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What’s Your Neckline Type?

There are so many beautiful necklaces out there, but how do you choose which one to wear? With graduations, weddings, anniversaries, and engagement parties around the corner, Boundless Collections has several tips on how to choose the right necklace for your neckline.

Before we choose the right necklace for your neckline, it’s important to know what the different kinds of Necklines and Necklace Lengths there are.

Necklace/Chain Lengths

Choker – Chokers are the shortest length, usually between 14-16 inches. Choker necklaces typically sit high or directly on the neck without hanging. Chokers are also back in style now, so they are a popular choice.

Princess – Princess length necklaces have the appeal of lying slightly below the neck, and rest around the collarbone area. Princess length necklaces usually feature a delicate diamond or a bold pendant.

Matinée – A matinée length necklace is typically 20-24 inches long (about twice the length of a choker). These necklaces rest at the bust line.

Opera – Opera length necklaces are 24-32 inches long. Opera length necklaces can be wrapped around twice for a shorter look.

Rope – Anything longer than 32 inches is a rope length necklace. Rope length necklaces are popular for layering with shorter lengths.

Neckline Types

Our Guideline: Right Necklace For The Most Common Necklines

Sweetheart Neckline: A wide round necklace that covers the bare skin looks best.

Turtle or High Neckline: It looks best with longer chain style necklaces.

Halter Neckline: A triangular neckpiece with a pointy end.

Square Neckline: A short choker necklace looks best.

Bateau Neckline: They look best with broader necklaces with layers and volume.

Strapless or off-shoulder Neckline: You have full creativity to go here. But the larger the necklace the better.

V Neckline: This is a catchy area. Wear a necklace in a similar triangular V- shape that ends just above the neckline

One shoulder or Cowl Neckline: It’s best NOT to pair it with any necklace at all. Rather go with big earrings.

Boat Neckline: Go with longer thin necklaces. Or better pair with pendants that reach just above your waist.

Plunging Neckline: Better not take the attention away from the exposed cleavage and bare skin. Opt for heavy earrings instead.

Round Neckline: That’s quite easy. The higher the neckline, the longer the necklace, and vice versa.