Wearing a oNecklace nameplate, black mock neck top, and Lobo Mau skirt with NARS red lizard lips
The now ubiquitous nameplate necklace first became popular in the 1980s. As this great article on Fashion Bomb Daily chronicles, nameplates celebrated the unique names that African-Americans began to adopt after the abolition of slavery. They experienced a resurgence in the late 1990s thanks to Sex and the City character Carrie Bradshaw, who donned her now-iconic "Carrie" nameplate necklace throughout the show's six seasons.
oNecklace - an international jewelry manufacturer that deals exclusively with customized name necklaces - launched their label in 2001, at the height of Carrie's nameplate fame. They offer a delightful range of products designed by a skillful team of technicians, including traditional nameplate necklaces à la Carrie to monogram necklaces and earrings inspired by Beyoncé (who wears baby Blue Ivy's name around her neck).
I decided to mix both CB and Bey's signature styles, and have oNecklace make me a traditional nameplate with my husband's name. Check out the beautiful result above! Frankly, I couldn't be more pleased with the style or quality. It makes the perfect accessory to any outfit -- and my husband is super flattered whenever I wear it.
Try this look for yourself by shopping oNecklace.com now.
S.S.W. Asks: Do YOU wear nameplate necklaces?