Necklace Length


First, you need to understand the exact look you are going for with your necklace using the chart of standard necklace lengths.

Standard necklace lengths for women
Necklace Length Guide: How To Measure & Choose The Right Necklace Length

There are roughly 6 standard looks are that are based on variants of necklace lengths, the most common are choker and princess lengths. The other types are less common, but are good to know when considering necklace lengths.

The different women’s necklace looks are explained in this standard necklace lengths chart for an average woman:

Length Style Position on body Worn best with
13 – 15” Collar Tightly around the neck Any clothes with open neck such as V-neck, scoop or boat necks and off-the-shoulder.
15 – 17” Choker Sit at the base of the neck Almost everything
17 – 19” Princess On the collarbone (the most common necklace length for the average women) Almost everything
20 – 24” Matinee Between the collarbone and the bust Great for both business and casual wear
28 – 37” Opera From top of the bust to a couple of inches below High necklines and evening wear
37 – 60” Rope From the center of the bust to the stomach Elegant business and evening wear