The Rule of Three
Get the most out of your necklace layering look by combining a minimum of three necklaces, each in varying lengths. That's not to say you can't add MORE necklaces - you absolutely can - but start with three as a general rule and add from there as you desire.
Find the perfect balance to your look by mixing and matching different necklace styles.
Start with a choker style necklace first. Chokers are around 14""-16"" in length, so they fit closely against the throat. A delicate to mid-weight chain choker is a great base to build on.
Your next layer should be at least 18"" in length. Choose a bar necklace or a style that has a name or plate centered along a chain. You might also select a small pendant or solitaire, but the bottom of the drop on this second necklace should have adequate space away from the third.
Your final necklace in the Rule of Three trio should be 20"" - 24"" in length. A pendant is perfect for this look! Maybe add your favorite cross or heart to the mix - it's up to you. The varying lengths of the styles you choose will give you a fashion-forward look and, because the lengths are staggered, they are less likely to get tangled up.
Want more? Add longer length necklaces and rope necklace styles as you desire. Each addition should be 2"-4" longer than the previous necklace for good balance.
Layered Necklace Lengths:
- Choker: 14-16 inches
- Princess: 18 inches
- Matinee: 20-24 inches
- Opera: 30 inches
- Ropes: 35 inches or more