Chunky may not be a compliment, but when it comes to summer jewelry it is -- small and simple chains are out and bulky and embellished statement necklaces are in.
Style mavens like Michelle Obama have been rocking the statement-making look for years, but now the jewelry trend is becoming more and more prevalent. Bib necklaces, layered necklaces and unique metalwork have added an extra flair to basic red carpet dresses... and, like our beloved shoes and bracelets, you can't grow out of a good necklace. That's what we call #fashionwinning.
Check out the gallery to see which celebs have incorporated statement necklaces into their personal style. Which are your faves?
The star radiated at Cannes 2013 with this awesome snake-like necklace.
The singer added a dangling necklace to her all-black ensemble.
The actress donned a tribal necklace to the TIME 100 event.
She went funky at a light-hearted Disney event.
Her beaded collar necklace adds just the right touch.
The funny lady wore a series of long necklaces to the MTV Movie Awards.
The wife of Howard packed a punch with this rosy statement.
The style star went ethnic at an event.
Her cute flower-accented necklace is a great attention piece.
The singer added to her simple white dress with a Cleopatra-style gold choker.
She wore a red-jeweled necklace to an event in January 2013.
The singer wore this necklace to the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards in November 2012.
She matched her blue top with a blue-beaded necklace.
Her yellow blouse is accentuated by the flower necklace
She contrasts her yellow dress with a colorful necklace.
Phillip's low stone necklace adds a nice touch to her simple gown.
Jones adds an intricate necklace to her black blazer ensemble.
The actress dons a futuristic statement piece to her houndstooth dress.
She wears a leaf-designed necklace to an event in October 2012.
The young actress keeps things fresh with a gold-plated collar necklace.
The star brightens up a white dress with a pretty flowered necklace.
She wears an intricate pearl and diamond necklace with matching earrings in August 2012.
She keeps it summery with this light stone necklace during an event in July 2012.
The model wears a flower-shaped necklace over a simple sheer black dress.
Aja Naomi King
The actress wears a unique necklace showcasing stones.
She adds even more glamour to her gown with a crystal statement necklace.
The actress adds a splash with her gold and black flowered necklace at an event in May 2012
Dita Von Teese
She attends an event wearing a black jeweled necklace.
She attends the Marni at H&M Collection Launch wearing a transparant gold-leafed statement necklace.
The actress dons a beaded necklace in February of 2012.
Keys upped a basic black dress with a gold-plated statement necklace at the 2012 Grammy's.
The first lady's layered look complimented the color of her gown. (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Sarah Jessica Parker
The "Sex and the City" actress added a dash of glam with multiple gem-encrusted necklaces. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
The "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" actress accessorized a simple yellow blouse with a long, embellished silver chain. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Bing)
The supermodel wore this turquoise Lorraine Schwartz necklace to the 2012 Golden Globes. It's the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/26/beyonce-heidi-klum-necklace_n_1455077.html" target="_hplink">same look that Beyonce borrowed</a> for her spread in <em>People</em>'s 2012 Most Beautiful issue. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
The fashion maven known for her stint on "The City" wore a heavy, almost-over-the-top necklace with a skinny-strapped top. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
The actress made a splash at Cannes with this embellished design. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
The singer wore a uniquely designed, gem-encrusted gold necklace with a plunging sequin blouse. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short, file)
The stunning actress accessorized her laid-back outfit with a heavy necklace. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Ebel)
The "Pretty Little Liars" star donned a unique necklace composed of metal shaped to her neck. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short, file)
Katherine layered multi-colored pearls and beads. (Photo credit MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
The stylist to the stars donned a unique beaded necklace. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
The socialite and actress donned several necklaces to add more color to her ensemble. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
The actress and singer enhanced a simple white blouse with a black-and-brown beaded design. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Dita Von Teese
The goth style icon accentuates her dark ensemble with a similarly dark layered necklace. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Kristen added an old-fashioned piece to her vintage outfit. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for UNICEF)
Claudia added some bling to her black ensemble with a flat, angled gold necklace. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Hillary Rodham Clinton