over50feeling40: Statement Necklaces...Do You or Don't You?
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May 16, 2013

Statement Necklaces...Do You or Don't You?


We see just about everywhere.....statement necklaces are in style!!  But, what does that mean to you?

Does it just mean BIG?  or does it mean BLING?  Does it mean EXPENSIVE? or can a small necklace make a statement...if so, how?
Please tell me what a statement necklace is to you, and then share with us how you wear them...with a tee...with a tank...with a collar...dresses...jeans...how do you like to wear a statement necklace??  If you don't wear them, may we ask WHY?
Thank you for sharing.....

Now, have a fantastic Friday, everyone!!!!

25 comments:

  1. Lol I'm actually drawing my "statement neclace" for my next post! How serendipitous!

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  2. Hello,
    I love statement necklaces and wear them with everything. They can be the finishing touch to an outfit. I like that they come in all kinds of designs, but I especially love bling.

    http://www.robincharmagne.com/blog

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  3. And what statements they are! Honestly, I don't wear necklaces, but I LoVe my brooches and little pins.

    xoxo
    Lynn Dylan

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  4. I think a statement necklace can be many things, small, big, blingy, chunky, etc. I love necklaces but I do not want them to be the only thing that someone sees when they see me. I like for them to be an accessory to whatever I am wearing and to me that's what makes the statement. I think some of the necklaces now are almost outlandish, again, I want to make a statement but in a good way.

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  5. The only statement my necklace makes is to me. My husband gave me an open heart and that's the only thing I wear around my neck. But I do accessorize with brooches or BIG pins.

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  6. oh i love all this, they are exquisite. I would love to wear more of these sorts of things, but really unsure how to wear them. Where are these sold? Online? i'm not in the US, however, i'll be travelling there in June/July, right across, so maybe i could find something like this. Would love to know where.
    So stunning.
    Jane

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  7. Neck pieces could lift an outfit, or destroy it, but it is absolutely necessary! Love the post, beautiful pieces!

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  8. I love them but I find that being petite, they sometimes overpower me and feel heavy on. I am better off going for my strand of turquoise beads or my monogrammed necklace. I adore them on others and if I do buy one, I just make sure it's on the lighter side! xo

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  9. Yes, I love them!!
    And...I totally own one of those scarves you've showcased on the bottom. It is brilliant.
    Happy Weekend! xo

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  10. I wear them quite frequently. LOVE a great necklace!

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  11. Wearing a Statement piece can be tricky business. Keep the rest of the outfit simple and let the piece do the talking. It takes a lady who is comfortable in her own skin to pull it off. Definitely not for the wallflower personality imho.

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  12. Wow...some stunning necklaces here, Pam...they really don't suit me I prefer a smaller necklace which I think too can make a statement maybe in a quieter way...love the colours here.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Catherine xx

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  13. I agree with Diane .. "wearing a statement piece can be tricky" as you don't want it to look gaudy. I'm more of a dainty necklace jewelry gal, but I do like the necklaces pics above.

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  14. I'm going to a semi formal wedding tomorrow and my outfit is all black...I am wearing a beautiful statement necklace in pink with matching bangle bracelets and with my pink nails, that will be all the color...if it wasn't for the statement piece I would look like I was going to a funeral :D

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  15. You know I love a good statement necklace and will wear with a t just as much as with a collared shirt
    To me a statement necklace is one that makes a statement...big, blingy, it doesn't matter as long as it makes a bold impact
    Hope your weekend is fabulous
    Brett

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  16. Statement necklaces or bib or collar necklaces are already around for a while. Loulou de La Falaise was a great master of this style. The fashion rotation brought it back from 70-s.
    Statement necklaces really can be anything noticeable it's just a matter of scale and proportion and self confidence of course. I prefer statement pendants or necklaces chunky but no bling, just a bit of shimmering, and lightweight and I've recently posted on the same subject http://jewelyettofind.blogspot.ca. There're some links too.
    Oh, and have you seen Donna Karan Haiti tribal collection? That's THE STATEMENT necklaces and bracelets. Beautiful!

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  17. I admire them on others but they're just not for me. If I feel the need to do a large display around my neck, I layer multiple strands of varying pearls. Different colours,sizes and lengths.
    The reason? I'm just more of a bracelet and earring person.

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  18. i wear statement earrings instead of necklaces as i have short hair and a long neck

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  19. Fabulous post! Have a great weekend.

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  20. If I wear a statement necklace, I downplay all other accessories and that goes double for the earrings. If I wear statement earrings I don't wear a necklace at all. Too much going on in one area can scream old lady really fast.

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  21. Though I don't own many statement necklaces, I often think of them as an item that starts conversations in a situation where you may not know many people.

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  22. wow, a big 'ole yes! thank you for sharing your lovely post at the hop xo

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  23. Gawrsh. Those pictured sure make statements. This is a toughie. I don't like the cookie cutter necklaces seen in every style magazine or blog, but once in a while, something that seems like a good statement to make will catch my eye. I'm in a minimalist phase right now, so am not even wearing the ones that caught my eye...lol.

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  24. Pam--what a great topic! I loved reading everyone's comments. For me, the right necklace is neither too big or too bright or too glittery. A statement necklace is just something that adds a little edge to my mostly conservative style. For instance, if an outfit begs for something silver, I'll deliberately go for gold to create a little edge. Or I might wear a dressy necklace with a casual T-shirt--again, just to mix things up a bit.

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  25. I am so into statement jewelry, it's my thing. If you are going to wear it you have to own it!

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