How to Choose the Right Necklace Lengths and How to Rock Your Look with Each
Different necklace lengths flatter different people and different necklines. Where most chain lengths chosen for men usually fall at the collar bone, usually around 20 inches in length. Women’s styles are much more varied in their lengths and styles to accentuate different outfits and moods. Multiple chains of varying lengths may be worn for a modern and layered look.
14” Length Necklace
This length fits most like a choker. Chokers are everywhere! On the necks of celebrities at music festivals, on red carpets, and all over our Instagram feeds. Chokers have been around for thousands of years, first gracing the world’s earliest civilizations and popularized throughout history. These are definite statement pieces that can be shown on any type of clothing.
16" Length Necklace
Falls perfectly around the base of the neck or collar. On a petite woman it hits the collarbone while for average or tall women might feel like it is a longer choker. It falls at a length that does not feel constricting like a 14”, but gives the appeal that shows outside of a V-Neck, scoop necked shirt or collared shirt freely.
18" Length Necklace
Also known as a princess necklace, this is the most popular choice for women that falls just below the throat at the collarbone. It is the most versatile length in necklaces. This length is perfect for adding pendants that will hang over a crew neck.
20" Length Necklace
This length falls a couple of inches below the collarbone and allow a little more layering options and is the shortest option of the matinee length necklaces. Most lariat necklaces are this length and are perfect for a low, plunging neckline or a turtleneck.
22–24” Length Necklace
These fall at or below any neckline and are great layering options and perfect for office wear.
30–36” Length Necklace
This opera length necklace hangs below the bosom. They can be worn as a single strand or you can wrap them around to create a 15–18” inch double choker necklace.