Five Ways to Choose the Right Necklace Length

Five Ways to Choose the Right Necklace Length

To look fabulous in a necklace whether that's a pendant, string of pearls, or a chain — look at your body type, your face and neck to get the exact “fit.”


A necklace is the best way to add finishing touch to almost any kind of outfit. However, the length of the necklace can highly affect the overall appearance of the outfit and you.


Buying a new necklace is quite exciting but before rushing into purchasing it is very important to not only consider the look of the pendant but the length of the chain is also an important factor.


This is because pairing your necklace length with a particular kind of clothing and different necklines can make you create flattering results.


So, let's take you through all the factors to take into consideration before purchasing, and how to get a necklace at a perfect length.


  1. Follow the Standards


There are certain women's necklaces which are standard and sold in even-inch lengths. 


The jewelry industry tends to stick to the standard lengths of necklaces that usually range from 16" to 32".


Some lengths are known by name such as choker necklaces are 16 inches in length, and matinee necklaces are 24 inches in length.


In our online jewelry store we have this striking Golden Cotton Enamel Necklace for Women which goes with almost every outfit.

  1. Measure Your Neck Size


Take time to measure your neck size if that's possible before purchasing any necklace. The easiest way to do so is gently take a soft measuring tape and wrap it closely around your neck.


Now add two inches to whatever your neck size is which would be a very comfortable length for chokers and add four inches to your neck size which is a great length for a pendant necklace.


You should also check out our very special Golden Tiger Paw Enamel Necklace for Women.

  1. Frame Your Face


Most of us don't know that a necklace can help you accentuate your strongest facial features and alter the way others perceive your face. 


Round faced women should avoid chokers or short necklaces as it will accentuate the roundness of her face.


Oval faced women can opt for any necklace as they can wear almost any shape, length or type of necklace.


Women with long-shaped faces should wear short necklaces, round necklaces measuring between 16” – 18” will keep from adding length. 


Women with Heart shaped faces look gorgeous with chokers or any short necklace since they help create an illusion of fullness and balance out a narrow chin.


For example, imagine wearing our Topaz Stone Solitaire Drop Necklace for Women to a special occasion.

  1. Body Type


A long thin chain or a long layered chain would look great on women with smaller bust.

Full figured women must avoid a necklace that sits below the breast line as this length necklace will not hang properly, Instead, try a necklace of 18- to 22-inch that sits slightly higher on the body.


Check out our Golden Leaf Enamel with Emerald Necklace for Women filled with meaning.


  1. Height


Height is another important factor to consider when choosing the right necklace that goes all the way up.


Women with the height below 5’4 will look great in 16 - 20 inch necklace lengths.


Women whose height falls between the height range from 5’5 to 5' 7” can wear a necklace of any length.


Taller women who are 5’8 or above can wear longer chain style necklaces that will look best on taller women as they accentuate a tall frame.


You might also like to check out our Chain Necklace - Silver Necklace for Women for you and your loved ones.

Visit Planderful and check out our selection of stunning jewelry. We assure you will find something you love.

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