We hate to say we told you so but back in February, Grazia Daily was bringing you news of our latest jewellery obsession: ear cuffs. Come the night of the Met Ball on Monday and A-list attendees from Nicole Richie to Sienna Miller and Cara Delevingne were parading before the paps with a variety of ear jewels. So while the ear cuff may not be blessed with the sexiest name in the world, the red carpet shebang proved they do look really good – and not just for dressing up as a punk.
The trend first caught our eye when Michelle Williams – who we would’ve dismissed as an unlikely ear cuff radical – wore a series of little gold cuff earrings on her right ear for an appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman. It wasn’t just the new asymmetric hairdo Michelle debuted, or the killer Christian Louboutin heels, the ear cuff styling certainly upped the attitude that the little lady decided to add to her subtle and minimalist navy Dior dress-coat from Raf Simons’ Spring Summer 2013 collection.
Sienna and Cara get cuffed at the 2013 Met Ball
Rihanna, Diane Kruger, Miley Cyrus, Naomie Harris and Alicia Keys have already nodded to the jewellery trend, proving that no matter what your signature look, there’s a EC for all of us. We’re big fans here at Grazia HQ of the simple ear cuff – just like Michelle or Sienna's, a few gold bands will see you right. It’s obvious, but ear cuffs look better with a short ‘do or hair up; one does not want to get tangled in one’s own ear cuff, not chic.
Our ear cuff research highlights that ASOS and River Island are supplying in bulk at a good price, but should you want to head down a more haute jewellery route then Repossi, Ryan Storer and CA&LOU are to be taken note of. Scroll through the gallery above to see the A-list ear cuffers at the Met Ball, and you can shop the look below…
Get involved in the trend with our ear cuff picks