26 elegant tops and dresses with a square neckline

Photographed by Daniel Jackson, vogueMarch 2019

Situated somewhere between Renaissance, cottagecore and Victorian, the square neckline has always seemed like a subtle nod to the past. This sleek silhouette punctuates the collarbone while creating a linear line that looks like a step above the ubiquitous scoop neckline. It’s timeless but on-trend, demure but also a bit daring – the square neckline is a study in symmetry and balance. And while its popularity among designers fluctuates from year to year, it’s a shape that’s reliable over the long haul.

The square neckline is also a design detail that transcends the seasons, making it a versatile investment come rain or shine. Right now, a series of square neckline iterations are focusing for the coming season, with pieces like puff sleeve blouses and ruched square neck dresses making their debut. For the minimalist type, form-fitting rib-knit options also abound, as do more stylish staples like corset-style tops and easy-to-wear bodysuits. Ahead, find 26 remarkable choices to incorporate a square neckline into your wardrobe.

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