Do you ever get a headache trying to decide what to wear in the morning? And who knew that a neckline could make such a difference in how you look? So lets start there and then later move on down the body. And do it in the most concise way we can (I’ve read a lot of articles that I feel completely overwhelmed by the time I am done). Open, crew or high necklines will all create different effects and should be chosen with some caution.
An open neckline is a broad category containing V-necks, boat, square and sweetheart. Because these necklines show your collarbone area they elongate your shape creating a thinner look. Women with more ample bust or square torsos will shed pounds with these necklines. The collarbone is one of the more attractive parts of a woman’s body and highlighting it will only improve your look. All these necklines are very versatile and suit most body shapes. If you are very thin and long necked, these necklines may elongate your silhouette even further and make you look a little more bony.
The crew neckline is very common because of the high use of tee shirts and flat laying collars. It is the middle ground of necklines and is very safe as well as versatile. It does very little to either accentuate or detract from your silhouette. If you are undecided about a crew neckline because of concern with weight, pair it with the plunging line of a jacket. This combo will pull the eye down and create a thinner look. If you want a create a cozier look, add a jacket with a higher collar or turn a collar up and add a scarf.
High necklines include anything with a high collar or turtleneck. It is perfect for thin women, who have a longer leaner neck and face, because it adds substance and creates a beautiful frame for your face. If you have a short neck and/or a round face, be aware that this neckline may add volume to your face and neck area making your appear chubbier than you actually are.
So that’s it. I am never one to tell someone exactly how to dress or what to wear because only you know your insides and as I always say, great style happens when your insides match your outside.