How To Find The Right Neckline To Match Your Face Shape

When it comes to dressing for your body shape, it’s often ignored to match the outfit to your skin tone or even your face shape. What we like to do when it comes to wearing tops, dresses, and jumpsuits is to evaluate our face shape and rent the outfits with the right neckline to highlight our best features.

We rounded up the 6 common face shapes and type, width and depth of necklines to help you rent smarter!

Find Your Face Shape

Type

The shape of the neckline should follow the shape of your jawline

Width:

The width of neckline that is linked to the width of your face

Depth:
The depth of your neckline is important as it relates to the length of your face.

Tip: Utilise the Style Theory neckline depth filter when browsing:

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1. Oval Face Shape

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How to tell: Your face is longer than it is wide. Typically, you would have a curved jawline that’s narrower than your forehead.

You should embrace:

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From the Infinite Wardrobe: LUNA DRESS by TRINA TURK

Type: Opt for scoop necklines work great for oval face shapes as it makes the shape of your jawline more prominent.

Width: Go for a neckline that is wider than your face to make your face appear wider than it is and balance out with the longer length of your face

Depth: Try for high necklines to camouflage length, so high crew neck and turtle necks will create the illusion of a shorter face.

Ready to rent smarter? Download our Style Theory app to start discovering the best styles to suit and flatter your face shape!

2. Heart Face Shape

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How to tell: Your forehead is wider than your jawline. You have a pointed chin and widow’s peak.

You should embrace:

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From the Infinite Wardrobe: TERRACE LACE DRESS by ELLIATT

Type: Love V-necklines? You’re in luck. V-necklines accentuate your chin and make your jawline shape more prominent.

Width: Try narrower necklines to make your face appear narrower than it is.

Depth: Opt for high necklines to camouflage length, so high crew neck and turtle necks will create the illusion of a shorter face.

Ready to rent smarter? Download our Style Theory app to start discovering the best styles to suit and flatter your face shape!

3. Diamond Face Shape

Diamond (dotted lines) 2How to tell: Similar to the heart face shape, your forehead is wider than your jawline. The difference is the tapered hairline when you pull back your hair.

You should embrace:

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From the Infinite Wardrobe: CRUISER DRESS by SISTER JANE

Type: V-necklines will accentuate your narrow jawline. If you want to round it out, opt for scoop or round neckline styles.

Width: Go for wider necklines to make your face appear more balanced.

Depth: Try for high necklines to camouflage length, so high crew neck and turtle necks will create the illusion of a shorter face.

Ready to rent smarter? Download our Style Theory app to start discovering the best styles to suit and flatter your face shape!

4. Square Face Shape

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How to tell: Your face is roughly as long as it is wide. Your forehead and jawline are also roughly the same width. Your chin is less pointed than other face shapes and your jawline is squared.

You should embrace:

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From the Infinite Wardrobe: BANKS DRESS CHECK by STYLEIN

Type: You can pull off V-necks, scoop necks, sweetheart necklines well! Avoid square or angular necklines.

Width: Go for wider necklines to make your face appear more balanced. When buying clothes with prints, look for prints that are rounded instead of sharp, to deflect your angular face shape.

Depth: Don’t shy away from lower necklines to elongate your face.

Ready to rent smarter? Download our Style Theory app to start discovering the best styles to suit and flatter your face shape!

5. Round Face Shape

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How to tell: Similar to a square face shape but with a rounded jawline.

You should embrace:

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From the Infinite Wardrobe: INSERTED V DRESS by BAISI

Type: Empire, sweetheart, v-neck, queen anne necklines are great options to create angles and balance your round jawline.

Width: Go for wider necklines to make your face appear more balanced. Avoid rounded necklines with crew or bateau neckline.

Depth: Try for lower necklines to create length, so collared shirt that open at the neck creates a great balance for your face shape.

Ready to rent smarter? Download our Style Theory app to start discovering the best styles to suit and flatter your face shape!

6. Oblong Face Shape

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How to tell: Your face is longer than it is wide, with a prominent chin. You look better with geometric prints as opposed to rounded prints.

You should embrace:

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From the Infinite Wardrobe: HALTER SLEEVELESS RUCHING DETAIL DRESS PINK by MINT OOAK X STYLE THEORY

Type: Widen your face with necklines that end close to the neck–boat neck, turtleneck, scoop neck, cowl or mock necks, and definitely off the shoulder or one-shoulder neckline styles.

Width: Go for narrow necklines to balance the length of your face.

Depth: Try for high necklines to camouflage length, so high crew neck and turtle necks will create the illusion of a shorter face.

Ready to rent smarter? Download our Style Theory app to start discovering the best styles to suit and flatter your face shape!

Now that you know better, are you ready to know which accessories and hair styles work best for your face shape? Stay tuned!

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