For as long as history has been recorded, beautifying and accessorizing have been almost an instinctual drive bred into women from all circles of life. While some of us enjoy adding subtle accompaniments to our outfits and looks, others are attracted to the glamour of a little more sparkle and panache. The bridal world holds no exception. We want to make sure that we add just the right amount of zing and flair to really compliment and complete our look as we stand in the spotlight on our special day. Times and trends are constantly changing, though, and what we may have thought would really headline our style may now be nothing more than yesterday’s news. We’ve had the pleasure of surveying several real women of different ages and personalities to see what they thought of some of today’s glitziest accessory and beauty trends. Are they bangin’, or should we leave them hangin’?
1. Oversized cocktail rings: We’ll have to claim hit or miss with this trend. Out of the lovely ladies surveyed, 53% of them, mostly younger women, decided that flashing some chunky finger bling is definitely a deed worth doing. So whether you spice up your digits, or dial them down, you can’t really go wrong. There’s no crime involved in being the ring leader here.
2: Bejeweled headbands or tiaras: Who knows, maybe the tiaras are better left to the toddlers. At any rate, only 43% of the women surveyed are on board with this collapsing craze, so it might just be sinking too fast to bail out. Whether you wave goodbye to this bling dingy or throw it a lifeline, though, let’s give credit where credit is due. This trend did survive longer than the Titanic.
3: Face Jewels: With only 13% of our poll participants claiming that this fad deserves any face time, we’ll just have to toss it right out the door with yesterday’s coffee grounds and newspaper, unless, of course, you recycle. There’s no reusing this trashy trend, however. To sum up the feelings on this fleeting fancy: face jewels have been out since Taylor Swift left them in the teardrops on her guitar.
4: Chunky, flashy costume necklaces: Call them crazy, but most women just don’t seem to be overly nuts for this fashion phase-out. With a chilly reception of 30% kudos on the sizzle scale, it doesn’t appear that many ladies will be declaring their undying affection for this bulky novelty any time soon. It’s a shame, really. Chunky trends need love, too.
5: Rhinestones on fingernails: And the survey says: Yes to the nail dress! This rave-worthy trend received a whopping 70% of the hotness votes to make it the second runner up in our pizzazz poll. Rhinestones aren’t just for cowboys anymore, pilgrim. This twinkling trend will be sticking around for a while yet, so grab yourself some glue and bling it on!
6: Glitter nail polish: The rave meter was off the charts with this take-charge trend. As the top rated flashy feature on our survey, 90% of the women polled chimed in with a resounding “give me the glitter” when it comes to showing off some polished perfection. So feel free to breathe some fresh life into those tired piggies and unleash them on the world. You just can’t fail with the sparkling nail.
7: Glitter eye shadow: This trend has its eyes on the prize, but it’s still trailing behind. Receiving the nod with 57% of the total wows, glitter shadow has just barely earned its place in the modern chic movement. Whether it’s on its way in or ready to step out of the running, though, let’s give it a wink and flirt with it a bit before we let it go.
8: Glitter lip gloss: It doesn’t look like we’ll be kissing this trend goodbye in the near future. Out of the group of beautiful women surveyed, 67% of them agreed that there’s girly-glam power in a sparkle packed pucker. So slather it on, and show it off, Sugarlips. When it comes to popularity, the glitter gloss craze is really laying a sultry smack right on the cheek of total hotness.
9: Body glitter: Since only 40% of our dazzling women surveyed claim that body glitter looks good on more than just drag queens and exotic dancers, we’ll have to give this trend a smack on the tush and send it on its way. It was fun five years ago, but this fleeting fad has packed its bags and is heading out the door. No hard feelings, we’ll let it go quietly.
10: Sequined headbands or hair accessories: Neck and neck between the nods and the nays, sequins managed to climb halfway up the love-it ladder with 50% of the affirmative votes. So take ‘em or leave ‘em, sequined headbands are just as alive today as they were when the Charleston was just making its debut. Stick a feather in that and call it fabulous!
Just remember, whatever the pop and flash polls have to say, you’re still more than qualified to be your own fashion judge. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and style is in the way a woman carries herself and works the look she chooses. Never let anyone tell you who you should or shouldn’t be, you make your own rules, run with your individuality! Your personal flair is what sets you apart from the rest of the world. What doesn’t work for others may very well be the one article of wearable wonder that you aren’t willing to give up, and we love that about you!