The best necklines for your frame and what to look for when looking for that perfect plain white tee.
There are 4 classic neckline shapes and each neckline serves a purpose and can help enhance your everyday look.
The first is a classic scoop neck- these have U-shape with the arms of the U hanging on the shoulders. A scoop is the most classic neckline as it is one of the most flattering for both men and women.
A V-neck can vary either between a Deep-V and a classic V. The shape of a V-neck t-shirt is formed by two diagonal lines from the shoulders that meet on the chest creating a V shape. This neckline has become the new classic shape that both men and women tend to go for.
The boat neck is one that is most tailored to women, however the occasional man can pull it off. The characteristics of a boat neck are similar to that of a scoop neck except instead of hanging on the shoulders, it hangs just past the collar bones just on the edge of the shoulders. The boat neck is not an everyday t-shirt style however it can easily dress up a simple outfit.
How low can you go?
When it comes to a V-neck, it is all in the length of the neckline. One should never go too low or too high when considering wearing this style t-shirt. A very low neckline on a woman or man may reveal too much and look sloppy and unprofessional, while a very high neckline on a man can make him look very constricted. While on a woman, a high neckline can either make her look extremely flat chested (if she has small girls) or the opposite; and make her look extremely chesty if her girls are larger. The best way to find the right length is to start from the middle of your chest and scale one finger up and there is where you want your V to end.
If the shirt fits!
In the world of plain white tee’s there are two classic fits; fitted and vintage fit. Fitted is a tighter narrower fit to the body that hugs your curves, while a vintage fit is a bit looser. If you are looking to cover up any problem areas in the stomach, a vintage fit may be the fit for you as it will hang loose on the body and cover any imperfections. A fitted tee allows you to show off your upper body to the fullest as it will literally be skin tight against your chest so there is no hiding anything.