Layering Tops – The All Important Neckline

I wondered if you could expand on layering tops and what works together.
I’m thinking of what goes over scoop necks,v necks, and square neck tops or Tshirts. Thanks


Whether it’s a jacket or a cardigan that goes over your top or t-shirt you want to work with the neckline of your cardigan to find the most attractive combinations.

V-neck cardigans look better with a square or soft square neckline.

Crew neck cardigans work well with other curved necklines like scoop and crew necklines.

Scoop neck cardigans are harmonised best with scoop neck tees.

Straight opening cardigans or jackets can take all shapes including v-necks.

Curved but long openings are best with boat, crew or scoop necklines.


The concept is to either match, replicate or work with the neckline shape from layer to layer.

Don’t also forget to match your necklace to your neckline.


  1. This is great ! Cardigans are so useful. I now have several , and, because of your blog, I kno w more about how to wear them for my particular figure/shape! Thanks, Imogen!

  2. Lisa White says:

    Thank you so much for this post. You really know how to focus on the details that many of us have overlooked, but have us scratching our heads wondering what is not working. Right on as always!

  3. This is extremely helpful. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Thanks for answering my question, this is really helping me to pull together better combinations and looks.

  5. Imogen: What about layering sweaters with jackets/coats?
    Its an issue I always have, especially when wearing blazer when its chilly outside (its 55-60′F, 12-15′C here), because everytime I try to wear a sweater underneath a blazer for extra warmth, it just doesnt looks right: :/ The sweater peaking through underneath the sweater.

    Do you have written (or will write) any post about this type of layers? :p

  6. And if it doesn’t work, just out on a scarf! I have a high round neck cardigan that just doesn’t suit me on its own, and I found throwing a scarf on top brings down the focal point just as desired. Glad I don’t have to get rid of it.


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