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Winter fashion trend: The statement necklace

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Winter fashion trend: The statement necklace

In the rattle and hum of the holiday shopping whirlwind, a special someone often slides off the gift list: You. This year, why not splash out on a little personal sparkle? Investing in a statement necklace makes you feel sensational and adds instant glamour to your holiday party look. After all, even the most dedicated follower of fashion needs a shortcut now and then—think of it as a present to your future self. This winter, opt for the season’s smash hit: short necklaces which frame the face, like the chokers originally made famous by ‘90s 90210 fashion plates Brenda and Kelly. Add mistletoe, and your Dylan equivalent won’t stand a chance.

[caption id="attachment_6705" align="aligncenter" width="365" caption="Biko Mimi Necklace in Purple, $125, ilovebiko.com"] [/caption] If black is your go-to hue, introducing this season’s It colour might seem like a challenge best left to stars of the street style blogosphere. Enter this adorable necklace, which effortlessly adds a pop of purple to your ensemble. Anna Dello Russo, eat your heart out.

[caption id="attachment_6706" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Cathy B. Bib Necklace with Rosettes and Crystals, $840, cathybjewelry.com"] [/caption] One rule for wearing this knock-out necklace: Wear your hair up so that the sweet silver ribbon gets its own close-up. This is a major piece, so keep the rest of your look minimal and give it room to dazzle. Wear it over a silky gold tank top or a pastel shift dress that brings out the colours dancing among the sparkle.

[caption id="attachment_6713" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="Eliza Kozurno hand-crocheted net necklace, $170, elizakozurno.com"] [/caption] Winter fashion is gripped by a gothic mood, so what better way to sulk stylishly than with a handmade piece by Toronto jewellery designer Eliza Kozurno? Pair it with a chic tuxedo or use it to add texture to an all-black evening look. Think of it as Lisbeth Salander goes black-tie.

[caption id="attachment_6708" align="aligncenter" width="456" caption="Atelier Swarovski by Manik Mercian, White Opal Necklace, $610, swarovski.com"] [/caption] Leave it to Swarovski to take the classic choker formula—complete with black ribbon—and kick it up a notch or 10. Guest designer Jenny Manik Mercian (who also creates baubles for Victoria’s Secret and celebs like Kate Moss) makes the most of the natural splendour of white opal. Let the baubles take centre stage—wear this with a strapless frock; it's the ultimate winter fashion finish. Out of all four necklaces, which sparkler would you wear?
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Winter fashion trend: The statement necklace