August 26th, 2014
Today, we’d like to introduce you to our 6 most popular necklines.
In case you are missing one of your favorites or would love to dive deeper into the realm of necklines a bit deeper, check out FAD – The Ultimate Fashion Dictionary. Our very own iPhone Fashion App lists all notable necklines in great detail.
A V-neckline is a neckline that has recently gained much popularity and is shaped like the letter “V”. The lowest point of the neckline comes together at a point on the throat or chest. Deep-V-necks, which have their lowest point under the chest muscle, have also become more popular. The V-neck is found on t-shirts and sweaters especially in men’s fashion and is flattering on a muscular chest or worn over a button up shirt with a tie or the top 2 buttons unbuttoned.
2_The Crew Neck
A crew neck is a neckline that is mostly found on sweaters and T-shirts. It is a collarless close fitting round neckline with rib-knit. The name originates from the style of sweaters worn by oarsmen on rowing boats.
3_The Teardrop Neck
A teardrop neckline is a low oval neckline that exists in different variations. Some are shaped like a regular deep “U” others look like a deep round neck that have another deeper drop at the lowest part of the neckline, which makes the neckline look like an up-side-down drop of water.
4_The Sweetheart Neck
A sweetheart neck was first used on women’s garments in the 1940s. This neckline is low in the front and high in the back and is often worn strapless. The curved edges that contour and show off the bust of the wearer resemble the shape of a heart which is where the neckline got it’s name.
5_The Scoop Neck
A scoop neck is a collarless low-cut round neckline mostly found in women’s fashion on garments such as blouses or dresses, but lately also in men’s fashion. This neckline is cut much lower than regular round necklines and therefore shows a lot of cleavage. The scoop neck was fist worn in the 1950s and can be found with and without buttons.
6_The Ballerina Neck
Ballerina necklines get their name from their similarity to the neckline found on dancers leotards. This neckline is similar to a scoop neck, but is low in the back as well as in the front showing off the collarbone. Ballerina necks are found on strapless or spaghetti strapped tops and dresses in women’s fashion.
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August 22nd, 2014
What do you think of Barbara Bui’s latest collection? The designer who defended denim as a “noble” material showed a lot bandeau underpinnings and bloomer/sport-short hybrids. NO or GO for this summer outfit?
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August 19th, 2014
In honor of her birthday today, we’d like to remind you what a great style icon Coco Chanel was.
The French fashion couturier, Gabrielle Bonheur ‘Coco’ Chanel, lived from August 19th 1883 to January 10th 1971. Coco Chanel made history as the most risk taking designer of her time. With her futuristic philosophy of combining menswear items with chic and sophisticated women’s fashion, she became one of the most iconic fashion figures of all times. Chanel, who established her namesake brand in 1909 in Paris, has been credited with liberating the conservative women’s fashion post World War I. Throughout her life, Chanel’s sense of good taste and visionary entrepreneurship helped to grow the brand to one of the biggest and most influential fashion houses up to this day. By now, Chanel sells everything fashion related from handbags to accessories and fragrances. Chanel’s perfume creation ‘Chanel No. 5′ remains one of the most iconic fragrances ever made. The brand, still headquartered in Paris, sells its products in more than 300 locations around the world. At present, fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is acting as Chanel’s Creative Director.
Our favorite quote of hers: “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel
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August 13th, 2014
Coco Chanel was a style icon and trendsetter in the 20th century. In 1926 she invented the ‘little black dress‘ aka LBD. A convenient evening dress for women, which could be easily dressed up with certain accessories for more fancy occasions. Read the rest of this entry »
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August 6th, 2014
Covered in bright red and white jacquard patterning, Vanessa Bruno’s streamlined shift lends a retro-modern look to your summer style. Team this beautiful A-line silhouette with flats and a tote or heels and jeweled clutch.
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Juli 29th, 2014
Take on sizzling summer days in ultra-glamorous style with Melissa Odabash’s oversized striped straw hat. Wear it with everything from sundresses and heels to caftans and strappy sandals.
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