Guide to Necklace Lengths and Styles
Necklaces have been around for a long time for adornment and they keep evolving. Necklaces of today are of different styles and lengths which you can purchase with some having precious metals and gemstones. Just anybody can wear these different types of necklaces. It is important to consider the style and length of the necklace so that you can find the most suitable one for you.
Pendant necklaces is a type of necklace that people love to wear. There are pendants that can be removed. There are necklaces that have pendants included but others have none but are readily available. You can buy as many pendants as you want and can put them on the same necklace to achieve different looks.
Another type of necklace is the station necklace which have large design elements like beads, pearl links or discs separated by short thin chain lengths. A popular style among station necklace style is the tin cup necklace.
Lariat necklaces are long and are open ended with no clasp. These necklaces are very versatile because of the absence of a clasp so they can be worn in different styles like knotted or doubled just like wearing a scarf. You can wear this type of necklace on different occasions with any type of outfit.
If you have a series of nesting beads of chains connected to a single chain, then you have a bib necklace. Since this is layered and with different lengths it looks like a bib against your chest. It is held by a chain that goes around the collarbone top and goes around the back neck.
The choker is a short necklace of 14 to 17 inches and circles around the collarbone. Pearl chokers are very popular. They are an attractive, youthful length.
The collar necklace is very short hugging the middle part of the neck and is worn with multiple strands. If you wear this type, you should wear them against your skin. The most common are bead and pearl necklaces.
Matinee necklace lengths are sophisticated and sexy measuring between 20 and 25 inches. They are classic and very popular because one looks very refined when wearing it with the right outfit.
Princes necklaces are the most popular length measuring 18 inches. The necklaces lands several inches below the collarbone and the most popular is the pearl princes necklace.
If the necklace is longer than 37 inches then it is a sautoir necklace. It is known as the rope and can be worn triple or doubled depending on the type of layering you want to achieve.
A pearl lariat necklace is versatile and gives you the freedom to wear according to the outfit requirements or appearance you wish to achieve in the end.