As women, we spend agonizing hours deciding what we should wear to make us look good. Whatever the occasion, a date, a formal dinner, a casual barbecue or a wedding, we absolutely MUST wear the perfect outfit that accentuates our best features. What we tend to ignore sometimes, however, are necklines. Different women have different body structures (obviously!) and different clothing and necklines flatter them. Among them, broad shouldered women generally find it difficult to get the best necklines. In this Buzzle article, you will get to know about some flattering necklines that broad shouldered women can use. Read on and get ready to do some shopping!
Broad shoulders are an amazing asset for a woman. They give you a look of confidence and make your personality appear strong and unafraid, ready to conquer the world. But a simple thing like a wrong neckline can make it all go away. Yes, there are some absolute no-nos when it comes to necklines for broad shoulders. Given below are some of the saving graces that you can use to avoid common fashion blunders, and flaunt your lovely shoulders!
Necklines that Broad Shoulders can Pull Off
A square neck is great for emphasizing your chin. It gives you a fuller look and works great if you want to draw attention away from your broad shoulders and towards the rest of your body. It makes the shoulders look narrower and the chin more pointed. It also highlights those gorgeous collarbones. Square necked tops and dresses look equally good so you can go for whatever you prefer!
A timeless classic! A V neck is probably the best neckline that can be associated with broad shoulders. In V necks, you can choose among a basic V and a plunging V, depending on what you think will enhance your body more. A basic V is great for women with a heavy bust. Wear a strand of tiny pearls with a V neck for a classy look. A plunging V neckline looks fabulous on women with a medium bust. The emphasis is taken away from the shoulders. Team up a plunging V neck with a single plunging pendant and some fabulous shoes to complete your oh-so-chic look!
I know what you're thinking! How can a cowl neck be a suitable neckline for broad shoulders? This is how - A cowl neck goes right up to your neck, thus the focus is shifted from your shoulders to the several folds of loose fabric hanging at your neck. It works as a great distracting mechanism (?) to avoid unnecessary emphasis on your broad shoulders. A sunny dress, made from a light flowing fabric with a cowl neck and flip flops is the perfect ensemble for a summer barbecue or picnic!
Now here's a tricky neckline that not many women with broad shoulders might have tried. Generally, a halter will make a person look bulky, and God knows you don't want that, given that you already have broad shoulders. Here's the secret! Make sure your halter neck is wide, (beginning right under the armpits) and has wide straps. By doing this, you can avoid looking bulky AND you can flaunt those stunning shoulder blades!
A normal piece of advice would be to avoid strappy clothes if you have broad shoulders. However, if you wear the right straps, you can actually pull it off quite well. Here's how you do it. Wear thick strapped dresses or tops. They will conceal your broad shoulders, giving you a compact and sleek look! Leave your hair down loose if you wish to further camouflage your broad shoulders.
Wear any of these necklines and highlight your best feature, your gorgeous shoulders! You're sure to exude grace, poise, oomph and femininity with every move you make. After all, isn't that the best part of being a woman?