Choosing neckline styles to flatter your body

Have you ever wondered why Michelle Obama looks so good in her simple outfits? The secret lies in the choice of her necklines designs. If you look at her pictures carefully, you will realise most of her outfits are simple- but with designed necklines.

Have you ever wondered why Michelle Obama looks so good in her simple outfits? The secret lies in the choice of her necklines designs. If you look at her pictures carefully, you will realise most of her outfits are simple- but with designed necklines.

I know this may sound foreign to some of you, but the truth of the matter is that wearing an outfit with a wrong neckline can ruin your entire look. The secret of having an outfit to work your way is by choosing the right type of neckline based on a number of factors like face shape, body type and the size of your bust. The face can be forgiven, but if you do not consider your body type and the size of your bust ladies, then you better stay indoors-or risk to be laughed at.

But before we get into the rules, let us take a look at the options out there and how to identify the different neckline styles that have been made famous by Mrs.Obama of late.

The bateau neckline

This neckline is one that closely follows the collarbone. It is a good choice for women who have well-proportioned necks and heads, but who wish to present a more conservative appearance.

Blouses and dresses with a bateau neck tend to be very blousy and are excellent choices for women who are pear-shaped as the slight widening effect of the neck will help to balance the upper and lower halves of the body, and the dress will usually skim over the problem areas of the lower half.

We saw Mrs. Obama in her eggplant dress with the bateau neckline a few days ago when she escorted her husband to deliver his acceptance speech.

Sabrina

The Sabrina neckline is a wide, shallow, curving neckline that drops to within an inch or two of the collarbone, and extends almost to the shoulders on the sides. It makes an excellent look for women with narrow necks and thin faces, because it makes them appear wider. The dresses with this style of neck often are more tailored in the bodice with an A-line or flared skirt, giving a very feminine silhouette. Audrey Hepburn is guilty of bringing this neckline to light. 

Portrait

 The portrait neckline is similar to the Sabrina style neckline, except that it is usually lower-cut, and features a shawl-like addition that drapes around the shoulders. It is a style that is very flattering for a number of women and was often chosen by women as a style to wear when sitting for portrait pictures, hence the name. The low, wide scoop offers a flattering view of the skin on the chest, without revealing the cleavage, and is one of the most feminine and classic looks in women’s fashion.

Jewel

The jewel neck is a high, close neckline style that closely encircles the base of the neck and covers the tops of the torso to the shoulders. The look is almost always sleeveless and the dresses featuring this style tend to be very tailored and sleek of silhouette.

It gets its name from the fact that the neckline style is often selected in order to present a backdrop for showing off a particularly special piece of jewelry. It is not a look recommended for more plump women, as the sleeveless look tends to be unflattering.

Well, ladies now you know why Michelle dresses bring out the best in her. Her clothes are usually simple but with carefully designed necklines that flatter her figure and personality. Next time you go to buy an outfit, check out if the design of the neckline flatters you, if it does not- don’t bother buying it.

 

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