Getting the right necklace to suit your outfit can be tricky. There’s a fine balance between ultra-chic and unfashionable. Our fuss-free guide helps you make snap decisions to get your ensemble on point every time.
1. Halter with V-shaped Necklace
Offset a halter top with an elegant V-shaped necklace – the silhouette of which inversely mirrors the outline of the halter providing a soothing visual balance while the contrast lends a sharp edgy look.
2. Boat neck with Bib Necklace
This wide neckline is understated and classy. Give it a bit of oomph by pairing it with a statement bib necklace which plays along with the fabric’s subtle contours, which act as the perfect backdrop to bolster your neckpiece.
3. Strapless with Choker Necklace
90s style chokers are all the rage again and nothing compliments their minimalistic style more than a simple strapless top or dress. The effect of bare skin against an elegant high necklace evokes a mysterious sensuality. Whether it’s a tube top or strapless dress, pick a choker that accentuates your personal style – gold, silver, fabric or beads – and is an extension of your personality.
4. Buttoned-up Shirt with Statement Necklace
Layering up a nice chunky necklace under your collar is one style we love. While buttoned up shirts run the risk of looking too school-uniforms, this pairing banishes any academic insinuations. It’s preppy and business-like yet feminine and playful, toeing the line between conservative and sexy.
5. Buttoned-down Shirt with Tiny Pendant
For those who prefer the buttoned-down look, we strongly recommend a teeny tiny, delicate pendant on a thin chain – a whisper of elegance and class to your smart and cool outfit. From checked shirts to crisp white formals, a classic and delicate pendant may be small but has enough might to tie in any outfit.
6. Turtleneck with a Long Sautoir
Jazz up a high neck sweater, top or dress with a sautoir style necklace which mirrors the length of the clothing’s design, elongating your whole silhouette. This pairing lends a natural, organic elegance to your look as the necklace sways and moves along with your movements against the lengthened backdrop of your outfit.
7. Square Neckline with Angular Necklace
A square neckline can be quite stark; it can make quite a statement in itself. That is why finding the right necklace can be tricky. Our solution: match the hard angles with more angles – an asymmetrical, angled necklace softens the linear look yet is complemented by a perfectly square frame.
8. V-neck with a Statement Pendant
The V-neck is sweet and subtle. Pair this unassuming neckline with something a bit bold but not over the top – a statement necklace is perfect. The shape of this necklace mirrors the contours of the V, with a grand crescendo at the pendant. Whether it’s a cool and casual t-shirt or a sexy bodycon dress, accentuate your décolletage with an eye-catching pendant dangling off a sleek chain.
9. Sweetheart Neckline with Rivière Necklace
Classic rivière style necklaces work best with sweetheart necklines. A rivière necklace is a symmetrical, high neckpiece comprising gems, diamonds, metal motifs, etc of all the same sizes and shapes or gently graduating in size. This simple silhouette works well against the more elaborate curves of the sweetheart neck shape.
10. One Shoulder with Asymmetrical Necklace
The idea here is to find a balance – countering topsy-turvy with equally awry. With an irregular neckline like the one-shoulder, you will want to wear an equally asymmetric necklace in keeping with the overall theme. Different shapes and sizes within the necklace pattern add some wild fun to your ensemble.
11. Cowl Neck with Earrings
With its folds and draping fabric, a cowl neck has so much going on you wouldn’t want to overcrowd the area with a necklace. Instead, these garments are best worn with large, statement earrings to perfectly compliment the boldness of the neckline.