin Deep" Faux Pearl PavĂ© Necklace is phenomenal. The bronze colored pearls in combination with the goldtone crystal balls are stunning. The pearl strands and alternating crystal balls are perfectly aligned to complete the elegant, lustrous look. Because the necklace makes such a powerful statement, it would be wise to keep the earrings simple-- perhaps a pair of studs. Everything about this necklace passes the test: the shape is consistent, the color is glamorous, and the three layers are great for a scoop neck.

Another lovely pick for readers who may describe themselves as spontaneous is the Bebe Brightly Beaded Drop Necklace. This bib necklace has contrasting light and dark beads to create a beautiful choker that will marvel you. The necklace is a link chain with pink teardrop beads. The necklace lays flat and is the ultimate comfortable, wearable day-to-night necklace. Wear it in the office with your grey pantsuit and then transform your look by exchanging your slacks for dark denim. If this trend is too much for day- to- day, consider it for all the fun sparkly holiday events. You’ll be the dazzle queen of the party.
Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.