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Look Gorgeous (Not Gaudy) in a Statement Necklace

A statement necklace is bright, bold, and exaggerated. The right one has the power to wow. The wrong one will make you look like a tacky mess. How do you know what kind of statement necklace to buy and how to style it so you look gorgeous and not gaudy? Let’s take a look at the different types: statement necklace

The Bib

It’s important to find a statement necklace that reflects your unique style and personality and coordinates with your outfit.  Many women find the bib does the job.  Despite its name,  it is actually a very sophisticated necklace. It’s considered bold and eccentric, which means it needs to be the center of attention in a look.

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The best way to wear the bib is with an outfit that is not too colorful or that doesn’t have a lot of volume or ruffles. The top needs to be very plain and simple. Also, depending on the bib necklace you choose, you may want to skip wearing a print top. If it’s worn with loud prints or fur, it can look overdone and even cheap.

The Bib is ideal for a cocktail, birthday, or holiday party. It is youthful, and it’s a real stunner that will turn heads.

 

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The Geometric

The geometric tends to be bib-shaped as well, but it’s in a category of its own because it creates a very different look. Geometric Statement necklaces are huge and powerful, but their clean-cut lines and geometric patterns convey a message of modernity.

The best way to wear a geometric statement necklace is to follow the same rules as for the bib. To look even more trendy and “now,” wear it with a black and white outfit.  The single pop of color or metal against all black or white sends a very dramatic, modern message.

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The Bright Gems

The bright gems statement necklace is the one you most often see celebrities wearing on the red carpet.    This type of necklace is typically over-the-top full of gems or pearls and looks very expensive. You should wear gemstone statement necklaces with matching or contrasting colors.

If you wear one with a contrasting color, make sure the necklace is the only eye-catching item in your look.  Keep your other jewelry to a minimum, small or no earrings and preferably no rings or bracelets. A bright gem statement necklace is perfect for a formal occasion, like a wedding, a gala, or a  Black Tie event.  Women of all ages love this necklace because it speaks for itself; it conveys a message of femininity, luxury, and wealth.

 

 

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The Shirt Collar

The shirt collar statement necklace is shaped exactly like a  Peter Pan or straight shirt collar. It’s not as bold as the other statement necklaces and is the simplest to wear.  The possibilities for how to wear it are endless; just don’t wear it over your shirt collar.

shirt collar statement necklace can be worn day or night with an elegant dress or a simple blouse and a pair of jeans. They are in many styles, from a thin and delicate chain to a  bold and heavy rock-clustered necklace. This type of necklace adds a touch of sophistication and uniqueness to any look.

There’s a statement necklace for every style of personality. More gorgeous ones here:

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Ready to tuck away your dainty, fine necklaces and go for the bold?

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3 thoughts on “Look Gorgeous (Not Gaudy) in a Statement Necklace

  1. I just bought my first statement necklace. As soon as I made my new purchase, I felt confident and was complimented on my basic jeans and turtleneck.

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