Types of Summer Knitwear Necklines: Ultimate Guide

Types of Summer Knitwear Necklines: Ultimate Guide

Are you looking to elevate your summer knitwear game? Look no further than the neckline! Whether you’re picking out your street outfit, getting ready to sew your next creation, or simply just want to look your best, the neckline of your garment can have a huge impact. Not only can it accentuate your best features, but it can also help you create a focal point in your outfit.

As one of the first things people notice about an outfit, the neckline plays a crucial role in directing attention and shaping overall style. By familiarizing yourself with the different types of necklines available, you can hone your preferences, layer tops more effectively, and achieve a more harmonious look.

In this article, we'll showcase some of the best summer necklines for knitwear. From classic crewnecks to trendy off-the-shoulder styles, there's a neckline for every taste and occasion. So whether you're hitting the beach or attending a summer soirée, let's explore how the right neckline can take your knitwear to the next level!


Crew neck



A crew neck is a close-fitting neckline that extends around the front and back of the knit shirt. It is also known as a t-shirt neckline. It is often looks great as a layering piece.





A v-neck features two diagonal cuts that form a “v” shape at the neckline. The V-neckline has varying degrees of how low the “v” shape goes, and this will directly impact the wearability of the garment. A plunging v-neckline for instance will be infinitely more “sexy” and more evening appropriate. On the summer days, a "v" shape knitwear will bring you comfort and sexy.


Square neck



A square neck features a straight, horizontal cut at the neckline that creates a 90-degree angle with an almost straight down drop.

This neckline is great for showing off your collarbones, or shoulder line. It can be made from softer, or stretchier fabrics but still has a set structure.


Asymmetrical Neckline



Asymmetric necklines can be displayed in many different ways. But essentially, they have a single unbalanced element within the neckline area (each side of the top is not a mirror of each other). This can be a one-shoulder neckline, a neckline that slopes off only one shoulder, or a cut-out at the neckline that creates asymmetry.


Spaghetti Strap



The spaghetti strap neckline consists of two thin straps that hold up the garment. It can have varying shapes from v-neck, sweetheart, or rounded shapes along the bust (as you can see in the photos below). And it can be made in a variety of fabrics.


As you delve into experimenting with neckline layering, you can also start exploring bolder combinations. Having a good grasp of neckline styles can also help you make a statement and stand out from the crowd.


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