It’s hip to be square these days thanks to the comeback of the square neckline! This flattering silhouette which stems from the Renaissance era has been revitalized to bring a touch of modern romance to our wardrobes. The square neckline emerged last summer (2019) as the It girl’s go-to neckline and it looks like this trend has staying power. Brands like Vince, Derek Lam 10 Crosby, Zimmerman
Here’s what you need to know about a square neckline:
-They are flattering, elegant and versatile.
-The square neckline is perfect for those who have a square jawline as it follows and enhances a square and rectangle face shape.
-As it is a lower neckline it helps to elongate a shorter neck and also widen narrow shoulders.
-It’s also a great option for busty women keen to avoid necklines that create a matronly ‘shelf’ effect or leave you feeling overexposed. The crisp, angular design forms a sharp line that highlights your natural shape while maintaining coverage (see my photo below for an example).
-The collarbone and décolletage is one of the few areas women find universally attractive, and the square neck will accentuate and show it off.
-Because it forms a horizontal line above the bust, it’s good for balancing wider hips.
-For slim women or those with a smaller bust, a fitted square neck can help create the illusion of curves, drawing the eye and emphasizing the bustline.
-The lower neckline allows you to showcase a shorter necklace.
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