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Layering guide: how to layer necklaces

Layering guide: how to layer necklaces

What’s better than one gorgeous necklace? A stack of them, of course! But is it possible to get the layered look while keeping your ensemble chic and uncluttered? It’s possible, and the secret is in how you layer your necklaces. 

So what is layering and how do you add layered necklaces to your outfit? Here are all the tips and tricks so that your necklace stack looks sophisticated.

How do you wear layered necklaces?

Wearing layered necklaces all comes down to the length and thickness of the chains you choose. Regardless of what kinds of necklaces you have, make sure you have a variety of lengths. We recommend starting with the shortest chain you plan to wear, then building your stack by length.

How many necklaces should you layer? Is there a minimum, or a maximum? Not really. The key is variation. If you’re wearing one very thick or chunky necklace, adding a thin, long chain underneath can make the look more fun and textured, while still letting the larger necklace be the star of the show (your neck!). 

Layering multiple delicate necklaces gives you a bit more room to play. As long as you maintain the variation in the lengths of the necklaces, you can add as many as you like. Try having one with a charm or station elements, then adding others that are unadorned. 

If you do layer a few chains, feel free to mix metal colors! There’s something carefree and cool about the look of a few necklaces in different colors. Adding pendants with colored gemstones, beaded necklaces, pearls, or other materials offers a dynamic look that can elevate a casual or monochrome outfit. 

Remember: wearing jewelry isn’t about rules, it’s about what makes you feel like your best self. The old adage of “take off one item before leaving the house,” is no longer true: wear what you want, and do it with confidence.

When to layer necklaces

You might wonder on what types of occasions you should layer necklaces. The answer is: any time you’d wear one necklace is a perfect time to wear many necklaces! 

The thing to keep in mind is that stacking necklaces makes your look a bit more bold and, in the case of formal-wear, more casual. Therefore, if you’re going to a very formal event, that might be the time to pare-down your jewelry choices.

Tangled Necklaces

You may be concerned that your necklaces will tangle or twist around each other when you stack them. It’s annoying to constantly detangle! So how can you make sure your necklaces don’t tangle when you layer them?

The easiest way to do this is actually to hook your necklaces together into a single, long piece, then loop them around your neck. This only works, of course, if the necklaces all have the same kind of clasp (e.g. a lobster clasp).

If you don’t want to do this, or your necklaces have differing clasps, don’t worry! Closed necklaces may twist a bit, but they can’t get truly tangled; simply take off each necklace separately, then close it before taking off the next piece. This will prevent pieces from getting intertwined in the removal process. 

Expert tip: necklaces of different lengths and weights are less likely to get twisted together on the neck.

How to double loop a necklace

Long chains can be worn two ways: long, or doubled-up. To double-up a long necklace, open the clasp and wrap it twice around the neck, spacing the length of the two loops as desired; you can wear them at equal length for a textured look, or at different lengths for something more layered. 

It can be tempting, but don’t loop your necklace without opening it first! Even strong chains can be damaged if you attempt to stretch them over your head. 

Curb Chain Necklaces
In the photo: Curb Chain Necklace, Thin Curb Chain Necklace

Looking for the perfect layering necklaces? MIRACO has you covered:

Curb Chain Necklace

A classic textured chain that comes in 16, 18 and 20 inch lengths.

Triangle Diamond Necklace

A thin chain with pavé diamond triangles stationed across the front

Snake Chain Necklace

A slinky chain in three lengths that’s ideal for layering

Thin Curb Chain Necklace

An even daintier version of our Curb Chain that adds a glint to any necklace stack.

A 14k gold curb chain necklace.

Curb Chain Necklace

Yellow Gold

Discover the beauty of our 14K Gold Curb Chain Necklace. Featuring a thin curb chain design, this necklace is both delicate and durable. The intricate links of the gold curb chain lay flat against the skin, providing a comfortable and seamless fit for daily wear. Crafted in luxurious 14K gold, this curb chain necklace embodies timeless elegance.

Regular price $700
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Triangle Diamond Necklace

Triangle Diamond Necklace

Yellow Gold

Our Triangle Diamond Necklace blends contemporary design and classic luxury. This 14K gold necklace features elegant triangle pendants, each adorned with glittering pavé diamonds. This triangle gold necklace is thoughtfully designed to lay flat against the chest. Whether you're dressing up for a special occasion or adding some sparkle to your daily outfit, our 14K gold triangle necklace is an ideal choice.
Regular price $900
Regular price Sale price $900
A gold snake chain necklace displayed against a white background.

Snake Chain Necklace

Yellow Gold

Our 14K Gold Snake Chain Necklace blends elegance and contemporary style. Each link in our 14K gold snake chain is meticulously crafted to create a fluid, smooth drape around the neck. The lustrous yellow gold composition makes this necklace a timeless treasure in your collection. Whether it's a day at the office or a night out, this 14K gold snake necklace adapts to every occasion.

Regular price $850
Regular price Sale price $850
A thin curb chain necklace in polished gold, laid out against a plain background.

Thin Curb Chain Necklace

Yellow Gold

Embrace minimalist elegance with our Thin Gold Necklace. Crafted in lustrous yellow gold, this thin curb chain is luxurious and versatile. Our thin gold chain necklace is designed for everyday elegance. This thin chain necklace is a statement of refined taste.

Regular price $680
Regular price Sale price $680

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