Easy Outfit Upgrade: Wear a Necklace Backwards

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Wear a Necklace Backwards(Art by Tanya Leigh Washington)If you have an eye for detail and a penchant for iconic fashion films, you'd know that Audrey Hepburn's character in Breakfast at Tiffany's, Holly Golightly, wore her pearls backwards. Take a look at the 1961 film and you'll notice how they drape down her back, perfectly in line with the scooped neck of her dress designed by Hubert de Givenchy

Even Princess Diana was a fan of the edgy jewelry look: The Princess of Wales wore a long knotted string of pearls to accentuate her backless dress at the London premiere of Back to The Future in 1985. Wearing a necklace backwards may not be a new trend, but it's definitely a clever one to take note of. 

Last week, Anne Hathaway reminded us about this innovative style. When we started to dig in the archives, we remembered that she also wore a "backlace" to the 2013 Oscars, where she won Best Supporting Actress for Les Misérables.

Anne Hathaway Backwards Necklace(Source: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin; Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images North America)Everyone's favorite model Cara Delevingne was first spotted rocking backward jewels at the de GRISOGONO party during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Just last month, the model reminded us to "look back at it" by posting an Instagram photo of an Aaron Jah Stone beaded strand on her bare skin.

Cara Delevingne long necklace backwards(Source: Instagram/degrisogono_official, Instagram/caradelevingne)Kate Hudson drew attention to the dangerously low open back on her Emilio Pucci gown during the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards by adding a diamond-encrusted adornment. 

Kate+HudsonActress Kate Hudson arrives at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 23, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)more pics »
So as to not clash with the front of her beaded black Badgley Mischka gown, Kelly Osbourne flipped the switch by rocking her dad's cross necklace backwards.

Kelly+OsbourneTV personality Kelly Osbourne attends the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)more pics »A look so nice she did it twice: Jennifer Lawrence paired back baubles with her Dior gowns two years in a row at the Academy Awards. In 2014 (left), she opted for a $2 million Neil Lane diamond necklace. The year before (right), the Oscar winner picked a daintier and longer strand from Chopard.

Jennifer Lawrence Backwards Necklace(Source: Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America)
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