Choosing Necklaces for Necklines

Choosing Necklaces for Necklines

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Packing Jewelry For Your Summer Vacation

Kelly Paul in her seaglass necklace

“The only necklace I took on vacation”

You have planned a summer vacation and you think all you need are shorts, earrings, sandals, sunhat and a bathing suit. But have you thought about what jewelry to pack? Not your fine jewelry, like your gold and diamonds, but the necklaces and bracelets that complete your outfit and have you looking, one might say, together. We offer you an easy-to-follow method for choosing necklaces for necklines.

You will be going out to dinner and chances are you will put on a maxi dress, sundress or capris, and a tee. And don’t forget the shrug, shawl or jacket as air conditioning can get things chilly. You don’t really need a lot of choices in jewelry, but you do need at least one necklace you love wearing. I am reminded of a customer who sent me a testimonial a few summers ago, “The only necklace I took with me on vacation was the turquoise sea glass you made.” You might recognize Kelly Paull as she is an expert coach in MLM and the CEO of Directly Successful.

 

What to Pack

Although tempted you should pack lightly with combinations you can mix and match, especially if flying. Firstly, lay out about 4 outfits you plan on wearing when not in beach attire. I know I would take my favorite sundress or maxi and usually a pair of white and a black pair of slacks or ankle pants. Then I would select tops. The neckline of the top can help determine the right necklace, so explore this visual neckline jewelry guide we created for you using our handmade designs as examples as a way to choose the right necklace for your neckline.

Choosing Necklaces for Necklines Guide:

Scoop neck: Fill the open space with a multi-strand beaded necklace or even a large statement piece like “Khaleesi”: This handcrafted dramatic piece features gorgeous semi-precious amethyst paired with crystal and designer Czech glass daggers. Full length is 18″. It’s a dynamic piece with a funky art deco/fantasy vibe that will add that “wow” factor to both casual and dressy ensembles.

Stunning amethyst and crystal

“Khaleesi”

Strapless: Choose a short necklace or a choker to maintain the open allure of your strapless top.  “Fawn Matrix” is an 18″ mixed metallics braided necklace that can be worn with gold or silver so it’s very versatile.  It’s freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals and Czech glass will add sparkle to any outfit. 

Braided Beaded Necklace

“Fawn Matrix”

Lemon quartz lariat

“High Society”

Asymmetric or square neck: Choose a necklace with its own asymmetry. Consider a long necklace with different sized and shaped beads: “High Society” is a 23″ long red lariat necklace  and composed of  lemon, ruby and cherry quartz, onyx, rhodonite, garnet, cloisonne hearts, Czech glass and Swarovski crystal with gold toned accents. The colors are reminiscent of a flower garden – perfect for a summer night.

Boat neck: Choose a long necklace that can be doubled, knotted or adjusted into layers.

Only want to take 1 necklace away with you but know you want it to look different each time you wear it?  The 6′ rope has 3 distinct patterns using different beads and harmonious colors and is the answer to that problem. It can be customized and is currently available in teal, “Refresh” and  black/gold/silver. This effortless accessory has a discrete clasp so you can wrap it up to 4 times and wear it in a myriad of ways.

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“Refresh”

V- neck: Choose one that matches the shape of the V like this beautiful “Cat’s Eye Art Glass and Tassel” necklace. Don some chic mystique with this necklace of crackle agate and splendid lampwork glass pendant in olive and teal with Vintage chain tassel. Imagine light reflecting thru the beautiful shade of teal green.

Art glass tassel necklace

“Cat’s Eye’

And don’t forget to take that  wrap bracelet that can double as a necklace.

Southwest necklace bracelet

“Santa Fe” Wrap Bracelet/Necklace

 

Accessories take up very little space and give you the extra pizzaz you want to have on vacation. Bringing the right ones for your neckline and outfits will ensure many a compliment. Let us know if we can help with any questions, decisions or customized pieces. https://earthandmoondesign.com

Have a great vacation!

 

 

 

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Roslyn
I loved going to work each day for 30 years as a professional career counselor. When I retired, I explored my creativity and regard for crafts until I discovered beading. At age 68 I turned my new found passion- jewelry design, into a business. At age 72 I took on learning about social media marketing and developing my computer skills. I am sharing my journey from inception, to frustration, to elation -in the hope of inspiring others that 'it is not too late to start again'. Welcome to my re-invention!

