Jul 29, 2010
Once you have your prom or homecoming dress picked out, you need to make sure you accessorize it properly. It’s important to note that necklaces aren’t as one-size-fits-all as we think they are. It’s important to get a necklace that looks good with both your dress and your body type. Make sure you try necklaces on when you’re shopping. It’s the only way to know exactly how it looks on you.
Most necklaces will measure one of several standard lengths, but there’s a lot of variation from there. Just because you and your best friend both have necklaces on a 24” chain doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to worry about being too matchy-matchy. In fact, if you’re built differently than your friend, the same necklace would look different on both of you, anyway. If your build is larger or smaller than what’s considered “average,” necklaces will fit you differently. If you have some necklaces that you really love, let them be the guide for the length of necklaces that you’re buying for your prom or homecoming dress.
A great way to make wearing necklaces easier is to shop for adjustable ones. Many necklaces have extra links at the end so you can adjust the length. Oftentimes, these extra links are decorated— so you have a little extra fun in the back, too!