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What's the Best Neckline for Your Face Shape? (Style Guide for Women)

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Crew, Boat, Turtle, and Halter Necklines

Why am I putting these four necklines in one category? Crew, boat, turtle, and halter necklines tend to flatter the same face shape. If you have a long narrow face, these four necklines are perfect for you. In addition to an oblong face, a longer neck tends to make these four necklines work even better for you. Oval and heart faces can also look great in these four necklines. The crew neckline is one of the most commonly seen in fashion. But keep in mind that it's not the best look for a round or square face, it can still work if it's cut slightly deeper than the traditional crew neckline. You should avoid these four necklines if you have a round face and a shorter neck. They will make your face look even rounder.


Traditional V and U Neckline

These two necklines are perfect for those with round and square faces. They open up the chest area creating the illusion of more slender face. They are also very friendly for those with shorter necks. These two necklines really open up and elongate your face and neck. In addition to round and square faces, these two necklines will also look great on those with oval and heart shaped faces. For those with oblong faces and long necks, the v and u necklines are not that flattering. However, a small V neckline is still an option for oblong faces.

Off Shoulder Neckline

The off shoulder neckline is also very flattering for round faces and makes you look more sexy as well. This neckline creates a sharp geometric line and contrasts with the round shape, making the round chin appear more angular. Because of this shape, it makes the face look slender. Whenever possible, go for the off shoulder tops in summer to make your round face more beautiful!

Scallop Neckline

The scallop neckline is not that common in fashion. This feminine cut is suitable for most face shapes. It is cut deep enough to elongate the face and neck. It can also soften the strong lines of the square face. For those with longer necks and oblong faces, you can go for scallop necklines that are not cut too deep. This feminine neckline is really perfect for dates and vacations.


Split Neckline

The split neckline is great for all face shapes. This neckline is so universally flattering on everyone. When you have a round or square face, the small split elongates the your face and give you a more balanced look. Overall, the split neckline is very similar to a crew neckline but with a small v split, this flatters people with oblong faces as well.

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Illusion Neckline with Lace

Do you want something a little different for dates, vacations, and other fun events? Go for an illusion neckline top or dress. This type of neckline is not so commonly seen at clothing stores in the US. But, Japanese or other Asian brands tend to make their clothing with more illusion necklines. Depending on your face shape, you can find the perfect illusion neckline clothing. If you have a rounder or square face, you can go for a more V neck illusion neckline. When you have an oblong face, you can go for an illusion neckline with a boat, crew, or halter.


Sweetheart Neckline

The sweetheart neckline is not commonly seen. However, it is usually done on dresses for special events like weddings. This neckline is so pretty and flatters most face shapes, particularly round faces. In addition to flattering your face, the sweetheart neckline also accentuate the bust area. This neckline is really perfect for all special occasions.


chika on November 10, 2012:

i really learn a lot that i can apply in choosing necklines of my dress that will suite my face shape.

thanks to this page:)

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