Women's Accessory Trends for Spring/Summer 2009 Accessory Trend: Statement J.ewelry In 2009, j.ewelry is all about making a statement, be it a necklace, a bangle or a cocktail ring. From ethnic beading, to exotic stones, to avant garde pieces, the one thing is constant: it must be big and bold. Themes J.ewellery in the 2009 collections took many and various forms. There were a few common threads amoung them, however, including: Geometric shapes Exotic and ethnic inspirations Rich colours; prominent stones and gems Geometric shapes in bold colours saw Cavalli extend upon last year's Art Deco trend; while the likes of Ralph Lauren and Anna Sui embraced the exotic, the former with imperial-esque j.ewels and the latter with ethnic inspired beading. Others such as Giambattista Valli and Christian Lacroix showed modern, avant garde designs. Statement pieces from Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli, Christian Lacroix and Valentino Bracelets, bangles and cuffs Bracelets took various forms on the runways - from simple chains to chunky bangles. It was the ornate cuff that really took trend status, however, worn on the upper arm or the wrist. Lacroix, Chanel, Roberto Cavalli and Alberta Ferretti. How To Wear This J.ewellry Trend The core difference between the previous season of bold j.ewellery and the 2009 trend is the clothing it's worn with. While 2008 was about playing down the clothing to make the ***els the stand-out feature, 2009 is not afraid to team wildly bold or colourful clothing with over-the-top accessories. Experiment with clashing colours and styles - make them as interesting as possible. For more subdued occasions, there's always the option to pair statement pieces with a little black dress, or even jeans and a tee. Whatever your preference, the bottom line is that when it comes to j.ewellery in 2009, the bigger and more exotic, the better!