Passing the neck test


Commentary by Nikki Blaine


Model: Grace Hartzel of Zionsville. (Photo by Polina Osherov)

Clearly, you have no desire to look like a stylish turtle or find yourself being the striking giraffe walking in Zionsville. Now do you?  So, let’s access our neck to avoid basis Fashion Fiasco 101 when dressing the concerns of your neck. Have you ever thought about your neck? Of course you have and you are fully aware of the length aren’t you?

Let’s learn to play by the rules:

Short Neck: The lesson here is learning how to elongate your neckline. This can be achieved by choosing shorter earrings. They will visually create a longer neck and add space between your ears and shoulder. The more space you create around your neck, the deeper your neck line will appear. A current hot trend is wearing scarves around your neck. If you lengthen the look of the scarf it will aid in elongating the neckline. Another tip is avoiding the “buttoned up” look. Try wearing a camisole or tank under your shirt to open the neck area.

Long Neck: The lesson here is how to shorten your neckline. Whenever you see horizontal lines, you have suddenly shortened the visibility of anything. Here are some quick tips to shorten your elongated neck. Tying a scarf close around your neck; wearing a choker or close fitted necklace; wearing a boat neck cut or any shirt that’s cut close to your neckline; and also longer earring. Something as classic as popping the collar will also add the same affect and it aids in you looking cool and hip.

So, before you stick your neck out on a limb consider these fashion tips to avoid a fashion fiasco. I am your Glam Chic Gal signing off!


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