Year End Pearl Fashion Trends of 2017 That Will Still Rock in 2018

December 4, 2017 by Kiesha Joseph

In 2017, we saw pearls emerge as the new jewelry staple for everything from makeup, skincare and hair accessories. Everyone’s heard of the magnificent Girl with the Pearl Earring. But, what do you know about the girl in the Chanel pearl headband or with the serum inspired by pearls?

Check out the trendy sweater with pearl-embellished sleeves.
Check out the trendy sweater with pearl-embellished sleeves. Image Source: Zara

12 Pearl Fashion Trends That Stole the Scene in 2017

These Pearl Trends Will Remain Strong in 2018

Between the runways, celebrities and fashionistas, these are some of the 2017 pearl trends that turned your Grandmother’s pearls into more than just classic jewelry pieces. In 2018, expect to find pearls on the red carpet, in skincare and beauty products, even on bathroom counters.

Here are 12 trendy pearl looks to watch out for as the New Year settles in:

1. The Teeny Tiny Pearl

This Jonathan Simkhai model looks exotic with a tiny pearl glued to the corner of each of her eyes.
This Jonathan Simkhai model looks exotic with a tiny pearl glued to the corner of each of her eyes. Image Source: Makeup For Life

New York runways were used to make major beauty statements in 2017. One was so tiny, many fashionistas probably missed it altogether. One Jonathan Simkhai runway model wore the teeniest, tiniest pearls, which were glued within the inside corners of both of her eyes.

2. Pearl Skin Serums

Some call it pearl infusion. We call it a gemstone skin miracle! The gems burst to create a gel-like serum. This releases a vitamin C and caviar extract cocktail that successfully brightens your skin.

3. Pearl Hair Jewelry

We saw many different styles of hair jewels embellished with pearls over the year. For 2018, expect to see even more, like this pearl halo that pins along the back of the wearer’s head, much like a crown.

4. Pearls Make the Face

Bedazzled metal and pearls were used as make-up at Balmain.
Bedazzled metal and pearls were used as make-up at Balmain. Image Source: Daily Mail

Manish Arora’s fall show made the “facial pearls” look one that became adored by fashion lovers. The models hit the runway with pearls glued to their nails and faces in various detailed shapes.

5. Illuminating Powder Pearls

Guerlain Météorites Pearls is a skincare product designed specifically for boosting the natural radiance in your skin. This illuminating finishing powder also helps even out your complexion, better than most highlighters.

6. Pearls & Ponytails

Pearls are used to make Lily Collins' simple swooped-up ponytail look glamorous.
Pearls are used to make Lily Collins’ simple swooped-up ponytail look glamorous. Image Source: Harpers Bazar

Many of us simply love our ponytails. But, when it’s time to pin it up, you can create a more sophisticated, sexy look by dressing up your ponytail with pearl embellished hair pins. Check out how Lily Collins dressed up her simple ponytail with one simple pearl hair jewel.

7. Pearl Facial Masks

Each individual gemstone in infused with a healthy dose of apricot oil and hyaluronic acid. These facial masks deliver much needed proteins and peptides that help tone and brighten your skin with regular use over time.

8. Reinvented Classic Pearl Headbands

Pearls for Girls: Isn't this First Communion Pearl Tiara just adorable?
Pearls for Girls: Isn’t this First Communion Pearl Tiara just adorable? Image Source: Pinterest

Chanel’s classic pearls motif took on some major upgrades for the 2017 runway shows. Some of the most amazing looking, royalty-inspired, pearl embellished headbands were introduced. Expect to see them continue to grace runways in 2018.

9. Pearl Hair Serums

Bet you’d never expect to see hair serums made out of pearls. Well, check the market. You’ll find oils created specifically for softening your hair. They are wrapped in pearls made from protein and caviar.

10. Line ‘Em All Up

Ariana Grande spruced up her simple ponytails with multiple lines of pearls.
Ariana Grande spruced up her simple ponytails with multiple lines of pearls. Image Source: Harpers Bazar

Looking for a daring, unique look that includes pearls? Check out how Ariana Grande used them to create designs in her hair, making her braided ponytail look quite edgy.

11. Pearl Hair Pins

Both Lily Collins and Ariana Grande, as well as other celebrity trend setters, have been seen sporting these metallic and pearl hair pins. Some say the designer brands are hard to find. Click here to start your search now.

12. Throw Them in a Bun

Skyler Samuels shows us how even a simply bun can look dressed up with pearls.
Skyler Samuels shows us how even a simply bun can look dressed up with pearls. Image Source: Harpers Bazar

Skyler Samuels is one actress who loves wearing pearls. Here she is sporting cute, pearl pins in hair, strategically placed around her bun. See how the gems elevate the look of her simple bun hairstyle?

Pearls of the Past, Make the Future in Fashion

Today, Coco Chanel is still considered one of the most famed fashion designers of all time. The French-born fashion-queen and trend setter is still well-known for her little black dresses and trademark suits, with designs that are still timeless and trendy in 2017.

Although the sophisticated fashionista has been dead for over 45 years, her deep fondness for pearls has been kept alive by fashion label designer and Chanel’s head creative director, Karl Lagerfeld. One of the most famous images of Ms. Chanel features her wearing layers of strands of pearls.

“A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.” Coco Chanel
“A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.” Coco Chanel. Image Source: Pearls of Joy

The late, great Coco Chanel was once quoted as saying:

“A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.”

And, she truly meant it. For 2018, expect Coco Chanel’s’ collection to feature various reincarnations of the precious gem. You’ll find many variations of the gem featured in trendy fashions, such as bags, on wrists, jackets, around the neck… and of course, the infamous pearl earrings.

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Kiesha Joseph

The Pearl Source Content Manager at Content Marketing Geek Corporation
Kiesha Joseph is the Managing Content Editor for ThePearlSource.com, a leading online pearl jewelry website offering high-quality pearls at affordable prices. Kiesha is a Content Marketing Geek who enjoys educating her audience on a broad range of topics, including trends in marketing, SEO, jewelry, fashion, celebrity style and more.
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