Necklaces for Different Necklines

Ever-Pretty Brings You Necklace 101

After you have found the dress you've been looking for, the focus shifts to the details! Accessorizing can really help complete your look and add even more flair to the perfect dress. An eye catching necklace is always a great way to make your look pop.

Choosing a necklace isn't always an easy task. Many times it can be tough to decide whether a bold statement piece is the best choice for V-neck dresses, or if one-shoulder dresses can even be worn with a necklace. Although accessories can add to your dress, sometimes too much can take away from your look for the evening. With Ever-Pretty's wide selection of dresses from V-neck dresses to strapless dresses, you can adorn your neckline with many different types of necklaces. To help lead you in the right direction, we've brought you a few tips on how to choose the right piece based on the neckline of your dress. Happy accessorizing!

From big and bold statement necklaces to subtle pendant necklaces with a little sparkle, you could turn your evening look up a few notches with the right piece. If you're unsure what type of necklace to look for, let the neckline of your dress tell you what its perfect necklace match is.

  • Sweetheart Neckline - A sweetheart neckline is a romantic and soft cut that's extremely flattering. Accentuate your neckline even more by pairing a statement necklace with your sweetheart neckline. The soft cut is perfect for a piece that is bold, yet still delicate. You can choose a shorter beaded necklace with organic shapes like circles or ovals instead of harsh square or sharp beads or rhinestones. With a sweetheart neckline, even a longer and thinner pendant necklace with a bright stone would be perfect.
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  • V-neck Dresses - a deep V-neck dress will definitely look great with a necklace, but the type of necklace is important. With a V-neck dress, try to stay away from short beaded statement pieces. A pendant piece that is slightly longer with one focus stone is the right way to go with a V-neck. A simple and long pendant will accentuate your neckline and highlight the plunge, without taking away from the dress.
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  • One-shoulder Dresses - wearing a necklace with a one-shoulder neckline can be tricky. Since the detailing at the top already adds so much too the dress, a necklace wouldn't be the best accessory. If you've chosen a one-shoulder dress, opt for a set of bangles or a statement cuff bracelet that will really make your look pup. Longer chandelier earrings are also a great choice with a one-shoulder dress.
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Strapless Dresses - Strapless dresses almost go hand in hand with short choker necklaces. A choker that really stands out and sits high up on the neck will really accentuate the strapless neckline and add flair to your overall look for the evening. If you're wearing a choker, make sure to have statement earrings sit this one out. You don't want to take away from your dress by over accessorizing.

Halter dresses - Dresses with a halter neckline can vary from dress to dress when it comes to necklace choice. Some halter necklines like a cross strap halter or those with embellished straps, may have too much detail that can be taken away by the addition of a necklace. Other halter necklines that offer more of a plunge at the neckline are perfect for pendant necklaces. If your halter dress features straps that sit high up on your neck and offer detail, go for a pair of stud earrings instead of a necklace. For those halter dresses that have a plunging V, choose a simple rhinestone pendant necklace.

Straps Dresses - Dresses with straps are pretty versatile when it comes to necklaces. Whether the straps on your dress are thin spaghetti straps or you've chosen a piece with thicker straps, a necklace is always a good choice. If the neckline of your dress is scooped, go for a round beaded necklace that doesn't sit too high or too low. In this case, a choker wouldn't be the best choice. If the neckline is slightly higher up, opt for a longer pendant necklace that allows the pendant to sit on the dress.