December 20th, 2007
Q: If you are not born with a long swan like neck, can you wear boatneck and/or funnel necklines? Obviously these necklines don’t visually elongate the neck as V necklines do, right?
A: If your neck is on the short side (as mine is), V necklines and deep scoop necklines are the most figure flattering. Boatneck necklines also work pretty well, but funnel necklines and turtlenecks aren’t your friend. The one exception to the rule: you can wear turtlenecks with oversized, drapey necklines–the verticality of the oversized drape tricks the eye into thinking your neck is longer than it actually is.
Pictured: Long Sleeve Cowlneck Sweater | $88 at Banana Republic.
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