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Necklines and Necklaces - Choosing the Right Style

July 16, 2015 Allison Bray


Fashion is a wonderful thing! So much choice, so many colours, so many styles. A stunning and stand-out piece of contemporary jewellery will lift any outfit. Beautiful rings and delicate bracelets go with any ensemble, and everyone loves a pair of eye-catching earrings. Sometimes pairing the right necklace with the right neckline can be a little tricky though, so let's take a look at some classic and modern styles of neckline, and how to match them with the perfect necklace.

Open neckline

These can be round, scoop necked, with a slight V or even squared off. With a more casual feel than other styles, this neckline can boast a rather more daring, chunky or full necklace. Choose a necklace that fills the space on your chest, but does not drop past and below the neckline itself.

High neckline

These can come in boat necks, turtle necks or be cut right across the shoulder for a gypsy look. Opt for a long necklace with beautiful movement, like waterfall styles or a long pendant. This higher neckline should have a necklace that plunges down and past the neckline itself, and towards and even over the bust.

Collared neckline

Collars come in many styles and add a touch of formality and elegance to your outfit. Keep this mind when choosing a necklace to suit. Choose a shorter and narrower necklace that sits in the small space above the collar, such as the V shape given on a fitted blazer or suit jacket. Or if you are wearing a round collar or a button down shirt, have your necklace sit just under the collar, laying on the fabric itself.

Strapless, off the shoulder and sweetheart necklines

These necklines just beg to be taken out for parties! Vamp up the glamour with a daring choker or a short, round, statement necklace, keeping the jewellery high up towards the neck so that the neckline itself does not get crowded.

With so many styles to choose from here at Monkey Puzzle Jewellery in York, you are sure to find the right piece that adds that perfect finishing touch to any outfit.


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