Sad to say, I was not blessed with this trait; instead, mine is like a really sad cut off tree trunk. But I do know a good neck when I see one. The neck is quite overlooked in our society. It is given more attention in eastern cultures. It’s not nearly given enough attention as say legs, chests and buttocks, but long, graceful necks are beautiful! They make women look ladylike, poised and confident. I’m all about accentuating what goods you’ve got, and not focusing on what you don’t like. So if you were blessed with this trait, flaunt it! If I had a long neck, this is what I’d do:
1. Get a chic, short haircut
It’s low maintenance, It’s sassy. And if you can pull it off, you are one of the lucky few out there in the genre of Halle Berry. It is an esteemed honor! There are those women who look no doubt are beautiful, but they won’t stand out in a crowd with long hair. Chop it off, and *tada* they becoming stunning, captivating women you can’t keep your eyes off of! You’ll never know if you fall into this category unless you give it a shot, and if you have that graceful neck, you have an even greater chance of pulling this off. Compare Halle Berry with short hair:
And long hair:
Still not convinced? Let’s be reminded of her Bond movie scene where she stole the show in her orange bikini. The fit body had to do with it of course, but the hair was hot too!
Here’s another celebrity who I think looks better with short hair. Compare and be convinced!
Winona Ryder with short hair:
Winona with long hair:
Okay, let’s say you just don’t want to cut your hair. That’s not negotiable. Well, if you still want to showcase your beautiful neck, you should:
2. Wear a ponytail
One of my best friends has a great neck and she looks absolutely amazing in ponytails. Check it out:
But of course, she opted for the Winona cut, which I love even more!
Here are my favorite ponytail pictures:
3. Wear a turtleneck
If you’re not going to show it off by getting a short hair cut or putting your hair up in a ponytail, at least you can draw attention to your neck by wearing a turtleneck to show just how long and beautiful it it! (Or even better, get a short haircut or put your hair in a ponytail, and wear a turtleneck!)
Keri Russel dons this black and white striped turtleneck, pushes it up to a 3/4 sleeve, and pairs it off with skinny jeans and black flats. Perfect!
Jennifer Love Hewitt wears the classic black sleeveless turtleneck with large hoop earrings. i would love this look even more if she wore her hair up! But sophisticated and sleek nonetheless.
So, to summarize. If you want to show off your graceful neck you can:
a. cut your hair off
b. put your hair in a cute ponytail
c. wear a turtleneck
d. do a. and c. or b. and c. together!