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How to Choose the Right Necklace for Different Necklines: A Visual Guide

A reader recently asked me for tips on how to match necklaces to necklines, and it dawned on me that I had absolutely no clue. For me, it's always been about trial and error. And sometimes, nothing seems to work (especially since I keep buying crazy big statement necklaces that end up collecting dust on my shelf because I have no idea how to wear them). Finally, I decided to try to put together a visual guide that I could reference when I'm feeling "accessory-challenged" - and it's already helped me out a couple times. All photos were taken from

Do you follow any "rules" for matching your necklaces to your necklines? I'd love to hear them!

I like boat neck!
#1 Liz (Homepage) on 2012-10-08 14:57 (Reply)
Love this! It should help with picking the right necklace in the future.
#2 Sara (Homepage) on 2012-10-08 17:02 (Reply)
Thanks, I have a love-hate relationship with necklaces.
#3 Antionette Blake (Homepage) on 2012-10-09 13:12 (Reply)
Brilliant!! And I'm happy to report that I chose the proper type of necklace with my scoop-neck top today :-)
#4 Celina on 2012-10-17 13:42 (Reply)
what kind of top would go best with a large, ornate, silver and turquoise squash blossom necklace? any suggestions? thanks
#5 amy on 2012-10-18 22:21 (Reply)
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