Have you thought about what your necklaces is communicating and where it’s drawing attention on your body? Discover my 5 Quick Tips for Choosing Necklaces in this video.
Where does the necklace sit? A choker will shorten your neck. A long pendant will draw attention to your stomach.
Consider the scale of the necklace. Do you want your necklace to be a feature or just a small addition to your outfit?
Do you want to make your bust look smaller? Look for larger scale necklaces which help to distract from your bust. You can choose a necklace made from many smaller pieces or one large one, depending on what you want to communicate and your own personal scale.
A larger piece is more bold and dramatic and will communicate that you are happy to be the centre of attention. A small piece that is delicate is more feminine, one that is plain is more relaxed and casual.
What’s the necklace made from? Sparkly necklaces are more formal and dressed up than a necklace made from wood or polished turquoise. Therefore something sparkly will look more formal. A necklace made from more simple materials will look more relaxed and approachable.
I gave up wearing necklaces when I had children – it was always the thing they would grab onto first (with hoop earrings a close second!) Now they are a little older it’s time for me to reconnect with my jewellery box again – thanks for sharing these tips to help me get started!
I was the same – so great when you kids get past the grabby stage and you can start to accessorize again
Hi Imogen! As one who owns quite a few necklaces but never WEARS them, I need help!!
I have come to the conclusion that, because I wear glasses (usually dark-ish frames and always full frames because of my prescription),when I put on a necklace, I feel “overdressed” in the focal area, especially as I ALWAYS wear earrings(usually short drops-I have a short thick neck and a large round face) but sometimes stud types that don’t ”compete” with other pieces. I hate feeling overdressed when it comes to jewellery.
I would love you to do some work with women wearing glasses- how to wear necklaces,earrings,scarves etc.
I’ll come up with something!
I have an X body shape with a long decolletage, small bust and long neck. I’m also fairly petite. Would the combination of crew neckline and a 20 inch necklace suit me better than an open neckline with a short necklace?