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What’s the Right Necklace for Your Neckline

What’s the Right Necklace for Your Neckline

Reprint from Imogene Lamport of InsideOutStyl Blog and her always professional expertise on putting things together.


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.

Word of Warning

Men’s necks are usually somewhat thicker so measure it and using a length of string or thin chain, visually check were it will fall on different necklines. Our jewelry section in the Boutique has a variety of great necklaces to match the advice of Imogene above.

Finally, here’s a short video from Howcast on matching your jewelry to your neckline.



Roni says:

Good advise!

Thank you,

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