Britain · Denmark · Spain

Spam the Neckline – V-Neck

Ah, the v-neck, beloved neckline of the late great Jersey Shore cast! It can also translate into professional royal wear. Let's get our definition out of the way:  ...shirt, sweater, garment, etc., with a neck that has an opening shaped like the letter V also: the neck opening itselfOxford Dictionary For our purposes, we'll use that definition, which means collar button-front… Continue reading Spam the Neckline – V-Neck

Britain · Netherlands · Spain

Spam the Neckline – Scoop

The scoop neckline is a first cousin to the jewel or crew neckline, our feature from last week. What is a scoop? A scoop-style neck has a rounded neckline that dips down to reveal some portion of the upper chest. Lower than the jewel neckline, but the same general shape. Women's Wear Daily My personal definition is that part of… Continue reading Spam the Neckline – Scoop

Greece · Norway · Sweden

Spam the Neckline – Jewel

Here's our official definition: A jewel neckline is a rounded style that circles around the base of the neck closely, typically covering the collarbone. It was designed to do just what it says: display necklaces against the fabric of the dress. The neckline is collarless, so jewels lay flat. The trick is to position the jewelry so it doesn't… Continue reading Spam the Neckline – Jewel

Britain · Sweden

Spam the Neckline – Portrait and Shawl Collars

Thanks to geogirl and her sweetheart neckline contribution, we have a new series! I am starting with my personal favorite, the portrait collar. Both flattering and regally dignified, I think this collar is under-utilized in the royal world. I don't know that there is an official designation for what constitutes a portrait collar, but I'll… Continue reading Spam the Neckline – Portrait and Shawl Collars