Find the right accessory for your neckline.

We show you popular tops with suggestions for the right accessories.

Choosing the wrong necklace can create a cluttered look. Matching your necklace to your neckline will create that 'complete', matching picture.

Popular Necklines

Plunging Neckline

Plunging Neckline 

You would have thought that a plunging neckline and all that exposed skin basically begs for some added sparkle, but this is generally not the case. The outfit makes the statement here and any type of necklace would just try and take away from that.

You are much better off to accessorise with earrings, bracelets and rings/hair jewelry.

Rock Quartz Earrings with Filigree Studs Chrystal Chandelier Earrings Chunky Coral Bracelet

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Sweetheart Neckline

Sweetheart Neckline 

Again, a lot of bare skin and therefore room to work with. You have the choice of going with a pendant/chain style or add a bolder chunky necklace.

Pearl Necklace Butterfly Necklace with Flower Crystal Feldspar Necklace

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V-Shaped Neckline

V-shaped Neckline 

A V-shaped neckline looks best with a necklace following the V-shape, like a pendant necklace or a Y-necklace, never a round choker. The length of the necklace depends on how deep the V-neck is and will probably be around the 45cm/18 inch mark.

Rose Quartz Necklace Gemstone Cluster Necklace Mystic Quartz and Labradorite Necklace

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Square Neckline

Square Neckline 

For square necklines, the best compliment is a short choker. Either a chunky one, a pendant chain ensemble or a strand of pearls.

Moonstone, Bronzite and Pearl Necklace Crystal Choker Amethyst Necklace

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Boat Neckline

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The boatneck is not easy to accentuate. Never wear anything shorter, but go for the longer (minimum 20", 50cm) style.

Long chains with pendants work nicely and so do body necklaces.

Filigree Heart Body Necklace Large Tree Body Necklace Large Crescent Moon Body Necklace

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Draped Neckline

Draped Neckline 

A draped neckline can only accommodate a short, dainty necklace if anything at all.

Labradorite and Moon Necklace Initial Necklace Lavenderl Rose Earrings

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Round Neckline

Round Neckline

 A round neckline is one of the easier styles to accessorize. If the neckline is very high, you will want to go for a long necklace (similar to the boatneck style). If the neckline is a bit lower, a short necklace/choker will look fantastic.

Faith, Love and Hope Necklace Ornate Cross on Wooden Bead Body Necklace Astrological Star Sign Charm with Birthstone

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Scoop Neckline (very low round neckline)

Scoop Neckline 

You can wear just about anything with this neckline. Shorter Necklaces or longer chains/body necklaces. Avoid anything that just hits the neckline.

Pink and Purple Cubic Zirconia Heart Necklace Butterfly Necklace Carved Agate Elephant Necklace

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Button Down Shirt Neckline

Button Down Shirt Neckline 

Depending on shirt and occasion, you might want to go either formal or relaxed. You can leave a couple of buttons open at the neck and accessorize with a short necklace/choker/pendant chain or you can go for a longer necklace (60cm/24" or even longer) and wear it over the shirt.

Old Fashioned Opal Necklace Hand Coloured Peace Sign Necklace Rhodonite and Turquoise Necklace[

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Turtle Neck Neckline

Turtle Neck Neckline

 You can take your pick to liven up the turtle neck or polo neck. Either a short chunky necklace or a long dangly one. This one is a perfect canvas for a statement piece.

Wire Wrapped Rose Quartz and Amethyst Necklace Dog Tag Necklace with Garnet, customisable Ornate Heart Necklace with Cascading Flowers

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Matching Necklaces to Necklines