The right necklace lengths vary from person to person. Standard women’s necklace lengths are 16 to 20 inches, but different chain lengths are appropriate for different styles and outfits.

16":

A 16" necklace hits just above the collarbone and fits like a choker. This is the ideal length for petite frames and is one of the most common women’s necklace lengths.

18":

An 18" necklace falls right about at the collarbone and is the most popular chain length among women.

20":

A 20" necklace falls a few inches below the collarbone, perfect for women who want some breathing room with their chain. This length chain works best with a higher neckline.

24":

A 24" chain falls below the neckline.

36":

A 36" necklace hangs below the bust and is typically reserved for long, beaded necklaces such as pearl necklaces. They are often wrapped around twice to form double strand necklaces.