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Lariat & Y Necklaces

Layered or single strand, with charms or without, the lariat and Y necklaces are the perfect thing to complement deep necklines and dramatic silhouettes.

Characterised by their generous length, chains that thread through one another (sometimes with pendants, sometimes without), and sliding knot detail at the center front, lariat necklaces add instant glamour to any outfit.

Some lariat necklaces fasten with a clasp at the back, sometimes you simply loop one end of the necklace through the other creating an adjustable knot at the front, but all necklaces feature dangling chains and streamlined designs. These are not your standard necklaces. These are necklaces that will help elongate your neck, draw attention to your face, accentuate a dramatic neckline, or alternatively, embellish a minimal one.

They are ideal to play up an already bold silhouette such as a fitted dress with plunging front, a v-neck blouse or to layer with a collection of other, shorter necklaces for a romantic, boho look. On the other end of the scale, if you prefer a minimal style, we suggest keeping your look simple and let the necklace be the stand out piece.

Whether featuring thin chains with geometric pendants at the ends, or with star and moon charms, or even with gemstones, and whether they are made in gold, rose gold, or silver, lariat necklaces know how to turn up the razzle-dazzle. Reminiscent of a bygone era, when the fashion was to be almost literally dripping in jewels, lariat necklaces add a touch of romance and bring a hint of luxury with them. But that’s not to say they aren’t versatile or suitable for daily wear. This is glamour, but for the everyday.

Y necklaces are very similar to lariat necklaces. They often feature one or two delicate charms or bejewelled pendants on fine chains, one sitting higher up than the other, anywhere between collarbone height and mid to low chest. And true to their name, the tail end of the Y necklace hangs vertically down, sitting on the chest in a Y shape. But unlike those pendants on a lariat necklace, these sit at fixed points, their height unable to be moved or altered.

An Y necklace is the thing to polish off a bold neckline (or to brighten up a minimal one) and add the right amount of sparkle to an outfit without overdoing it. Our collection of Y necklaces offers a variety of styles - not only delicate and feminine necklaces made from thin chains and tiny metallic beads, but also modern pieces with geometric pendants, chunky chains as well as unique necklaces with antique-inspired coin medallions. These pieces are great to wear on their own, to complement your chosen neckline (high or low, both will look just as good with these necklaces), or if you prefer a relaxed, messy-cool look, they are also suitable for layering together with other thin necklaces.

So whether you are looking to elevate a casual look, or polish off a more formal one, all these necklaces should be your go-to. And to make it easy for you to choose the one that is right for you and your outfit, we’ve gathered several of the best lariat and Y necklaces here on these pages. Take a look!