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Looking for inspiration on how to style your necklaces while wearing a saree? We get it. The double-ender necklace moment has passed. Now, the challenge is to find ways to wear those beautiful necklaces that are so much a part of our versatile styling repertoire. Whether long and lean or short and sweet, we have four super smart solutions for you!

Decide on your colour palette first.

The first thing you should decide when pairing a necklace with your saree is what colour you want to focus on. Depending on the colour of your saree, you could focus on matching your jewellery to the colour in your saree or match your jewellery to a colour in your outfit that complements the saree. Depending on your mood or the event you are attending, you can also choose to wear a neutral-coloured necklace. This will allow you to wear your saree with various coloured jewellery.


The choker necklace

A choker necklace is a short necklace with a pendant, usually worn around the neck or a little higher up on the chest. You can wear this necklace with almost all types of saree, and it’s one of the most popular necklace styles. You can choose a choker with a traditional pendant, like a ruby or a pearl, or a more contemporary choker with a bold statement pendant. A choker necklace looks stunning  with any type of saree, including Kanjivaram sarees, Silk sarees, Banarasi sarees, and Nauvari sarees.

The big, bold chunky necklace

The nugget of this idea is to pair it with a plain saree. This way, the dress will not compete with the necklace. The best part is that you can wear a chunky necklace with a printed (not plain) saree. It becomes a great design element that elevates the overall look. Instead of placing the necklace at the centre of your neck, wear it on the side or above your shoulder. For example, try it on the side if you’re wearing an Indian saree and have a chunky antique necklace. This will create an equally stunning silhouette.

The delicate chain maille necklace

A delicate chain maille necklace looks stunning on almost every woman. It can be worn with a plain saree, banarasee saree or western outfit. The trick to styling this type of necklace is to create a layered, textured look. Wear a plain shirt and layer it with a chunky scarf, a cowl or a looped necklace worn on the side. This is one of the easiest ways to style a chain maille necklace.

Choose the Right Chain

When choosing a chain for your necklace, you should keep a few things in mind. A long chain can overpower your saree and fold or get tangled in the garment when you move. Long chains are great with a short blouse that covers the bust line or a high neckline like a t-shirt or a kurta. If you’re wearing a saree with a V-neckline, you can opt for a shorter chain that sits close to the neckline to avoid getting tangled in your saree. A delicate chain will help emphasize your delicate saree, whereas a bold chain will stand out in contrast to your delicate outfit.


The long, lean multi-strand necklace

This is a very versatile necklace that can be worn with all kinds of outfits. The best part is that it can be styled with almost any saree. You can also try wearing it with a kanchipuram saree to add a subtle style element. When styling a long, lean multi-strand necklace, think about how you want the necklace to fall on your body.

The crowning glory – The Statement Pendant

A statement pendant is a great way to mix up your saree styling. It can be worn with any saree or outfit, as long as it isn’t too over the top. If you’re wearing a plain saree, you can style a statement pendant with a long necklace or chain. Style a statement pendant with a short chain if you’re wearing a printed saree. The best way to wear a statement pendant is to let it sit in the centre of your chest.

The Bangles

Bangles is one of the most versatile forms of jewellery: it can be worn with Indian, western, and even athleisure clothing. Bangles will enhance your overall appearance with a necklace; all you have to do is select an appropriate saree. For example, if you’re wearing a silk saree, go for a simple bangle with a thin design. If you’re wearing a cotton saree, choose a bangle with a motif or  heavy design. When it comes to styling, try wearing a bangle on either hand.

Matching Earrings with Saree

Earrings should be worn in proportion to your necklace’s length and hair. Long earrings with a short necklace look cluttered, whereas short ones with a long necklace will be lost. If your hair is long, you can wear a shorter pair of earrings and let your hair fall over them to create a more balanced look. If your hair is short or has a side part, you can opt for longer earrings to match your long necklace. If your saree has bold colours, you can opt for bold earrings. On the other hand, if your saree is delicate, you can match it with a delicate pair of earrings.


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