Studs are to edginess, as crop tops are to Taylor Swift—they are the obvious hallmark of a specific style.
But in these summer months, less is more—as evidenced by the cut-outs and sheer fabrics seen across red carpets lately. So how does the modern maven with a penchant for metallic accoutrements keep it just as cool? With the stud's more revealing cousin—the grommet.
Celebs from Jennifer Lopez to Bella Thorne have been rocking the design detail, wearing ensembles with strategically placed grommets that accentuate and flatter the body. Need help filling, err, making holes in your wardrobe? We found must-have pieces that even your most feminine friend will want to wear.
Even in the most subtle way, the grommet can add a touch more interest and intrigue. It can work as a harness for straps (as seen on Amanda Seyfried and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini), help break up an otherwise monochrome outfit and add texture and dimension to lightweight fabrics. However small or few, these eyelets draw the eyes without much effort.
Rachel Zoe'Mia' Dome Ring, $85; Band of Outsiders Rose Print Boatneck Dress, $198; Urban Originals Tough Wonder Grommet Faux Leather Tote, $44.99; Jacquemus Wool-Felt Wrap Skirt, $410; Coach Enamel Grommets and Rivets Bangle, $90; Calvin Klein Grommet Detail High Low Cap Sleeve Top, $64.50
For those who prefer a little more perforation, it's all about incorporating grommets so they enhance the silhouette of a garment. These plastic or metallic rings often line the borders of the piece, which helps accentuate the natural curves of the body. It's also an elevated way to mix and match more delicate details. For instance, contrast sequence and floral shapes with these utilitarian loops, like Freida Pinto.
Greylin Grommet Halter Top, 39; Robert Clergerie Viki Tote, $695; MM6 Maison Margiela Faux Leather Panel T-Shirt Dress, $177.25; Salvatore Ferragamo Ballet Flats - Varina Suede Glitter Stud, $625; Cushnie Et Ochs Grommet Detail Dress: Pink, $989; Tamara Mellon Lipstick Grommet Suede Sandals, $278
If the more grommets, the better, follow in Bella and J.Lo's footsteps and adorn yourself with peekaboo details from head to toe. It's the perfect opportunity to show a little skin without baring it all. Here's an added bonus: It's just as edgy as it is breezy.
Cushnie Et Ochs Lace Up-Detailed Ponte Dress, $593.25; Deux Lux London Grommet Pouch, $110; Adam Lippes Grommet-Embellished Satin Midi Skirt, $447; Isabel Marant Embellished Lenny Sides, $825; Victoria Beckham Embellished Wool-Crepe Mini Dress, $1,445; Marc by Marc Jacobs 'Metropolitote Grommets' Tote, $471.12