Women's Standard Necklace Sizes

Women's Standard Necklace Sizes

There are roughly 6 standard looks are that are based on variants of necklace lengths, the most common are choker and princess lengths. The other types are less common, but are good to know when considering necklace lengths.

The different women’s necklace looks are explained in this standard necklace lengths chart for an average woman:

Length Style Position on body Worn best with

13 – 15”

30 - 37 cm

Collar Tightly around the neck Any clothes with open neck such as V-neck, scoop or boat necks and off-the-shoulder.

15 – 17”

38 - 43 cm

Choker Sit at the base of the neck Almost everything

17 – 19”

43 - 48 cm

Princess On the collarbone (the most common necklace length for the average women) Almost everything

20 – 24”

50 - 60 cm

Matinee Between the collarbone and the bust Great for both business and casual wear

28 – 37”

71 - 93 cm

Opera From top of the bust to a couple of inches below High necklines and evening wear

37 – 60”

93 - 152 cm

Rope From the center of the bust to the stomach Elegant business and evening wear



When choosing the length for yourself, you can measure a similar necklace chain that falls the way you want. Take note that the chain thickness needs to be similar to the one you are purchasing.


If you don’t have a necklace with similar look or fall, you could use a string or cord of the same thickness. Ask someone to help you wrap the string around your neck, with one end pressed against the nape of your neck. Adjust the other end so that the string falls the way you want your necklace to, and mark where it meets the first end on the back of your neck.

Lay the string/chain flat on a surface and measure the length up to the mark. This measurement should be your necklace chain length.