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These OTT Necklaces Are An Effortless Statement For Festive Parties

The bigger, the better.

Everybody loves dainty necklaces. They are sweet and delicate pieces that add a tinge of glint to your decolletage, not to mention a subtle pop of colour to any outfit. But when it comes to the party season, we’re of the view that the louder the better. Statement necklaces are a fuss-free way of instantly elevating your look, so they are your best friends if you are not looking to invest in a new party dress this year.

Consider the big, bold and boisterous pieces above.

Gold-plated coral motif necklace by Oscar de la Renta, £520 (S$938), via Net-a-Porter
This gold-plated necklace with coral motif exudes a playful vibe. Let it speak for itself. Wear this piece on top of a flowy maxi dress with a pair of strappy heels. Tassel and disc oversized necklace by Saint Laurent, S$2,010, via Farfetch
Bask in the spotlight with this eye-catching necklace that comes with a larger-than-life disc. The tassels are perfect as they will add texture to your ensemble. Rhodium-plated red crystal necklace by Swarovski x Anna dello Russo, US$2,490 (S$3,413)
Go big or go home with this stunning Swarovski necklace designed in collaboration with Anna dello Russo, editor-at-large for Vogue Japan. It’s a piece that will wow the crowd. Pearl and twisted chain choker necklace by Rosantica, S$613, via Farfetch
Pearl necklaces can be interesting, especially when they are fashioned as a choker in gold-tone hardware that channels a medieval feel. Crystal embellished stone pendant necklace by Marni, S$396, via Farfetch
Gold chain, black crystals and little jewels — this eclectic Marni piece is everything we would want in a statement piece. Multi-string glass beaded necklace by Fabiana Filippi, S$469, via Farfetch
If you love your beads, try this one that will totally put you in a Christmas mood. It’ll look great on top of a white shift dress or a scarf-print maxi dress. Vintage-styled Swarovski crystal gold-plated necklace by Ben-Amun, S$477, via Shopbop
Old is gold, and this vintage-esque piece will make you look like a glamorous ’80s star. To prevent looking too dowdy though, we suggest dressing it up with a pair of high-waist pleated trousers, a plain bustier and an oversized bomber jacket. Crystal embellished fringe collar necklace by Kate Spade New York, S$313, via Shopbop
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Well we say crystals are a budget girl’s best friend. Put on this necklace when wearing a regal black dress to exude class and grace a la Audrey Hepburn. Large panther motif necklace by Krizia, S$322, via Farfetch
Explore your wild side with this bold statement piece that sports a black panther motif. Pair this with a coloured dress — any hue works as long as it isn’t in black. You’d want this gem to stand out. Pearl chain necklace by Edward Achour Paris, S$227, via Farfetch
This multi-layered pearl necklace will be the focal point of your outfit, so keep it simple and pair it with a sand coloured maxi dress to allow it to pop. Bow-tie gem embellished choker necklace by Dorothee Schumacher, S$233, via Farfetch
This embellished choker is a statement piece that will look great when worn under the collar of a white shirt. Reminisce your days of high school — albeit, with the style factor pumped up a couple notches — by donning a navy blue maxi skirt and a pair of black pumps. Crystal rock drop pendant necklace by Dannijo, S$233, via Shopbop
This huge crystal pendant with a chunky chain gives unexpected edge to your apparel. Wear it with a simple shift dress or a low-key jumpsuit. Anything more and you’d look like a Christmas tree. Rainbow fabric and chain necklace by Venessa Arizaga, S$268, via Shopbop
Channel fun and positivity with this cheery rainbow-hued necklace. Who knows, there might be a pot of gold to be found at the end of your evening. Embellished necklace by Radà, S$261, via Farfetch
Something that sparkles does not necessarily have to be expensive. This embellished necklace sports diamante tassels at the front, which will add a touch of shine to your collarbone when worn with an off-shoulder dress. Rhinestone silver-tone necklace with drop detail by Topshop, S$33.90
Love all things boho? Display a Marrakesh-style by pairing this necklace with a Moroccan glass printed dress from Zara and a pair of black strappy heels. Beaded floral necklace by Mango, S$55.90
Want to exude elegance but don’t have the cash to splash out on real jewels? Pick accessories that come in dark jewel tones, like this quetzal green piece that oozes sophistication. Go bold by wearing it with an aubergine satin midi dress. Gold-tone multi-coloured jewel choker necklace by ASOS, S$27
Add a splash of colour to your monochrome ensemble with this playful and vibrant choker. Beaded crystal floral necklace by Lovisa, AUD$39.99 (S$40)
Black diamonds are highly coveted gems. If you’re on a tight budget, go for this crystal floral piece as an alternative. They’re highly versatile and will look stunning on almost any party dress. Gold-tone iridescent sequin and stick collar necklace by Topshop, S$36.90
Let your necklace do the talking with this stylish piece that sports a gold-tone and shiny sequins. Wear it with a V-neck dress and let this piece be the centre of attention.