Every woman is unique and has a different body shape and structure. So, if you want to look your best, you will have to play around and wear clothes that accentuate your best body parts while camouflaging your weak areas. Luckily for you, just your necklines, can do the trick. Your face shape, neck length, bust size, can help you figure out the necklines that will work best for you. Based on this guide, you can cover up and choose an air of sophistication or can sizzle in strapless dress; the right neckline will certainly help you create a balanced silhouette.
Tips for your most flattering necklines based on your body type
On the basis of your frame, let's decode which necklines work for you and what are the ones, you must avoid.
V-neck is the most versatile necklines and suits almost all kinds of frames. It is perfect for women who have broad shoulders, short necks, and thick torsos. With V-neck, the attention is drawn towards the center and eyes usually move towards the face. So, your broad shoulders will not get much attention and your frame will look balanced too. As mentioned above, it is ideal for every shape. So, if your face is square, it will elongate your shape and similarly works in your favor even if you're petite or have a pear-shaped body. However, you must avoid it in case you have a heavy bust and you don’t want to draw attention to that part. Based on your bust size, you can lower or raise the V neckline.
Go for a square neckline if you have a youthful skin as it looks best with firm neck and skin. It highlights your collarbone and doesn’t even reveal too much. It is ideal for pear-shaped women, as this neckline gives an appearance of a broader shoulder and also balances out the wide hips. Since this neckline elongates the frame, it is also good for fat and short necks and also for women with round face shape. However, if you have a petite frame with small busts, you can create an illusion of curves by wearing well-fitted square necklines. If you wear a padded brassiere, this can further work in your favor.
Do you know it is also referred as bateau or princess's neckline? It is the perfect pick for a woman with wide hips as it gives a more balanced appearance to the frame.
It also compliments a woman with long necks and smaller heads and also goes well with women who have a small bust line or have bulky arms, it covers these minor imperfections beautifully. However, if you have broad shoulders or have a double chin, simply refrain from trying this style because it is going to make your shoulder appear broader and your face wider.
This asymmetrical style adds drama and flamboyance to your personality. But if you tweak the fabric, it can also add an air of sophistication and can also make you look casual, boho, or sleek. It is perfect for narrow shoulders and will look great if you have a defined collarbone and thin arms, as this neckline tends to widen the visual appeal. It goes well with oval and heart-shaped faces and doesn’t work well with a woman having broad shoulders or large busts.
Off-shoulder necklines run along your collarbone. It works like a charm on the woman with pear shapes or women who have narrow shoulders, as it tends to give you an appearance of a broader frame. It goes well with almost all the face shape as it highlights your neck and face area beautifully. However, stay away from it in case you have broad shoulders or bulky arms.
Turtleneck has an extended tight-fitting collar that covers three-fourths or sometimes your complete neck area. This a tricky neckline and must be worn with due understanding of your frame. It is ideal for a woman with a small bust or the ones with the narrow shoulders, as turtleneck tends to bulks up the collarbone area. Also, it looks good on a woman with a long face. However, if you have a round face or heavy bust line or an apple shaped body or short and thick neck, you must certainly refrain from wearing this neckline. Make sure you always have some space between your chin and the turtleneck, otherwise it gives an impression of floating neck, which obviously will not flatter you. You can go for high collar based turtlenecks that have delicate details to add an interesting dimension to your garb.
It is one of the best feminine necklines that can accentuate your cleavage aesthetically. As the name suggests, this neckline forms two curves that resemble the shape of a heart. This neckline helps in providing an appearance of a long face and also balances out the body proportion. So, it suits the majority of the body types. It is ideal for a woman with petite frames as it provides them an appearance of the curvaceous frame. Also, if you have an angular face or have a short chin or neck, just go for it. If you are about to get a dress with ruffles, then do opt for sweetheart neckline to woo your sweetheart.
Remember, confidence is the key to carrying off any look? But, of course, a little understanding of what works well with your body type, face shape, neck length, and height will help you make a wise choice. If you need any help in finding a perfect outfit, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.