When it comes to getting dressed, women always think about accessories, to the point where they can feel “naked” if they are not wearing rings, earrings or their favourite necklace, however, many others only put these things on for special occasions. Whether you do one or the other, you need to know how to choose your perfect necklace.
Nobody can doubt the importance of the necklace among pieces of jewellery because of how they stand out alongside your outfit. This attraction can be positive if you make the right choice, or disastrous if you didn’t put on the correct piece, but don’t worry, we’ll give you some top tips to get it right every time!
To match your body shape
In the same way as colours and stripes, necklaces can help to emphasise your best features, or disguise the ones you don’t like so much.
One of the first places on your body you should look is your neck:
⦁ If you have a long neck, chokers or short necklaces will be your best option, as they will bring a complementary and balancing touch to your figure. You could also choose a long necklace and wrap it round multiple times.
⦁ On the other hand, for short necks, a long necklace is perfect as it will direct the eyes towards the chest.
The chest, although it might not seem like it, is something to take into account:
⦁ If you are a woman with a larger chest, short necklaces will take the attention away. In this case, it’s best to avoid larger and longer necklaces, especially ones with a Y shape.
⦁ If you have a smaller chest, and you want to enhance it, put on a long necklace – you will love the result!
Your height, although not the most important consideration, does need to be thought about: if you are short, try to avoid longer necklaces as these will emphasise your height.
To match your clothes
On the other hand, although you can’t change your body, you can do something with clothing: match your necklace to the outfit you’re going to wear and the result will be amazing. You should pay particular attention to the neckline, here’s what to look out for:
⦁ If you don’t have a neckline and are wearing a high neck item, the best thing to wear without doubt would be a pendant or long necklace.
⦁ If you’re wearing a V-neck, choose a shorter necklace as it will balance out your look.
⦁ For a strapless neckline, the best options are short necklaces or chokers, leaving enough free space between the chest and neck.
Generally speaking, it’s best to follow proportions. If you match your body, clothes and necklace, you’ll create the perfect outfit. You can’t go wrong!