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Necklace Length Charts
Here are some basic guidelines to help you choose the right length of your necklace to match your outfit. The standard chain length is 16 to 20 inches, and sits just between the base of the throat and the collarbone, for most people. Just like style, the correct length for you is based on your personal taste. You should also have different sizes and styles of necklaces for your different occasions and dressing.
necklace length chart
Standards Necklace Length For Women
Necklace chains for women usually range from 10 to 48 inches and anywhere in between. The shorter the necklace, the more important its size. Necklaces that are too short may not fit at all.
necklace length for women chart
Standards Necklace Length For Men
Most chain lengths for men fall at the collar bone, around 20 inches in length. For necklaces with a medallion, cross, or dog tag, a slightly longer length is suggested. Multiple chains of varying lengths may be worn for a layered look.
necklace length for men chart
Choker (14-16 inches)
The most classic necklace which sits high on the neck and is suitable for all occasions.

Collar (12-14 inches)
Usually made up of three or more strands and fit nicely around the middle of the neck. An ideal necklace worn with V-neck or boat-neck tops or elegant dresses.

Matinee Necklace (20-24 inches)
A single strand that is longer than the choker, it compliments your business look of the day.

Opera Necklace (28-24 inches)
The queen of all the lengths of necklaces, it can be worn as a single, refined strand or doubled as a two-strand choker, perfect for high or crew necklines.

Princess Necklace (17-19 inches)
Shorter than a matinee, it is an ideal support for a pendant and complements low plunging necklines, and also suitable for crew and high necklines.

Rope Necklace (over 45 inches)
Long, elegant and sexy and often seen on Coco Chanel, the rope necklace dresses your look instantly with this one single jewellery.