Tips on Choosing An Expressive Designer Necklace Gift

... an expressive designer necklace is an important focal point on the female body...

Tips on Choosing An Expressive Designer Necklace Gift

When selecting and investing in a new necklace - especially an expensive one - you should consider how the length of that necklace will look on your body. The most important body features to consider when selecting a necklace are your neck, your height, your body type, and your face shape. To ease your way in finding a perfect expressive designer necklace, we have selected a unique necklace collection for you, .

1- Choosing the Right Necklace Length for Your Neck:

The most important factor to consider when selecting an expressive necklace for your body type is your neck size. All necks vary, so a standard choker for the average female may be larger or smaller on your actual neck. If possible, measure your neck before purchasing any necklace, but it is especially important to measure your neck before purchasing a collar or choker neckalce, as it is designed for a tighter fit.

The easiest and best way to measure your neck is with a soft measuring tape. Simply wrap the tape closely around your neck. To get an accurate measurement, the tape should be comfy. Once you know your neck measurement, a good rule of thumb for selecting a collar or a choker is to go up one necklace size from your neck measurement. For example, if you measure your neck at 12 inches, the minimum recommended collar or choker length would be 14 inches.

2- Choosing the Right Necklace Length for Your height:

It is important to consider your height when selecting necklace length. Too long of a necklace may overwhelm a petite frame, whereas too short of a necklace may be lost on a more grand figure. This chart details guidelines for selecting a expressive designer necklace length based on your height:

Height: below 5'4''

Recommended Necklace Length:16- to 22-inch necklace lengths will look best on your body. Additionally, a V-shaped style will help elongate your neckline and make you appear taller.

Height: 5’4" to 5’7"

Recommended Necklace Length:You can wear necklaces of any length.

Height: 5’7" or taller

Recommended Necklace Length: You can wear necklaces of any length, but you will look particularly good in longer styles, as this accentuates your tall frame.

3- Choosing the Right Necklace Length for Your Body Type:

Varying necklace lengths are an excellent way to accentuate certain body features and minimize others. For example, if you would like to subtly accent the bust, select a necklace that is 20 to 22 inches in length, as it will draw attention just below the collarbone or above the top of the bust. Alternatively, if you are flat-chested, long, thin chains will look graceful and elegant on your body frame.

If you have a full-figured body, do not wear necklaces that sit on or below the breast line, as this length necklace will not hang properly. Instead, try a necklace that sits slightly higher on the body, such as an 18- to 22-inch necklace.

4- Choosing the Right Necklace Length for Your Face Shape:

Necklaces literally frame your face. Varying necklace lengths will affect how wide, narrow, long, short, angular or round your face appears. Thus, you can use your necklace length as a powerful tool to alter the way your face is perceived by others and accentuate your strongest facial features. Here are some guidelines for necklace length based on face shape.


Recommended Necklace Length would be 10 to 18 inches. Choker-length necklaces will soften and diminish the sharp angle of a heart-faced chin. 

Longer necklaces elongate the jawline. Round-faced individuals should avoid collar and choker necklaces, as these necklaces will accentuate the roundness of the face.


Recommended Necklace Length would be 26 to 36 inches


Recommended Necklace Length would be 10 to 16-inches. Choker-length necklaces likely shorten the length of the jaw, which smooths the angles on rectangular face


Oval-shaped faces can typically wear any necklace length with graceful ease.

5- Choosing the Right Necklace Length for Average Female Body:

For sure choosing the right necklace length is an easy and effective way to frame your face. To help your next necklace purchase, lets see how different necklace lengths fall on the average female body. 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. The following are the most commonly sold necklace lengths and where they fall on the average female body.

Necklace Length of 10 to 14 inches;  would position closely around the neck

Necklace Length of 16 inches, wraps loosely around the neck

Necklace Length of 18 inches, sits on the collarbone

Necklace Length of 20 inches, sits just below the collarbone

Necklace Length of 22 inches, lays at or above the top of the bust

Necklace Length of 24 inches, lays at or just below the center of the bust

Necklace Length of 28 to 38 inches, hangs below the bust

Necklace Length of 40 inches and above, hangs below the navel

The above tips will help you to select the most appropriate expressive designer necklace for yourself or as a gift. Why not take a look at our unique necklace collection online and email us at if you have any concerns.