Find the cut that flatters you best.

By Rachel Shelasky
Updated May 10, 2012
Don Penny

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

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

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

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.

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.