When Tom Ford kicked off New York Fashion Week's Fall 2018 season with models in glitzy, oversized chandelier earrings and '80s-inspired frosted hoops, one thing was made clear: The forthcoming runways were going to be all about statement jewels. Designers didn't want dainty or delicate; instead, they wanted bold, larger-than-life ear adornments. Even when it came to the classics, such as good hoops, brands like Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, Marni and Y Project, found ways to make the gilded circles thicker, shinier and more in-your-face.
We've only just entered spring, which means we have plenty of time to practice before we're supposed to buy into this look-at-me lobe trend come autumn. Nevertheless, with spring and summer symbols — see seashells and retro florals — cropping up multiple times in cold-weather collections, it's a smart sartorial move to start picking up the most prominent ear decor from the Fall 2018 catwalks now. So, we've rounded up seven trends and 21 earrings currently on the market to get you in the maximalist mood. You can shop them all in the gallery below.
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