I often get asked what item should every woman have in her wardrobe, and my answer is not what people expect…

Enter the clever pendant necklace, so called because of it’s amazing powers to transform a boring top and make you look both taller and slimmer!

For that instant added style factor, simply layer a long pendant necklace over any of your plain tops or sweaters. You can opt for an understated one with a little novelty factor, such as this dragonfly necklace from Oliver Bonas (£8) which is ideal for daywear.











Or you can go for something much more glitzy which will take warm jumpers into glamourous evening wear!














But that is not where it ends…

Did you know that long pendant necklaces do wonders for your figure as well?

If you’re an apple shape, have a large chest, or are short waisted, the way the necklace falls down your torso will lengthen and slim your upper half. Trust me, it works!

Perhaps the best thing of all, is that a pendant necklace is a really easy way to update your look and it doesn’t have to be expensive. One of my favourites which I wear all the time is from Accessorise and cost me just £12!


Here are our top picks…




 Left, Mint Velvet gold and silver battered ring necklace £29

Right, Hobbs NW3 Sparkly Owl necklace £25








Left Stella&Dot Windsor Tassel Necklace £75


Middle, Phase Eight Libby Double Disc Pendant Necklace £20


Right, Dorothy Perkins Crystal Oval Pendant Necklace £7.50