Traditionally, brides often choose to keep their wedding day accessories at a minimum, mostly pairing their bridal looks with grandmother’s pearls or vintage diamond studs. But these days, brides are becoming more adventurous and editorial-minded when thinking of their wedding day style. Suddenly, bridal accessories are no longer an after-thought, they’re taking center stage.
Look no further than these Danielle Frankel shoulder-grazing, pearl drop earrings, which manage to be both delicate and dramatic at once. (The balance every bride should be going for, really.) “If a woman chooses one standout accessory, it can change that way she wears her entire look,” explains designer Danielle Frankel, who previously worked for Marchesa and Vera Wang, and who just debuted her first bridal collection this fall. “I was never a pearl person, truthfully, but it is cool to bring traditionally proper jewelry to this setting.”
Aside from adding that extra level of oomph to any wedding dress, these dangling earrings were practically made to be captured in a Boomerang. “A simple stud is beautiful,” Danielle adds. “However these earrings allow you to dance and groove through the wedding with something that stands out.”
As for how you should style them, Danielle suggests pairing her designs with simpler lines and silhouettes, and even recommends wearing them with more piercings, in mixed metals and stones, crawling up the ear—the one case where we will condone a “more is more” approach.
Danielle Frankel baroque pearl drop earrings are available for purchase on Moda Operandi.