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Collars get stylish

Komal Khulbe, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, June 10, 2012
First Published: 12:54 IST(10/6/2012) | Last Updated: 13:57 IST(10/6/2012)
Bored of sporting those conventional necklaces that are long, heavy and do nothing for your collar bones? 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. 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 the 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. Opt for variations of the crescent shape if you have a square face.

Many stores have been stocking these neckpieces in a range of colours and styles. Try Vinegar in Bandra or any Vero Moda outlet in the city.

Choosing a collar necklace
Accessory designer Nupur Batra explains how you should style collar necklaces.

She says, “I recommend fuss-free make-up 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. You can team a broad collar necklace with a corset, while a broad boat neck collar necklace with a motif at its centre can be teamed with a deep V-neck. No scarves should be used with these necklaces.”

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