28 January, 2013
Not Part Of An Outfit
Wearing jewelry as a part of an outfit, or to complete an outfit, is relatively recent. Before the richness of, say, the past 120 years, jewelry was worn for itself in conjunction with clothing. Think of it like an engagement and wedding ring set...we do not consider whether they "go" with our outfits. Jewels and clothes were not purchased anticipating each other. They were worn without concern for "matching" or creating a "look" beyond a broad adherence to fashion (black for mourning, silhouettes for certain decades, etc).