Monday, July 29, 2013

Necklines & Jewelry Choices


The jewelry types given for each neckline are suggestions as to what looks best. Nothing is written in stone or a law! If you love it then wear it!

First of all I will give you the types of necklaces and their length. This will help you know the names of the different lengths.
  • Collar  14 to 17 inches
  • Choker  16 to 18 inches
  • Princess 17 to 19 inches
  • Matinee 20 to 25 inches
  • Opera  26 to 36 inches
  • Rope 37 inches or longer

Cowl neck

The cowl already has enough going on at the neckline. If one were to wear a necklace it would make the neckline look to heavy or busy. It is best to showcase some long pretty earrings with this type of neckline.

Halter neck

The Halter neckline looks best with a necklace that is either choker or princess length (14-19 inches) that has a slim, elongated pendant.

Crew Neck
If it is a dressy crew neck blouse then the suggestions to wear with it would be Bib or Collar style necklaces. If it is a crewneck casual T-shirt then I honestly think anything goes!
Blouses with a collar look best with a choker length (14-17 inches) necklace or any short length necklace with a short pendant attached.
Turtle Neck

The Turtleneck blouse looks very nice with a long chain or a necklace with a long style pendant.


Strapless blouses tend to look best with a choker style necklace (14-18 in.). A good example would be a Cameo Choker.

The Sweetheat neckline looks really sweet with a Princess or Matinee length necklace or pendant (17 to 25 in.) as long as it ends around an inch or more above the neckline. A necklace made with carved beads,  crystals & seed beads or a necklace that has a lacy or filigree look to it will finish off the romantic look that this type of neckline suggests.
V Neck

V neck style shirts will be complimented by a V shaped pendant. The necklace can be any length as long as the pendant is above the neck line.
Off Shoulder

The Off shoulder neck line looks best with any asymmetric ( lacking symmetry; misproportioned) necklace as long as it is above the neckline.
Scoop Neck

The Scoop neck looks nice with a short pendant type necklace.  Beaded and Statement necklaces will also complement this neckline.
Square Neckline
Angular type pendants look best with this type of neckline. I personally think any style pendant would look nice as long as it is above the neckline, but what do I know? :)

Boat Neck

Matinee (20-25 in.), Opera (26-36 in.) and Rope (37 in. or longer) go best with the boat neck, They can either be beaded, chain or a combination of the both!

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