How to Match Your Necklace with the Right Neckline
Shopping for a necklace is daunting, but it doesn't have to be. To make things easier on yourself, start by learning how to match the style of your necklace with the right neckline. Once you master this simple idea, you'll always look pulled together and polished without being too flashy or gaudy--a difficult feat!
A scoop neckline is a collarless, wide-cut neck opening that extends from the throat to the chest. If you adore the look of a scoop neckline, combine it with a necklace that follows the same subtle curves. A short chain necklace or a more textured style, such as one with a hammered finish that sits just below your collar is ideal.
There are many different styles and designs worn with this type of top. The key is to pick something that compliments your skin tone, doesn't add too much weight or bulk and isn't too long, so it won't get caught in the V opening on your shirt.
What looks best with a deep V-neck top? A necklace that lies below the V-neckline and draws the eye back up to your face. Also, in order for your necklace to effortlessly follow the curves of your plunging neckline, a long necklace with a heavy pendant at the end would work best.
A boat neck, also called a bateau neck or Sabrina neckline, is a wide neckline that runs horizontally, front and back, almost to the shoulder points, across the collarbone. If you are wearing a boat neckline or similar high-necked style, try to balance your necklace by choosing one in a longer length. Also, it is important to wear a delicate and dainty style.
The halter, like the illusion and high necklines, does not normally allow for necklaces, but it depends on the cut. A pendant necklace would be the perfect finishing touch for a halter with a deep enough neckline.
A cowl neck is a neckline consisting of loose draped fabric around the collarbone. For a cowl neck top, you have two choices! You can add a long necklace or you can do a pretty choker!
A square neckline follows the same shape as the bottom half of a square. This neckline is sometimes cut wider to show off more shoulder, or lower for a more modern, edgy look, and is often seen on gowns with straps or sleeves. Pendants with rigid angles complement square necklines and build a harmonious look. Any length will do as long as it does not extend past your neckline.
OFF THE SHOULDERS
When baring your shoulders, similar to a strapless style, the emphasis should be on your collarbone. Choose a statement choker that draws attention to your profile or layer choker necklaces for a dramatic look.
A sweetheart neckline is a distinctive heart-shaped style that accentuates décolletage. A necklace to complement this neckline is ideally long enough to sit on the collarbone, but not so long as to touch your chest. The best necklace for a sweetheart neckline is one with an adjustable chain or ribbon tie closure.
There are many necklaces that look great with a strapless neckline, but pretty choker is your best bet. By layering different choker necklace lengths, you can build a one-of-a-kind look.
A statement necklace is the perfect accent to almost any outfit, particularly when you want to have something bold and large. It can also be a great way to complement a simple turtleneck. Having an oversized piece of jewelry around your neck is a little (OK, maybe a lot) overwhelming if you pair it with a ton of other accessories or with another, even larger piece of jewelry. However, when that statement necklace is in harmony with your glasses and hair clip, it can add just the right amount of glamour and excitement to your classic turtleneck
A collared shirt is easily accessorized with a variety of necklaces. Wearing an asymmetrical necklace with the top button of your shirt undone is the first choice. This will offer the impression of a more relaxed look while still maintaining some elegance. A statement bib collar necklace, which is ideal for accentuating the décolleté, is another great choice for collared shirts.
In Conclusion, pairing necklaces with the right necklines can be a challenging task. But with this guide, you have all the tools to pick your perfect necklace for any outfit!