We live in a great period for fashion. The rules are a little less restrictive as we all continuously experiment and evolve our aesthetics and style.

And, that’s true for jewelry as well.

When you have dainty jewelry, there are endless possibilities for mixing, matching, and layering that you must try. Just be sure over time to invest in dainty, but mighty, jewelry. That’ll help you stretch out the life of your pieces as well as give you years of options for layering.

So how do you style dainty jewelry? Layer it. From varying styles to lengths to materials, the options are unlimited.

Here are some styling suggestions on ways you can layer your dainty jewelry. So get your style on, girl.

Layering Dainty Necklaces

We all love the ability to switch up our jewelry to match outfits and our moods.

With dainty necklaces, there are several ways to mix and match to create the perfect look for a night out or a day at the office.

Vary the Chain Types

There are a billion variations of necklace chain types. So, when you’re selecting new pieces for your jewelry collection, consider what you already have and pick up a new style.

Some common types you’ll find are:

  • Rope Chain
  • Curb Chain
  • Cable Chain
  • Box Chain
  • Snake Chain
  • Greco Chain

Mixing chain types can really set off your outfit! If you have dainty versions of these chains, consider adding pendants or charms to a few of them. This will lessen the chance that they will become tangled during the course of the day or evening.

For a uniform feel, you can get the same type of chain in various lengths and layer them. This is a great option for cocktail looks as well as professional settings.

Vary the Chain Lengths

With dainty jewelry, it is a good idea to layer with varying necklace lengths. Even if you have the same style of chain, you can create a cool layering effect that’ll help frame your face.

What’s great about layering different lengths of chain necklaces is that it can frame your face and also make you look hip. Just let them fall where they fall. No need to keep straightening them out every few minutes.

If you’re looking to purchase varying chain lengths, common length types to consider are:

  • Collar - 14 inches
  • Choker - 16 inches
  • Princess - 18 inches
  • Matinee - 20-24 inches
  • Opera - 28-36 inches
  • Rope - 36-42 inches

It’s a lot of fun to layer these. Try wearing a choker, a princess, and a matinee together over a button-up blouse or on top of a sweater. And, to set off your jewelry, stick to a neutral-colored top like white, black, or a faded pastel if you just have to have color.

You may even find a jeweler that makes dainty layered necklaces that you can outright purchase. For example, you can have three chains of varying lengths with one clasp. It’s like having three necklaces in one!

Layering Dainty Rings

Ahh, rings. They come in so many varieties that we want them all!

So, what do you do with your dainty rings to elevate your look?

Wear on Multiple Fingers

Dainty rings are fun because you can wear as many as you desire without the bulkiness of larger pieces.

An easy way to mix them up is to wear multiple rings on different fingers. Layer a couple of rings on your index finger, and then throw one on your middle and ring fingers. Voila! Easy-peasy and super cute. 

And don’t be afraid to bling out both hands. Just mix up the number of rings on each hand. A little imbalance can sometimes be an asset to your look.

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Vary the Ring Styles and Weights

If you want to stick with daintier rings, you can still mix up the styles. Wear a couple of bands along with a small signet ring and a fave gemstone ring.


For a fashionable look, put dainty rings and bulkier rings together. Women have been doing this forever, and it just looks cool.

Styles aren’t limited to types of rings. If you have an engraved signet ring or a band with a special date on it, it can add personality and uniqueness to your outfit. And, it’ll tell a story when people notice.

Some typical styles you can mix and match include:

  • Signet rings
  • Bands
  • Wedding Set
  • Heirloom Jewelry
  • Gemstone-set rings

When layering rings, consider how it will feel and what type of activities you’ll be doing. For example, if you type all day, you may want to space out your layering so that your jewelry doesn’t clink together, which will wear them down faster.

Experiment for a few minutes and see which of your pieces look good together. Some people like to wear all gold or all silver, but we say don’t limit yourself! If it looks good, do it.

Layering Dainty Bracelets

Chain and solid. Metal and leather. Bars and charms. There are a ton of bracelet styles.

And, there are endless ways to set off your dainty bracelets for any look you want to pull off.

Vary the Styles

Once again, it’s all about mixing up styles of bracelets. You can layer dainty chain bracelets rather easily. It’s probably best to stick to two to four bracelets. Anything more may unbalance your outfit.

If you want a more uniform look, grab a few bracelets of the same type of metal or with the same style like rope chains or snake chains. This makes you look royal without having to wear a crown out in public.

Similarly, you can bangle it up. A set of bangles never goes out of style!

For a modern, edgy feel, mix them all together. You can throw on a black leather band with a sterling silver bar bracelet, and heck, why not a dainty tennis bracelet as well? 

Add tassels, charms, and pendants as you desire to really set off your bling.

Switch Up the Materials

You have probably worn all of the bracelets you have lying around at the same time before. Did it work for you?

You can experiment with mixing up leather pieces and precious metals for a good balance between elegance and edgy.

If you’re more of an earth goddess, you probably have some hemp and stone dainty bracelets lying around. Silver looks great against hemp, so try it out the next time you wear that long flowy summer dress.

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Endless Ways to Layer Dainty Jewelry

As you can see, there are a ton of options for layering dainty necklaces, rings, and bracelets.

In the end, there really is no *wrong* way, but it helps to consider how it all works together to form a cohesive outfit for a wine and trivia night or that meeting with your staff.

Luckily, Rellery has all the dainty jewelry you desire. We only use high-quality, precious metals that are ethically made here in the U.S. And, we’ve cut out the middleman (which means we’ve removed those crazy-high markup prices).

Our dainty pieces are not thin nor overly delicate. They’re dainty, but mighty. We are dedicated to making meaningful pieces you’ll want to wear every day! And, you can send your pieces back to us when it’s time to remove tarnish (because we offer a lifetime tarnish guarantee).

So the next time you’re about to walk out the door. Consider layering your dainty jewelry for a fresh take on your style.