Sunday 22 June, 2014

Get the T-shirt neckline that flatters you best


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In Rwanda like anywhere else, T-shirts are staples in many people’s wardrobes. Different people wear them differently and on different occasions. For instance as company uniforms, campaign uniforms and as sportswear not to talk off weekend wear.

A T-shirt (or T shirt, tee-shirt, or tee) is a style of soft shirt typically made of cotton fibers, named after the T shape of the body and sleeves. It is normally associated with short sleeves, a round neck line known as a crew neck and no collar. A T-shirt typically extends to the waist.

Variants of the T-shirt, such as the V-neck, scoop neck, boat neck, cowl neck and crew neck have been developed. Some women prefer T-shirts that are tight to the body and flattering.

Here are flattering T-shirt necklines

Boat neck: Great for offsetting wide hips but can make broad shoulders look broader.

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Cowl-neck: Adds dimension to a small chest yet can magically downplay the well-endowed

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Crew neck: A classic, but it can emphasize a large bust, a short neck, or a double chin

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Scoop neck: Beautifully displays the collarbone and elongates a short or thick neck. However, the curvy neckline highlights a round, full face. Those with broad shoulders should avoid a wide scoop.

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V-neck: Universally flattering, but watch the cut: A very high V can make a large bust look saggy, while a plunging V can be too revealing. A wide V balances out pear shapes.

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The T-shirt evolved from undergarments used in the 19th century, through cutting the one-piece “union suit” underwear into separate top and bottom garments, with the top long enough to tuck under the waistband of the bottoms.

T-shirts were originally worn as undershirts, but are now worn frequently as the only piece of clothing on the top half of the body, other than possibly a vest.

T-shirts have also become a medium for self-expression and advertising, with any imaginable combination of words, art and photographs on display.

 

 

 

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