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  2. What a really interesting article. As a male, I must admit that I had not thought about this, but now I know why some people on holidays look perfect and some just mediocre. The whole jewelry for specific necklines is a great way of accesorising holiday outfits for ladies so I will definately show this to my wife.

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      Love having a male perspective and response. There are often little details we miss when preparing for a holiday which Ian Cambell is why we addressed it. Hope your wife enjoys it as well.

  3. Amazing tips, Roslyn! I never quite know how to accessorize according to the styles I’m wearing. I usually feel accomplished if I somehow managed to color coordinate. With summer and vacation time coming up, I’m bookmarking this. Thanks!

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      Coach Niquenya, So glad you found this information helpful. If you ever want more advice, please dont hestitate to ask. You could send a photo and say of these 2 necklaces which would you suggest…

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          Coach Niquenya, hopefully, she will teach as well as assemble, so you can continue on your own. Fel free to share our website with her and know we are here to assist any way we can.

  4. Hi Roslyn,
    Thank you for breaking this down. I was aware of the type of necklace to wear with a strapless neckline but a little confused about the others. My mom and I spent quite some time shopping for the perfect necklace to match the neckline of my wedding dress. Very informative.

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      Can’t wait to see your wedding pictures. Glad you found information helpful and hope you had fun necklace shopping. If you ever want input, please don’t hesitate to ask.

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  5. This is a great article and very helpful for those who wear different necklines, Roslyn. I have learned that a V-neck works best for me and I generally buy jewelry that works with that shape. I have tried scoop necks and find for me at least, the same jewelry works as does for a V. I generally just change the length of my chain, as I wear semi-precious stone pendants on silver chains. My mother is very good at switching necklines and her jewelry seems to work regardless of the neckline. Her jewelry definitely makes a bold statement. I am going to start looking at people and their necklines to see if they are wearing their necklaces to complement their clothing. Thanks for the food for thought!

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      Beverley Golden, I so recall writing a response to this comment. Could the page have gotten away from me before hitting reply? I think I can reproduce it because I had the same thoughts reading your comment. I too prefer V-necks – That’s why I remember it so clearly and although I don’t wear pendants on chains due to metal sensitivity, I do try to wear necklaces that have a center focal point. These very same pieces look good on round necklines. Was thinking about your Mom being able to switch her jewelry with all necklines and wonder if shape on a face and colors add to the adaptability. If you do start noticing, please share your observations with me.

  6. I love this article. It’s a great reminder of how to choose what necklace to wear with a particular outfit. When I travel I tend to take more jewelry than outfits because they are small and easy to take, they don’t wrinkle! and they change the way the same outfit looks when you rewear it.

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      Beth Niebuhr, had to chuckle at your reasons for taking more jewelry than outfits.But you make an excellent point in that changing your jewelry completely changes how an outfit looks, which translates into we can pack lighter. Now, tell that to my sister.

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      Jackie Harder, a fussy neckline can be tricky. Good options to try are: 1) a mostly monochromatic beaded choker that doesn’t interfere with the neckline. 2) an understated necklace in fine silver or gold that acts as token adornment, not really part of your ensemble. 3) a pair of statement earrings that complement the dress detail.

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  7. Adding to my previous comment, I really love your wrap bracelets that you say can double as a necklace. I always wear semi-precious stone bracelets, as well as necklaces so I can’t wait to meet in person and try on some of your beautiful designs. Great necklaces shown in this post and very helpful info for the ladies who love to mix up their necklines and want their necklaces to compliment the overlook look. Thanks for the fabulous tips and jewelry always, Roslyn.

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      Beverley Golden, So exciting to know that we will meet in person. Perhaps you will expand your jewelry collection to include Lampwork beads. I think when you see the artistry in some of them, you will fall in love. That is what is so great, I think about our jewelry and distinguishes it from the many designers, is the mix of materials and styles.Our pleasure to offer tips, guidance and glimpses of our jewelry.

  8. I had no idea there was such reasoning behind choosing a necklace. This is all good advice and will really help me to pull my outfits together. I like to wear v-necks because I heard it makes me look taller… lol At 5’3″, I’m not sure about that! I’m going to start wearing more pendant type necklaces like you suggest. I can see how it will make a difference.

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      Sherry Frost, I am also 5’3″ and prefer V necklines. I thought a higher heel would help in the taller department, but all kidding aside, a pendant necklace or one with a center focal can elongate your face, perhaps creating an illusion of height.

