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PAIRING NECKLACES WITH NECKLINES



As we all know, the right accessories can make or break an outfit. And when it comes to choosing necklaces for necklines, finding the perfect necklace to complement your look can be challenging. But don't worry, we're here to help! In this article, we'll discuss what necklace styles to wear with different necklines so you can rock any outfit with confidence. 


WHAT NECKLACE TO WEAR WITH WHAT NECKLINE:



1. NECKLACE FOR A V-NECK DRESS:


A v-neck dress narrows and elongates, and so should the necklace you pair it with. Choose a necklace style that follows the natural v-shape of a v-neck, such as a y lariat.


V-neck dresses naturally create a focal point around the cleavage area, so your necklace length should ideally do the same. So, choose a necklace length that is proportional to your neckline. A V-neck does not look good paired with a necklace longer than where the V-shape hits, so make sure your necklace is the right length. Anything too long will make your torso look shorter.


Also, the wider your v-shape, the bigger the pendant you can wear without looking disproportionate. Avoid any other necklaces that don't follow the v-shape and can make your look seem out of balance (For example, bib necklaces, asymmetric necklaces, and round shapes).



2. NECKLACE FOR A ROUND NECKLINE:



If you have a round neckline, such as a crew neck or scoop neck, make sure your necklace is also round. V-shaped necklaces and those with pointed pendants are not the best choices for this neckline, as they can disorient the eyes instead of creating a focal point.



3. NECKLACE FOR A CREW NECK:



A crew neck shortens the neck and gives the illusion of a fuller chest. This neckline looks good with the shortest necklace lengths, such as a choker or collar necklace. You can also use a short necklace style to create a collar on a crew neck. Riviere-style necklaces make for the perfect shimmering collar.

  


4. NECKLACE FOR SCOOP NECKLINE:



A scoop neckline highlights the collarbone. If you want your collarbone to appear more defined, opt for a short, round necklace. Longer necklaces also look great with this neckline style. However, if you have a low scoop neck, your necklace should not fall below where the neckline hits. This longer necklace length creates too much empty space above the neckline, which is distracting. A scoop neck is a perfect backdrop for a show-stopping piece, like an attention-grabbing fringe or bib necklace.

  


5. NECKLACE FOR A HALTER NECKLINE:



A halter neckline wraps around the back of your neck, secured by straps or ties, so it emphasizes your shoulders and collarbone. To avoid disrupting the natural shape of this neckline, choose a necklace that hangs down in the front. A v-shaped necklace or a Y-shaped necklace is an excellent option because it mirrors the shape of the neckline.



6. NECKLACE FOR A TURTLENECK:



If you're wearing a turtleneck, choose a rope-style necklace that falls many inches below the collarbone and will draw the eye downward and away from the neckline to avoid looking too cluttered. This neckline pairs perfectly with layered necklaces and long pendant necklace styles.


Depending on your body type, opera necklace styles may also work well



7. NECKLACE FOR A SWEETHEART NECKLINE:



A sweetheart neckline is a romantic style that outlines the bust and curves inwards towards the neck. When choosing a necklace for this romantic neckline, select one that highlights and complements these curves. The classic choice is a drop necklace or pendant. Pendants follow the natural shape of the neckline and add a touch of elegance. 


Avoid angular or geometric shapes that will create a harsh contrast when paired with a sweetheart neckline. Sharp angular edges only disorient the eyes, so round or soft shapes are a better option.


Wearing a mid-length necklace will lead the eye right to the heart of your sweetheart neckline. This necklace's length is great because it draws attention to that focal point.


8. NECKLACE FOR A SQUARE NECKLINE:



A square neckline contrasts with the body's natural curves and creates a more angular look, so a square neckline necklace should also have angular edges to build cohesiveness.


A square neckline necklace should have square or rectangular pendants because they echo the shape of the neckline. Avoid any necklace lengths that fall past the square neckline, as this can make you appear shorter.


9. NECKLACE FOR A ONE-SHOULDER DRESS:



If your neckline dips off the shoulder, go wild. One-shoulder dresses provide room for a dramatic statement necklace.


If you're looking for the perfect necklace to wear with your off-the-shoulder dress, look no further than a choker! Chokers are the perfect length to show off your neckline and come in various styles to suit any outfit. For a more casual look, try a 14" necklace, or try a 16" necklace for a dressier look. Either way, you're sure to find the perfect choker to complete your look!


A long necklace with a pendant that hangs down to the middle of your chest also works and will create a beautiful focal point. You can also choose a necklace with lots of layers and textures to add visual interest. Just make sure that the necklace doesn't compete with the details on your dress, like sequins or lace.


If you want to wear a necklace with a one-shoulder neckline, make sure it is collar or princess length. Otherwise, you risk creating two focal points (the necklace and the shoulders) that compete for attention.


10. NECKLACE FOR A BOAT NECK:



The ideal necklace for a boat neck is a choker or 14" necklace. This length is perfect for highlighting the neckline without overwhelming it. For a more dramatic look, try a longer 16" choker necklace.


When choosing a necklace for a boat neck, keeping the overall look in mind is important. For example, a simple and elegant necklace complements a more understated outfit, while a statement piece can make a bold fashion statement. No matter what you choose, make sure it reflects your personal style.


11. NECKLACE FOR A COWL NECKLINE:



A cowl neck is a soft, draped neckline found on both dresses and blouses. The key is to choose a necklace length that hangs above the cowl neckline rather than directly on top of it. If the necklace length hangs on top of the cowl neckline, it will be unflattering, as it will only add bulk to your look and make you appear larger.


A short, simple pendant will look clean and neat. But if your cowl neck is large or high, you might want to opt for earrings instead of a necklace. If this neckline is soft and subtle, it is best to opt for a simple 17-19" princess-length necklace.


12. NECKLACE FOR A COLLARED SHIRT:



If you're wearing a collared shirt, the necklace you choose should not compete with the collar. Instead, a simple chain or pendant is usually the best option. You can also layer a few delicate necklaces to create a more exciting look. Nothing too flashy or over-the-top, though – you don't want to upstage your shirt's collar.


You can even get away with a statement necklace if it fits within the opening of the collar or sticks out from beneath the collar. We recommend avoiding any necklace that falls right on top of the collar, as this can look bulky and unflattering.


WRAPPING UP



There is no definitive answer for what necklace to wear with what neckline. It depends on the overall look you're going for and what will complement your outfit and individual style. Use this guide as a starting point, but ultimately let your own taste and creativity be your guide!