How to Layer Necklaces

How to Layer Necklaces:

Discover how to layer your favourite Missoma jewelry. From chokers to chains in gold and silver, you'll be layering like a pro in no time.

Welcome to Missoma's guide to necklace layering, where we break down the main tips we live by.

Ever wondered how many layered necklaces are too many, or stuck looking for layering ideas? Panic not, it’s time to become a layering pro. Discover chunky gold necklaces, beaded and pearl styles, plus even more.

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The Golden Rules of Layering

  1. Ace Your Base -/- The piece that will act as an anchor for the rest of your look, whatever comes next.
  2. Contrast With Texture -/-Take things up a notch by adding detail, whether it’s with a double chain or charm choker.
  3. Finish With A Focal Point -/- Complete the look by adding a pendant or charm to draw the eye and create focus.
  4. Rules Are Made To Be Broken -/- Add colour, throw in some pearls and beads, or pare it back with a couple of minimalist chains. Layer any way you want to with jewelry that champions self-expression.
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jewelry is the most hard-working item in our wardrobes. Take for example, our best selling Axiom Chain which can be worn alone, with a pendant, made longer by joining with our Axiom Bracelet or styled as a lariat. It's an Icon in our layering line-up.

– Marisa Hordern

Axiom Chain Necklace | 18ct Gold Plated Necklaces Missoma Axiom Chain Necklace | 18ct Gold Plated Necklaces Missoma

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$265.00

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Iconic Lucy Williams Malachite Necklace Set

18ct Gold Vermeil, Malachite

$335.00

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Switch Up Your Lengths

The first step to nailing your layering foundations? Start by looking at necklace lengths to find your missing link. From chokers to pendant necklaces, our iconic pieces will become your ultimate dream team when styled together.

 

Crush On Choker

Making a comeback from the 90s, find your new base layer with this flattering length – a summer-ready jewelry staple.

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Chain of Command

Make any outfit sleek with simple chains you can rely on, or switch it up with a statement chain (or three). Some designs are adjustable, with extender links that can be used to fasten in multiple positions to create shortened or longer chains. Talk about versatility.

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Turn On The Charm

Your ultimate focal point, say it with a symbol or go semi-precious with pendants crafted from best selling gemstones like malachite, moonstone, lapis and more.

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Play with Pearls & Beads

Add some texture with ocean-inspired gems or beaded gemstones.

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Layering Looks We Love

It wouldn’t be a necklace layering guide without all the inspiration. Thank us later. 

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Style Your Necklaces Like A Minimalist

How do you wear layered necklaces without it looking *too* layered? Celebrate simplicity by wearing two or three delicate chains together. 

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Make It A Neckmess

The ‘beachy hair’ equivalent, pile multiple necklaces on with confidence with different textures, lengths, shapes and colours. Bless this glorious mess.

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Personalise It

Make your layers meaningful with engravable pendants or coin necklaces, your favourite lockets (with a special photo inside of course), or Initials charms that let you casually name drop.

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Make It A Set

We’ve done the hard styling work for you with our pre-made layering sets. Plus, you’ll save money when you buy them together. It's a win-win.

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Still Need Help?

If you’re still not sure where to start with your necklace layers, we’ve got you covered.

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FAQ'S

What order do you layer necklaces in?

Start with the basics and work your way up for a balanced and eye-catching ensemble. Begin with a delicate, shorter necklace that rests just above your collarbone – this is your foundation. Next, add a slightly longer pendant or charm necklace to lend a little depth. Finally, finish with your statement piece.

How do you put together a layered necklace?

Our tips for crafting your signature layered look? is a breeze with our insider tips. Pick a centre stage piece then curate a collection of necklaces in varied lengths that complement it. Embrace texture, shapes, and even mixing your metals.

How do I keep my necklace from tangling while layering?

Make sure to mix up your lengths so they don’t intertwine with each other. Mixing up the weights will help with this also – if you have too many delicate necklaces of the same length you run the risk of them tangling. Another option is to pick necklaces in different materials, for example mixing chains with pearls or beads.

Can you layer with just two necklaces?

Of course. Start with a short, delicate Missoma chain, then follow it with a longer pendant necklace. With this less-is-more approach, you can still stand out with your jewelry.