You have a big event coming up, and have already chosen the perfect dress. The only thing left to do is accessorize your jewelry. Whether this big event is a photoshoot, birthday party, gala, company function, or even your wedding, you want to look absolutely perfect. Choosing the right new designer necklace is a bit more complicated than just “What do I think looks pretty?” One of the best ways to make your outfit really pop is to pair the right neckline with the right size and style necklace. We have a handy guide that makes this easy for you!
A rounded necklace looks mismatched if your neckline is plunging. You should pair a V-neck top with a V-neck necklace. It’s really as simple as that! You want to make sure the chain you wear mimics the cut of the top, so we recommend a style like the Bezel Set Diamond Station Heart Necklace.
Low-Cut and Plunging
Va-va-voom! You’re ready to be a showstopper and need a bit of glam to perfect your look. Princess length necklaces are best for plunging necklines. These necklaces rest slightly below the neck, around the collarbone area. They usually feature a solitaire diamond or other type of pendant.This showcases the style of the dress by drawing the eyes upward and towards the shoulders. One of our favorites is the Cartier Hearts & Symbols Diamond Necklace.
Halter or One-Shoulder
This shirt style is actually best without a necklace. You don’t have to forgo jewelry altogether, though. Instead, try pairing this dress with a beautiful set of Tiffany Co. stud earrings and a bold, chunky bracelet!
Turtleneck or High Crew
Opera length necklaces go best with dresses that don’t show off any chest at all. This is because it gives those outfits a bold statement piece and complements the style of the more conservative neckline. These necklaces are anywhere between 22 and 32 inches long. If you want to add a bit of drama, these necklaces can be wrapped around twice for a shorter, more eye-catching look. This Mikimoto 18k Yellow Gold Cultured Akoya Golden Pearl 34″ Opera Necklace would be perfect!
A choker necklace is the best compliment to a strapless dress. You’re going to look so glamorous, like an old fashioned Hollywood starlet or Princess Diana! Go with a diamond choker, like this 13.25 Carat Diamond Chain Drop Collar Necklace In 14k White Gold, for extra sparkle! If your dress is black, we love the idea of going bold with the Estate 14k Yellow Gold 9.7mm Wide Herringbone Collar Necklace. It’s understated, yet extremely beautiful.
Different dress styles showcase your necklace the best, while other styles of gown don’t need a necklace at all. We hope this list helps narrow down your choices to build an outfit you will look and feel your best in!