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Going single

fashion-and-trends Updated: Oct 19, 2010 14:40 IST
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The latest on the fashion block is to do one thing at a time. One earring, for instance. Style divas all over the world have recently been spotted flaunting one big, chunky earring instead of the customary pair.

Among those seen sporting the trend actively in the West are actors Milla Jovovich and Jessica Szohr. Singer-actor Miley Cyrus, too, wore a long, quirky peacock-inspired piece — which looked like hair braiding — to an informal lunch.

The trend isn’t just a hit in Hollywood. Last week, Princess Victoria of Sweden rocked the one-earring look at a fashion event. She showed off a single hoop with dangling metallic strands, and wore a barely-there stud in the other ear.

Closer home, designer Kavita Bhartia is all set to bring the look to the ramp, at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week in Delhi this week. “It’s all about being bolder, experimenting, and breaking the rules. Single, over-sized earrings will take over the fashion scene soon,” she says. Other designers feel the same. “It will create a buzz in Bollywood and beyond,” says jewellery designer Queenie Dhody.

So, who can try out the style? “Only those who are daring and have a strong personality should go with this statement. In Bollywood, someone like Bipasha Basu or Sonam Kapoor can carry it off well.

The trick is to keep the rest of the ensemble simple, and let this big piece of accessory take centre stage,” suggests celeb-stylist Shyamli Arora. Wood, feather, beads and gemstones top the ‘singles’ list’. “You can team these up with casual, evening as well as traditional wear, and turn heads instantly,” says jewellery designer Punita Trrikha.