Not sure which necklace size to order? Use the list below as a guide to traditional necklace lengths for an average woman's body. Of course, everyone's preference for necklace length is unique, depending on body shape, preferred fit, and the style of necklace. For example, a delicate necklace will fit differently than a chunky one, and the exact length of a long necklace is not as critical as that of a short one.
12-14 inches: around neck (choker)
16 inches: at neckline
18 inches: at collarbone
20 inches: a few inches below collarbone (mid-chest)
22-24 inches: at or just above décolletage
24 inches: just below décolletage
30 inches: a few inches below décolletage
36 inches: almost to waistline
How to measure your necklace size: The best way to determine the proper length to order is to measure a necklace you own in similar style. Another method is to drape a string around your neck, and to cut it once you have determined the length that suits you. Use that measurement as a guide to ordering the closest length available in the style of your choice.
Please note that many of the short necklaces are adjustable from 16-18 inches, which are versatile lengths for most women. However, if you do not see the size you need on a product's listing, just contact us about special ordering a custom size. Additional charges may apply for custom sizes.
Tips on how to choose the right choker necklace:
Consider the length and width of your neck.
The longer and more slender your neck, the wider the choker you can wear while still looking appealing. If you have a shorter or wider neck, a choker is still a good option as long as you choose a slim one; otherwise, you run the risk of making your neck appear even wider.
A longer, more slender neck can wear chokers with more detail and gems; however, for a woman with a wider neck, it is best to go for something more simple and narrow.
Consider what you will be wearing.
Will it be a low cut or v neckline? If so then most detailed chokers will look good with this style of neckline.
Choose a color.
Don’t let your choker clash with your outfit. The best way to avoid this is to try to decide ahead of time which tops or dresses you may be wearing with your choker and try to pick a color that suits what is in your wardrobe.
A statement choker necklace is a great addition to your accessories that can breathe new life into old favourites and closet staples. Combined with something as simple as a t-shirt, a standout necklace becomes the focal point and makes something basic look fantastic. So you don’t necessarily need to go all out head-to-toe, you’re good to play down the rest of your outfit and keep it simple with the right focal piece.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with clothing with various necklines when considering statement chokers necklaces. V-neck tops or dresses instantly put chokers on display, but high necklines can create an unobstructed view and slightly scooped ones can have a framing effect that also looks great.