Understanding Which Necklines Flatter Which Shapes

Knowing how to dress for your body shape will make such a big difference in how you look – and feel! However, it can also be a bit of a minefield. Want to know which necklines will flatter your shape? We’ve got the lowdown right here.

Crew Neck

This is probably the most common neckline, found on pretty much every t-shirt and sweater in the shops. If you have a small-medium bust, a long neck, and/or wide shoulders, then the crew neck is for you. Keep it simple with a long necklace to elongate your torso and draw attention to your waist.


Yet another classic neckline is the button-up, which suits pretty much any body shape. If you are quite slim or petite, then opt for a fitted button-up to show off your shape. However, if you have a bigger bust, then you may wish to pick a looser fit that doesn’t gape at the chest. Balance your button-up with delicate accessories on masculine styles and chunky necklaces for softer styles.


A V-neck is yet another neckline which can flatter all shapes, but this will all depend on how low you bring that V! If you have a smaller bust, then go for a plunge that is less dramatic. Those who are larger in the chest area can go for real plunging necklines to balance out their shape. You can also add a cami top underneath to balance a longer neck.

Bardot Neck

We love the off-the-shoulder look – known as a Bardot neck – and it works for so many different body types! Athletic, petite, pear or hourglass-shaped? The bardot neck will work for you! Team with some big hoop earrings and hair up to show off those shoulders.

These classic necklines are ideal for all types of shapes, so which one will you choose?