Necklaces come in a variety of types and styles and are worn to complement our outfits or just to make us feel good! If you are searching for the right necklace to wear to work, on the beach, or with that gorgeous prom or party dress, we’ve put together a selection of popular necklace styles that we think you might like to try.
Perhaps one of the first necklaces many people will ever wear is a pendant necklace, usually a silver or gold chain with a pendant such as a heart, a religious symbol or a birthstone, like this Ruby Pendant Necklace. These necklaces are still popular and suit many outfits and occasions. The necklace length is also easily worn with different types of necklines.
The choker necklace measures up to 16 inches and sits just on or below the neck and can be made from a variety of materials. It was a popular style in the Victorian era, when velvet or ribbon chokers were worn. This type of necklace can be used to complement a summer dress or blouse and is available in many different designs, ranging from the traditional row of pearls to a contemporary designed necklace of silver or gold links.
A collar necklace is a statement piece of jewelry that sits just above the collarbone. It can enhance the look of an elegant cocktail dress. If a casual dress has a low neckline, it will display this style of necklace to its best advantage.
An opera necklace can measure up to 36 inches and is available in many designs. It can feature semi-precious stones, beads or links. Because of its longer length, an opera necklace can be wrapped around the neck twice, giving the effect of a double collar, or tied in a knot to create a vintage look.
The multi-chain necklace is a popular choice and looks good with a casual or formal outfit. The mixed layers are made from different but complementary necklace designs that are connected together with an easy-to-use clasp. This type of necklace suits necklines with a V shape or floaty boho-chic summer outfits.
The design of the bib necklace is often quite bold and dramatic, like this Bib Necklace with Colorful Swarovski Crystals. As the name suggests, it is "bib-like" in shape and the perfect necklace to complement an ethnic-style outfit to make a great fashion statement.
Locket necklaces have been popular for generations. They sometimes open up, so you can place a picture of a loved one inside. Perhaps you have inherited a locket necklace or would love to own one. These necklaces come with short or longer-length chains. The shorter length looks beautiful worn with an open neckline or formal evening dress, while the longer necklace would look good over a sweater or with a shirt and jacket.
Long Pendant Necklace
Wearing a long pendant necklace will easily transform a solid color sweater or dress into a stylish outfit. Popular pendants include filigree silver leaves, hearts, angel wings or semi-precious stones.
The princess necklace style is inspired by glittering royal jewelry in stunning designs, with shimmering gemstones, that catch and reflect the light. This type of necklace would suit a strapless ballgown or a party dress with a low neckline, and it is the perfect choice for a prom or wedding reception.
Chain necklaces are versatile and can be worn with a variety of outfits. They are made from many types of precious and semi-precious metals in different lengths, featuring rounded or flattened links. This type of necklace is ideal for wearing everyday but will also complement a formal outfit. Chain necklaces can be layered with other necklaces to create a multi-layer effect, too.
A lariat necklace is an elegant piece of jewelry usually featuring a minimal contemporary design, like this Purple Bead & Star Lariat Necklace. Measuring between 32 and 34 inches, this type of necklace will complement a low or V-shaped neckline and bring a touch of modern elegance to any outfit.
This necklace is made from strands of tiny beads that are twisted together to give a loose rope-like effect. Sometimes charms or semi-precious stones are attached to the necklace. This is a great choice to wear with a colorful dress or strappy top for that picnic in the park or beach party.
There are many beautiful styles of necklaces, and we hope our guide has helped you find the right necklace for that new outfit or special occasion.