As the weather warms and the days become longer, it’s time to put away those winter wool tops and slip on crisp, cool summer t-shirts to enjoy the great outdoors. If you want to look your best in summertime fashions, you may want to give some consideration to the neckline you choose. A well chosen neckline on a t-shirt can make your neck look longer and slimmer and elongate your entire body.
This close neckline features an extended collar, reminiscent of a turtle’s neck when fully extended from its shell. Women with wide faces should use caution when wearing a turtleneck or look as though their head is even larger than it is. As a rule of thumb, the turtleneck collar should be folded so that it extends no higher than one-or-two inches below the chin.
This high necked style should be avoided if you have a short, thick neck or double chin as it will only call attention to these areas. This style can be flattering on thin women who have narrow shoulders, particularly if reinforced with small shoulder pads. A boatneck also gives the illusion of larger breasts. Avoid this style if you have broad shoulders.