The collarbone and décolleté region is one of the most attractive parts of any plus size woman. Wearing an open neckline that shows it off is going to make you seem longer and leaner. It really comes down to which neckline you feel better in. While some think the scoop neckline is more ladylike and flattering, the V-neck is also popular in women’s plus size clothing because it balances the shoulders and the bust line beautifully.
When you are choosing a plus size clothing T-shirt, sweater, dress or blouse, it’s the neckline that will make all the difference between a look that flatters your figure and one that accentuates your less-than-perfect parts. The neckline sets the tone for the whole outfit, but there aren’t any hard-and-fast rules.
Your bust size, neck length, height, face shape and even your hairstyle all come into play for deciding on a neckline that flatters. Of course, the occasion will dictate how deep you want the neckline to be cut and how much you want to reveal.
Both scoop and V-necks bring attention to your face and make your body look longer, so they are both good for women’s plus size clothing. They make you look taller, slimmer and more stylish.
If you’re not well endowed, a scoop neckline will be the best for creating the illusion of curves.
With a lower neckline, there’s the risk of showing too much and looking¬ inappropriately sexy. If your plus size top goes too deep or a V-neck is not your best look, you can wear it with a camisole or a collared shirt. Layering will make a top that is too revealing become a good addition to your plus size clothing wardrobe.
The plus size scoop and V-neck shown here are both available for online shopping at Generousfashions.com.
Stephen, Your Designer
“There is an amazing feeling of artistic accomplishment when all the parts come together into one harmonious aesthetic. It's a connection with who you are and the elements you choose to express yourself visually. This is what making clothing is all about for me. It's like when a songwriter hears his first written notes from a voice or a baker who has practiced a recipe and nails it or a figure skater who exceeds her own expectations. I express my sense of art in clothing. I see things in color, shape and texture. I react to the touch of silk on my skin and my eyes are aware of how color combinations make me feel. My goal is to bring all of these intuitive notions to garments that are sized for larger women. If I can accomplish this then I have reached my goal.” – Stephen