As with every style trend, they all have their resurgence. This year, it is the deep plunging necklines that are the hottest trend. The reason the plunging V neck is en vogue in 2020 is thanks to its flattering shape and the fact that seventies style is a big trend on screen. While growing in popularity again, the plunging V neck can be a tricky look to master. Above all, it is a look you need to wear with confidence.
So, how can you master this trend and wear it with confidence? We share the expert tips;
What Is The Plunging V Neck?
The plunging V neck creates the shape of the V and exposes the décolletage, cleavage and the chest. Plunging V necks can be deep and reach as low as the navel. These daring, plunging V necks are a big trend across the red carpet.
Perhaps the most famous of these plunging necklines is the sea-green Versace dress worn by Jennifer Lopez at the 2000 Grammys. Google searches for the outfit after the event were so high that Google co-founders created Google Images off the back of the search results. Then, twenty years later, for the Miami Spring 2020 show, Jennifer Lopez brought the plunging V neck back in a big way as she walked the runway in a remake of this iconic dress.
Why The Plunging V Neck Is Flattering
The plunging V neck not only great for accentuating cleavage, but it also helps to create the illusion of a longer torso. Moreover, it helps to break up the width of the chest, creating a slimmer, svelte silhouette.
The V neck can also be incredibly versatile, helping to suit a range of styles, whatever your image. From powerhouse tuxedos, pleated halterneck dresses, draped boyfriend shirts or lingerie-style pieces, there is a V neck for everyone.
Furthermore, there is a range of options for the depth of the V. It all depends on what depth you feel comfortable with. Feeling relaxed will give you confidence which is much more stylish than wearing something which you don’t feel happy with. However, if you’re not sure what level of V neck is best for you, it can be well worth seeking the advice of a stylist to know which neckline and depth work best for your body frame.
How To Feel Confident With The V Neck Trend
While the following steps are not essential if you feel confident with wearing plunging necklines, the following options can help to enhance your confidence and boost your self-esteem when wearing this style trend.
1. Use Double Stick Tape
To ensure there is not too much exposure and that your outfit stays in place, use double-stick fabric tape or sewing tape. The tape should be approximately 2cm away from the edge of the material so that the tape will not be visible. When applying the tape, make sure not to pull or put tension into the fabric; otherwise, the tape will fall off.
2. Exfoliate Your Décolletage
The décolletage can be a fragile area on the body. It is an area that produces far less oil than the face, which means that it often doesn’t have a healthy glow like the skin on the face does. It is also often an area that is neglected in skincare routines too. To keep the skin on the chest looking healthy and glowing, regular exfoliation and moisturisation are key.
3. Improve Skin’s Texture
Some people can have marks from acne or other aspects that can mean the skin’s texture is not as smooth as they may like. While exfoliation can help to improve the skin texture by removing dead skin cells, it may not get rid of marks, scars or fine lines that may appear on the décolletage. In this case, skincare solutions such as as a light chemical peel can help to minimise these marks and improve skin texture.
4. Enhance Skin Tone
Whether from sun damage, imperfections or the natural tone of the décolletage area, when wearing plunging V necks, you may prefer a more even skin tone. While a fast-track measure could be to add some liquid foundation to your moisturiser to give a smooth and even glow, there are medicated skincare products that can help to create an even skin tone. Obagi Skin Care is a prescription-only treatment company who offer a range of products that treat a variety of skin concerns.
For example, if your neck and chest area suffer from uneven skin tone or can be red, blotchy or dry, Obagi has the solution to help. To find the best skincare solution from the Obagi range, Dr Comins offers skin consultations with tailored treatments to suit your specific conditions. Book your consultation by calling 0207 584 1642.
5. Sun Protection
The neck and décolletage are the areas that often receive the most sun exposure and, therefore, the most sun damage. As well as receiving a high amount of sun exposure, the thin skin on the chest and neck also fewer sebaceous glands and melanocytes. Melanocytes are the cells that provide colour to the skin and protect the skin from the UV rays of the sun. As a result, this can also add to the problem of sun damage in this fragile area.
With this in mind, it is always important to wear high-quality sun protection and sunblock on the chest and neck area. If there has been sun damage that has affected the pigmentation of the skin, then prescribed Obagi skincare can help to improve the look and feel of the skin.
6. Sun Damage, Wrinkles and Lines
Due to the delicate nature of the décolletage, it is more perceptible to ageing, wrinkles, sun damage and fine lines. While it is important to protect the area with sunblock, if the area already has some wrinkles and lines, there are treatments which can help to plump and smooth the skin so that it looks tighter and more youthful.
For example, Renuvion is a popular treatment that helps to increase collagen production, which tightens and firms the skin. This, in turn, reduces the appearance of wrinkles. The benefit of Renuvion is that it not only offers quick results after treatment, but the results can then continue to improve for up to a year afterwards.
INTRAcel is another incredibly effective option available. This non-surgical treatment uses innovative radiofrequency technology and micro-needling to help reduce wrinkles and sun damage. If you are not sure which is the best treatment for you, get in touch with Dr Comins at Hans Place for your bespoke consultation.