How To Layer Necklaces

How To Layer Necklaces:

Discover how to layer your favourite Missoma jewellery. 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.

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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 jewellery that champions self-expression.

Jewellery 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

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.

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

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Axiom Chain Necklace

18ct Gold Plated

£185.00

Lucy Williams Square Malachite Necklace Necklaces Missoma 18ct Gold Plated Vermeil/Malachite Lucy Williams Square Malachite Necklace | 18ct Gold Plated Vermeil/Malachite

Lucy Williams Square Malachite Necklace

18ct Gold Plated Vermeil, Malachite

£98.00

Crush On Choker

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

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Cut It Short

A shorter necklace adds a little je ne sais quoi to any look. Plus, it won’t get in the way of your choker or longer lengths. Don’t tango with necklaces tangling when you don’t have to.

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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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Still Need Help?

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

Discover Our Necklace Size Guide

Layering Looks We Love

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

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.

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, your favourite lockets (with a special photo inside of course), or Initials charms that let you casually name drop.

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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Layering Styled By You

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