Layering necklaces can be tricky, but when you find the right combination it can look fantastic. How do you know which styles go together? And more importantly, how do you layer necklaces in six different ways? The answer is simpler than you think. Read on for a breakdown of all the different layers of necklaces, from basics to ballerina and everything in between.
What is layering?
Layering is the process of combining different types of necklaces to create a unique look. Layering doesn't just mean mixing up long and short necklaces, though. You can also layer different types of chains and even different metals. The key to layering is to think about the different aspects of design to create a unique look. So now that we know what layering is, how do you layer necklaces? The first step is to know the different types of layers you can pair together.
This is the most basic type of layering, and yet it's more difficult than you'd think. When you think of basic layering, you're simply matching up a long necklace with a short necklace. When executed correctly, this can look beautiful. This is one of the more difficult types of layering as you have to make sure the proportions are correct. For example, a long necklace with a shorter necklace will look off.
Mix and Match Layering
Mix and match layering is when you combine long and short necklaces together, or two different long necklaces to create a unique layered look. When combining long and short necklaces together, try to make sure the proportions are correct. When combining different long necklaces, you're free to play around with the proportions to create a unique look.
Chain layering is exactly what it sounds like—it's layering different types of chain necklaces together. Make sure the length of the chains in the layers are similar to each other so that the layers look balanced. If the chains are drastically different in length, they will look unbalanced.
Double Layer Necklaces
Double layer necklaces are very easy to create, and they look great when paired with other styles. To create a double layered look, you simply place a long necklace underneath a short necklace.
Halo Chain Layering
Halo chain layering is when you layer a long chain necklace with a short chain necklace and put the short necklace on top of the long necklace. When layering long and short necklaces together, the long necklace should always be placed underneath the shorter necklace so that it sits on the chest. The shorter necklace should be placed on top of the other necklace so that it sits on the upper part of the chest.
Layering necklaces can be tricky, but it's also a great way to show off your unique style. When you find the right combination, it can look fantastic and can be a great way to update your look with a simple switch out of your normal necklace. The key to layering is to think about the different aspects of design to create a unique look. Check out our selection of necklace sets to perfect your layering look.