Great jewelry can transform an average outfit into a memorable one, and select the right necklace to match with your neckline is important. One little misstep and your neckline can look too busy. Let’s run through some different necklines and pair them with necklace styles that complement their shape.
V-necks are popular all year round. In summer they’re great to show a peek of your golden glow, and in winter you can use them for layering. The perfect necklace for the v-neck is a triangle pendant. It will bring a focal point to your outfit, and weigh the chain to mimic the angles of your neckline.
Tip! If you don't have a triangle pendant necklace, a briolette pendant will work just as well. Try something like this shimmering Bali style pendant, which is the shape of an inverted triangle.
Boat necklines were originally designed for sailors so they could easily slip out if they were to fall overboard. For us fashionistas, it means a simple and elegant neckline cutting from shoulder to shoulder. The best necklace for this plain cut is a long pendant to add length to your torso and to break up the horizontal cut of this nautical neckline.
Example: I recommend a long 30 inch sterling silver bali style statement necklace.
Square Necklines are considered a discreet way to show off cleavage without being too flashy. This neckline lends itself well to low profile pendants. The round shape of the necklace creates a nice contrast to the straight cuts of the square neckline.
Example: I recommend my minimalist sliding tube necklace, it is a great example of a low-profile pendent necklace.
This is a popular neckline for wintery weather. It's cozily warm, polished and classy. Since the blouse encloses your neck, go for alternative jewelry like earrings and a cuff bracelet. Wearing a necklace would just clutter your outfit, so stick with glamming up your ears and wrists instead.
Scoop-necks are u-shaped and elongate your neck, giving the appearance of a slimmer physique. With exposed collarbones, a double-chain necklace fills the “blank canvas” nicely. The second chain adds more interest and dimension.
Example: The Murano glass collection features interesting chains along with dramatic pendants.
Sweetheart necks are popular in evening gowns and cocktail dresses. The most appropriate necklace to accessorize with is a mid-length beaded necklace. You don’t want anything hanging low and breaking up the interesting heart-shaped neckline, but having some beads will add some texture and dimension to compliment it.
Now your neckline is ready to party! Just remember that a little accessorizing can go a long way. Do you have any other necklines that need accessorizing? If so, please share them with me in the comments, and I’ll be more than happy to make some recommendations.