Finding the Perfect Fit: How to Choose the Right Necklace Length

Finding the Perfect Fit: How to Choose the Right Necklace Length
Finding the right necklace length can make a world of difference in how your jewellery compliments your outfit and enhances your overall look. From accentuating your neckline to layering with other pieces, the length of your necklace plays a crucial role in achieving the desired style.

Understanding Necklace Lengths:

  • Choker (14-16 inches): Sits snugly around the base of the neck, perfect for layering with a pendant or sitting alone as a delicate chain. Our Pearl Choker is ideal for summer styling with it’s gold nuggets nestled between the pearls making it easily layered alongside other gold necklaces.
  • Princess (18 inches): Falls just below the collarbone, ideal for most necklines and versatile enough for both casual and formal occasions. These chains make the perfect layering piece with all of our necklaces this length coming with 3 adjustable length options to make it slightly longer or shorter depending on how you will style it.
  • Longer Chain (20-24 inches): Extends below the collarbone and above the bust, providing a flattering length for both daytime and evening wear. Stood alone, it has the ability to make a statement like our Medium Biography locket which comes in a new longer length in order to sit as desired for every wearer.

Consider Your Neckline:

The neckline of your outfit plays a significant role in determining the ideal necklace length. Different necklines pair best with specific necklace lengths to create the perfect balance. For example:


Opt for a pendant necklace that follows the V-shape of the neckline or a princess-length necklace to fill the space. For example, our Polaris lockets would make the perfect addition to your v-neck, sitting within the neckline. Alternatively, our best-selling Celestial Station Necklace would cut across the space creating different levels and dimensions.

Crew neckline:

Choose a shorter necklace like a choker or princess length to sit neatly above the neckline without overwhelming it. You don’t want your necklace and top to get tangled in one another so opting for a piece like our new Biography Bead chokers makes it easy to have the best of both worlds. Especially paired with something simple like a staple white tee, you can let the colourful beads do the talking!

Strapless or sweetheart neckline:

Experiment with shorter choker styles or longer matinee lengths to accentuate the bare neckline. Or even better, combine the two! With so much free space you can play around with a number of different necklace lengths. You may want to start with a choker necklace, then add a layering chain such as our Evil Eye Pendant if you want a meaningful necklace, or our classic T-Bar Necklace and finally add a longer pendant necklace such as the large Luna Crescent Necklace.

High neckline or turtleneck:

Skip the necklace altogether or opt for statement earrings to avoid cluttering the neckline. In particular, we love the look of our Luna Gemstone Earrings, the different colours can either match the top you are wearing or help to bring out the colour of your eyes. The sapphires surrounding the stones also help to bring a pop of shimmer to the outfit.

Layering with Different Lengths:

Layering necklaces adds depth and dimension to your look, creating visual interest and showcasing your personal style. When layering, mix and match necklace lengths to achieve a balanced and stylish ensemble. Start with a shorter choker or pendant necklace as the focal point and layer longer necklaces of varying lengths to create a cascading effect. Play with textures, metals, and pendant shapes to create a cohesive yet eclectic look. While the majority of our necklaces do come with a two inch adjustable fastening, the easiest way of building a necklace stack unique to you is by adding one of our necklace extenders. These come in Yellow Gold Vermeil, Sterling Silver and Rose Gold Vermeil and can add an additional two inches on top of the necklaces’ longest length. This allows you to have complete freedom over your necklace length and the ability to build the look you want.


Choosing the right necklace length is an art that can elevate your outfit and highlight your best features. By understanding necklace lengths, considering your neckline and body type, and experimenting with layering, you can effortlessly accessorise with confidence for any occasion. So go ahead, find the perfect necklace length, and let your style shine!