How to Choose the Right Necklace for Your Neckline

Accessorizing your outfit with the right bling is easy to do if you follow this simple advice.


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You Will Need

  • Several necklaces
  • Several blouses or dresses


  1. Step 1

    Consider the occasion

    Consider the occasion and time of day. You want to select jewelry that is appropriate both to the neckline of your outfit and to the event you are attending.

  2. Stick with simple styles for daytime events and more elaborate accessories for a night on the town.

  3. Step 2

    Choose a princess length

    Choose a princess length, which falls to the collarbone, when wearing a low cut or strapless neckline.

  4. Princess cut necklaces are usually 17 to 19 inches long.

  5. Step 3

    Pair a "V" neck "V" shaped

    Pair a "V" neck top with a "V" shaped necklace. A rounded necklace looks mismatched if your neckline is plunging, so be sure the chain you wear mimics the cut of the top.

  6. Step 4

    Go without

    Go without a necklace if you are wearing a halter or one-shoulder style dress.

  7. Step 5

    Wear a long necklace with turtlenecks

    Wear an opera-length necklace, 26 to 36 inches, when sporting a turtleneck or high crew neck.

  8. Step 6

    Pair a choker with strapless

    Pair a 16-inch choker necklace with a strapless gown.

  9. Step 7

    Pair your necklace with other jewelry

    Pair your necklace with other jewelry. Only one bold piece of jewelry is allowed. Wear stud earring with a flashy necklace and stay away from matching sets that are outdated. With coordination, you'll be the toast of the town!

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