How to Choose a Necklace Length

How to Choose a Necklace Length?

When choosing the length of a necklace that will be best for you take a look at yourself and follow some easy recommendations.

Face Shape

Face shape is the first determiner of which length will look best. If you have a round or oval face, 20-25 inch lengths will elongate and be most flattering. If you have a square or oblong face, then an even shorter length will soften the angles. For heart-shaped faces, 16-18 inch lengths will also help to soften angles and highlight your face. 


If you are taller, you can wear any length but longer lengths will accentuate your frame the best. Shorter heights are most flattering with necklace lengths in the 16-18” range. If you are of average height, go wild and wear any length your heart desires! 

Body Shape

Your necklace can accentuate your best features. Hourglass figures are flattered by necklaces that sit just at a lower cut neckline. Athletic body styles look best with longer necklaces that elongate the body. Pear-shaped bodies should wear necklaces that are 18-24 inches to broaden the shoulders. For those with body types in the inverted triangle category, longer necklaces will bring the eye down to the smallest part of the body. 

Necklace Length Chart | Lisa Robin

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