Fashion Tip: Types of Necklines

Hello guys! I apologized about my absence in blogosphere lately as I have been super busy in school and I helped my brother to organize my niece christening. It was fun though, and it has been a great experience organizing.

I posted about How to Accessorize in my blog before, and promised to update it on how to know which necklace shapes go best for different necklines.

When it comes to wearing necklaces, necklines matter. And it can go two ways. Your outfit can look:

1) Effortless and/or cool or

2) Tactless and/or forced.

But not to worry, since I’ll give you a lowdown on what jewelry goes best with what neckline! . There are generally about eight different necklines to work with in fashion styles. I found the image above from Meriam Webster’s visual dictionary, which does a fantastic job in explaining words with illustrations and pics!

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Plunging neckline:

A plunging neckline, believe it or not, usually does not fare well with a necklace even though there’s a lot to bare. It takes away from the outfit, which is already a statement. Instead, skip the necklace like Natalie Portman did in 2005 and accessorize with rings, earrings, bracelets, hair/head bands or barrettes.

Sweetheart neckline:

A sweetheart neckline gives a lot of room to work with since the shoulders are also bare. It’s a flirty style and looks great with a short bib necklace, chunky necklace, pendant necklace, and it can be simple or bold. Reese Witherspoon decided to go with a simple statement necklace, and it looks lovely on her!

V-shaped neck:

A V-shaped neck always looks sweet with a Y-shaped necklace, pendant necklace, or a cascading necklace that follows the V shape like the Pink Trifecta Flower Necklace below!

Square neck:

A square neck dress or top looks perfect with short layered chains, a dainty necklace, or a short chunky necklace that creates a structured round curve to complement and balance the square shape.

Bateau neck:

The bateau neck covers you up on top, so you want to go the opposite with a long necklace–layered or single.

Draped neckline:

A draped neckline paired with a necklace can look like too much is going on, so if you must, opt for a short dainty necklace.

Round neck:

Just like the bateau neck, a round crew neck style covers up the neck. A short necklace can compete with the neckline so you want to go the opposite with a long necklace. Go with a long pendant necklace or one with charms or tassels dangling at the ends and you’ll be ready to go out the door in no time!

*AGAIN THESE ARE JUST GUIDELINES. Ultimately style and accessorize accordingly and make your own rules.



9 thoughts on “Fashion Tip: Types of Necklines

  1. “Besides, we don’t need million-dollar outfits to make us feel like a star. With the right confidence, we are all made stars in our own right.” – I LOVE this. That’s exactly the kind of attitude more people need when it comes to dressing up.🙂

    Also, this: “I love everything under the sun except sports.” HAHA ME TOO. Me too.


    • Thank you for the comment Miss Alyssa, coming from you.. It’s a big deal to me.🙂 the effort of typing is very much appreciated. God bless you always!😉

      I’m so kilig until now.😀

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