As a personal shopper and stylist, there are certain style mantras that I find myself repeating over and over. My #1 style mantra is to recommend that my clients select open necklines in order to elongate their figures and create a vertical sightline.
A scoop-neck, v-neck and even a draped cowl-neck draws the viewer’s eyes up and down the body. In contrast, crew-neck and boat-neck tops lead the viewer’s eyes from left to right.
Open necklines are especially important for petite clients, clients with large busts and clients with broad shoulders. Although it is a seemingly simple choice and subtle change, it can truly work wonders. Torsos (and entire bodies) all of a sudden look longer and leaner, distracting chests are diminished and shoulders are narrowed. Combine this with a highlighted waist (style mantra #2) and a lean silhouette throughout (style mantra #3) and a client can appear to shed multiple pounds and grow multiple inches in seconds.
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