By RazzaTazz 60 Comments
Using years of fashion experience I can say this conclusively – large ornate jewelry usually looks a lot better on black women. This isn’t always the case though. For instance Halle Berry ’s porcelain doll like features don’t lend themselves very well to large earrings, whereas Beyonce’s features do:
To say it looks better is not to say that such large earrings can’t look good on different on women with different skin tones:
In the past I have blogged about the impracticalities of wearing large hoop earrings as a superheroine. In short they would fall out all the time after getting caught on stuff. What struck me as strange this morning when I was looking at a picture of Jet (an obscure DC hero) is that she is sporting a pair as Vixen is prone to do as well. For me its kind of strange out of all the superheroines in the DCU that two of the only black superheroines wear excessively large earrings, whereas none of the white characters do. In fact only one other character comes to mind for wearing earrings at all, and that’s Wonder Woman. I guess this comes down to the same thing – artists choosing something which might look cool over something which is more accurate. Also has anyone ever noticed that most black female characters are usually drawn white? By this I mean that they may have the darker skin tone but the rest of their features are more Caucasian.