About Necklace Lengths
Choker (13" to 16") lengths should be comfortably close fitting, lying above the collar bone, or up on the neck. A choker is perhaps the most classic and yet versatile of all the single strand lengths. A simple choker can go with virtually any outfit from casual to fancy evening wear, and just about any neckline imaginable.
Princess (17" to 19") length is probably the most common necklace length and rests beautifully just over the collar bone. The princess length necklace is best suited for crew and high necklines. It also complements low plunging necklines.
Matinee (20" to 24") length has a lovely drape that rests on the chest and is still casual enough to be worn for daytime activities. It complements high crew necklines and many other necklines where the piece is worn on top of clothing.
Opera (28" to 32") length strand, which may drape extravagantly to one's mid-section or more. The opera necklace is the queen of all the lengths. When worn as a single strand, it is refined and perfect for high or crew necklines.
Rope (Over 45") length is a long string of beads, which can be looped, wrapped or draped, as one is inspired and may be with or without a clasp. Dripping with elegance and sensuously sexy, the pearl rope was a favorite of Coco Chanel.