Unusual necklines for unstoppable outfits

I’ve always known my pick: V-neck, all the way. While I have mixed emotions about men in V-necks– a discussion for another day– they’re both flattering and comfortable on ladies. And although I can stay happy with the same-old, same-old (ahem, I’ve ordered the same sandwich at Subway since 1995), today I wore something a little… sharper.

Calvin Klein dress, T.J. Maxx | Instagram
Calvin Klein dress, T.J. Maxx | Instagram

As a birthday gift, Lance took me shopping for a new dress for work; we have this great deal worked out where he picks a store and a category, instead of panicking over a gift, and I pick the item (it’s perfect.) I found a comfortable, flattering and somewhat unique emerald Calvin Klein shift at T.J. Maxx featuring a hem-to-hem gold zipper and– get this– an asymmetrical neckline. Not crew, not V, nor boat or round. Asymmetrical. Maybe even triangular.

This triangular-asymmetrical neckline introduced me to a whole world of neckline geometry I’d been flunking– which is eerily similar to how I did in non-fashion geometry (joke’s on you, high school! I got a job anyway! ha ha!) I felt so inspired by my improving dress-G.P.A. I found some of the raddest necklines the internet has to offer. While I did shop around, ASOS featured the best selection by far– which is where all these frocks are from. I don’t know about you, but my Tuesday outfit now seems painfully dull.

Weekday Necklines from ASOS
Weekend Necklines from ASOS
New necklines, ahoy! Get in my closet, ASAP, you adorable ASOS lovelies, you. Now, what to wear tomorrow…


  1. allycog
    April 16, 2013 / 9:54 am

    That’s such a cute birthday gift 🙂 Everyone wins! And I love that color/zipper details on the dress you chose!

    XO, Alison

    • April 16, 2013 / 7:37 pm

      Thanks! Yeah, the system works really well for us. And I knowww, the color is great, but I was horrified of it originally. It’s a tricky one to pull off! I’m loving it now, though. Green for everyone! 🙂

  2. April 16, 2013 / 6:21 pm

    I love unusual necklines, they can add such a fun twist to an outfit! But I’m with you on v-necks for guys–most of the time, I don’t like them. But my husband wears one or two that I don’t mind so much.

    • April 16, 2013 / 7:40 pm

      Hahaha, I’m glad someone agrees. The mild V is alright; in fact, it looks a smidge more comfortable than the all-up-on-your-throat crew. But real men in real life in a deep V? Not for me. Men who wear an 8″ V to go to Schnucks, for example… I’ll take my boyfriends crew+button-up any day.

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