How To Find the Best Neckline To Flatter Your Face Shape

How To Find the Best Neckline To Flatter Your Face Shape

Whether you're selecting your wedding gown, preparing to stitch your next masterpiece, or simply aiming to radiate elegance, the neckline of your attire wields significant influence.

The neckline typically commands initial attention when observing someone's ensemble. It captivates the gaze, directing it upward, sideways, or downward, depending on the overall attire and accompanying accessories.

Beyond accentuating your finest attributes, your neckline serves as a strategic focal point for your outfit. Acquainting yourself with the types of shirt necklines empowers you to refine your preferences, layer tops with finesse, and craft a seamlessly coordinated appearance.

Choose the perfect neckline to accentuate your facial shape and features, and let your inner beauty shine through with our stunning Women's Tops collection. Find your favorite style and embrace your unique charm with every wear!

Types of Shirt Necklines

Selecting a t-shirt, blouse, sweater, or dress? The neckline can transform your look from flattering to unflattering. We'll focus on the most common necklines found in shirts and tops.

Crew Neckline

Baleaf Crossover Crew Neck Short Sleeve

A crew neck, also referred to as a t-shirt neckline, is snug-fitting and extends around both the front and back of the shirt. Its round shape makes it ideal for layering and offers a stylish look.

The Crossover Crew Neck Short Sleeve 100% polyester boasts a flattering fit, multifunctionality, UPF 50+ protection, and ultra-soft feel. Featuring an open and split back design for ventilation and a sporty look, it pairs seamlessly with pants, leggings, skirts, and shorts, enhancing beauty, fashion, and confidence while also incorporating reflective details for improved safety in low-light conditions.

V-Neckline

Baleaf Laureate V Neck Mesh Back Shirt

A V-neck showcases two diagonal cuts forming a distinct "v" shape at the neckline, offering a flattering and adaptable style suitable for both casual and formal occasions. The depth of the "v" directly influences the garment's allure and appropriateness, with plunging variations exuding a more sensual and evening-appropriate appeal. From pull-over knits to vests and camisoles, V-necklines grace a spectrum of garment styles, so selecting the right fabric and cut is key to achieving your desired look.

Fall in love with our fabulous v-neck shirt, the Laureate V Neck Mesh Back Shirt. Crafted from 93.3% polyester and 6.7% Spandex blend for stretchiness, lightweight feel, and breathability, it's quick-drying, soft, and comfortable, boasting a relaxed fit, flattering v-neck design, and back mesh panels for increased breathability. Complete with a side slit at the hem for added mobility, a longer back hem for extra coverage, and reflective details for enhanced visibility.

Scoop Neckline

Baleaf Evergreen Cotton Tank

The scoop neckline, characterized by its rounded shape dipping lower than a jewel or crewneck, often resembles a horseshoe. It's ideal for accentuating your collarbone and subtly displaying your bust, with smaller scoop necks offering a modest option suitable for casual or office settings.

Our Evergreen Cotton Tank, crafted from 94% cotton and 6% Spandex, offers breathability, moisture-wicking, and quick-drying properties for ultimate comfort. With a scooped neckline to showcase your collarbone and wide shoulder straps for enhanced comfort, it features well-fitted armholes, a curved back hem for a snug fit, and flatlock seams to prevent chafing.

U-Shaped Neckline

Baleaf Sweatleaf U-Neck Tank Top

The U-shape neckline resembles the letter "U", with a sharper descent toward the bust, similar to the straight features of the letter itself. Often regarded as a variation of the scoop neckline, it's commonly found in tops and t-shirts, particularly enhancing stretchier fabrics with its flattering appearance.

Our Sweatleaf U-Neck Tank Top, crafted from 69% nylon and 31% Spandex lets you enjoy a flattering fit with super-stretchiness and comfort, along with moisture-wicking and quick-dry capabilities. Featuring a U-neck and U-back design for both style and allure, its compression fit enhances body curves, complemented by a built-in bra offering ample support for various breast shapes while wide straps ensure added comfort and well-fitted armholes promote ease of movement.

Square Neckline

Baleaf Laureate Square Neck Tankini Tops

The square neck exhibits a straight, horizontal cut at the neckline, forming a 90-degree angle with a near-vertical drop. Variations may include a beveled edge at the angle intersection. Ideal for showcasing collarbones or shoulder lines, it maintains a structured form even with softer or stretchier fabrics.

