TREND ALERT: Ultra Long Earrings

As the invitations start to arrive for this year’s round of festive season celebrations, there’s one accessory choice that will set your outfit apart in the style stakes – ultra-long earrings.

We’re not talking about dainty little drop earrings here, this season it’s all about statement shoulder-grazing sparklers.

They’ll inject a soupçon of pizazz to the simplest of little black dresses, and immediately elevate your nine-to-five look to cocktail hour levels of glamour. Feeling extra adventurous? Try wearing just one earring – it’s the style set’s favourite styling trick when it comes to party dressing – Fendi’s asymmetric pair is the perfect way to wear two earrings on one ear.

We love the maximalist glitter of the crystals and pearls in styles by Chanel, Miu Miu, Gucci and Fendi, while the sleek metallic lines in pieces by Saint Laurent and Isabel Marant will suit those of more minimalist tastes. And we love the playful frivolity of Baublebar’s and Oscar de la Renta’s tasseled styles – just the thing to pair with a classic turtleneck.

Here is our edit of the best clavicle-grazing earrings on Sloane Street.

Baublebar tassel earrings, £60 at Harvey Nichols
Chanel Fine Jewellery BO Perle Chaines earrings, price on application
Chloe earrings, £235
Fendi earrings, £320
Saint Laurent earrings, £425
Annoushka 18ct yellow gold, diamond and Ebony Touch Wood earrings, £15,000 at Harvey Nichols
& Other Stories pearl pendant earrings, £23
Annoushka 18ct yellow gold, diamond and Ebony Touch Wood earrings, £15,000 at Harvey Nichols