Stick your neck out

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 16 March, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 16 March, 2008, 12:00am

Forget bags, a statement necklace is what you want for autumn. Our favourites:

Phillip Lim's extra-long, multiple-strand gold chain necklace decorated with coloured resin discs.

Lanvin's to-die-for chunky pieces (above left) made from heavy metal, locks and crystals - part-industrial, part-glam.

The bib necklace from Burberry (above right) featuring a mish-mash of stones.

Balenciaga's estate-esque necklaces, which put any vintage style to shame.

YSL's brass chain chokers.

The Maharaja jewels from Alexander McQueen (centre), which cost an arm and leg.

Cool Dries Van Noten pieces adorned with a stack of bangles strung on a ribbon (right) and tied around the neck.

Givenchy's heavy layered gold chains featuring dangling crucifixes and gold coins.