Necklaces are usually defined by their length, material (quality), color and brand. It is always best to be acquainted with the different types, how it fits your budget, and neckline before investing in any piece of necklace. Considering the distinct necklace lengths, there are chokers, rope, opera, princess and Matinée variety of necklaces.
The chokers are necklaces with the shortest length. They hug the neckline of the wearer and are usually 14 to 16 inches. In the 1980’s, chokers were believed to be worn by prostitutes, then the necklaces were made of ribbons which was used more as a connotation for whores. However, even during the Victorian era, some royalties in the likes of Queen Victoria (1819-1901), and Alexandra, the princess of Wales (1844 – 1925) adorned their necklines with chokers.
As the people began to experiment with different materials, choker necklaces became generally accepted as a fashion necklace. In 2015, chokers became more popular among ladies as the materials changed to involve the use of brass, pearls, diamonds and gold. Ladies generally wear their chokers to draw attention to their necklines, as it gives this graceful look of a slender and elegant neckline.
Opera necklaces on the other hand are longer than chokers. They are 24-32 inches long, and they come in various styles, quality, and materials. They are long enough to go round the neck twice to form a double strand choker. Opera necklaces can be worn with all kinds of outfits, form the office look to the casual Friday look, you will always get a different look with opera necklaces.
Keeping in mind that these necklaces are defined according to their lengths, these names are not the regular brand names of these kind of necklaces. Matinée necklaces are 20 to 24 inches long, a little shorter than the opera necklaces. Matinée necklaces flow from the neckline resting on the bust line; thus, directing the attention of admirers to the bust of the female. Ladies who seek to accentuate their bust lines invest in Matinée necklaces.
The princess necklaces are just a little lower than the chokers. They make up a larger portion of necklaces on the neckline of most ladies. These necklaces fall below the neck, and rest just about the collar bone, it is usually featured with a gold or diamond pendant.
The rope necklaces, just as the name implies are the longest form of necklaces ladies invest in. it extends more than 32 inches in length and it can go round the neck up to four times.