How to Wear Different Necklace Lengths

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Here are some basics you should know when it comes to necklace length. Understanding the standard measurements can help you know where to start when it's time to choose your perfect fit.


14 inches
Placement - Tightly around the neck.
Worn best with - Open-neck clothing such as scoop necks, V-necks, off-the-shoulder and boatnecks.

16 inches
Placement - Tightly against base of throat; often called a choker.
Worn best with - Almost everything

18 inches
Placement - On the collarbone ; most common style.
Worn best with - Almost everything

20 to 24 inches
Placement -Between the collarbone and the bust.
Worn best with -Great for both business and casual wear.

28 to 36 inches
Placement - On the bust or an inch or two below.
Worn best with - High necklines and evening wear.

36 to 42 inches
Placement - Wrapped to sit on or just below the center of the bust.
Worn best with - Elegant business and evening wear.


18 inches
Placement - Base of neck of smaller man

20 inches
Placement - Collarbone; most common size

22 inches
Placement - A few inches below the collarbone; medallion can be added

24 inches
Placement - Above the breastbone