A few things happened this week that alerted my “Fashion Police” alarms. They all encompassed women with short or full faces wearing unflattering accessories or shirts.
This is a picture of Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy. As you can see in the picture, she has a full face and the appearance of a very short neck with this necklace.
Another local reporter was wearing a round neckline this week that made her look like she was just a head resting on her shoulders. Therefore, I decided this week’s fashion lesson should center on how to dress is you have a long or short neck.
Do choose tops and blouses that have a V or U neck to draw the eye down to lengthen your neck.
Do wear blouses with pointed collars unbuttoned.
Do choose jewelry that is longer or has a V shape drop.
Do choose longer dangling earrings or hoops.
When wearing a scarf, do tie it lower to elongate your neck.
Don’t wear round necklines.
Don’t wear turtlenecks.
Don’t wear round earrings.
Don’t wear choker style necklaces.
Don’t wear vertical stripes.
As you might imagine, a long neck is the anthesis of the short neck so the opposite would apply.
Do enjoy wearing a turtleneck or a collar folded up.
Do wear jewel neck shirts.
Do wear rounded or short earrings
Do wear large choker style necklaces.
When wearing a scarf, Do try the neck wrap or ascot styles.
Generally having a longer neck is a desirable attribute, so the list of “Don’ts” will be shorter. To avoid an exaggerated giraffe neck effect, follow the subsequent suggestions:
Don’t wear deep V or plunging necklines.
Don’t wear vertical striped shirts or shirts.
Don’t wear blouses with extra large pointed collars.
Don’t wear extra large hoops or dangling earrings.