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Style Guide: How to Layer Necklaces

Jewellery can be the perfect way to complete any outfit, especially when it comes to necklaces. Layering necklaces is a great way to add some depth and dimension to your look. However, it can be tricky to get right. In this blog post, we will explore some tips and tricks for perfecting the art of layering necklaces.


This stack from our Signature Essentials Collection combines all three tips for necklace layering: a statement pendant, different lengths, and mixed textures. From top to bottom: Initial Necklace (16 inches), Claudia Singapore Chain (18 inches), Serpent Herringbone Necklace (18 inches, worn at 20 inches with extender).

Tip #1: Layering Lengths

For dreamy necklace layering, it's important to keep the chain lengths different so that each necklace can be seen. I recommend wearing your chains 2 inches apart to make the most of your décolletage.

Try combining choker necklaces with a signature pendant chain for an eye-catching and face-framing look. Most of our necklaces come with a 2" extender, so even if your necklaces are the same size, you can wear them together at different lengths for perfect layering.

Wearing your necklaces at 2 inch intervals keeps them looking chic and tangle-free.

Tip #2: Choosing Pendant Sizes

When it comes to layering necklaces, the size of the pendant matters. It's important to choose pendants that are different sizes and shapes, as this will add depth to your look. A good way to start is to choose a small, delicate pendant and a larger, statement-making pendant. The smaller pendant should be worn higher up on the neck, while the larger pendant should be worn lower down.

I love pairing my signature Initial Necklace with the As Above, So Below Spinner Pendant (launching June 2023) for a meaningful everyday look. The Initial Necklace is 16 inches, and it sits just below my collarbone. The As Above, So Below Spinner is 18 inches, and sits in the centre of my décolletage for an eye-catching duo.

Wearing my Initial + Birthstone Charm Necklace and As Above, So Below Spinner Necklace as a stack.

Gold filled necklaces laying on marble.

From top to bottom: Initial NecklaceClaudia Singapore ChainSerpent Herringbone Necklace.


Tip #3: Mixing Textures

Mixing textures is another great way to add interest to your layered necklace look. For example, you could layer a delicate chain with a freshwater pearl necklace. Or, you could layer the minimal, sleek Serpent chain with a vibrant gemstone choker like the Solstice Necklace. We love this look and offer it as a matching set, to make it easier to style your favourite pieces. Mixing textures adds dimension to your look and makes your jewellery stand out.

The Solstice & Serpent Necklaces are a best seller together, which is why they're now available as a done-for-you jewellery set.

Singapore Chain necklaces, like the Stella or Claudia range, have a light-catching twist that adds depth to a simple necklace stack.

When mixing textures, it's important to consider the occasion and your outfit. If you're going for a casual look, you can mix and match textures freely. However, if you're dressing up for a formal event, you may want to stick with more subtle textures, such as a delicate chain with a pearl pendant. We love mixing the Mini Pearl Choker or Lucky Chain with a the simple pearl pendant Medusa Necklace.

The Marion Necklace with light gems adds depth and dimension to the Medusa Freshwater Pearl Necklace. The key to a great necklace stack is adding eye-catching details.

Easy Cool Girl Chic

Our Stella Singapore Necklace and Serpent Necklace, perfectly layered by Alexandra Sage.

Layering necklaces is the easy way to the cool girl aesthetic. By wearing varied lengths, choosing different pendant sizes and shapes, and mixing textures, you can create a unique and stylish layered necklace look. Remember to keep the chain lengths different, and don't be afraid to experiment with different combinations until you find the perfect layered look for you. Whether you're dressing up for a special occasion or adding some flair to your everyday outfits, layering necklaces is a trend that works for everyone.

Ready to shop necklaces? Explore our range of necklaces to mix & match here.


Jess Kumanovski

Maison de Femmes founder and creative director.

A hopeful romantic, Jess lives and works in Melbourne, Australia and has always had a particular knack for untangling jewellery and dating idiots. She started Maison de Femmes in 2018 as an escape from the 9-5 office grind, and it's been a magical ride ever since.

Find out more about our humble origins on the About Us page.