Sweetheart, Square, Turtleneck, Strapless, V-Neck, Round Neck, Halter, Off the Shoulder, One Shoulder, Boat, Scoop and Jewel - and that's not even all of them!! Each neckline can be flattering, or not, to different body shapes and sizes, shoulders, bust and neck sizes. It can get confusing and tricky to select a neckline that not only flatters your body but also your face and jaw shape as well.
At Laloom we tend to stick with the v neckline and round neckline, and there are some very good reasons we do this. Both the v neckline and the round neckline flatter your figure and are perfect for women of many different shapes and sizes.
Your necklace should be flattering to your features and suit you and your kaftan. Delicate necklaces are ideal for the delicate fabrics of our kaftans, and our embellished kaftans are the perfect match for your sparkling jewelled necklaces. Your necklace can emphasise a particular colour in your kaftan or you can match your necklace with your accessories.
Let's take a closer look at the v and round necklines, and the necklaces to complement them.
Plunges from the shoulder to a point in the middle of the chest area. This neckline draws the eye in and up with its shape and is flattering to all figures. It is the perfect neckline if you have broad shoulders, or a short or wide neck as the v neckline elongates the body creating a taller and leaner silhouette. Your neck and face appear to be thinner, your broad shoulders appear more narrow, and your bust can appear higher.
Necklaces for V Necklines
Longer necklaces lengthen your neckline. Your necklace should match the neckline of your kaftan dress. The length of your necklace is important, you don't want it to sit on the neckline of your kaftan dress. Choose a necklace that sits a little above the neckline or one that drops to just under your bustline. For those of us who are not blessed with height, your necklace should not fall any longer than just under your bustline. Chokers are not a good option as they shorten your neckline and work against the lengthening effect of the v neckline.
Much the same as the v neckline, a round neckline elongates your neck and is suitable for many body types. It is an open neckline and shows off an attractive neck area. It is important to pay attention to the depth of the scoop. A higher scoop decreases the amount of exposed skin and can make your neckline look shorter and thicker. A deeper scoop is flattering if you have a short neck. Women with a large bust should pay attention to the scoop, a deep scoop can make your chest look wider.
Necklaces for Round Necklines
A necklace that copies the round shape of the neckline is perfect. Much the same as the v neckline, if you have a shorter neck, then a longer necklace is ideal.
Laloom also has a range of kaftans with lace-up necklines and tie-up necklines.
In this photo: Swazi Short Kaftan Dress
The lace-up and tie-up necklines give a less formal look to the kaftan dress and are easily dressed up for an evening outing. Simple necklaces are perfect for these more elaborate necklines.
Fashion can be extremely difficult. Back your judgement, embrace your style and revel in your individuality, and you will always look confident and stunning.
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