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Fashionability 101: A Fine Point on Necklines Episode One

What on Earth is a cowl, a surplice, a batou? Laura puts a fine point on the basics of a beautiful neckline. Sure, you probably know what a crew neck or a V-neck top looks like, but when you really want to add some flair to your look, focus on a unique neckline to ratchet up the style factor. In part 1, we’ll identify some basic neckline types and their variations, and in part 2, we’ll discuss collar treatments as well. Whether shopping for yourself or someone else, it helps to know how to describe specific garment features. Questions? Write to us, and be sure to type Fashionability 101 or the episode name on the subject line.