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