Necklaces and Necklines

April 6, 2013 at 7:15 am 1 comment

Which necklace length is right for you?

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I just came across this handy little post the other day, written by Imogen Lamport on her blog … Inside Out Style …  to help with trying to choose the right necklace to work with your neckline … a handy little reference to hang on to!

Choosing Necklaces for Necklines

In her post, she writes;

Different necklines look better with certain necklace styles.

Turtle necks – best with longer necklaces

Crew necks – best with short necklaces such as necklace ‘collar’ or bib styles

Scoop necks – fill in the space with multiple strands of beads or larger scale pendants

Strapless – look great with chokers or short pendants, leaving your lovely decolletage bare

Square necks – look for pendants with an angular finish to harmonize with the angular neckline

Asymmetric necklines – look for necklaces that aren’t symmetrical, instead a necklace that has it’s own asymmetry can work, alternatively a long string of different sized and shaped beads can work well.

Halter necks – these create a narrow V neck – so look for a narrow pendant with a sharper end

V neck – ideally a necklace that matches the shape of the V – depending if it’s a wider or narrower V neck.

Collared shirt (button down) – there isn’t much space for anything too wide, so a choker style works if you have a long neck, if not a slimmer pendant that sits above the last open button.

Boat neck – a long string or two of beads is ideal for this neckline.

Cowl neck – this neckline is already detailed and has volume, so either a short and small pendant or a pair of feature earrings instead of a necklace.

Sweetheart – a curved necklace that has width that will balance the open decolletage of this neckline.

~ Thank you so much for the info Imogen!

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Christine  |  April 19, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Love this necklace guide. Must print off. Thanks!

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