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Measure Necklace Length and Size

How to choosing the Right Necklace Length

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Choosing the length for your necklace

Buying a new pendant and necklace are exciting but before rushing into any purchase. There is a key factor is necessary to consider the necklace length that fits factors beyond your personal style and outfit.

Necklace chains come in standard lengths usually; 6 different lengths for women, and 4 for men. This useful tip will assist you selecting the most suitable necklace length that will best showcase your jewelry. When worn correctly, jewelry can draw people to look at your best. Our nappa flat cord necklaces do not include the size of the large pendant, you need to take into consideration about 2 inches when selecting it.


Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Necklace Chain Length

The first step is it to learn where different necklace lengths fall on the body for either men or women. This will assist you in choosing which chain length you desire.

Choosing Right Necklace Lengths for Women

How to Measure the Length for Necklace Cord
Choosing the length for your necklace

The right necklace can really pull any outfit together and be the focal point of a woman’s body. It is therefore important to consider how the length of the necklace will compliment your body. When selecting the correct chain length for your necklace it is important to consider such features as your neck, your height and your body type.

Common Necklace Chain Lengths for Women

Women’s necklace is in even-inch lengths generally. Take a look at following chart to learn where each necklace length falls on the average woman’s body.

Necklace Length Position on the Body
14" Necklace Fits like a choker and wraps closely around the neck, or usually suit for kids.
16" Necklace Falls perfectly around the base of the neck like a collar.
On a petite woman it hangs loosely around the neck and falls just at the collarbone. On a plus size women it might sit more like a choker.
18" Necklace A common choice for women that sits elegantly on the collarbone.
It will fall just below the throat at the collarbone. This length is popular for adding pendants which will hang over a crew neck.
20" Necklace Will fall just below the collarbone.
It will fall a few inches below the collarbone and allow a little more breathing
22" Necklace fall a few inches below the collarbone and allow a little more breathing room.
Perfect for a low, plunging neckline or if you want to wear it over a turtleneck.
24" Necklace Falls around the bust

*Please keep in mind that these are all approximations for an average womans or man's height and size. Larger people will need longer lengths and petite ones will need shorter lengths.


3 factors on necklace length for women

Neck Size

If possible, take the time to measure your or his/her neck before purchasing any necklace. The easiest way to measure your neck is to gently take a soft measuring tape and wrap it closely around your neck. Whatever your neck measurement is, add 4" inches to that and that’s a great length for our small pendant necklace which is usually attached on at 16"inch chain for women (general body type with 163cm). add 4" inches to that and that’s a great length for our small or medium 3D pendant such as our The KISS Heart Pendant Necklace which is usually attached on at 18"inch chain for women (general body type with 163cm).

Additional information for choker, add 2" inches to your neck size and that’s a comfortable length for chokers which are usually sized at 16" inches; Chokers work best for people with long necks while short necked individuals are better off staying away from it.

Height

Your height is another factor to consider when choosing the perfect necklace chain to flatter your body type. Women below 163cm look best in 16" to 18" inch necklace lengths. A long necklace tends to overwhelm a smaller frame. Women who fall between the height of 160cm to 167.5cm can wear necklace of any length. Taller women who are 167.5cm or above can wear any length necklace. Longer chain style necklaces look best on taller women as they accentuate a tall frame.

Body Type

In terms of necklaces, remember that people’s eyes will stop at the point where your necklace ends so if you don’t want them looking at that part then, avoid necklaces that end there. For women with smaller bust, a long thin chain or long layered chains would look great on you. The kind of necklace that sits below the breast line should be avoided by full figured women as this length necklace will not hang properly. Instead, try a necklace that sits slightly higher on the body, such as an 18" to 22" inch necklace.


Right Nappa Flat Cord Necklace Length

The prefect length for the leather flat cord necklace is depends on the size pendant you are choosing. For medium pendant below 1.5" inch in diameter, 20.5" + 2" Necklace Length will be great, it will fall just below the collarbone. The 2nd popular length would be 24.5" + 2". For large pendant over 1.75" inch in diameter, 24.5" + 2" Necklace Length will be the most popular choice, it will fall a few inches below the collarbone and allow a little more breathing, around the bust. The 2nd popular length would be 20.5" + 2".

The length of necklace includes all findings (925 sterling silver clasp, end caps and other findings) which describes on our website.

Womens Necklace Length 20 inch 24 inch 20 inch
The common necklace length for women with large pendant is 24" inch

Womens Braided Leather Necklace Length compare
The common bradied leather necklace length for women is 16.5" + 2" inch

Choosing your pendant and necklace

Measuring necklace length for men

How to Measure the Necklace Length for Men
Choosing the length for your necklace

Choosing appropriate length for men necklace

The most common length for men is 18" inch and longer length or loose is 20 inch for US, Europe or western (about 180 tall).
*(Men Necklace, most common length is 18 inch for men between 5.5 ft and 5.9, 165cm and 175cm tall.)

Choosing your pendant and necklace

Mens Necklace Length 18 inch and 20 inch Mens Necklace Length 22 inch and 24 inch
The common Chain necklace length for men is 18" inch for asian, 20" inch for US and Europe.
Mens Leather Necklace Length compare
The common bradied leather necklace length for men is 18.5" + 2" inch