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You put together an outfit you love from head to toe, including accessories. But when you clasp the necklace, it disappears under your blouse. We've all been there! Finding the best necklace length for certain clothes can be challenging, but we have a few tips to help. Let's dig in and determine the best lengths for every look, so you can confidently flaunt your style.

Necklace Length charts and sizes

Necklaces tend to attract attention to the area of the body they touch. When considering length, first decide where you want the necklace to lay:

  • At neckline (or above ): 22 inches
  • A few inches under collarbone: 20 inches
  • At collarbone: 17 to 18 inches
  • Choker Length: 16 inches

This necklace length chart will give you an idea of where different necklace lengths typically fall on the body. Of course, every person's body is unique, and some necklace lengths will fit certain people differently. So be prepared to do a little trial and error.

Necklace pairings and styling

A necklace is a versatile accessory that can perfectly punctuate a look and complement the neckline of your shirt or dress. If you're wearing a V-neck, for example, a long pendant necklace is a great option to mirror the V shape and maintain the “flow” of the outfit.

It's all about proportions! An off-the-shoulder blouse may look best with a delicate, 17–18-inch necklace to accentuate the collarbone, while a high-neck ball gown may be balanced with a large statement piece.

Don't forget to peek at the back of your necklace too, to make sure it looks good from every angle. If you're wearing a backless dress or top, consider a necklace with a shorter chain.

Need to talk things through? You can always consult the experts at Helzberg to find out what length works best for you. Shop for yourself or find the perfect necklace gift for that special person in your life. We make it easy and fun because we love shopping for jewelry too!