Neckline Know-How: 3 Statement Collars to Try Now

Who doesn’t love a good statement necklace? Answer: no one. But big baubles aren’t the only way to dress up your tops. Just check out the jazzed-up necklines below.

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The Ruffled Neckline
This feminine style speaks volumes – literally. A big trend on the Spring 2013 runways, the key to rocking this neckline is to let the focus fall on the ruffles by keeping accessories to a minimum. Skip the necklace and opt instead for a thin, minimalist bracelet.

The Braided Collar
More subtle than a studded or embellished collar, a braided neckline is effortlessly chic. Adding visual intrigue to otherwise simple tops, you can again skip the jewelry with this look. Simply throw your hair up in a topknot to really show off the intricate detail.

The Tie Neck
Channel your inner Brigitte Bardot with this girly take on a masculine style. Sexy and feminine without being too revealing, the tie-neck blouse can stand alone or be worn under a blazer for work. Just make sure you tie the bow the right way.

Our Elizabeth McKay Boutique opened Tuesday, August 27, at 11AM ET.

By Regan Templeton, Staff Writer

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August 27, 2013