Remember poor old Anne Hathaway at the Oscars this year? Her necklace was so wrong for her gown, and she looked like she was being strangled. It is very hard to choose one’s accessories of course, especially when one has a stylist whispering wicked nothings in one’s ear. But fear not, SNAP is here to right fashion wrongs.
A neckline serves to frame one’s face, and there are of course more or less flattering necklines for every figure. In turn, a necklace should enhance a neckline, and draw the eye, and lace and line should certainly not engage in battle.
A case in point: this giant bauble necklace – a statement piece if there ever was one – while complemented by the polka dot vintage 50s blouse, is engulfed by the collar and vee-neckline. It and I need air to breathe.
… lace and line should certainly not engage in battle.
Swap the blouse for a striped kimono top with a slashed neckline and suddenly everything is okay. There is enough skin to frame the necklace and I no longer look like I am being choked. And the baubles look just as cute with a different type of graphic pattern. (The right necklace for the blouse, incidentally, would be something like a delicate and short chain that did not fall below the apex of the vee.)
Right, now go forth and decorate thyself!