Why Dior jewelry pieces are the ultimate accessories

It only takes a quick look at the runways to see that jewelry has reached an obsession-worthy level; earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces have taken 2020 by storm, and they are here to stay! Whether you are looking to elevate a minimalist outfit or add something extra to your layering look, jewelry might just be the answer to all your fashion prayers. 

As our favorite fashion icon and accessories connoisseur Iris Apfel once said; “Jewelry is the most transformative thing you can wear”- we certainly couldn’t have said it better ourselves, jewelry pieces simply have that certain ‘Je ne sais quoi’, which never fails to make us feel at our best.  Jewels have historically represented a lot more than just a universal form of adornment; there isn’t a single corner of the world’s history that is untouched by the influence of jewelry.From ancient Egyptians, believing gold would protect their dead in the after life, to Marilyn Monroe stating that diamonds are a girl’s best friends. Jewels have been, and still are, our vessel for treasuring feelings and dogmas.


If you can’t choose, mixing and matching is the way to go.

Stack the logo necklaces to master the next-level over the top logo love.

Still in doubt? Maybe Monsieur Christian Dior can help make up your mind. He was recognized in the 1950’s for bringing glamour and sophistication back to an era, characterized by great depression and war. In 1947, only two years after the end of World War II, Dior launched his very first collection in which he introduced his ‘New Look’, where he showcased a completely different esthetic than what had been fashionable for the past five years. The collection represented not only a parting from preceding styles, but also the beginning of a new way of viewing society. ‘New Look’ was a tribute to the old, pre-war days where women could afford to be extravagant and intentionally fashionable. It was a reawakening of affluence and luxury; jewelry was, obviously, an indispensable element of that collection. Dior’s creations made women feel elegant and sophisticated in a time that felt anything but, and still carries that power today. 



The Vintage Bar campaign featuring pre-owned Dior jewelry pieces.

With the liked of Burberry, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Balenciaga and Dior the super-loud 90’s monogram-mania trend has had a revival. Stack the classic oblique design logo necklace with a timeless nameplate charm and add an emblematic chunky chain to mas ter the next-level over-the-top logo love, or pair a delicate set of ‘CD’ studs with a discreet bracelet for a more classic and subtle look. Jewelry can be used in endless ways, so don’t be afraid to mix and match the different metals, layering up or play with proportions. Whether you pick a more timeless paired back style or a statement piece, wear it proudly and dare to be purposely glamorous. After all, it was Dior himself who wanted women to carry his name with style. 

Go for a delicate set of D earrings for a more classic and subtle look.

Pair matching CD studs, necklace and bracelets for a full Dior look.

Written by Anna Villani
Anna Villani is a fashion writer based in Copenhagen
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