The neckline cheat sheet

Ever pause before putting on jewellery to wonder whether it really suits the neckline of the top or dress you're wearing?

Well here are some quick style tips to solve those little problems.

 

Straight neckline or strapless 

Leave your neck bare, sweep your hair up and wear a drop earring for a simple elegant look or pair a choker with simple studs. This will keep the focus on your collarbone and bare neck.

   

Top - plain silver chain, Bottom - natural moon on silver chain. 

 

V shaped neckline

Layer up. Start with a choker and add longer layers, try 3-4 layers. How long your final layer necklace should be will depend on how deep you V is. Play around with lengths.

 

Top - Leaf moon pendant on silver chain, Bottom - Leaf disc pendant on silver chain - coming soon

 

Crew

This is one neckline that can be worn with any length necklace. Try wearing a long drop necklace paired with a choker to create an eye catching look.

 

Top - plain silver, Middle - red and gold flake floral drop on silver chain, Bottom -  red and gold flake disc on silver chain.

 

Scoops 

Avoid wearing longer chains here, you want your longest layer to be an inch or so above the neckline. Layers work well, start with a choker and add another 1 or 2

 

Top - Natural and gold flake drop on silver chain, Middle - floral and gold flake moon on gold chain, Bottom - natural triangle on silver chain.

 

Button up + collared

Simple is best with this style of top. For an office look, wear a single chain ( 16”-18”/40 – 45cm) with a small pendant, heading out, add more layers or a heavier chain.

 

 

Top - Natural and gold flake drop on silver chain, Middle - floral and gold flake moon on gold chain, Bottom - natural triangle on silver chain.

 

Off the shoulder/ A symmetrical

Chokers or chains around 16”/40cm work best here, you don’t want to cluster or confuse the neckline.

 

Top - plain silver chain, Bottom - natural moon on silver chain. 

 

High neck/turtle neck

Wear your necklaces on the outside of your clothing. With a higher neck, try longer necklaces and layers, this really dresses up a usually plain knit top.

 

 Top - Blue floral drop on silver chain, Middle - Blue floral star on silver chain, Bottom - Blue floral moon on silver chain. 

 

Of course there are no RULES you have to stick to, jewellery is all about expressing your own style.

Have fun and get creative!

 

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