Gear up for your beach vacation with our Laureate Square Neck Tankini Tops, made from 82% polyester and 18% Spandex, offering UPF 50+ sun protection, chlorine resistance, and breathability. Featuring a charming square neckline for style and modest coverage, adjustable reinforced straps ensure a perfect fit and enhanced support, alongside inner elastic bands and a built-in shelf bra with soft, removable cups for added convenience.

Boat Neck or Bateau

Baleaf Laureate Boatneck Slouch Fit Tee

The boat neck, also known as a bateau neckline, extends from shoulder to shoulder in a straight or slightly curved line, offering modest coverage without a deep dip. This flattering neckline highlights a strong shoulder line and was popularized by Audrey Hepburn, who wore it in the 1954 film "Sabrina," contributing to its alternate name, the Sabrina neckline.

Discover why customers are raving about the Laureate Boatneck Slouch Fit Tee, crafted from a blend of 66.7% polyester, 29.5% Lyocell, and 3.8% spandex for breathability, moisture-wicking, and quick-drying capabilities.

With its boat neckline design, loose fit, and hip-length cut, it's tailored to suit various body types while flatlock seams ensure no chafing during wear. Additionally, reflective lettering enhances visibility in low-light conditions, ensuring both style and safety. This is your ultimate boat neck shirt for the hot summer months.

Mock Neckline

Baleaf Laureate Mock Neck Compressive Top

A mock neck shirt is a truncated variation of the turtleneck that remains unrolled and does not fold over.

Experience the Laureate Mock Neck Compressive Top, loved by those who've tried it for its exceptional material and cozy warmth without any discomfort. Made from 87% polyester and 13% Spandex, it's breathable, moisture-wicking, and lightweight, with a soft, brushed fleece lining to trap heat and keep you warm. Featuring a slightly compressive slim fit, mock neck for added coverage, flatlock seams for chafe-free wear, and reflective elements for enhanced visibility in low-light conditions, it's the perfect blend of style, comfort, and functionality.

Collared Neckline

Baleaf Flyleaf UPF50+ Polo Shirts

The collared neck incorporates a collar seamlessly integrated into the neckline, offering a versatile style suitable for various body shapes and commonly found in professional wardrobes. Its design effectively diverts attention from the bust area, with collar styles ranging from pointed to rounded or asymmetrical, and varying in height, typically featuring a buttoned front but also adaptable to attaching to a closed bodice.

Experience the Flyleaf UPF50+ Polo Shirt, praised for its impeccable craftsmanship and true-to-size fit, thanks to the double-sided nylon spandex fabric that offers moisture-wicking and breathable properties. With a comfortably ribbed collar, five-button placket closure to the neck, and splits at the side hems for a relaxed fit, it's the epitome of comfort and style for any occasion.

Tie-Front Neckline

Baleaf UPF 50+ Tie-Up Short Jacket

A tie-front shirt or neckline brings together the opposite sides of the shirt at the center without overlapping, securing them with a bow or knot, resulting in a relaxed and casual silhouette.

The UPF 50+ Tie-Up Short Jacket is a must-have for your beach vacation capsule wardrobe, crafted from 100% polyester for comfort, lightweight feel, and quick-drying properties. Its high-density fabric blocks 98% of UVA/UVB rays while its versatile design allows you to customize your look by tying or draping the angled front panels, and thumbholes offer added coverage and sun protection for your hands, making it a flattering choice for sunny days by the shore.

The Best Neck Line To Flatter Your Face Shape

When dressing for your body shape, don't forget to consider your skin undertone and face shape. Evaluate your face shape to choose outfits with the perfect neckline that accentuates your best features. Explore our guide featuring the common face shapes and matching necklines to dress smarter!

When shopping for tops, it's crucial to consider the neckline's type, width, and depth. Ensure that the type of neckline complements your jawline, the width matches your face width, and the depth corresponds to the length of your face for a flattering look.

Oval Face Shape

Baleaf Sweatleaf Scoop Neck Longline Bra

Your face is longer than it is wide, with a curved jawline that is narrower than your forehead.

Embrace scoop necklines for oval face shapes to enhance the prominence of your jawline. Go for necklines wider than your face to add width and balance to your facial proportions. Consider high necklines like crew necks or turtle necks to reduce the appearance of length and create the illusion of a shorter face.

