We love to accessorize as much as the next girl, but when we saw the embellished necklines designers were showing on their F/W 2012 runways we couldn't help but feel a touch of excitement. Fashion heavy-hitters like Marni, Christian Dior, and Givenchy showed an array of jackets, tops, and dresses featuring necklines adorned with jewels and ornate embroidery alike.
We love the idea of glitz and glam, but we also respect a woman on the go. This built-in bling makes it simple to achieve the look without spending an hour accessorizing in front of the mirror.
And just because it's embellished, doesn't mean it's fancy. Designers like Burberry Prorsum have added these embellishments to items as casual and basic as the t-shirt.
See our picks below for the nicest necklines out there!
We love the dense beading on this mustard-colored, short sleeve sweater by Burberry Prorsum. The mock-turtleneck sweater would look perfect tucked-in with a pair of this season's wide leg jeans.
Get it at Neiman Marcus for $558 (orig. $1,595)
With a t-shirt this pretty there is no need to over-accessorize. This Lucky Brand tee can be paired with denim cut-offs for a super casual look or even a dressy black shorts and wedge sandals for night out.
Get it at Lucky Brand for $49.50
If you're in the market for some new work clothing, look no further than this Warehouse blouse. This chunky beaded, high-neck blouse is lovely with a pair of black trousers and slick pumps for a day at the office.
Get it at ASOS for $82.85
This is the ideal dress to wear for an August or early September wedding. The colorful halter-style dress features a gorgeous orangey-red and blue beaded neckline that will mesh perfectly with your end-of-summer tan.
Get it at Milly for $525
Another great choice for a late-summer or early-fall event is this Forever 21 high-low hemmed dress. The silver-metallic neckline and cut of the dress gives a Greek goddess-look, which we are always a fan of!
Get it at Forever 21 for $29.80
This Lanvin wool-blend cardi-coat is a top choice for outerwear with embellishments. It features a faux-pearl and gold chain on the neck, adding a feminine charm to this cold-weather necessity.
Get it at Barneys for $3645