How to Choose the Right Necklace for You
When buying a new necklace or a pendant, one of the first questions you need to answer is “How long should it be?”. There are many different standard necklace lengths that you can choose from. But still … which is one to choose?
Choosing a size can be a personal preference; however, sometimes, choosing the correct size will help you frame your face and really add to your outfit. To help with this decision, check out the below tables to help find the perfect length for you.
The shape of Your Face
The shape of your face also comes into play when choosing the best length for a necklace or pendant.
If you are blessed with an oval-shaped face, you can wear all different lengths of necklaces or pendants. If your face is heart-shaped, then you are best to stick with the shorter lengths like Collar of Choker. 25-40cm. Rectangular shaped faces are similar to hearts in that the shorter lengths tend to suit them better. 25-40cm Round shaped faces are better suited to the longer Opera style Necklaces. 70-90cm.
|Style Name||Length||Body Position||Best Fit for Face Shape|
|Collar||25-35cm (10-14”)||It fits closely to your neck||Heart, Oval, Rectangular|
|Choker / Chain / Locket / Strand||40cm (16”)||Lies loosely around the neck||Heart, Oval|
|Princess||45cm (18”)||Hangs at the collar bone||Oval|
|Matinee||50cm (20”)||Reaches to just past the collar bone||Oval|
|Matinee||55cm (22”)||Hangs at the top of the bust||Oval|
|Matinee||60cm (24”)||It sits around the centre of the bust||Oval|
|Opera, Lariat, Rope||71-96cm (28-38”)||Drapes below the bust||Round, Oval|
|Opera, Lariat, Rope||101cm (40”) and above||Extends past the navel||Oval|
Don’t forget when choosing a necklace to take the size/length of the clasp into consideration.
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