Trend on Our Radar: The Backward Necklace

Tips to pull off the red-carpet phenomenon

My biggest takeaway from the 2013 Oscars? The backward necklace is taking Hollywood by storm. Worn by both Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway on the big night, this trend is definitely one to try.

While it may seem intimidating – red-carpet spotlight and all – it’s actually really easy to slip into your accessories routine. As I see it, there are two differing approaches.

Backwards Necklace

Go for the wow factor.
I love a bolder necklace paired with a V-cut back. The necklace slips right into the backline, perfectly complementing the shape and adding some seriously unexpected bling. Go with an updo for this look – with accessories like this, you’ll want to show them off.

Keep it simple.
A delicate chain is a lovely addition to a dress with a simple back. Jennifer Lawrence opted for this look with a straight-backed gown, and the result was a subtle draped effect. Hair up or hair down – this look is understated enough that it works with both.

By Anna Kuchinsky, Staff Writer

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March 11, 2013

The ReTweet: 5 Style Bytes You May Have Missed

@ManRepeller: Give me plaid pants or give me death
Now this sounds serious.

@The_Meek: Gmail is back. One day I’ll tell my grandkids how I didn’t have email access for about 4 minutes.
And how, as a result, the entire interwebs almost shut down in fear. 

@elementstyle: I am so loving Anne Hathaway’s pixie. Wish I had the balls (and bone structure).
Ditto. What we don’t wish for, though? Her extreme diet for Les Miz.

@katiearmour: true friends text you photos of @RyanGosling when you’re having a bad day
Better friends send you YouTube links of his best movies to watch at work.

@RebelWilson: I am going to go on a new cleanse – my weekend cleanse of cutting everything out of my diet except for chocolate DID NOT WORK! …
Maybe that’s where we went wrong, too…

By Melissa Mann, Staff Writer

Surely we missed something, so leave your favorite tweets of the week in the comments below, or tweet us, of course: @ruelala.

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December 12, 2012