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Want to Know the Proper Necklace Size to Wear?

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Want to Know the Proper Necklace Size to Wear?

Know your proper necklace size is imperative. Your Neck size will determine what necklace length will be best for you. Why and how to measure your neck to make the best necklace selection, in terms of your body frame, is crucial. Bear in mind that if your neck is thick, the necklace will fall higher than if your neck is thin.

How to measure your necklace size

Take a measuring tape cloth-like and put it around your neck, then add 2-4 inch to the result. That will be your neck size to select chains or necklaces. If your neck measured 17 inches, you probably would need a 20- 22-inch length necklace. Consider your height and add another inch or so depending on the necklace style. Be conscious of your the look you want to achieve.

cloth measuring tape
Cloth Measuring Tape
long necklace turquoise

Choosing necklace size

This can be tricky because also depend on style and preference. If you are a full figured woman, try not to get necklaces that are less than 18 inches in length. Chunky necklaces for full figured women are amazing looking, however, need to measure between 18 -22 inch long to look elegant.

A thin chain needs to be longer than 22″ and 20″ if it is thicker. For a  small or medium size women, more lightweight chains are more appropriate. A petite woman should not be wearing a 24″ chain. However, a woman that is 5″6″ tall will look attractive with a 24″ chain. Do you see the difference?

Neck Measure Chart Guide

Necklace Chart
Necklace or Chain Measure Chart
Measuring Neck Size
Measuring of Neck Size

Look at the chart above for a more accurate measure size of necklaces and chains to wear. Take into consideration your height, your style, your wardrobe, fashion, and the occasion. Measure the neck at home, keep those sizes in on your iPhone or notebook. Keep a record for chokers, long and short necklaces, and chains because it will help you to make a quicker selection when you are shopping.

10 Tips to Choose the Appropriate Necklace

1- Always select a long or mid-chest necklaces for round neck dresses. A chain with a pendant looks very elegant with a round neck dress. Also, a choker is another option, for simplicity and elegance.  

2- If wearing a V neck dress it is appropriate to wear long chains or a chunky beautiful mid chest necklace.

3- Never allow a necklace to hang on the end of the V shape dress, should be a few inches above the end of the V line.

4- I suggest for petite women no chunky necklaces, wear a nice stone or crystal cute necklace or pearls. If you like chunky necklace make sure that is simple to complement your frame.

5- When wearing a shirt that has buttons on the front wear long or a set of chains for a simple and elegant look. No chunky necklaces.

6- Pearls are also nice looking with this type of shirts even when they fall above mid-chest.  A pearl choker always is elegant on any type of body frame.

7- For a shirt with round neck follow the same as round dress neck. See above.

8- For a turtleneck always wear a long necklace or a necklace to below mid-chest. No chokers or thick necklaces. Long pearl necklace, multi ropes chains, or any jewelry necklace that is not short in size.

9- Be conscious, look in the mirror with your necklace on before stepping out of the door, the selection of the proper necklace size for your frame will give you elegance or will take it away. 

10- Colors and design of your dress have to synchronize with the jewelry that will wear.

Necklace Size Choker
Model with Pearl Choker

 Remember, simplicity and elegance are the most. Make a statement with your piece of jewelry. Select unique pieces, don’t look at the price, look at the characteristic of the piece, the quality, the beauty and the wardrobe you will wear with it. Above all, use the proper size necklace.

Take care of your jewelry and yourself. Be proud to of your style because your style speaks a million words about you.

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