Everyone wants to wear something that is comfortable and flattering to their body type. Here are 3 simple characteristics to look for when finding the best top for you:
1.) Neckline/collar (if applicable)
2.) Sleeve Type
3.) Bodice Fit
Today we are focusing on the first characteristic… Necklines!
The neckline of a garment is the opening at the neck. There are a number of different necklines that can be designed into a top:
Which Necklines look best on which body types??
Large-Busted: illusion, jewel, asymmetrical, halter, crew, high V-neck, straight, square
Medium-Busted: scoop neck, illusion, cowl, high neck, asymmetrical, halter, off-shoulder, crew, V-neck, sweetheart, spaghetti straps, straight, square
Small-Busted: scoop neck, cowl, high neck, asymmetrical, off-shoulder, crew, V-neck, sweetheart, spaghetti straps
Keep in mind, you can rock whatever neckline you like; these are just ideas to help you learn how to flatter your body type most.
#1- Love your body the way it is
#2- Learn to dress, working with your body. Don’t try to change your body to work with your dressing
#3- If you think you are rocking an outfit, you definitely are! So feel confident in yourself and go rock your wardrobe!
FYI (if you’re a fashion nerd like me and this stuff is super interesting to you then read on).
Scoop Neck: the neck “scoops” down between the collar bone and bust line
Illusion: sheer fabric is placed along the top of the bodice toward the neckline
Cowl: excess fabric drapes across the neckline
High Neck: neckline is cut above the collar bone, at the neck
Jewel: neckline sits right below the collar bone (perfect for a shorter necklace)
Asymmetrical: also known as one-shoulder or off-the-shoulder, one shoulder is left bare.
Halter: two straps are linked behind the neck
Off-Shoulder: straps or sleeves drop off the shoulder on both arms
Crew: small ribbing is added to a round neckline
V-Neck: neck is cut into a V-shape
Sweetheart: has two curves above the bust line, recalling a heart shape
Spaghetti Straps: bare shoulders with two very thin straps holding up the bodice
Straight Across: straight neckline about the bust line
Square: 90 degree angles are formed along each corner above the bustline
Love you all and have a wonderful week!
The Polished Pearls Sister- Whit