I came across this fabulous Neckline Cheat Sheet from Charming Charlie. Seems like I am always struggling with “what is a good look for this neckline?” I have some special plus size favorites for some of these:
Collars: Separate collars are all over the fashion magazines this season. I love the Domino Dollhouse Spiked Collar. I have not tried it on but since it is on their site I assume it will fit a plus size neck. I do not wear much in the way of crewnecks or I would have already bought it. Etsy Lace Collars tend to be hand made and could be tied with a ribbon to make them fit, and you can get a lot of visual impact for a nominal price and dress up some of your less interesting clothing. This lace collar is less than $10 with shipping (which may have been sold by the time you read this) and would look fabulous on black. Do you think you can wear a collar with a turtleneck? I may have to try that.
Necklaces: I tend to wear necklaces that I have made or have been made by my friends that are artists but if you are looking for an edgy look Domino Dollhouse is once again my first choice. I love Torrid, I wear their bracelets everyday, and Torrid necklaces run about 17 inches and often come with a 5 inch extender. Sonsi costume jewelry necklaces come in a wide variety of prices and styles. The photo above is of a set on this page that I am seeing everywhere. Sonsi also has a fine jewelry necklace line.
Faux Pearls: Etsy has over 5,000 Faux Pearl Necklaces listed right now. If this is the look you are looking for you cannot help but find it here. I love this Vintage Triple Strand necklace (which may have been sold by the time you read this). The smallest strand is 22″ and the longest is 28″, for less than $20 shipped. That would work for me even with a turtleneck.
Facebook: If you use Facebook, FatToo Accessora has lots of jewelry. But buyer beware, there are no returns and carefully view what you are buying. I find I have about a 50% success rate on this site for receiving items that work for me. But when I get what I am looking for, often I cannot find it any place else and I love that.
And it goes without saying that Goodwill and other thrift stores are a great place to shop if you are out and about. Goodwill is often the most inexpensive because they have not been curated or handmade as they might have been in on Etsy or a smaller thrift store.
Shop carefully, check that the necklaces are long enough or that you are willing to wear a necklace extender, but they are out there for a good price, and currently I am loving the vintage or edgy look as you can tell from this post.