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The luxury brand’s outsized Drop earrings went viral and quickly sold out — here are a handful of pairs to try instead.
You know that line in Mean Girls “I saw Cady Heron wearing army pants and flip flops, so I bought army pants and flip flops”? Despite my urge to resist the influence of the Kardashian-Jenners and their oh-so-well-oiled marketing machine, I sometimes find myself feeling that way about Kendall Jenner’s outfits. From her penchant for cool prints to her embrace of kooky knitwear, Kendall’s style of late (well, perhaps more accurately, her stylist) is good. One recent accessory pairing that had the internet in an absolute froth came in early fall when the model attended a daytime tennis event wearing mega-sized gold teardrop earrings and a baseball cap. (Cue the above Mean Girls-inspired quote.) The juxtaposition of the ladylike earrings with the sporty hat was unexpected, while the large size of the earring’s elegant silhouette bordered on absurd. It was a real chef’s kiss style moment that naturally led me down a TikTok rabbit hole, feverishly searching “Bottega Veneta Drop earrings dupes.”
Big, bulbous and curling around the ear like a sleeping snail, Kendall’s mammoth earrings first appeared on the Bottega Veneta fall 2022 ready-to-wear runway in Milan where then-new creative director Mathieu Blazy showed trompe l’oeil denim made entirely of buttery leather, the brand’s signature woven leather intrecciato iterated in high shaft boots, and Muppet-ready faux fur wedge loafers.
Alas, the Bottega Veneta Drop earrings quickly sold out in both gold and silver but the desire to replicate Kendall’s look is going strong. Luckily, there are alternatives out there that achieve the same statement-making look and are in stock now (plus, blessedly, most are far less painful on the wallet than the luxury iteration which can range. from $910 to $1,510, depending on the size). Here, we tracked down seven very good Bottega Veneta Drop earrings dupes of various sizes to wear while you wait for the real thing. Just add a baseball cap.