What’s the scoop?  Well that could mean – what is the news?, what flavor ice cream you like? or what’s is a scoop neckline.  I am going to be talking about Scoop necklines and that is my flavor of my news.  You know I do like a button-down collar shirt.  I find it classic and simple.  I can go anywhere with it.  I can also leave it unbutton and use it as a separate.  However this kind of neckline for plus size clothing is not very sexy or feminine.  What do you think?  Have you reached in your closet and selected a collar button-down shirt?  And then to your amazement or better judgement you said “NO” …… this is not right for this event.  So you turned to a scoop neckline?  I hope so because most plus size women have lovely necklines.  So why not show it off?

Scoop necklines can be dramatic or simple.  Depending on the event you are dressing for and the style of the plus size top — please choose correctly.  You don’t want to go to church with a deep and wide scoop neckline.  Most of the congregation will think you are competing for the pastor’s wife or even better a vote on the church board!  No.  Wear a higher scoop neckline and not too far away from the center of your shoulder.  I tend to like a length from the top of the collar to the bottom of the scoop to be about 7 1/2″.  Depending on your chest, if you are a bit gifted their and are a 2x or more maybe go for a 9 1/2″ neckline length.

Here are examples of 2 scoop necklines.  One the left is a higher case scoop neckline and on the right (designed by Generous Fashions) we see a lower case scoop neckline.  Both have their advantages.  Try to remember how you want to present yourself at the event you are attending.  It is so easy to make a fashion mistake.

Now go out there and find a scoop neckline that suits you best.  Let me know how you did!