How To Dress 15 Years Younger: It Suits You To A "V"

Deep-V, Not for everyone
When we first noticed the deep V trend several seasons ago on the runways at New York Fashion Week, Lauren and I were thinking,”Oh No!” Not because it doesn’t look stunning (it does), but it is certainly not for everyone (like this dress above) and we know how everyone wants wear the latest trend. V necklines are beautiful and they flatter most women. It makes a heavier woman look slimmer and gives some definition to a slim body. The problem is the designers saw a good thing … and went a little too far or shall we say, to the extreme with it.
Right now you will find “the deep V” on dresses, tops, sweaters and tunics in stores everywhere. Even if you no longer have the body of a 25 year-old to wear the trend (to the navel) the good new is you can still sport the look. Here are some great options.

Monique Lhuillie, purple, V Neck, Draped DressMonique Lhuillier V Neck Draped Dress, $2,195

More women can wear this softer version of a deep plunge. This dress by Monique Lhuillier will stay in place and it creates the illusion of an even deep V with its draping.

Tracy-Reese, Floral DressTracy Reese Print Floral Jacquard Dress, $398

The clever stripe border on this dress by Tracy Reese creates the illusion of a V to the waistline, but you don’t have to really take the plunge!

Madewell, black, V-Neck TeeMadewell Slub Pocket V-Neck Tee, $19.50

Never underestimate the power of a black deep V tee! There’s no big investment needed to be on-trend!

Free-People tunicFree People ‘Noyal Counting Stars’ Tunic, $198

Wear a V neck cami or t-shirt under a tunic to give the illusion of a deep V.

Deep-V-sweaterDuffy Two-tone Cashmere Cardigan, $460

This cardigan is styled perfectly with a V neck under it. Warning! Warning! If you wear a crew neck or turtleneck under a sweater like this you will look like you are “Lost In Space”!

– Carol Calacci


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