Necklace Length and Style Guide for Body Shape

It is always a daunting task to choose the right necklace that matches your body shape, height and face shape. However, many stores offer extensive guide to necklace lengths and style guide for body shape as well as how they complement any look.

Choosing the right necklace style and length

When buying a necklace, factors such as lengths, body type, and neck size are factors that cannot be overlooked. Dress and body size also play a significant role in determining how a necklace will sit on the body. If you happen to have larger busts, the best option for you would be shorter necklaces and not longer than 24” as these will not sit comfortably. For smaller bust, longer, layered necklaces will look perfect on you. This also applies to neck size, for a thicker neck avoid chokers since it makes your neck to look shorter. For long, thin neck, a beautiful choker helps in creating a proportion to the neckline and face.

Let’s see a few body shapes and what type of necklaces blend well with them:

Pear-shaped body: this is for bodies that are smaller on the top than it is at the bottom, go for necklaces that will make your shoulders broad. Necklaces (18”-24”) work well for pear-shaped because they sit just above the bust and draw attention to the upper body.

Athletic body: individuals with athletic body shape can typically put on any necklace, even though longer necklaces can elongate the body even more.

Hourglass body shape: for an hourglass shape, the best necklace length is that which sits on your décolletage thus helping to accentuate the curves.

Inverted triangle body shape: if you have broader shoulders then longer necklaces are perfect as they will bring the eye downwards to the waist, hence highlighting the smallest part of the body.

What about body face shape?

Like clothing and other accessories, body shape and face shape are crucial in determining the style and length of necklace that suits you the best. Here are a few examples of different face/body shapes:

Round or Oval: If your body is rounded an have a round face, it’s best to go for necklaces that emphasize the length of your face, for instance, necklaces between 20”-24”. This is the best length that frames the face effortlessly, thus creating v-shape which brings down the eye.

Square or Oblong: For oblong or square, a shorter necklace or choker style will be suitable as it will soften the sharper angles of the face while giving focusing and highlighting the longer neck.

Heart-Shaped: If you have a more heart-shaped face, short necklaces between 16”-18” are the best choice to go for as they help to soften the angles of the face.

At this point, I know you understand the type of necklace that suits you. Now it’s time for you to go for the best necklace that suits the neckline of your outfit.

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