Besides dressing for your body type, or finding a pair of shades that fit your face shape, there are various types of necklines that they suit different kinds of body shapes. Necklines play a pivotal role in your overall appearance; they draw attention to your face and create balanced proportions — ergo, they make or break a look.
From the round neck to cowl neck, we bring you through 12 different kinds of necklines and how to choose the ones that will flatter you best.
The most common neckline in the market, and usually found on items such as T-shirts and casual tops, this classic design is great for those who are less busty with wider shoulders. Pieces with a round neck have the tendency to frame and highlight the face as well.
While this might look like a simple sequinned monogram T-shirt, the surprise is at the back — the brand’s signature embellished tiger’s head is featured prominently. Tuck into distressed skinnies and match with sneakers for a model off duty look.
Part of JW Anderson’s third and latest collaboration with Uniqlo, this red T-shirt dress might be simple at the top, but we love the cute asymmetric hem. Great for casual Fridays or with sneakers for a weekend bubbly lunch with the girlfriends.
As the name suggests, this neckline bares one of your shoulders, sometimes cutting below your shoulder or collarbone. This is best for those who want to showcase the bust area, or for people who have narrow shoulders — the cut gives one’s shoulders a broader look.
This gorgeous tailored piece with an asymmetrical neckline detail is oh-so-versatile. Whether you’re wearing it for work (with a jacket) or for a dinner date, pair it with a simple chain and stud or drop earrings to bring focus to your face.
Remember the classic scene in Mean Girls where Regina George was watching the school descend into chaos with her arms smugly crossed? She was wearing a skintight off-shoulder black top with denim jeans then. Take a leaf from her book, but go with one that has an asymmetric neckline for an updated take.
Another obvious one, V-necklines are shaped like the letter V and go down towards the chest area, accentuating the cleavage. There are two versions: a subtle one that ends mid-breast, and a plunging alternative that extends below the boobs.
They are generally flattering for people with wider shoulders and torsos, because they help balance them out visually. They also help to lengthen shorter necks as they direct the eyes towards the centre of the body.
Jumpsuits are a chic all-in-one outfit and the V-neckline of this DVF number provides contrast by baring some skin. We love the luxe material, making it perfect for formal occasions.
A simple V-neck white top is a wardrobe staple, as you can easily throw this on with a pair of cigarette pants for work.
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