Statement Necklaces: The Latest Must-Have Accessory
Bib necklaces are truly a statement piece, so with that in mind it is always important to maintain it as your focal point when wearing it. No matter how tempting it may be to include other fierce accessories, refrain from doing so. You may be asking what you should wear with one of these necklaces since they can be a little intimating, so here are a few helpful tidbits for you to follow when pulling off this look.
How To Wear A Bib Necklace: Modern Chic
If you want to keep this look very simple, you may think that wearing a bib necklace with a bare neckline that does not touch the breastbone and paired with a solid colored dress is the best way to go. But seriously, can we say boring? Instead of wearing a bib necklace in this fashion, go light on the accessories and wear it with a shirtdress, allowing it to fall over the front of the dress. Yes, the necklace will overlap with the dress, and that is OK! It is more than OK, it is very posh, and the best way to wear these kind of necklaces. For more of a glamorous look, wear a black bib necklace over a white strapless dress, with black ankle booties, and a phenomenal black clutch. To bring this look up another notch, pair it with some lovely lace gloves for the ultra daring vixen appeal.
When you want to be a little more casual, the same still applies: make sure that the necklace falls over the top you are wearing. The neckline should be high enough so that the necklace comes over it unless you are wearing a deep neckline and in that case the necklace should be on the bare skin.
The really lacy bibs that include silks, satins and delicate beads should be worn to really accentuate your femininity. Pair these bibs with a pretty satin blouse, skinny jeans and a sexy pair of heels. For a dressier affair, keep this look, but replace the jeans with a stunning tweed skirt and tights. Wear a pair of small earrings such as pearls and you have the finished product.
A bib necklace is a wonderful piece of jewelry because it has so much to offer an outfit. Just remember that this type of necklace is best when worn close to the neckline or on top of the shirt and you should never try to overpower the bib. It is best to stay away from wearing ruffles, lots of patterns and colors when you are sporting this type of neckline.
Carissa Chesanek is a freelance writer who works with mainly women's issues that deal with fashion, beauty, health and relationships. She is currently earning her master's degree in journalism, is an aspiring author and an active member of the International Women's Writing Guild and the International Federation of Business and Professional Women.