  9. I am one of those who has a few select ones.. and they go with anything and everything… silver necklace with a charm… that my honey gave me.. however, I do like the versatile ones too. You are inspiring me.. trying to branch out,, when the outfit permits and use some of my other jewelry. One that I’ve noticed I can’t really do are the longer ones because they end up resting between the twins… so yea, need to stop buying those! LOL

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      Kristen, it might not be so bad to rest between your twins. Its when they loop over or around that is not flattering. If you have any necklaces you really like and would want to shorten, I’ll be happy to accomodate.

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  10. On my trip last week, I took 3 necklaces (including the one I wore during travel) (and including the one my husband got from you, Roz). It worked out well. My biggest issue is finding necklaces at the right length. Being short in stature (5’1″) and having a short neck, I find that most necklaces hit me in the wrong place. The best length for me is 16″.

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      Carol Rundle, have been thinking of creating 16″ necklaces for a petite collection. I did so in the past and inevitably women wanted just that one longer. If you have any you would like shortened, I’d be happy to accommodate you.

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          Carol Rundle- sure and let me know how much shorter you want it. While mailing, include anything else youd like shortened. I need a min of 3″ to not have to restring. 4″ is best. Mail to 62 Lackawanna Trail, Suffern Ny 10901. Wasn’t sure anyone ever got replies to comments.

  11. I’m away now Roz, and the last thing I packed was my jewelry…. and I really had to think hard! Should have picked a couple of pieces but in a panic I brought a bag of jewelry!! But you are so right….. I have been wearing my favourite piece almost all of the time! Having said that, most of my shirts are boat neck or rounded but now scoop…. so my one favourite piece does work! Love this article ~ I will be smarter next time. 😉

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      Cheryl Relf, so glad we gave you food for thought. We often take more clothing and accessories because we like options. A few well thought out selections can alter the look of many outfits.

  12. Wow! I usually don’t wear necklaces because I break them, but your work is so beautiful I would chance it! The advice with different necklines is wonderful. Thank you for so many pictures!

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      Liz Cozby, thank you for your comments. Sorry to hear you break them- sounds like children tugging on them.Glad you found the information helpful. We usually post several necklaces to coordinate and/or demonstrate our information

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  13. Thanks for sharing these great tips and covering all of the different necklines. I struggle finding the right length and shape. I’m flying to Vienna for 10 days in August and will definitely keep this in mind when packing!

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      Kristy Klenk, thank you for your comment. An additional thought is to plan ahead. Look at the outfits/mix/match you know you want to wear. Then see if selecting 3 or 4 necklaces can alter the look.

  14. Hi Roslyn,
    This is so genius and fun. I love the idea of taking one piece of jewelry with me on vacation, and being able to tie it differently depending on my outfit. Actually, I learned a lot about necklaces and necklines. So great. Thanks!

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  15. Very interesting article. As a guy I don’t have to worry about this but now I know why the women in our house take so long getting ready when going out for a special occasion. They always talk about what jewelry goes with each outfit and now it makes sense.

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      Michael, Just as you enlighten re social media marketing, I aim to enlighten re fashion and jewelry. When your women thank you for your wisdom, you can tell them how you are learning from our blogs.

  16. These are great tips that many women don’t think about. You can have the prettiest necklace but if it doesn’t compliment your neckline then it will be overlooked. I have necklaces of varying lengths so I’ll have the ‘right’ one depending on my blouse choice.

    More beautiful pieces you’ve highlighted Roz!! I always want to wear more jewelry after I’m on your site!!!

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  17. .Great lovers of necklaces really need something that will enhance their lasting likes of such stuff. Anyone who belongs to that category will feel satisfied with the beauty that they bring. Your post is very helpful to any one interested of your post.

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      Beth Blacker, it does make a statement with anything you wear because of its versatility. This style/deign has been a top seller for years and the fact that it has 3 complimentary patterns, insures its uniqueness. It is also customizable.

  18. Awesome information. Roselyn, you are a true wordsmith. I love the tips and that you provided visual examples of the styles. I will definitely keep these tips in mind.

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  19. Great article Roslyn and I will definitely share your article with my Facebook group! I also like your background how you started your business after your retirement, which is so inspiring! Thank you for sharing. I’m very interested in talking to you to know more about you and your business, so I will email you after. Thanks again

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      Joan Harrington, I think we know one another long enough for me to respond directly to you. YOU are the reason to. You could live alone, work from home, not even go out much, but try putting on a necklace 1 day, catch a look at yourself throughout the day. I would bet several things will happen. You will smile more, be even more productive and feel ready for something big. Let me know.

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