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Necklace Length Guide - Necklace Size Chart | My Love Wedding Ring

Find the Right Necklace Size

Necklaces come in a variety of lengths, from 14 inch chokers that wrap high around the neck to dramatic 45 inch long (or longer) ropes. What necklace you should wear depends not only on what type of neck you have but also on what outfit you are wearing. After reading this guide you can view our collection of Pendants and Necklaces here.

16 inch necklace choker necklaces at my love wedding ring
Choker (14-16 inches)
A 14-16 inch choker falls perfectly around the base of the neck. It's perhaps the most classic and yet versatile style. A simple choker necklace can go well with any outfit and just about any neckline. However, a wide open neckline or strapless top can be the most versatile, and usually look best with a 14-16 inch choker. A few of the most popular choker style necklaces are single strand pearl necklaces, Solitaire Diamond Pendants , Drop Pendants or our Initial Necklaces.

18 inch necklace princess necklaces at my love wedding ring
Princess (17-19 inches)
18 inches is the most common necklace length. It falls beautifully just below the throat and hangs over collarbones. 17-19 inch Princess Length Necklace usually fits you comfortably if your neck is larger. It is best suited for crew and high neckline. A 17-19 inch necklace with a pendant is the most flattering, eye-catching look. The princess necklace is perfect for a simple everyday outfit like button down blouse or simple t-shirt. Nearly any pendant will work well for a Princess Length Necklace including: Halo Pendants, Infinity Pendants, Heart Pendants and our Vintage Inspired Pendants

/24 inch necklace matinee necklaces at my love wedding ring
Matinee (20-24 inches)
A 20-24 inch matinee necklace falls gorgeously on the chest. Over blouse or dress, it's the right choice for casual or business look. Matinee necklace is longer than the princess necklace, and slightly shorter than an opera length. The length can be a slimming accent by drawing the eye in a vertical line of the body. To create the dramatic look for a special event or work, you can wear a bold layered or multi-strand necklace with lots of gemstones or pearls. Necklace by the yard will be one of the best choices or you could add a beautiful Drop Pendant.

30 inch necklace opera necklaces at my love wedding ring
Opera (28-34 inches)
Opera necklace is ranging from 28-34 inches. Can wear it as a single long strand or can be wrapped twice as a double strand. Perfect for high or crew neckline, and also can be a slimming accent by drawing the eye in a vertical line of the body when wear it as a single long strand. The long length of opera necklace can transform the look from day to evening wear with elegant ease. Opera necklace is perfect accessory for blouse, dress, or a turtleneck sweater. Add our Fancy Circle Diamond and Gemstone Pendant for a unique touch.

45 inch necklace lariat rope necklaces at my love wedding ring
Lariat or Rope (over 45 inches)
Rope necklace is measuring at least 45 inches in length. The prefect length allows this necklace to be transformed in to multi-strand necklace or bracelet. To create the glamorous look, leave one stand shorter than other or knotted at the bottom. For a stylish twist, mixing rope necklace with few charm necklaces around the neck, or add an oversized pendant to the necklace, is another fun way to create the dramatic, fashion look. The versatile rope necklace is a must-have accessory. This rope necklace dresses up any outfit night or day.

layering necklaces at my love wedding ring
Layering & Mixing Necklaces
Be creative and fun! Create your own unique look by mixing various length necklaces for different outfits. And don't worry about mixing different metals. Silver and Gold actually look terrific together. Create an elegant look with fashionable twist by mixing plain gold chains/silver chains with necklaces with lots of gemstones or pearls is a very popular trend right now.