Long necklaces are at the top of this season’s list of jewelry trends. They add a lot of texture to your look for business or casual occasions. If you are new to this particular jewelry trend, you may feel a bit weighed down when you first try longer chains and pearl ropes. Here are a few tips to help you wear long necklaces with plenty of style and panache. Layering long necklaces with short necklaces gives your outfit depth while allowing you to comfortably sport all of your favorite chain link and beaded strands. Just like with your clothing, you can mix and match textures when layering necklaces of different lengths. Keep the look understated by pairing thick, chunky beaded necklaces with slender chains and ropes.
Extra-long necklaces can be doubled or tripled for additional style creating a bold, dramatic look. The pastel example above would be great to try in the office to amp up a business suit. Bulky chains with large signature pendants (as in above right) are ideal for a night on the town. Double up on pearl necklaces and bulky link chains when you’re wearing jeans, T-shirts and sneakers for a cool, funky, sophisticated vibe. This trend is so versatile!
If you don’t feel quite up to these free-flowing, oversized chains and strands described above, an alternative to rocking this trend is layering long necklaces with unique pendants. Over-sized pendants sometimes look out of place on short necklaces, but they are right at home on longer pieces. Look for modern pendants featuring large gemstones or novelty shapes that best reflects your personal style. Long necklaces work like a v-neck shirt in that they draw the eye down, lengthening the body, making you look taller, slimmer and more elegant. A perfect accessory for all seasons, they can instantly enhance your look from day-to-night… all you need to do is rock it with confidence.
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