Fashion Word of The Week: Decolletage

This week, we'll look at décolletage (pronounced day-col-TAZH), a sophisticated fashion term. It refers to the portion of the chest and shoulders exposed by a garment's neckline. The level of décolletage varies widely depending on the style and occasion.
Décolletage Levels:
High Neck: Provides less exposure to the chest and shoulders. Think turtlenecks, crewnecks, and collared shirts that are completely buttoned up. High Neck: Ideal for achieving a polished and professional appearance. A high-neck sheath dress in a neutral colour is appropriate for work or formal occasions.

Mid-Neck: Shows a moderate amount of the chest and shoulders. Common in scoop necks, boat necks, and V-necks that dip slightly below the collarbone. Mid-Neck: Achieves a balance between exposing and conservative. A mid-neck wrap dress with a flower print is ideal for a spring brunch or summer outing.

Low-Neck: Highlights a large section of the chest and shoulders. This includes plunging necklines, sweetheart necklines, and strapless dresses. Low-neck outfits make a strong statement and are thus ideal for nighttime or special occasions. A low-cut sequined gown for example, is a stunning option for a red-carpet.
Understanding décolletage and its variations allows you to make smart clothing decisions and create ensembles that are both fashionable and appropriate for the occasion. So, try out different necklines and find the décolletage level that makes you feel confident and gorgeous!

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