Pearl necklaces have been a fashion staple for quite some time; however, different length and styles have evolved over the years, along with fashion. The evolution of fashion has resulted in many different styles and choices of necklines. The cut of a neckline can make a difference in what is considered an appropriate choice for your necklace length.
In the Pearl Necklace Lengths: The Ultimate Style Guide we, at Kyllonen, have broken down all the elements of pearl necklace lengths and matching necklines. This guide will cover:
It should be to remember that these necklace lengths are not limited to single layer strands or other necklace designs. Often these lengths are used for double layer, triple layer, and custom pearl necklace designs.
Additionally, this information is considered generally accepted guidelines and ultimately you should pick the necklace length and neckline that best matches your own personal style. Don't be afraid to be yourself and create your style.
13-15 inch | 33-38cm
How to Measure: 1 inch (2.5cm) longer than your measured necksize
A Collar Necklace is a style to grab attention. It is a very chic and hugs close to the neck. Ideally, you should not wear this style if you don't want some neck attention or have a shorter neck. This Collar Necklace is ideal for low and mid-cut necklines. The most popular neckline pairing is open-cut and off the shoulders. This style can been seen worn by celebrities such as Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Princess Diana.
15-17 inch | 38-43cm
How to Measure: 3.5 inch (9cm) longer than your measured necksize
The Choker Pearl Necklace is considered a true classic. The Choker hangs just a bit off then neck and very popular for open necklines. This necklace is usually paired with low to mid-cut necklines and looks great on a Scoop Neckline. This necklace is very versitle, which makes it a very popular choice. Many celebrities can been seen wearing this style such as Michelle Obama, Scarlett Johansson, and Selena Gomez.
17-19 inch | 43-49cm
How to Measure: 5.5 inch (14cm) longer than your measured necksize
The Princess Pearl Necklace is the standard necklace length used today. One of the reasons is because this necklace length is one of the most versatile. The Princess length is usually worn with low-cut necklines as well as high necklines. A Strapless Neckline is a great pairing with the Princess Necklace. Celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie, and Oprah can be seen sporting The Princess.
20-24 inch | 50-60cm
How to Measure: 10 inch (25cm) longer than your measured necksize
The Matinée Pearl Necklace. Is perfect for the person looking for something a little bit longer. This necklace length is ideal for higher-cut necklines such as the Boat Neckline. This makes this length great for business events or work, without being overly formal, but still elegant. This pearl necklace length can be seen on celebrities such Mischa Barton and Paris Hilton.
28-36 inch | 70-90cm
How to Measure: 18 inch (46cm) longer than your measured necksize
The Opera Pearl Necklace is a more traditional pearl necklace which is made by combining two standard choker or princess pearl necklaces together to form one long and gorgeous necklace. This necklace is long enough to be worn with some mid and low-cut necklines and match great on high necklines. It's versitility makes this pearl necklace popular with celebrities such as Katherine Heigl, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kim Kardashian.
39+ inch | 100+ cm
How to Measure: 35 inch (90cm) longer than your measured necksize
The Rope Pearl Necklace is extra long and beautiful! The necklace length usually features three full choker pearl necklaces in one. The main feature of the Rope Length Necklace is its ability to be wrapped around or twisted to form layers. This creates a very stylish and fashionable look. Celebrites such as Rihanna and Kate Hudson have sported this look.
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