How to Choose a Necklace According to Neckline of Top/ Dress

Hey beautiful! I often get queries from my readers on how to style necklaces, and how to select jewelry for different outfits. So I’m starting with some ideas on how to choose a necklace according to different types of necklines of dresses or tops.

As a general rule of thumb, your necklace length should not clash with the neckline. It should end at least an inch or two above or below the neckline.


Here are the different types of necklaces that you can style according to your neckline:

Necklace for High Neckline Dress/ Top

Collared Button-Down Shirts


For collared shirts, select short pearl or chain pendant necklaces or delicate chokers. Make sure the necklace is short enough to show inside the collar, but also doesn’t stick to or irritate your neck. Long chain or bead necklaces that end well-below the collar, or stacked pendant necklaces are also good ideas for buttoned shirts.



Medium length statement necklaces look great on turtlenecks. You can also wear stacked pendant or bead necklace or long bead necklaces. Avoid chokers and short pearl necklaces.

Short round necklines


Short to medium statement necklaces work the best. Long chain, pearl or bead necklaces also look great with high neck dresses. For short round necklines, you can also wear chokers, long stacked chains or bead necklaces.

Boat necks


My favorites for boat-neck dresses are medium length statement necklaces. You can also go for long or medium-stacked pearl necklaces or medium chain-bead necklaces.

Necklace for Low Neckline Dress/ Top

Sweetheart Necklines


Short or medium length heavy or statement necklaces look best with sweetheart necklines. If you want something more delicate, go for pendant necklaces. For drawing attention to the neckline or cleavage, wear a sweetheart-shaped necklace or choker.

Plunging V-Necks


With plunging V-necks, wear short bead or pendant necklaces. You can also opt for very long pendant necklaces.

Plunging Round Neckline


Short or medium length heavy or statement necklaces look great with low-cut round necklines. You can also wear stacked short and medium length pearl or bead necklaces, or very long pendant necklaces.

Necklace for Strapless and One Shoulder Dress

Strapless Dresses/ Tops


Most short and medium length necklaces look good with strapless dresses. You can wear a statement necklace or a multi-layered stacked pearl necklace. You can also pair a choker with a short pendant necklace.

One-Shoulder Dresses/ Tops


One-shoulder dresses are tricky because they have asymmetric necklines. If the dress has a broad shoulder strap, wear short pendant necklaces. For dresses with narrow or noodle strap, you can wear a statement necklace or a short necklace too. Avoid long necklaces with one-shoulder dresses.

So, hope you’ll find it SO easy now to choose necklaces! Lemme know which is your favorite type of neckline and what necklace you like to wear with that! CYa! :*

1 thought on “How to Choose a Necklace According to Neckline of Top/ Dress”

  1. These are all great and on point!!! It drives me nuts when a wrong necklace is paired with a wrong top, they both clash each other and don’t truly showcase their beauty. Thanks for sharing!!!


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