The most flattering necklines for your body type
Looking for a dress, sweater or t-shirt in the most flattering shape for your body type? In that case checking the neckline on your new garment could be the best way to determine whether it’ll be flattering on you. This blog is all about finding the most flattering neckline for your body type, so check it out!
1 March 2022| By Victoria Cowan
Read time: 7 mins
The perfect neckline
Much like the fit of your clothing, your neckline can have a huge effect on your face shape and body shape. The ultimate tip when picking the most flattering neckline for your body type is to choose a neckline that is the opposite of your face shape. So, for instance, if you have a round face shape a V-neck will probably be most flattering. Luckily, there are a huge amount of different necklines in fashion, some necklines will give you the appearance of a longer neck, whilst others have a super flattering effect on your cleavage. Basically, the right neckline allows you to highlight your favourite features. But which neckline is the most flattering for your body type? Well, we’re here to help! We’ve put together a list of our fave necklines with matching body type tips, so you can find the perfect neckline for you.
Not entirely sure how to categorise your body type? Check out our blog and see which body type you have!
Neckline #1: Round neck
One of the most popular necklines is the round neck. This neckline gives your outfit a classy and athletic vibe, and tends to look best on women with a small to medium bust as the round lines give the illusion of larger and rounder breasts, and a more curvaceous shape. When it comes to the round neckline it’s all about keeping your body balanced out properly. Which means that, if you have narrow shoulders it’s best to go with more of a scooped round neckline while a narrow round neckline works best for ladies with broader shoulders. In general, the round neckline looks amazing on women with a petite, square body type. The one main perk when it comes to clothing with a round neckline is that you’ve have endless options when it comes to tops, think: blouses, t-shirts and sweaters!
Neckline #2: V-neck
The v-neck is another really popular neckline! This is the best neckline to go for if you want to appear taller and slimmer as the vertical lines in the v-neck give the illusion of length and leanness. Win-win! And another major perk? The V-neck is super flattering on almost all body types! Although, ladies with narrow shoulders and a smaller chest can best avoid this neckline, because it’ll only make your upper-body appear even narrower and straighter. V-necks are perfect to layer under your coats and blazers, and look amazing styled with a chunky chain necklace.
Neckline #3: Square
A square neckline is super feminine, and shows off your skin in a really elegant way. This neckline beautifully accentuates your collar bones and your cleavage without showing off too much. A square neckline creates an elongating effect on your neck and upper body, which is why it works on a lot of different body shapes. For girls blessed with a larger cup size this neckline is the one for you! A square neck allows you to show off your cleavage in a really flattering and classy way, without giving too much away. If your body type is an upside down triangle, apple or hourglass then we know this neckline will work wonders for you. Finish off your look with a minimalist necklace for a hint of subtle detail.
"The right neckline allows you to highlight your favourite features"
Neckline #4: Sweetheart
A sweetheart neckline is basically the most romantic neckline around. This super feminine neckline is created in a heart-shape which makes your face and neck look super slim. The sweetheart top looks especially good on women with soft shapes and curves and a pronounced waist. So, if you have an hourglass or apple body type head out and buy yourself a sweetheart neckline asap!
Neckline #5: spaghetti straps
Spaghetti straps are absolutely ideal for summer! Who doesn’t wanna get a tan on while showing off your neck and shoulders?! This neckline works especially well on women with narrow or normal shoulders, and looks amazing on women with a square or pear-shaped body type. If you’re rocking some broader shoulders you’re better off avoiding this neckline as it tends to accentuate the shoulders. Go for a cute spaghetti strap dress and you’re summer ready!
Neckline #6: halter
A halter neckline is recognisable by the diagonal lines that go from the armpits to the neck. These lines can give the appearance of a larger chest, but the lines also break up the horizontal lines of your shoulders which makes your upper body looks smaller and longer. The halter neckline is perfect for women with an inverted triangle body type and women with shorter upper bodies. Style the halter neck top with a beautifully cut pair of pants to make your body look even taller.
Neckline #7: off-the-shoulder
Want to show off your shoulders? Then look no further than an off-the-shoulder neckline! Pear-shaped ladies keep an eye out for this neckline because it is the one for you. An off-the-shoulder neckline gives the illusion of broader shoulders, which means that it brings the right balance to a pearshape as it aligns the shoulders with the hips. The space created by an off-the-shoulder neckline lends itself perfectly to multiple necklaces, or even a full-on necklace party!
Neckline #8: Boat-neck
The classiest and most stylish of all the necklines might just be the boat neckline. This is quite similar to a round neck, but is slightly wider. The horizontal lines in a boat neck have a widening effect on your shoulders and face. Got wide hips? In that case the boat neck is perfect for you as it balances out your hips and your shoulders. In other words, pear-shaped ladies buy yourself a boat neck asap! This neckline lends itself perfectly to styling with a cute skirt to really bring home that classy style.
Neckline #9: turtleneck
The turtleneck is a high-neckline that fully covers your shoulders and neck, making it perfect for ladies who get cold easily. The turtleneck looks amazing on women with slimmer faces and long necks, as the turtleneck could make your neck look shorter and your face wider. Final characteristic of a turtleneck? It can make your breasts look fuller.
What’s the most flattering neckline for your body type? Don’t forget to tag us on Insta, @myjewellery , cos we can’t wait to see how you style your favourite neckline!
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