Choosing the right necklace isn’t only a matter of picking a material that will complement the wearer’s style and skin tone. Whether readers are looking to purchase a string of pearls or a simple pendant on a chain, they’ll also need to take the shape of their face and neck and their body type into account to buy a piece that will be a good fit. Read on to start learning the basics of how to choose a necklace length to get started.
Generally speaking, chokers look better on women who have long, thin necks than they do on women with shorter necks. Women with shorter, thicker necks should always choose longer necklaces, which will give their necks a more elongated appearance. Older women should also look for longer necklaces and stay away from short, tight chokers, as these will draw observers’ eyes to their wrinkles, and nobody wants that to be their defining feature.
Typically, necklaces that are shorter than 22 inches in length will sit either at or above the bust line. Women who want to wear longer necklaces should carefully consider where they will sit on their bust lines so that they look classy instead of gaudy. Shorter women might want to avoid longer necklaces and choose those that sit on or just below their collarbones instead.
Women with oval-shaped faces can usually get away with wearing just about any length of necklace provided they are not unusually short and do not have unusually thick necks. Those with round faces typically look better with longer necklaces that feature pendants or charms and should stay away from chokers, which tend to make already round faces look even rounder. Chokers are better for women with heart-shaped faces or long, rectangular faces.
Women who frequently wear turtlenecks should look for longer ropes of chains or beads that can be worn over top of these shirts and purchase chains that are reasonably neutral in color so they will match more of their outfits. Think about the bust line of a shirt or dress prior to choosing a necklace length as well so that the pendant or chain will sit in the right place. Those who want to see what’s available online can visit this site to check out many popular designs of varying lengths to get started.