Lately, everyone has been looking like the chandeliers in the windows of Lower East Side lighting shops. Dubbed “chandelier dressing,” it’s been a thing on Instagram for a minute now. It’s an icy teen-pop-princess vibe, meets ’80s glam, meets pageant queen. From rhinestone chokers to Area’s fringe pants, we’ve all been dripping in ~glamour~ lately.
And if there’s anything to cement that trend, it’s Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” video that just dropped today with our new lifestyle anthem “Bought matching diamonds for six of my b*****”. The Hannah Lux Davis-directed video is an all-pink, all-bling celebration of diamonds to the tune of “My Favorite Things”.
For the last handful of months, I’ve been wearing a rhinestone choker with almost every outfit, and it is my Power Piece. Particularly in the Seasonal Affective Disorder portion of winter, where we’re all growing tired of fleece leggings and the same winter coats, adding a little frosting is the sartorial equivalent of a light-therapy lamp.
The trend seemed to originate at New York Fashion Week around this time last year, with Area and Christopher Kane adding crystal fringe to knits and trousers. Gucci even brought out the crystal nipple tassels and body chains. You can go delicate with the fringe—or complete hedonism with this Jimmy Choo trainer.
For full, post-breakup, “been through some bad sh*t, I should be a sad b*tch. Who woulda thought it’d turn me to a savage?” crystal cleansing, Ariana’s diamond-heavy hairpieces and necklaces are just for her. It’s near-impossible to roll around in bed with someone when you’re wearing so many diamonds—it’s a look that says it’s about me and me alone.
Even if you can’t exactly afford to pull an Ariana, drink too much champagne, and buy your best gurls rings from Tiffany’s, might I also suggest the equally rewarding feeling of drinking too much André and buying matching chandelier earrings from Claire’s.