How to Layer Necklaces

Image of Woman Wearing Layered NecklacesLayered necklaces are one of the hottest trends for jewelry right now, but it’s a tricky trend to pull off successfully. In this article, we help teach you how to layer necklaces with ease.

The first thing to consider when layering jewelry is how many pieces to wear. More is more, but too much is over the top, so what’s the right number of necklaces to layer?

Three necklaces are ideal when it comes to the layered jewelry trend. Some fashionistas such as Iris Apfel can make any number of necklaces work, but to save yourself a neck strain three chains is a good rule of thumb.

Layered Necklace Styles

For the dainty layered look, your necklaces should be all different lengths but of a similar weight.

If you want an eclectic look, you can break the rules and choose three completely different weights, these need to be distinct enough for your choice to look deliberate.

Keeping your necklaces at different lengths is essential to stop them from getting tangled, and to ensure each item is appreciated for its individual design.

Your necklaces should all be made in the same metal (either silver or gold). Miss-matching metal is a pet peeve of many, and necklaces of unified metals will be more aesthetically appealing.

If you are wearing three necklaces one of your chains can feature a large pendant or other statement feature.

Quality, Not Quantity

Some fashionistas can pull off three distinct pendants, but this runs the risk of overpowering the rest of your outfit and becoming too heavy. Multiple large pendants can be a difficult look to pull off, and isn’t for the faint hearted, or people testing this trend for the first time.

If you’d like to have more than one necklace feature, try using smaller pendants or necklace’s with petite features. You should be sure that the pendants don’t all hang in the center of a necklace when they might overlap, hit each other, or get tangled. Chic simple designs can work together without being overpowering.

Choosing an initial necklace as a statement feature is a great way to add a personal touch to this trend. Phoenix Roze has a range of gold initial necklaces in varying lengths which can be layered with heart necklaces or other symbols.

Layered necklaces are best worn with V-neck tops or on top of simple blouses or dresses, allowing the necklaces to be the stand out feature.

It’s important to get the neckline of your chosen outfit right for this trend, as you don’t want any layers of chains to fall underneath your collar or hit the neckline in an awkward or uncomfortable way.

Layering necklaces is a great way to update an outfit, and necklaces can also be split up and worn individually, giving you a variety of options.

Start planning your ideal layered necklace look with gold chains from Phoenix Roze.

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