Choosing a necklace that is right for your height, face shape and body can seem like a daunting task, especially if you are a necklace novice. Luckily here at Catherine Best we have created a comprehensive guide to necklace lengths and how they can be used to complement any look.
Necklaces and pendant chains are available in a variety of different lengths, but not every length will look the same on each individual. A lot of key factors such as height, body shape and even face shape can contribute to the look of a necklace. The different necklace lengths that we offer in our Hayseed and Snake chains are 16”, 18”, 20” & 24” and our Tondas are measured in, 38cm (15”), 40cm (15.7”), 42cm (16.5”), 45cm (17.7”), 48cm (18.9”) lengths. As a rule of thumb you would always choose a Tonda in a shorter length than you would choose a Hayseed or Snake chain.
Just like clothing and other accessories, your face shape can determine what style of necklace suits you better than others.
Those that are shorter or taller in height, typically have the hardest time in finding a necklace shape that is right for them. Shorter women, often find that long necklaces are made too long and taller women find that a necklace that is supposed to be longer, sits too short on the torso. Take a look at our height examples to find the best length for your height.
A factor that can be over-looked when purchasing necklace lengths is body type and neck size. For women, your dress size or size of your bust can determine how a necklace will sit against the body. Women with larger busts should typically op for shorter necklaces and avoid those that are longer that 24” as they won't sit comfortably. If you have a smaller bust, then longer, layered necklaces will look great on you. The same occurs for your neck size, if you have a thicker neck then avoid chokers as this will make your neckline look shorter. If you have a long, thin neck, then a choker can help bring proportion to your neckline and face.
Now that you understand what necklace suits you, it’s time to see what necklace suits the neckline of your outfit. Take a look at our guide below to complete your outfit perfectly.
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