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Style Your Tassel Earrings Your Way

A pair of tassel earrings can add a touch of elegance to many outfits and in diverse settings, from casual to formal. Highly trendy in Bollywood, these earrings are designed to visually lengthen the neck, giving it a more graceful appearance. You don't have to break the bank to get your hands on some either - eBay has hundreds of gorgeous pairs, and at prices to suit every budget.

What sort of tassel earrings can you buy?

Tassel earrings can be made of many different materials. If you want to add a pop of colour to an everyday outfit you should choose fabric tassel earrings. If you want something a little more elegant to put the finishing touches to an evening gown, try a pair with tassels made of tiny, delicate chains in silver or gold, or with diamante detail. Whichever tassel earrings you choose, they will be one of the following basic designs:

  • Stud earrings: These have a short, straight post that goes through the piercing and is affixed with an earring back.
  • Drop earrings: These have a long, curved post, which uses the tassel as a counterweight to keep the earring in place.
  • Hoop earrings: These are hoops that go right through the piercing with multiple tassels hanging from the bottom.
How big should you go with tassel earrings?

While not practical for everyday wear, long tassel earrings that sweep the shoulders definitely make a statement. Many Bollywood celebrities can be seen sporting earrings like these in colours that match or complement their outfits. Pair these with a strapless, off-the-shoulder, or scoop-necked dress for the full neck-lengthening effect. Avoid wearing a necklace at the same time unless it's very small, as it will clutter up your décolletage. If you want that Bollywood flavour but in a more wearable size, choose something smaller but in a bright, complementary colour.

What casual outfits can you wear tassel earrings with?

Tassel earrings look great with just jeans and a wide-neck or V-neck T-shirt. You could also pair them with a button-up shirt with the top few buttons left unfastened, or a cold-shoulder style top or dress. For a neutral-toned outfit, use the earrings for a little pop of colour. If you're wearing brightly coloured clothing, opt for a more neutral earring colour, or one in silver or gold, so as not to overwhelm. Tassel earrings also look great with an up or down hairstyle, but tying your hair back will draw more attention to them and exaggerate the neck-lengthening effect.

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