5 Necklace Trends That'll Be Everywhere This Year

If you have one delicate, special necklace you wear every single day (even in the shower), you might not consider how many rotating, clear-cut trends the jewelry category goes through every season. But, one look to the runways and the necks of celebrities, and you'll see just how many different styles enter the zeitgeist. And this year is no exception.
Similar to how we've seen dangling statement earrings rise in popularity this year, necklaces — and not just of the choker variety — are getting big. And in this case, more is definitely more. From fresh takes on personalized jewelry to long, oversized pendants we haven't seen since the early '00s, the pieces bound to be dominating 2017 will be leaving minimalism behind. Regardless of which trends you're planning to embrace, one thing's for sure: You're going to start paying way more attention to what's hanging around your neck. Click on for five styles you should make some room in your crammed jewelry box for.
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New-Wave Personalization
Beyond the SJP-inspired nameplate (which has at this point been under fire for being cultural appropriation), personalized necklaces are going strong. Bella Hadid's been seen wearing this one on the regular. Whether it's an initialed dog tag or a more minimalist take on the nameplate, you can wear your name proud in 2017.

Danielle Guizio Gothic Choker Necklace, $180, available at Danielle Guizio.
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Luna Skye 14kt Gold and Diamond Initial Mini Dog Tag Necklace, $1,250, available at Luna Skye.
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Ariel Gordon Jewelry Name It Necklace, $595, available at Ariel Gordon Jewelry.
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Jennifer Meyer 18-karat Gold, Diamond, & Turquoise Necklace, $1,150, available at Net-A-Porter.
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Hardware-Store Chic
If you feel like you could DIY a lot of the jewelry you've been seeing lately, well, it's because you sort of can. Heavy chainlink, mixed metals, and an overall punky, hardware-focused vibe is where it's at, meaning you might be able to skip a trip to the department store and instead make your way to your nearest Home Depot. Just wait until you see how good this trend looks with all your graphic long-sleeve tees and fashion hoodies.

Justine Clenquet x OC Lenny Choker, $100, available at Opening Ceremony.
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Annelise Michelson Ellipse Chain Choker, $807, available at Annelise Michelson.
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Them Bones Clean Chain, $129, available at Them Bones.
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Is That...A Neck Brace?
One particular Forever 21 choker sent the internet into a frenzy, but the truth is, the next wave of tight neck pieces are wider than ever. Sure, some versions may give the illusion of a turtleneck, while others may look more like a neck brace. Either way, they're much more interesting than those dental-floss-thin numbers so many currently love.

Ribeyron Unisex Leather Stapled Choker in Yellow, $320 $192, available at LN-CC. Shop similar here.
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ASOS Wide Jersey Stripe Choker Necklace, $1.50, available at ASOS.
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Forever 21 Metallic Choker, $5.90, available at Forever 21.
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Penchant For Pendants
Thanks to this oversized cat pendant by Loewe that made waves during fashion month, we're predicting the comeback of the long oversized necklace in 2017. Could this be the antidote to the minimalist choker obsession? We're thinking yes. But don't worry, you don't have to go quite this large to embrace this look.

Loewe Cat Face leather necklace, $555, available at Selfridges & Co.
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Zara Chain and Choker Pack, $22.90, available at Zara.
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Leigh Miller Brass Crescent Necklace, $200, available at Leigh Miller.
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Rainbow Brite
You never have to worry if a multi-colored necklace goes with your outfit — these happy jewels can spruce up everything from a T-shirt to an evening gown. Plus, you're likely to cheer people up wherever you go just by wearing one.

Urban Outfitters Eleni Rainbow Choker Necklace, $18, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Susan Alexandra Lollipop Guild Necklace, $145, available at Susan Alexandra.
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IAM by Ileana Makri Rainbow Rain Necklace, $340, available at Ylang 23.
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Marc Jacobs Rainbow And Star Necklace, $116, available at Selfridges.
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