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Guide: Finding the Best Necklace for Your Neckline

You’ve probably tried on your favourite necklace with a certain shirt and had it look… just not quite right. There is probably nothing wrong with your necklace (or your shirt), but they might not be the best pairing.

 When it comes to pairing necklaces with your necklines, there are some easy tips to follow that prevent you from trying on every necklace in your collection when you get dressed. No matter what neckline your shirt or dress is, there’s a perfect necklace pairing to make both your top and necklace shine.

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  • Crew Neck
  • V Neck
  • Scoop Neck
  • Collared
  • Turtleneck
  • Strapless

Crew Neck

Crew necks are a wardrobe staple because they go with almost anything and work for pretty much every occasion. They’re also super versatile when it comes to jewelry pairing. You can pair a crew neck with almost any necklace.

 Whether you’re going for something dressed up or casual, you have virtually unlimited options when it comes to necklace pairing. While anything from chokers to dangling pendants can work with a crew neck, the best necklace choice for this neckline is usually one that hits right around the collar of the shirt.

 Look for necklaces with rounded shapes that fall just below your collarbone. This is also a good tip to use for similar necklines, like boatneck tops, as well. 

Parker Wrap Necklace

For a statement layered look without the effort, the Parker Wrap Necklace is a no-brainer. Plus, the 34-inch chain means it’s the perfect length for most crew necks.

Parker wrap necklace by gorjana and griffinView Details

Satellite Chain Necklace

The Satellite Chain Necklace is stunning in its simplicity, making it great for pairing with basic shirts or cocktail dresses alike. The length perfectly complements most crew necks, and it layers beautifully with other pieces.

Satellite Chain Necklace
Satellite Chain Necklace
Satellite Chain Necklace
Satellite Chain Necklace
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V-Neck

V-neck shapes give you a great opportunity to really accentuate the neckline with a necklace. Whether the v-neck is standard or plunging, it’s great to pair your v-neck with a necklace that’s the same shape and length.

 Try and avoid necklaces that are wider than the v-neck or overlap your shirt or dress. This type of necklace can make your neckline look cluttered instead of showing off your v-neck.

 Look for necklaces that lay inside the v-neck you’re wearing and fall just above the lowest point in the neckline.

Capri Anchor Charm Necklace

The Capri Anchor Charm Necklace is delicate enough to be paired with any v-neck. The pendant follows the v-neckline and it falls just below to collar bone for an ultra-flattering length. 

Capri anchor charm necklace by gorjana and griffinView Details

Coin Necklace

For more casual v-necks, like a v-neck t-shirt, you can’t go wrong with the Coin Necklace. The 16-inch chain means it falls just below the collar bone and the 2-inch extender allows you to customize the length to perfectly compliment your v-neck.

alex mika gold coin necklace
alex mika gold coin necklace
alex mika gold coin necklace
alex mika gold coin necklace
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Reconnect Pendant Necklace

Pendant necklaces, like the Reconnect Pendant Necklace, are a great choice for plunging v-necks. The long chain shows off more daring necklines perfectly. 

pilgrim reconnect gold pendant necklace
pilgrim reconnect gold pendant necklace
pilgrim reconnect silver pendant necklace
pilgrim reconnect silver pendant necklace
pilgrim reconnect gold pendant necklace
pilgrim reconnect gold pendant necklace
pilgrim reconnect silver pendant necklace
pilgrim reconnect silver pendant necklace
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Scoop Neck

For a scoop neckline, you essentially want to combine the rules for a crew neck and a v-neck. Scoop necklines are round like crew necks, so look for necklaces with a rounded shape. This usually means necklaces without a pendant.

 Like a v-neck, you also want to look for a necklace that is a similar length. Try and find a necklace that isn’t longer or wider than your scoop neck.

Paperclip Necklace

If you’re looking for the perfect blend of simple and bold, look no further. The Paperclip Necklace is subtle, but can easily be layered for a statement look. The rounded shape of the necklace also means it will look great with any scoop neck.

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Long Double Necklace

The Long Double Necklace pairs well with almost any scoop neck. Plus, you don’t have to worry about pairing it with other necklaces since it’s pre-layered to make getting ready a breeze.

Long Double Necklace
Long Double Necklace
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Sila Necklace

The Sila Necklace pairs beautifully with deeper scoop necks. The 34-inch chain and simple design makes this necklace a beautiful addition to countless looks.

Sila Necklace
Sila Necklace
Sila Necklace
Sila Necklace
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Collared

Many people wouldn’t think to wear a necklace with a collared shirt. While it’s easy for a necklace to make a collared neckline look busy, there definitely is a way to do it.

 The easiest way to pair a necklace with a collared shirt is with the first few buttons undone. This gives you some space to let your necklace shine. For the unbuttoned look, try a pendant necklace that falls just above the first clasped button.

 That said, it’s not impossible to wear a necklace with a fully buttoned-up collared shirt for a statement look. For this look, go all the way with a round statement necklace that falls just below the collar.

Beau Necklace

You’ll love the Beau Necklace! The heart-shaped pendant is adorable. The chain isn’t too long either, falling just below to collar bone to fit perfectly with a collared shirt.

Collared shirt with Beau necklace just above the first buttonView Details

Wilshire Necklace

The Wilshire Necklace is perfectly delicate, making it complement collared shirts beautifully. The simple circular details keep it interesting without being overwhelming.

Wilshire necklace by gorjana & griffinView Details

Gori Pearls Stockholm Necklace

The Gori Pearls Stockholm Necklace is truly a statement piece, making it look great with a buttoned-up collar. Its baroque style adds a classic twist to any collared shirt.

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Turtleneck

Like a collared shirt, a turtleneck might not be your go-to when it comes to necklace pairings. However, you can still pair the right necklaces with a turtleneck for a statement look.

 When pairing necklaces with a turtleneck, look for necklaces that hit just below the neck, like a simple choker. Or, go in the complete opposite direction and choose an extra-long pendant necklace. Anything in between can look awkward with a turtleneck.

Billie Necklace

The Billie Necklace is strong and feminine, allowing it to go with almost any top. It looks especially great with a turtleneck, since the chain is 32.5 inches long.

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Priya Choker

For a simple choker that hits just below the turtleneck, try the Priya Choker. The delicate chain won’t overwhelm the already crowded neckline.

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Dusk Necklace

For a statement pendant, the Dusk Necklace will pair beautifully with a turtleneck. The 34-inch chain means it will fall well below your turtleneck, allowing both the necklace and your turtleneck to shine.

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Strapless

Because strapless shirts and dresses show off so much of your neckline, pretty much anything goes. You can pair almost any necklace with a strapless neckline, including chokers, pendants, and long chains. You can apply the same thought to similar necklines, like off-the-shoulder styles too.

 A dramatic pendant necklace is a favourite to pair with strapless garments because they leave so much room to show off a statement piece. Look for one that hits below your collarbone but above the neckline of your top. 

Havana Necklace

This vintage coin necklace is the perfect mix of vintage and modern. The Havana Necklace is classic and substantial enough to look great with strapless or plunging necklines.

Havana Necklace for strapless necklinesView Details

Garden Delight Necklace

The Garden Delight Necklace is truly a delight! And it looks beautiful when paired with a monochrome strapless top for a pop of colour.

holly yashi garden delight necklace
holly yashi garden delight necklace
holly yashi garden delight necklace
holly yashi garden delight necklace
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Hidden Beach Bib Necklace

Make a statement with the Hidden Beach Bib Necklace. It’s the perfect length to compliment strapless styles, and the unique beadwork adds polish to any look. 

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