Guide to the length of the necklace
How to measure and choose the correct length of the necklace chainWhen buying a necklace online, a decision that overloads you is to choose the correct length of the necklace, either for a woman or a man. This guide will help you select the correct length of the necklace that will best present your necklace, which will accentuate your facial and body features and suits your wardrobe. This guide will help you like this:
- How to find the length of your necklace
- How to choose the right length of the necklace for another woman or man
DIFFERENT STYLES OF NECKLACE LENGTHFirst, you need to understand the exact look you are watching with your necklace, using the diagram of the standard necklace lengths.
Standard necklace lengths for womenThere are about 6 standard looks that are based on the variants of the necklace lengths, the most common being the choker and princess lengths. The other types are less common, but they are good to know when considering the lengths of the necklace. The different aspects of women’s necklaces are explained in this standard diagram of necklace lengths for an average woman :
|Length||Style||Position on the body||Best worn with|
|33-38cm||Collar||Tight around the neck||Any clothes with an open neck, such as the V-neck, collar or boat style and on the shoulder.|
|38-43cm||Tie||Sit at the base of your neck||Almost everything|
|43-48cm||Princess||On the collarbone (the most common length of the necklace for medium women)||Almost everything|
|51-71cm||Matinee||Between the collarbone and the bust||Great for business and casual clothing|
|71-94cm||Opera||From the top of the bust a few inches below||High neckline and evening clothing|
|94-152cm||Rope||From the center of the bust to the stomach||Elegant clothing and evening clothing|
Standard necklace length for menThe different aspects of men’s necklaces are explained in this standard diagram of necklace lengths for an average man :
|Length of necklace||Position on the body||Best worn with|
|43-48cm||It sits at the base of the neck||A T-shirt at the base of the neck. Popular for the beaded necklace that was located just above the collar.|
|48-53cm||On the collarbone (the most common length of the necklace for men)||If worn over the guerrilla of the shirt or underneath the shirt if you want it to sit on the skin.|
|53-58cm||A few centimeters below the collarbone||Almost everything that is worn over or under.|
|58-64cm||On the chest||This style is best suited to wear the religious pendant or significantly under the shirt, close to the heart or to make a fashion statement, worn over the shirt, such as a necklace with a pendant.|
HOW TO MEASURE THE LENGTH OF THE NECKLACE FOR YOURSELF
- Choose a necklace / cord similar to the one you buy When choosing the length for yourself, you can measure a similar necklace chain that fits the way you want. Keep in mind that the thickness of the chain must be similar to the one you purchase. If you do not have a necklace with a similar appearance or fall, you could use a string or a cord of the same thickness.
- Add the chain around the neck Ask someone to help you with holding one end pressed on the back of your neck to adjust the other end so that the string falls as you want your necklace to be. and mark where the heads meet on the nape of the neck.
- Measure the chain by placing it flat Place the string / chain on a surface and measure the length to the mark. This measure should be the right length of the necklace.
Select the length of the necklace suitable for another man or womanThe best way is, of course, to be able to measure one of their existing necklaces, which fits into the way they like it. If this is not possible, the best decision is usually an educated assumption of both the desired style and the size of the neck. If so, consider a few things:
The most common average length of the necklaceIf you are not sure, I recommend that you stay with the “length of the princess” for women and with the “on the collarbone” for men, since they are the most common. In addition, your assumption is approximate and then there will be a notable small difference. Usually, according to our experience, the length of the princess necklace is 40cm for the petite ladies, 45cm for the middle ladies, 50cm for the most curved ones and 56 – 61cm if it is tall, with the body frame will also be wider. For men, 45-50 cm is good for weaker men with a smaller frame, 50-55cm for medium men, 55-60 cm for the most built and 61 cm and above for really tall, better built men.
Consider the shape of your face and bodyYou should select the length of the necklace to complement the shape of your face (see table below). In general, the round face should choose a length of the necklace that elongates, while the longer face will want to balance its shape with a shorter necklace. When in doubt, remember that you can almost never go wrong with the classic length of the princess.
|Round||Princess, matinee, opera, rope||Collar, choker|
|Long||Collar, choker, princess||Matinee, opera, rope|
|Heart||Collar, choker, princess||Matinee, opera, rope|
|Oval||Almost everything||Almost none|
|Clothing||The best costumes||Best avoid|
|Helanci/Collars||Opera||Collar, suffocation, princess|
|Deep Neckline||Princess, Matinee||Opera, rope|
|Round neckline||Opera, rope or collared necklace||Princess or matinee because she might fall too close to the neckline|
|Décolleté V||Princess, Matinee||Collar, choker|
|Neckline boat||Collar, operate||Almost none|
|Shirts with buttons||Princess and Matinee||Opera, rope while colliding with the column of vertical buttons|
|Strapless||Almost any style||Almost none|