The V-Neck: A Neckline Sublime

Deck yourself up to pretty proportions in a V-neck!

Many women and men, when it comes to fashion, own at least one piece of clothing that consists of a deep and plunging neckline, also known as the V-neck! The neckline of a garment is the top edge of the clothing that surrounds the neck, especially from the front view. For each garment worn above the waist, the neckline is primarily a style line and may be a boundary for further shaping of the upper edge of the garment (collar, cowl, darts, pleats).

The neckline of a particular dress, top, blouse, shirt, jacket, etc. can do wonders to offset an outfit. V-necks, most notably with women’s fashions, are ideal for females who wish to display an open neck and chest area, and a preferred amount of cleavage.


The V-neck originates from the Middle East, and a V-neck neckline is formed by two diagonal lines from the shoulders that meet on the chest, creating a V shape. The depth of the V can vary, ranging from demure styles to a plunging, revealing neckline. The V may also be truncated by a small bottom edge, forming a trapezoid.

If you have a long, elegant neck that you wish to show off, wearing your hair up off of your shoulders and dressing in either a dress or a blouse with a V-neckline will accentuate this beautiful feature!


When wearing a deep V neckline, a bare neck makes an extremely elegant appearance. Also, if you do want to wear some type of neck jewelry, a choker that fits tightly around your neck, or a shorter style of necklace that drapes over your upper chest, but doesn’t fall onto the fabric of the garment, emits the most fashionable look with a V-neck.


A long, thin necklace of pearls or a dangling chain necklace would also work, but with the V-neck, a necklace that shows off the bare neck or bare upper, open chest looks the nicest.

Depending on where you are going, or how much cleavage that you wish to reveal, if you are wearing a plunging neckline, yet you want to cover up a bit, wearing a tank top or camisole underneath the V-neck clothing allows you more modesty with your outfit.


Also, if you are wearing a button up blouse, you can create your own V-neck effect by leaving the top few buttons unbuttoned. Not only does this provide a more vogue look, but this is also more comfortable and not as confining or tightening around the neck area.


V-neck clothing narrows down your shoulders and accentuates your bust. Women with wide or broad shoulders look great when wearing a V-neck, because V-neck necklines will narrow down your shoulders and put all of the attention on your chest!


V-neck tops and blouses wear well with jeans, cargo pants and shorts, a well as with skirts or dress pants!


The shape of the neckline can be modified in many ways:

  1. Wearing a scarf.
  2. Adding a collar.
  3. Wearing a tank top, T-shirt of camisole underneath your upper garment.
  4. Decorating your neck with jewelry.
  5. Adding ruffles to the neckline.

With dressy dresses, V-neck necklines offer you to step out styling in glamour, high fashion and girly, feminine gorgeousness!


From casual to chic, from cool to classy, you can deck yourself out to off the charts glam when wearing a V-neck ensemble!


The V-Neck: A neckline sublime!

The neckline of your garment can frame your shoulders, neck and face, as well as change the apparent width, height and angularity of your shoulder and chest area.

Deck yourself fashionable in a V-neck!

What the heck? If you don’t already own a V-neck, you have a fantastic excuse to go buy something new to wear!

What could be better than a V-neck sweater?

Author Nancy Mangano is the author of two novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Nancy has woven her love of detective work along with her lifelong love of style into her books. Visit Nancy on her author website at, her author/fashion/style blog, Twitter @nancymangano and her author “like” Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano.


About authornancymangano

Nancy Mangano resides in Orange County, CA. She has blended her love of detective work and style in her novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy.
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