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The Wide World of Pearls, Our 97th Issue: What is the Best Length for a Pearl Necklace?



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What is the best length for a pearl necklace?

 What is the Best Pearl Necklace Length?



We Answer:

Choosing the perfect necklace length involves considering a few factors such as your body proportions, the neckline of the outfit you plan to wear it with, and your personal style preferences. Here are some tips to help you choose the right necklace length:

  1. Consider your body type: Take into account your height, neck length, and overall body proportions. For example, if you have a shorter neck, you may prefer a shorter necklace length to avoid crowding the area.

  2. Determine the neckline of your outfit: Different necklace lengths work best with specific necklines. For example, a choker or collar necklace pairs well with high-necked or off-the-shoulder tops, while a longer necklace like a princess or opera length complements V-neck or scoop necklines.

  3. Think about the occasion: Consider whether you're choosing a necklace for everyday wear, a formal event, or a casual outing. Shorter lengths like collar or choker necklaces are often considered more formal, while longer lengths like matinee or opera can add a touch of drama to an evening ensemble.

  4. Personal style and comfort: Ultimately, choose a necklace length that aligns with your personal style and makes you feel comfortable and confident. Some people prefer shorter necklaces that sit close to the neck, while others prefer longer necklaces that create a statement.

  5. Try it on: If possible, try on different necklace lengths to see how they look and feel on you. This will give you a better idea of how each length complements your neckline and overall appearance.

Remember, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to necklace length. It's ultimately a matter of personal preference and finding what suits you best.


16-Inch Pearl Necklace Length 


16-Inch Choker Necklace

The choker length pearl necklace is slightly longer than the collar length and sits just above the collarbone. It is a versatile choice that works well with both casual and formal outfits. This length can help create a sophisticated and timeless look.


18-Inch Pearl Necklace Length


18-Inch Princess Length

The princess length is one of the most popular choices for pearl necklaces. It falls just below the collarbone and sits elegantly on the chest. This length works well with a variety of necklines and is suitable for both formal and casual occasions.


20-24-Inch Matinee Length Pearl Necklace


20-24-Inch Matinee Length 

The matinee length is a longer necklace that typically reaches the top of the bust. It is a versatile length that can be worn as a single strand or doubled for a layered look. This length adds a touch of drama and is often chosen for more formal events.

36-Inch Opera Length Pearl Necklace

30-36-Inch Opera Length 

The opera length pearl necklace is a longer necklace that falls below the bustline. It can be worn as a single long strand or doubled for a layered effect. The opera length offers a more dramatic and luxurious look, often associated with formal occasions or evening wear.

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