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Collars get stylish

fashion-and-trends Updated: Jun 08, 2012 01:21 IST
Komal Khulbe
Komal Khulbe
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Bored of sporting conventional necklaces that are long, heavy and do nothing for your collar bone? If yes, then try out collar necklaces. Available in varied shapes and styles, they help you spice up a drab outfit and add spunk to your fashion outing. Style your dress with collar necklaces in tuxedo or crescent shapes, or opt for more unusual designs. Hollywood beauties like TV reality star Kim Kardarshian, actor Jessica Alba and singer Jennifer Lopez have been seen sporting the trend. Closer home, actors Sonam Kapoor, Asin and Amrita Arora have been spotted wearing these edgy necklaces. Jewellery designer Pradeep Goel says, “During summer, women choose outfits in light and pastel colours. These necklaces jazz up the look and collar neckpieces in gold and silver are hot this season.”

Add some glamour
A collar necklace instantly adds glamour to your look. Wear a plain, metallic crescent shaped collar neckpiece with your shirt or go for a peter pan collar necklace with casual T-shirts. “These necklaces can be paired with a blouse or even a strapless dress with a plunging neckline,” says Nirvane Jain, of jewellery brand, Silverline.

When opting for these necklaces, it’s also important to keep in mind that different shapes work for different face types. If you have a round face, try longer, tuxedo style collar necklaces and opt for variations of the crescent shape if you have a square face.

Choosing a collar necklace
Accessory designer Nupur Batra comments on the way one should style colour necklaces. She says, “I recommend fuss-free makeup with collar necklaces. While wearing them, the width of the necklace, and your neck type should be kept in mind. If you have prominent collar bones, be experimental. But, if you have a short and stout neck, keep it simple. One can team a broad collar necklace with a corset, while a broad boat neck collar necklace with a motif at its center can be teamed with a deep V- neck. No scarves should be used with these necklaces.”

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