When it comes to choosing the right type of necklace, the possibilities are nearly endless! But when you’re dealing with different types of necklines, it’s important to remember that a necklace is more than just adornment. It is a unique way to express your style and, if you want it to be, can be the focal point of your outfit. When choosing the right type of necklace, let the length, width and shape of the neckline guide you.
Necklace for a V Neck
Because a V neck top narrows, you’ll want a necklace that creates a smaller “V” within the V-shape of the neckline itself. Make sure that the necklace is shorter than the V Neck, otherwise both will compete for the eye’s attention!
Necklace for a Round Neckline
A round neckline should also call for a round necklace. Choosing a V shape here would contrast the round neckline too much, so a round shape is preferred.
Necklace for a Crew Neck
A crew neck helps to give more volume and fullness to the chest area. The good news about a necklace for a crew neck is that you can go short or long depending on whether you want to create the impression of a fuller chest or not.
Necklace for a Scoop Neck
Scoop necks naturally draw attention to the collarbone. If you want to amplify this effect, choose a shorter necklace. Long necklaces also look great with scoop necks. Just be careful that if you’re wearing a lower cut, that the necklace does not hang lower than the neckline. The end result will be an unusual gap of empty space.
Necklace for a Turtleneck
Turtlenecks as well as halter necks or other high neckline clothing is the opposite of the V neck, in that it makes your shoulders look more narrow while elongating your torso. To help balance out this effect, choose a longer necklace.
Necklace for a Blouse
If you’re wearing an off-shoulder blouse, a strapless dress or the neckline hangs loosely, the occasion calls for a bold statement necklace. However, be careful as you don’t want to create friction between the two focal points and distract attention away from each other. Keep your necklace the same length as the collar to prevent this!
When You Shouldn’t Wear a Necklace
Are there certain types of styles where you shouldn’t wear a necklace? In some cases, yes! For example, if you’re wearing something with a thick or ruffled neckline, or if the neckline is already accented with adornments that sparkle, or other decorations.
Now that you know how to wear necklaces for different types of necklines, the next question should be finding the perfect necklace for your needs! The good news is that the master artisans and jewelers at Valobra Master Jewelers can help! Our extensive selection of fine jewelry is guaranteed to make any type of neckline look absolutely stunning. Come in today to browse our selection of diamond necklaces, gemstones, gold, platinum and much more!