Necklaces can make or break your look. This is why choosing the right necklace length is a handy trick you should learn to complete your outfit. With that in mind, here are things to consider when choosing a length.
Let's start with your neck. It might be silly and unnecessary at first, but taking the time to measure your neck can make all the difference when shopping for a new necklace. Here are some of the tips that can help you:
1. For people with long necks, you can take comfort that you can wear almost anything. With all these styles, it can be confusing. You can rock a choker for that 'swan neck' effect, showcasing your features elegantly.
2. A necklace of 20- to 24-inches long can elongate the body frame of people with short necks and make their appearance more seamless.
To help you visualize what a necklace length usually looks like when worn, here's a handy guide:
Tightly around the neck
Tightly against the base of the throat
Best worn on the collarbone
20 to 24 inches
Fall just below the collarbone
28 to 34 inches
Hang below the breast area
36 to 45 inches
Sit on the center of the bust or hang close to the navel
This is why height is also an important factor when choosing a necklace. For one, 28 to 34 inches can overwhelm a person with a 5'4 below height as this necklace length usually falls below the breast area.
Here's a quick guide that you can consult:
5'4” or below
16”-18” length, 20”-24” length
This will elongate your frame.
5'4” to 5'7''
Any necklace length
As all length can be flattering to your height, it is best to try the pieces to see what looks good.
5'7'' to up
Longer necklaces like a 36-inch to 45 inches
This will balance your torso.
The Neckline of Clothing
You should take a look in your closet as well. Knowing what necklines you can work with will help you decide what necklace to buy. Here's a quick guide you can refer to:
TYPE OF NECKLINE
TYPE OF NECKLACES
Short necklaces with pendants
Long chains with pendants, mid-length necklaces
Fashion necklaces with pendants
Fashion necklaces with pendants, curved beads
OVER TO YOU!
If possible, try on first the necklace you're eyeing before purchasing. See if it fits and if this defies all these tips, then so be it. Hey, when you know, you know.