Jewelry Styling Tips: How to Match Your Necklace with Your Neckline

Adding a necklace to your look is a great way to unify and stylize an outfit. Necklaces can also be very flattering, elongating the neck and framing the shoulders. However, not all necklaces go with all outfits, and there are ways to style your wardrobe that will be much more flattering than others. Here are a few tips for matching your necklace with your neckline from the jewelry experts at Marlow’s Diamond and Design.

 

Neckline: Deep-V or Plunging

Necklace: Long chain with small pendant

 

If you’re a fan of deep-v necks or plunging necklines, the best way to accessorize that cut is by wearing long-chain necklaces with small pendants. Because these necklines are more dramatic, a large attention-grabbing pendant may make your outfit too busy. A long chain will accurate the deep cut of the neckline, and a small pendant will add a charming detailed without overcrowding your look.

 

Neckline: Turtleneck

Necklace: Large, statement pendant

 

A turtleneck is a classic winter look. You can add a bit of dimension and flair to the clean lines and minimalism of a turtleneck by pairing it with a large statement pendant. Turtlenecks and high-collared shirts in general provide the perfect blank background on which a bold, vibrant pendant can rest. Make sure you choose the right chain length—a short chain can make the neck area look overloaded, whereas long chains can weigh down large pendants, making them uncomfortable to wear.

 

Neckline: Asymmetrical

Necklace: Long layered chains

 

Asymmetrical, off-the-shoulder blouse can create a flattering and visually interesting look. With an unusual silhouette like this, it’s best not to overcrowd your outfit with big statement-piece pendants and jewelry. Layering long-chained necklaces with small pendants is a great way to offset the imbalance of the neckline by drawing focus back to the centre. However, avoid excessive necklace layering, which could end up looking costume-like.

 

Pendants and necklaces are a great way to accessorize your look by adding an interesting and flattering element to your outfit. Certain styles of pendants and necklaces work better with certain outfits, so it’s important to be aware of how to best pair your jewelry with your clothes. For customized pendants and specialized necklaces made just for you, contact the professional designers and artisans at Marlow’s Diamond and Designs today!