This is the 2nd wedding I’ve gone to this month – ’tis the season for ’em I skapose! I forgot to take OOTD shots for the first one, BUT I took this with my fab photographer Sung Shin a while back because I had already decided this would be my look at some point, ha. I discovered this gem online while browsing ASOS and couldn’t resist – not my most sensible purchase but embellished mesh and 3D detailing? …you can’t expect me to pass that up! Anywho, I won’t bore you any longer with my elaborate shopping excuses. Let’s move on to the heart of today’s topic: plunging necklines and how to pull them off.
First off, you need to wear the right undergarments. A u-plunge bra works beautifully most of the time (love this one from Bare Necessities), but this baby has a plunge back as well so I had to wear nipple covers. I don’t really have a large chest so I didn’t have to tape anything in place, but if you need the extra support, definitely make sure to do so! On the other hand, if you have a small chest and want to create extra cleavage, tape can come in handy. The Ultimate Bra Guide’s post to Taping Breasts is super informative so clicky if you want to read more!
Now, I’m definitely not afraid to show skin, but plunging necklines still kind of intimidate me because I find them somewhat scandalous. I know that’s my inner goodie two shoes speaking, but whatever, it is what it is! Luckily, I know how to wear ’em and still look “classy.” Sidebar: For the record, I am NOT judging other women for the way they dress – this is just personal preference. You should wear whatever you want, whenever you want! As long as you feel comfortable and confident, you will look like a total rockstar.
Anywho, it’s all about balance in my opinion. Take this dress for example, it has a plunging neckline but the a-line skirt hits me below the knees = beautiful yet modest-ish. If it was tight and short, it would’ve been a bit too much, at least for me! Personally, I only like to “show off” one body part at a time, ha. That sounds reallllly strange, but I promise it works. It also depends on the occasion, too! I was dressing for a wedding so I didn’t want to bare too much, but if I was hitting up NYC, I’d feel more comfortable wearing something a bit more risque. How do you guys feel about plunge necklines – are they a do or a don’t?
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Dress: Asos || Shoes: Qupid
Photos shot by the fabulous Sung Shin.