For the last couple of years, pearl earrings have gone through a rebirth. Traditionally considered preppy and old fashioned, pearls have become the fixation of rising designers like Danielle Frankel and Sophie Bille Brahe, who are featuring the elegant stone in new and inventive ways in their eye-catching pieces of jewelry.
Now it seems like the pearl renaissance is conquering a new frontier: hair. At Paris Couture Fashion Week, Kaia Gerber walked down the Givenchy runway wearing a stunning pearl and diamond headband. Accessory designer Sophie Buhai recently launched a black satin headband strung with baroque pearls on top. And at Sunday’s Screen Actor’s Guild awards, Mandy Moore sported a flirty ponytail with a single pearl tucked into her hair at the base of her neck.
A quick look at Instagram also reveals all the cool girls have fallen for pearl hair accessories. Danish blogger Pernille Teisbaek showed off how she paired pearl earrings with a single string pearl barrette on one side of her hair in a recent post. While others, like fashion blogger Marianne Theodorsen, are displaying a funkier approach to the trend by layering multiple pearl barrettes on top of each other.
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Brides have always favored pearl earrings for their wedding day—what goes better with a white dress, after all?—but pearl hair accessories have yet to catch on as a major trend. Considering the options at hand, we’re won’t be surprised if pearls start popping up on bridal hair inspiration boards everywhere. A head piece like Givenchy’s couture pearl and diamond one that rivals the drama of any cathedral length wedding veil, while a delicate strand of pearl barrettes easily adds a touch of romance. Looks like the reign of the flower crown is about to be overthrown.