Necklaces are some of the most appreciated jewelry. Although women are those who wear necklaces the most, men also love seeing a woman wearing a necklace. When chosen right, a necklace can evidence your neck and your décolletage. Necklaces are also some of the oldest jewelry. It is not known when they first appeared, because they surely did exist in prehistory, according to the multiple archeological evidence.
Necklaces did exist long before people mastered metal processing techniques. In the past, they were made of bones, shells, pearls, and other materials that are even nowadays used to make necklaces.
Although necklaces are in trend from antiquity to today, it is not easy to match a necklace with your décolletage. Each of these two pieces creates a strong visual effect and combining them can amplify this effect or, even on the contrary, it can ruin everything. So, it is important to know how to choose it depending on the shape of the décolletage.
Collar style necklace
The collar necklace has a length of approximately 30 centimeters and it is worn fit to the neck. This collar is suitable for a garment without a neckline or a collared shirt, whether the shape of the garment at the neck is rounded or straight. This collar is fit for a piece of garment with bare shoulders, but in this case, the collar should be wider, to compensate for the “empty space”. You should never wear a collar necklace with a deep décolletage.
“Tie” style necklaces
A “tie” style necklace has a length of approximately 40 centimeters and it is fit for a discreet décolletage or a deeper one, as it highlights the neckline. However, you shouldn’t wear it if you don’t have a thin neck.
A “princess” necklace measures approximately 45 centimeters in length and it is able to offer an elegant note to an outfit with a nice and discreet décolletage. It can be the centerpiece of your outfit and it can be from a precious material. It is usually part of a set with earrings, brooch, and ring, a set that has either a material or a symbolic value. You should never match it with sports apparel, a rock or a punk outfit.
The matinee necklace is 50-60 centimeters long and it can be worn in the morning or during the day, on the contrary to other necklaces, which are meant to be worn especially in the evening. You can wear it over your clothing pieces, so it will not touch your skin directly. It is fit for business apparels and it is a good match with a simple décolletage. Don’t wear it with a décolletage that is as long as or longer than the necklace.
The opera necklace measures approximately 75 centimeters long and it can be worn with a wide décolletage. Therefore, you can match it with a bold outfit. It can be worn when you have no décolletage at all. However, you need to match it carefully with your clothing in what regards the color and style.
“Rope” style extra-large necklaces
A “rope” style necklace is extra-large and it measures 90 centimeters long. It is not recommended to short women, as it will make them seem even shorter. It can be worn or is worn usually over the clothing items, without a décolletage or with a discreet one.
Do you usually wear a necklace? And if yes, what type of necklace do you usually wear?