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I saw most of this season’s trends coming oming – the short pants, high waists, the celebration bration of orange and nature-based prints – but square necklines caught me unawares. es. Once you start noticing them though, h, you’ll see them in many local designer ranges. ges.
A square neckline is particularly flattering on most people, as long as it’s not too high in the neck. Any style that hat sits around clavicle depth and lower tends ds to flatter. Of the sleeveless versions, the e thick-strapped pieces could work on anyone. Spaghetti-strapped versions are limited ted by bra options, but work beautifully over a top or shirt. .
Straight cut dresses with stretch will fit unbalanced body shapes well, and are a fantastic no-fuss option for under an oversized or unstructured blazer. Fit and flair shaped dresses will suit anyone with a defined waist.
The crop tops might look daring, but they’re a good layering piece for sunning yourself in the e heat of summer, under a billowy sheer dress or with a 1950s-style full skirt.