How to Choose a Neckline According to Your Body Type

Everyone wants to be stylish and at the same time feel comfortable and confident in their outfit. It’s good to follow trends and keep up with the latest fashion styles, but it is also important to wear pieces that flatter your body type. For example, a properly chosen neckline can be used to emphasize parts of your body that you would like to highlight.

5-Minute Crafts wants to help you in this and has prepared a guide. With its help, next time you go shopping you’ll know exactly what to look for.

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1. Crew (round) neckline

The round neck is a classic, simple neckline, that emphasizes your face and shoulders. This style will fit people with an hourglass and pear-shaped body perfectly. This kind of neckline also flatters people with small or medium breasts and short necks, as it can create an illusion of larger breasts and a longer neck. It also benefits those with wider shoulders.

2. Square neckline

This style gives off a classy and vintage vibe. It highlights the neck and the collar bones. This type of neckline is very flattering on those with pear-shaped bodies. It also works for people with an hourglass body shape and for those with an apple-shaped body type. This type of neckline shows off the collarbones without being too revealing and it creates a curvy silhouette.

3. V-neckline

neckline that highlights the bust. It works perfectly on people with heart-shaped and apple-shaped bodies. It also flatters those with a rectangle, hourglass, and inverted triangle body type. The secret to this neckline is to choose the right depth of the cut. If you have smaller breasts, go with a less risky cut. If you have larger breasts choose a deeper V-neck, that will emphasize your bust and balance your silhouette.

4. Asymmetrical neckline

The asymmetrical neckline is an eye-catching and versatile style. While this type of neckline can look good on every body type, it is the best choice for those who want to showcase their shoulders, but not reveal too much. It works great for those with a rectangular body type, as it helps balance the straight silhouette. It also flatters people with an inverted triangle body shape.

5. Halter neckline

The halter neckline creates a beautiful and balanced shape, exposing your shoulders and your décolletage. This style also works on many body types, but it’s perfect for those with a fuller bust and looks great on those with a rectangle and an inverted triangle body shape.

6. Turtle neckline

This is the perfect neckline for winter outfits, as it keeps you warm and stylish at the same time. This neckline will look great on people with long necks. It also flatters those with long faces and those with an apple-shaped, rectangle, and pear-shaped body types.

7. Sweetheart neckline

This neckline is great if you’re in a more romantic mood, and it’s a favorite style amongst brides. It shows off the collarbone and highlights the chest area. This kind of neckline flatters people with hourglass, rectangle, and pear-shaped figures, as it creates a wider neckline, which works well to balance wider hips.

8. Tube (strapless) neckline

This style highlights the entire upper body and emphasizes the décolletage and chest area. It also shows off and elongates the neck. It flatters those with an apple-shaped body type and an hourglass body type, as it highlights the narrow waist.

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