Style Spotlight: 5 Lariat Necklaces for Sexy Long Layering

Just as my fave college-era TV show, Beverly Hills 90210, was resurrected, so, too, have lariat (or Y) necklaces come back in force. The difference in both ’90s-era blasts from the past? The second coming of the spoiled Beverly Hills–high-school-kids drama was decidedly lamer and aired only for five years (versus 10 for the original), while lariat necklaces have gotten more creative and abundant among designers. From silver to gold to diamonds and spinel, the sexy look is ideal for layering with other skinny necklaces and had a big showing at the 2015 Las Vegas jewelry shows. Sorry AnnaLynne McCord, you’re no Jennie Garth, but you can at least adopt one aspect of her ‘90s-cool style.

Graziela Gems Y necklace in silver with black rhodium and black spinel

Big Dash necklace in sterling silver with black rhodium and 1.04 cts. t.w. black spinel, $430; Graziela Gems

Celia Y necklace in 14k gold with diamonds by PHYNE by Paige Novick

Celia necklace in 14k gold with 0.21 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,600; Phyne by Paige Novick

Y necklace in 18k gold wtih black rhodium and black and colorless diamonds by Rina Limor

Lariat necklace in 18k white gold with 12.5 cts. t.w. black diamonds and 1.06 cts. t.w. colorless diamonds, $4,900; Rina Limor

Y necklace in 18k gold with black rhodium and diamonds by Marli

Quinn necklace in 18k white gold with black rhodium and 0.95 ct. t.w. diamonds, $5,450; Marli

Y necklace in 24k gold and oxidized gilver with diamonds by Yossi Harari

Sara Cascade necklace in 24k gold and oxidized silver with 9 cts. t.w. diamonds, $85,855; Yossi Harari at MUSE

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