If you love dressing up, you know how crucial a statement necklace is to your outfit. After all, it can make or break your look! While you could really play up a plain black dress with a chunky pearl necklace, an oxidised silver necklace can accessorise your kurti without being too flashy. So, it’s important that you get your necklace right the next time you step out for an event. And we are here to help you do just that! Check out this list of different types of necklaces and how to flaunt them.
1. Opera necklace
Looks best with deep neck gowns or blouses
This is the perfect pick for those who love a bit of drama! With a length of 26 to 36 inches, this necklace can be styles in different ways. You could wear it as a single strand with high necklaces or double it up to fashion it like a two-strand choker. Knot it up at the neckline to create a vintage look for a cocktail party. Though mostly worn with formal evening wear, there’s nothing to stop you from spinning around your casual outfit into a stylish one with this versatile piece.
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2. Multi-coloured string necklace
Looks best with white and light coloured kurtis or tops
A simple yet lovely piece, multi-stringed necklaces look great with all kinds of outfits. However, this one with a medley of colours could add an unexpected twist to your plain white or light coloured outfits. The next time you get an invite for a beach party, brunch or catch up a matinee show, you know how to steal the spotlight.
3. Thread necklace
Goes well with sarees, suits, kurtis
One of the most stylish necklaces ever, these come in a variety of lengths, ranging from 14 inches 20 inches. Made of colourful threads tied in knots to give the necklace a unique look, these necklaces are mostly paired with oxidised silver pendants. Be it a saree, suit or fusion, these lovely vibrant pieces can go well with absolutely any Indian outfit at any time of the day. So, the next time you can’t decide what piece to wear with your outfit, let this one save you.
4. Bib necklace
Looks great with deep neck blouses, tops or kurtis
As the name suggests, this necklaces covers you up just like a bib does. One of the hottest jewelry trends, it’s a great way replace those winter scarves with these gorgeous necklace. Work up your fave top or kurti with this chunky necklace. Don’t be afraid to wear this bold necklace to work as long as you keep the rest of your outfit simple.
Looks great with all outfits
Around 14 to 16 inches long, these necklaces are worn close to the neck. This classic piece goes well with everything from casual to formal evening wear, and complements almost any neckline. Chokers can jazz up an official meeting paired with a silk blouse as well as add elegance to a cocktail dress. But this particular choker with delicate filigree work and a stone pendant works like magic with a rich maroon saree.
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6. Collar necklace
Goes well with turtle necks, boat necks, V-necks, or off-the-shoulder outfits
Better known as crewnecks, collar necklaces are 12 to 13 inches long. Usually made up of three or more strands of pearls and kundan, this necklace encircles your neck just around the collar area. Ideal for turtle necks, boat necks, V-necks, or off-the-shoulder outfits, collar necklaces are a great way to make statement.
7. Princess necklace
Looks great with high as well as plunging necklines
The most common type of necklace, the princess necklace can be anywhere between 17 and 19 inches in length. Available in light as well as heavy designs, this is a great piece of jewellery for every occasion. While you could sport a light princess necklace with a saree, suit or kurti, a heavy one could add all the sparkle you might need to dazzle at a wedding or special event.
8. Matinee necklace
Looks great with plunging necklines
Between 20 and 22 inches, a matinee necklace goes best with usually reserved for plunging necklines, as it sits just above the bust. This style of necklace is often embellished with stones or beads. If you have a wider neck or a full bust, you may even pick one with a pendant in case a 20-inch one feels too tight.
These necklaces are heavy and cover the entire area just above the bust, and this boho-chic plastron necklace is a great way to add extravaganza to an evening look. Wear a simple suit, kurti or top and dress it up with this necklace that’s embellished with pieces of glass. No matter where you go, this one is sure to get you all the attention.