There is a square neckline for everybody - the definitive guide for all ages
The square neckline is the blouse shape of the season and should definitely be part of your wardrobe! Because every woman can wear it - as long as she picks an age-appropriate style
Age-appropriateness should not be a consideration when it comes to fashion. But the nowadays widely accepted mantra that you can wear anything as long as you feel good in it has not helped women to look or feel better, right? The first doubts about mini skirts usually kick in at the age of 30. Same goes for cleavage at 40. So let´s create a new rule: you can wear any trend, as long as you know how to interpret it for your age and the occasion.
Why not start with the decolleté shape of the season, the square neckline. It will last at least until winter, which is why you should not ignore it just because it frightens you a little! There is no reason for this because it is incredibly flattering. It shows off the most delicate part of your body, your collarbone - nothing feels more feminine. A woman should never renounce that feeling, no matter how old she is! So here is a guide on the nuances of the square neckline.
The deep square neck
Minimalistic, long-sleeved sweaters and tops have a deep, rounded neckline so vast that it nearly bares your shoulders and reminds one of the graciousness of a ballerina, which is why it is often referred to as a ballet top. It is a no-brainer because it works with nearly anything from all kinds of midi skirts to wide pants (consider that the deeper your neckline, the longer your bottoms should be to keep it classy). Also, don´t combine with ballet flats, but kitten-heel mules, high heels or knee-high boots.
A to B cups
until the age of 50 (if you have always used your sunscreen)
The 80ies square neck
Yep, in the age of feminism, women should wear as much cleavage as they want and whenever they want, but every businesswoman knows that in most cases, it is an unnecessary distraction. A fabulous version of the square neckline is a belted dress with oversized sleeves, 80s style - it just shows the collarbone and nothing more.
office days and business dates
A to E cups
until the age of at least 75!
The "halfway" square neck
This is your square neck if you are proud of having worked hard on your biceps. The halfway square neck is a little wider than the 80s version and most of the times comes without sleeves - so it resembles a tank top. It is also an excellent choice for women with bigger bra sizes because you don´t have to worry the whole day about anything "falling out".
B to D cups
until the age of 60
The hippie square neck
It doesn´t show too much, so one might think it is a safe choice at any age and body form - but unfortunately, it is not. The hippie square neck comes as a slightly oversized top or dress with wide, romantic sleeves - in short, it is a girly look. Is there anything worse than an adult woman trying to look innocent? See. Ladies with bigger busts should refrain from this shape, as it makes them look a little spinsterish. Instead always follow this fun fashion rule: the bigger your curves, the tighter your outfit!
beach and boat days
A to B cups
until the age of 30
The square neck with puffed sleeves
This is the most beloved version of Instagram influencers, but also the most difficult one. And no, it is not the condition of your décolleté that is a problem here, but the risk of looking like a maid from the Middle Ages, due to the giant puffy sleeves. To keep your look modern, this square neck should never be worn with long, ruffled skirts, unless you have a career plan B (psychic). If you find it in a dress, only consider it if the sleeves are slightly puffed. If it is a top, tone it down with jeans or shorts and flat sandals.
cocktail parties and vacation selfies
B to C cups
until the age of 40