How To Find The Perfect Blouse Neckline For Your Body Shape
A V-neckline creates a longer, leaner silhouette. It highlights your face and elongates your body. So it’s ideal for women with wider shoulders, thick torsos or larger busts. Also works brilliantly for those with a shorter neck.
Note that a very high V can make a large bust look saggy. And a wide V balances out pear shapes.
Bateau / Boat Neckline
A bateau or boat neckline can be worn sleeveless or with sleeves. This works well if you have a slender shape / long neck. Avoid if you have a short neck or a heavy bust as it won’t be flattering.
A sweetheart neckline forms two curves like a type of heart shape at the bust line. It provides considerable coverage as well as accentuates cleavage (the right amount, of course). Hence, works well for large busted women. However, it can also be worn by petite women to give the illusion of curves.
It also visually elongates the face / neck area so great for those with a shorter chin or neck.
Suitable for all body types, but work great for larger busts or chubby torsos as they provide a structured frame. Also helps to elongate short neck and narrow shoulders. Recommended for round faces as it balances the roundness. Also for pear shapes as it gives the illusion of wider shoulders.
Off-Shoulder / Strapless Blouse
Women with petite figures can go for this neckline to give a longer and taller silhouette. A strapless style also helps to elongate the neck. Avoid if you have chubby/flabby arms or wide shoulders.
High Neckline / Turtle-Necks
A high neck or turtleneck blouse is best suited for those with a long face and neck. Large busted women or those with short necks need to avoid this as it won’t flatter your silhouette.
Halter Neck Blouse
Works perfectly for those with a pear-shaped body as it balances out the wide hips. If you’re conscious of your arms, avoid halter necklines as they may make you look wider than you are.