How to Keep your Neckline Beautiful
Okay, LBD owners (and I hope that that’s every woman reading this) do you know how to accessorize your Little Black Dress? How about what type of neckline your LBD has, do you know that? Do you know what type of necklace best goes with that neckline? Do you even own a Little Black Dress? No. Well, now would be the time to get one. And if the answers to my other questions are a no too, don’t worry; AmRhein’s is here to help.
We are going to look at the following necklines: V-neck, Square, Strapless, One Shoulder, Boat Shaped, Sweetheart, Halter, Keyhole/Cut-out, Cowl, Button Down, and Scoop.
First let’s take a look at the V-neck. The best way to describe it is exactly how it sounds. It’s in the shape of a “V.” The best pairing with a V-neck is a pendant necklace that isn’t too long. You don’t want it to drag the outfit down.
With a Square neckline you have more structure. It is in fact in the shape of a square. This neckline should be paired with a short necklace. If your LBD is somewhat plain, i.e. no rhinestones or glittery embellishments, you can add a colorful piece. What’s really in right now are the colored diamonds. Play around with different colors such as black, blue, or brown (or chocolate) to add a little pop to your ensemble.
The Strapless and the Sweetheart necklines have no straps at all, and the Sweetheart has a heart shaped line to it. Basically, with the Strapless/Sweetheart anything can go. If you want to be modest for the evening go with a simple string of pearls or a diamond pendant. AmRhein’s has a great emerald custom piece that would go great with a Strapless or Sweetheart Little Black Dress.
A Cowl and Button Down necklines should have a short necklace paired with it. Again the strand of pearls will work well for this, or a pendent. Right now we have a Jorge Revilla collection that would be sure to compliment your LBD. Also, don’t be afraid to work with colored pearls to spice it up a bit!
The Scoop neckline should have a wider chain than the V-neck. Our Australian Boulder Opals are ideal for this type of neckline, and they come in various colors.
Here are some general rules for pairing necklaces with necklines. Pearls and a pendant are definitely “go to” pieces. They are a must for a woman’s wardrobe. Do not wear a necklace longer than the neckline. It will pull down the outfit, and make the ensemble feel heavy. If you want to spice up your LBD add color! Color pendants or pearls are always classic with a twist. Don’t be afraid to match your eyes when adding color too.
Come stop by AmRhein’s and see our jewelry collection. We have everything you need to make your LBD exciting a fresh. Also, don’t forget, before you leave the house, to lint roll your dress, so it looks clean and like new.