Key spring ready-to-wear shows in four cities—in New York City, London, Milan, and Paris—took place in September, resulting in a fresh crop of clothing trends. Jewelers need to take note in order to stock cases with the right pieces to complement the necklines and silhouettes of the season. Crop tops were among the spring 2014 clothing trends outlined in “Fashion Trend Report: 10 Spring 2014 Clothing Trends Jewelers Must Know“; here are five ways to adorn some of those bare belly fashions.
When have we ever seen so much midriff? A little last year, but this year—wow! Tops are shrinking so much that they give the term navel-gazing a whole new meaning. (Look to the Nicole Miller, Vivienne Tam, and Tod’s collections for examples.) While this trend likely won’t appeal to more mature buyers, young jewelry lovers with toned tummies might spring for belly rings and chains—and perhaps even ear cuffs or headpieces to balance coverage elsewhere in the absence of fabric.
Five Jewels to Wear With Crop Tops
Flower belly ring in 14k gold with CZ, $189; CG Creations
Belly ring in 14k yellow gold with ball motif, $233; Stuller
Belly ring in palladium with ball motif, $271; Stuller
Layered Belly Chain with 0.9 ct. t.w. diamonds, $8,250; Jacquie Aiche
Belly Shaker chain in 14k gold with 1.35 cts. t.w. diamonds, $12,500; Jacquie Aiche
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