You must be curious how I come out the length I set for my necklace. Na! I am not some kind of genius. There is a guide chart I have always refer to and of course try it on myself to confirm.
This useful picture I got online has been very useful during my designing journey and I believe this could be useful as your online jewelry shopping guidance.
Chokers (14 inches-16 inches)
Chocker length of necklace falls perfectly around the base of your neck. Simple chocker necklace usually go well with any outfit and any jawline. A high neck top or strapless top could be the best match. However, everyone's necklace could be different in size and some choker necklace you bought at boutique might not fit everyone's neck. To customize your own choker necklace here, measure your neck length and add 2cm to it. It will fit you well.
Princess (16-18 inches)
This is the most common length of necklace, it falls beautifully just below the base of your throat and sit on your sexy collarbones. It usually fits you comfortably, including larger neck wearer. Princess necklace is perfect for crew and high neckline outfit, everyday outfit like button down blouse or even simple T-shirt.
Matinee (20-24 inches)
Matinee necklace falls gorgeously on the chest, blouse or dress. Definitely the right choice for casual or business outfit. This length giving the slimming accent by drawing the eye in a vertical line of the body. So as Opera necklace.
Opera (28-38 inches)
Opera necklace can be wore as a single long strand or wrapped around your neck twice as a double strand necklace. A perfect piece to accessorize your crew or high neckline outfit, blouse, dress or even turtleneck sweater.
Lariat or Rope (Over 45 inches)
This perfect length allows the necklace to be transformed into multi-strand necklace or bracelet (in fact for bracelet, all the necklace can be transformed into at least double-strand bracelet depending on your wrist size). To make it more dramatic and more fashion look, you may add an over-sized pendant, charm necklaces or any necklace around your neck.
So your face's shape suitable for which kind of necklace?
Typically can wear any length of necklace.
Choker length will soften and diminish the sharp angle of heart-faced chin.
Choker length will shorten the length of the jaw and thus smooths the angles on rectangular faces. Large beads at the base of the neck help shorten the look of the face too.
Longer necklaces such as Opera would elongate the jawline and create the V-shapes to compliment the face.. Try to avoid collar, choker and princess length as it will accentuate the roundness of the face.
Princess, matinee, opera and rope length necklace are ideal since they will create a vertical line to lengthen the face.
Here is my two cents on how to pick the right necklace length It may vary according to personal preference, outfit and necklace design.
Thanks for reading and I hope to hear your opinion too!