What Shirt Do I Wear With a Long Necklace?

Long necklaces brighten your face and outfit.
Long necklaces brighten your face and outfit. (Image: necklace image by Irina Kodentseva from Fotolia.com)

Long necklaces are a trendy choice for women who want to avoid scarves but still wish to adorn their neck. Long necklaces' length extends past the traditional collarbone point, stopping at the chest or belly button.

Loose Blouses

Loose blouses work well with a multitude of long necklaces. Blouses should hit the hips to balance the necklace length. A solid-colored blouse allows the necklace to garner focus. Suzanne D'Amato, deputy editor of the Style Q column at the "Washington Post," suggests mixing necklaces like "a delicate gold chain with a bold rope of beads." Keep the blouse color simple.


Turtlenecks work with a variety of long necklace styles. All black turtlenecks look chic with a long string of pearls or a long gold necklace. You could even wear vibrant colors like red, yellow or green. Red or black pearls evoke a mod look when paired with a white turtleneck.

Fitted Sweaters

Fitted sweaters and long necklaces are quite fashionable. Long-sleeve or short-sleeve sweaters work with these necklaces. For pizazz, wear a long chain slung across the body, in the style of a messenger bag. You can also try a bolder necklace if the sweater's color is complementary. Bulky or thin sweaters work well. Flattering fitted sweater lengths reach the hips and thighs.

Cowl Neck

Cowl neck shirts afford the wearer style and versatility. Long necklaces can also be worn under the shirt or around the perimeter of the cowl. However, with a cowl neck you don't want a necklace that's too large.

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