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Necklaces for Every Neckline: Choosing the Right Accessory for Your Outfit
Your neckline is always the first thing you should look at when trying to match your necklaces to your outfit. Different styles work best with different neckline shapes and learning how to match them up with your jewelry will make a huge difference to your overall look. This simple guide will tell you everything you need to know about matching your necklace to your neckline.
A V-neck neckline is designed to draw attention to the chest, and your necklace should be doing the same job. Ideally, the shape of the necklace and the pendant should match the general shape of the neckline. This means that V-shaped pendants work perfectly while a rounded one might look a bit mismatched.
Size is important too because you have a very open neckline. You need a relatively large pendant to fill that space. The wider the neckline, the bigger it should be. When it comes to the length of the necklace, you have to walk a very fine line. If it’s too short, you have a lot of empty space and it looks mismatched. However, you don’t want to make it too long because that takes focus away from your neckline.
Our choice: A beautiful heart pendant layered with a link diamond necklace is ideal for V-neck necklines as the fine point at the bottom of the heart perfectly mirrors the shape of the neck without overpowering it, and the link necklace adds contrast and dimension to the look.
With a strapless neckline, chokers are the best choice. Something a little chunkier draws the attention towards the upper chest and collar bones and can really accentuate your neck. If you’re wanting to wear a pendant, opt for a piece that is small and stylish to keep the attention around the neckline.
Alternatively, you can opt to take the best of both worlds and use the chance to layer different necklaces. Use a variety of metals, stones, and lengths to create a look that is as unique as you are, and that accentuates your neck.
Our choice: We love an opportunity to show off more than one piece at the same time by layering the tennis necklace with the medium-chain paperclip necklace and the paperclip necklace with a diamond large lock.
When wearing something with a square neckline, you should look for a pendant that matches the angular shape, but not too closely. If you go for a square pendant, this can make the outfit look too boxy, so find something angular that still has a bit more shape to it.
Our choice: Take a look at this black diamond dog tag. It’s perfect with a square neckline. It still has the angular square shape but the corners are slightly more rounded. The black also makes a bold statement and creates a far more interesting look.
Sweetheart necklines use straight lines to accent your neck and shoulders. When choosing a necklace, you need to fill the empty space and balance the hard lines at the same time, so a medium-sized, round shape is best.
Turtlenecks can be tricky to match necklaces with but as long as you pay attention to the length of your necklace you’ll be fine. The biggest thing to avoid is chokers or anything too short since nobody will see it with all the fabric in the way.
Instead, go for a piece that’s a bit longer or packs more of a punch. Turtlenecks draw attention away from the neck, which means you have more freedom to wear larger pendants and statement pieces. Chains are also very effective when paired with a turtleneck.
Our choice: This gold paperclip necklace is absolutely striking, and would accent any turtleneck well.
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