Which shirt collars work with your face shape

Which shirt collars work with your face shape

Which shirt collars work with your face shape. The collar of a dress shirt is arguably the main centre piece, as it’s not only the most visible part of the shirt if you’re wearing a jacket but it also enhances your face and will impact the overall impression you make.

When you choose the right collar based on your face shape, a shirt collar can balance and frame your face (and neck).

Round Face

If you have a round face, try choosing a narrow point collar. The spread of a point collar – the distance between the tips on each side – is small and the tips of the collar point down vertically. This will help to draw the observer’s gaze up and down, which will elongate the wearer’s wide, round face and make it look slimmer.

If you have a short neck, choose a collar band that is slightly shorter. Point collars come in different degrees of spreads and, while a standard spread will have some of the intended effect, one with a narrow spread will really enhance it. To further counterbalance a wide, round face, pair a narrow point collar with a four-in-hand tie knot as it will fit the narrow point collar’s slender spread.

Square Face

A square face has a square jawline, which will give you a broad and angular appearance. Square faces look best when wearing a traditional point collar shirt for versatility. You can wear narrow point collars for a modern fashion look, button down or hidden button-down shirt for a bit of a sporty look. Or a tab collar shirt for a more formal look. Try to avoid a spread collar shirt as this will make your face appear wider and fuller.

Which shirt collars work with your face shape

Long Face

If you have a thin, long face, choose a spread collar. Befitting the name, the spread on a spread collar is wider than that of a point collar. The tips of each side of the collar point out at the sides. Depending on whether it’s a semi-medium spread or a full spread collar, the degree of the distance between them varies. On a full spread collar, the tips point out almost horizontally and this will help draw the viewer’s eyes side to side, balancing out a thin, long face.

If you neck is long as well as your face, choose a slightly taller collar band. Pair this collar with a full Windsor tie knot. This knot is large and broad, filling the ample space between the collar points and further counterbalancing a long face.

Diamond Face

If you have pronounced cheekbones and a narrow, pointed chin, you have a diamond face. You’ll want to make your jawline appear wider so choose a medium spread or wide-spread collar.

Try to avoid a narrow-spread collar, including button-down collars as they will make your jaw line appear weaker.

Oblong Face

Oblong faces tend to appear long with a jaw line that is U-shaped. You need to look for collars that will give your face a full appearance. You should choose medium spread collars for an everyday look and wide-spread collars for a more formal one.

Like diamond face shapes, try to avoid narrow-spread collars as these will make your jaw line appear weaker.

Oval Face

Oval face shapes are lucky in a sense that they can wear pretty much any collar style. You can enjoy wearing traditional collars for an everyday look, button down collar shirts for a sporty, casual look. Tab collars will give you a neat and dapper appearance, while you should choose wide-spread collars for a formal look. This shirt from Fresh Cuts Clothing is a great sustainable option as it’s made from 100% organic cotton.

Which shirt collars work with your face shape

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