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How to Choose the Right Necklace Length

How to choose correct fashion jewelry necklace length

Standard Necklace Lengths for Women

Necklace chains for women typically range from 10 to 48 inches and anywhere in between. Although some necklaces are sold in odd-inch lengths, most women's necklaces are sold in even-inch lengths.

Necklace Length Position on the Body Worn best with
10 - 14 inches Wraps closely around the neck. Fits most like a choker. Open-neck clothing such as scoop necks, V-necks, off-the-shoulder and boatnecks.
16 inches Wraps loosely around the neck like a collar. Almost everything.
18 inches Sits on the collarbone. A common choice that will fall just below the throat at the collarbone. Almost everything.
20 inches Falls a few inches below the collarbone. Perfect for a low, plunging neckline. Great for both business and casual wear.
22 inches Lays at or above the top of the bust Great for both business and casual wear.
24 inches Lays at or just below the center of the bust Great for both business and casual wear.
28 to 38 inches Hangs below the bust High necklines and evening wear.
40 inches and above Hangs below the navel Elegant business and evening wear.

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Selecting the right necklace length is important for showcasing your jewelry, accentuating your features, and framing your face. When considering which necklace size to purchase consider the size of your neck and the length of the necklace clasp.