Enhance your facial features with the Sweatleaf Scoop Neck Longline Bra, praised for its versatility across various exercises. Featuring moisture-wicking, quick-dry fabric, flattering scoop neckline, fishbone design for structural appeal, racerback cut for shoulder mobility, wide shoulder straps for support, and removable soft cups for comfort and light support.

Heart Face Shape

Baleaf Laureate V Neck Cropped Tank Top

Your forehead is broader than your jawline, and you possess a pointed chin with a widow's peak.

If you love V-necklines, you're in luck as they accentuate your chin and highlight your jawline. Go for narrower necklines to make your face appear slimmer, and choose high necklines like crew necks or turtle necks to minimize face length and create the illusion of a shorter face. 

Make a statement in the Laureate V Neck Cropped Tank Top, designed for lightweight, skin-friendly comfort with moisture-wicking properties. Featuring dropped armholes for freedom of movement and ruched details to conceal the tummy, it's ideal for workouts, running, yoga, tennis, or casual wear at home.

Diamond Face Shape

Baleaf Flyleaf Crew Neck Crop Top

Like the heart face shape, your forehead is broader than your jawline, but the distinction lies in the tapered hairline when you pull back your hair.

Embrace V-necklines to enhance your narrow jawline while scoop or round necklines can add roundness if desired. Go for wider necklines to achieve a more balanced facial appearance, and consider high necklines like crew necks or turtle necks to minimize face length and create the illusion of a shorter face.

Radiate playful energy and enhance your facial features with the Flyleaf Crew Neck Crop Top, praised for its comfort and versatility in fitness activities or as a base layer. Its stretchy and soft fabric fits various body shapes, with a pull-on closure and flatlock seams ensuring chafe-free wear.

Square Face Shape

Baleaf Quick-Dry Racerback Tank Top

Your face is approximately as wide as it is long, with both your forehead and jawline sharing a similar width. Unlike other face shapes, your chin is less pointed, and your jawline has a squared appearance.

You'll rock V-necks, scoop necks, and sweetheart necklines but steer clear of square or angular necklines. Go for wider necklines to balance your face shape, and choose prints with rounded designs to soften angular features. Embrace lower necklines to elongate your face for a flattering look.

Look lovely in our Quick-Dry Racerback Tank Top, praised for its perfect fit and flattering design by satisfied customers. With moisture-wicking, breathable fabric, scoop neck, wide shoulder straps for comfort, and a racerback with mesh construction for breathability, it offers skin-friendly softness and comfort, along with an ultra-lightweight, quick-dry feature, and a longer back hem for added coverage.

Round Face Shape

Baleaf Flyleaf UPF50+ Polo Shirt

Resembling a square face shape, but with a rounded jawline.

Go for empire, sweetheart, V-neck, or queen Anne necklines to create flattering angles and balance a round jawline. Choose wider necklines for facial balance, steering clear of rounded options like crew or bateau necklines. Embrace lower necklines to elongate your face, with collared shirts opening at the neck offering a balanced look for your face shape.

Enhance your round face shape with our Flyleaf UPF50+ Polo Shirt, offering sun protection and four-way stretch for comfort. Featuring a V-neck to flatter your neckline and flatlock seams for chafe-free wear, it also includes a three-button placket and tennis tail design for added style.

Oblong Face Shape

Baleaf Laureate Sleeveless 2-in-1 Dress

Your face has a longer length than width, accentuated by a prominent chin. Go for geometric prints over rounded ones for a more flattering look.

Choose necklines such as boat neck, turtleneck, scoop neck, cowl, or mock necks to widen your face while avoiding off-the-shoulder or one-shoulder styles. Go for narrow necklines to balance the length of your face, and consider high crew neck or turtle necks to create the illusion of a shorter face by camouflaging its length.

Enhance your facial assets with the Laureate Sleeveless 2-in-1 Dress, crafted for breathability, lightweight comfort, and a non-see-through design. Featuring an A-line silhouette, mock collar with zippered placket, well-fitted armholes for ease of movement, and a back pleated design to contour the hips, it includes separate inner shorts for secure coverage and convenient zipper pockets.

Celebrate Your Face Shape

Ensuring your neckline suits you isn't just about looking great. It's about strutting with confidence in your ensemble. Confidence shines when everything feels just right, from your makeup to your outfit. So pay attention to the little details like your neckline. They can boost your vibe!

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