The Stylish Girl’s Guide to Necklines and Necklaces

woman wearing expensive jewelryA well-put-together ensemble can really make heads turn. Accessorizing with jewelry, necklaces in particular, is a surefire way to make even the simplest outfit look red carpet-worthy. Necklaces come in all manner of styles, lengths, and designs, but there’s a trick to getting the most visual impact from them.

Whether you make your own jewelry, buy from jewelers here in Utah, or go necklace hunting in vintage shops, you probably think of the best ways to wear your necklaces. Well, we’ve got all the tips you need! The best necklace to wear actually depends on the neckline of what you’re wearing.

That’s right – each neckline has its necklace counterpart. When paired together, your outfit and your necklace will bring out the best in each other, hence making you a picture of perfection. So what type of necklace should you wear with each neckline?


Who says a conservative crewneck can’t be classy? The neckline may be simple and straightforward, but if you wear an elegant metallic collar with it, you’ll be sure to get admiring looks your way.


Ah, the classic button-down that’s a staple in both office and casual settings. To soften the look of an angular or structured collared shirt, wear a pendant on a thin chain. It will give your look a subtle sparkle, which is often all that you need.


If the chilly weather calls for a classic turtleneck, glam it up with a geometric choker. For best results, wear a statement piece with a plain turtleneck, and you’re good to go!


A wide open neckline gives you the perfect canvas for experimentation. Be bright and be bold with a statement collar. Go geometric or go oversized, it’s up to you – just make sure it doesn’t detract attention from the rest of you!


The sexiness a one-shoulder top gives can increase exponentially when you wear long strands with it. The length of the necklace also offsets the asymmetry to give you a classy flair.

Plunging or Deep V

This bold neckline creates a blank space. Fill up this space with layered strands that accentuate not only your creamy skin but also your collarbone and the deep V cut of your clothing.

Bonus Tip: Necklace Layering

Layered necklaces work well with a lot of outfits. It’s really fun to mix and match different necklaces. If you’re not sure where to start, here are a few tips on necklace layering:

  • Combine short, delicate necklaces with long and chunky ones for a graduated effect.
  • Layer chunky necklaces of differing lengths on top of each other for a collar effect.
  • Pair dainty chains with thick or oversized statement necklaces.
  • Add length to layers with a lariat necklace.
  • Combine beaded, charm, and gemstone necklaces for a bohemian look.

What’s your favorite necklace and what do you wear it with? Share your style tips with us!