25 Glamorous Clip-On Earrings

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For those of us who weren't allowed to have pierced ears as tweens, clip-on earrings were the next best thing. Slightly painful and usually gaudy, they bring to mind bad eighties fashion or endless days playing dress-up — but the newest ones look anything but childish. Made from sparkly crystals or sculptural metals, these updated statement pieces are a nod to the glamorous and oversize jewelry of the fifties. Lanvin's star-shaped studs or Oscar de la Renta's dangling, sapphire-hued stones are investment-worthy pieces that will instantly draw attention to your face. And if you'd rather test the trend, Forever 21's rhinestone clusters or Betsey Johnson's ombre rosettes are just as eye-catching. Click ahead to see these, and more, in our slideshow.