Perhaps you have been invited to a special holiday Christmas Dinner that will have dancing. Since you know the gathering is formal, you have already picked out a beautiful strapless, floor-length gown. Its up to you to choose the jewelry you want to wear. There are a few ideas in this article on how to pick the best necklace.
There are a few standard lengths for necklaces. In every length of category, there are a large number of variations of styles. You may want to try on different necklaces before you purchase one to be sure you find the proper length.
You need to know the shape of your face.
A face has four basic shapes like oval, round, heart-shaped, and rectangular. If you dont already know it, determine your face shape. Stand at a mirror, then just simply pull your hair back away from your face. Try outlining your face shape with a marker in the mirror.
Figure out your neck size. In order to buy a necklace that will fit you, you should be familiar with the size of your neck. Make sure when selecting a necklace for your outfit and comfort, choose one that isn’t too tight or too long.
Decide what type of neckline your outfit will have. Different lengths and styles of a necklace should be used and will look better with a different neckline. A simple string of pearls or beads works well with a v-neck, scoop neck, or boat neck dress or top. Try to find pearls or beads that will go with your dress. A little sparkle completes your overall look for a special event, like the prom. With these types of necklines, a solitaire pendant or drop pearl will look great.
If you cant find the necklace you love, one option is to add a pendant to a lovely length of gold or silver. To have a classic look, try a locket. Another option is to include a gemstone, such as an aquamarine necklace.
The length of the necklace should fit the style and type of occasion.
Try a simple style for wearing during the daytime. Go for a more elaborate piece for a special evening event.
A princess necklace is longer in length, around 17-19 inches. The necklace falls to the area of the collarbone and works well with a pendant. The length of a Matinee is longer and about 20-24 inches in length. In business attire, it is the best choice. The short necklace/collar is 12 to 10 inches, with three or more strands available. A choker, which lies above the collarbone, is 14 to 16 inches. Twenty eight to thirty four inches is considered opera length and goes well with a higher neckline.
One final tip is that ropes are usually over forty-five inches in length and can be worn in various ways, while the lariat, also being the same length, can be tied into a variety of styles. Be sure to measure the length of the necklace. The size of the clasp will affect the length of the necklace.
When you are shopping online for jewelry, make sure you read the descriptions to determine if the clasp is also included in the length mentioned. Your outfit, your faces shape, can’t go wrong once you pick the perfect necklace length and style for any of your occasions.