How to Match Your Necklace to Your Neckline

How to Match Your Necklace to Your Neckline

We know that when you want to add that final touch to your outfit, all you need is a little jewelry. Here at IOBI we make it our mission to provide you with quality pieces that leave you feeling beautiful and stylish! While all our jewelry can take your look to the next level, a beautiful necklace is one of the best ways to capture attention, frame your face, and enhance any outfit. When selecting the perfect necklace, there are many details to consider. Color is important; the color of the metal, beads, or stones should match with your clothing. However, more importantly, you should consider shape, length, and style! Choosing a necklace that will not only complete, but compliment your look, can be tricky. If you’ve ever struggled in this department, here we’ve outlined some tips for selecting the most appropriate necklace/neckline pairings so you start each day looking polished and chic.

Statement Necklace

A statement necklace is meant to make just that: a statement! When you select a statement necklace as part of your look, it should be the focal point of your outfit. Simple blouses, will allow this type of jewelry to get the attention it deserves. Choosing this style, you’ll want your neckline to be simple and out of the way of the jewelry selection. A strapless blouse, or cami with a low neckline are ideal pairings for a statement necklace. With your chest and neck being more exposed, a statement necklace counteracts this, offering a bit of balance:

A turtleneck can also work as blank canvas, for a statement necklace. Another alternative way to style a statement necklace, is to wear it over a fully buttoned collared shirt, as a way of making a conservative look a bit more attractive and fun.


A choker is a short necklace close-fitting to the neck, typically more simple in style, and 14-16 inches in length. Single-shoulder as well off-the-shoulder blouses are optimal pairings for a choker necklace. A choker is a great way to add a piece of jewelry, without taking away from this dramatic style of a neckline. A choker also adds emphasis to your neck and collarbone, which can result in a slimming effect. Traditionally more subtle, this style also pairs well with a casual crew or scoop necklines.

Lockets, Charms, and Pendants

Locket, charm, and pendant necklaces, usually on an 18-20 inch chain, are a more classic style. These necklaces are a great final touch to a minimalist look. Lockets, charms, and pendants should be considered to complete a casual, day-to-day outfit. They have an eye catching effect when paired with simple v-neck style necklines, an unbuttoned collared shirt, or over a turtleneck. These necklaces are a great choice for an everyday necklace to complete your home or work ensemble.

Layered Necklaces

Layered necklaces are a trend on the rise! An alternative to purchasing a layered piece is to layer necklaces of different lengths, thus creating a bohemian vibe. Layering can be fun, and mixing and matching from your collection can allow you to wear your jewelry in an entirely new way. When layering, you’ll want to choose a neckline that frames your necklace(s). A plunging neckline is a great way to show off a layered necklace, as well the creativity that goes into mixing and matching pieces.

Does the necklace make your outfit look too busy?

Are you constantly pulling the necklace out from under your neckline?

Does the necklace compete with the details of the clothing?

When you’re choosing the perfect necklace to take your look to the next level, asking these questions can help narrow your options, and make the perfect selection! If you answered “no” then you should be good to go! Choosing the right necklace to finish your look can mean the difference between looking good and looking fabulous! If you’re still hunting for that perfect piece take your style to the next level, check out our extensive necklace collection for more ideas!


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