How to Choose the Best Collar Styles for Your Face Shape

Many men use traditional point collar and button-down collar dress shirts as their wardrobe staple. It is understandable because in most cases they are all you can find in your local department store. The problem is that these collar styles may not be the best choice for you. Here is a simple guide to help you decide which collar style looks best on you.

Round Face

Round Face
round face without hair

You have full cheeks with a rounded jaw line. Narrow point collars help to thin and elongate a round face. The best collar styles for you have straight points with a traditional or narrow spread. Stick to a traditional point for versatility, button down and hidden button down for a sportier look, narrow point for a fashion look and tab collar for a formal, dressy look.

Best Collars

Traditional CollarTraditional Collar
Button Down CollarButton Down Collar
Narrow PointNarrow Point
Hidden Button DownHidden Button Down
Tab CollarTab Collar

Avoid spread collars; they make your face appear wider and fuller.

Worst Collars

Medium SpreadMedium Spread
Wide SpreadWide Spread
Varsity SpreadVarsity Spread

Square Face

Square Face
Square Face without hair

You have a square jaw line, which gives your face a broad, square, angular appearance. Square faces look best wearing traditional point collar shirts for versatility, narrow point collars for a fashion look, button down and hidden button down for a sporty look and tab collar shirts for a formal look.

Best Collars

Traditional CollarTraditional Collar
Button Down CollarButton Down Collar
Narrow PointNarrow Point
Hidden Button DownHidden Button Down
Tab CollarTab Collar

Avoid spread collars; they make your face appear wider and fuller.

Worst Collars

Medium SpreadMedium Spread
Wide SpreadWide Spread
Varsity SpreadVarsity Spread

Diamond Face

Diamond Face
Diamond Face Without Hair

You have pronounced cheekbones and a narrow, pointed chin, which gives your face a `diamond shape`. To make your jaw line appear wider, choose shirts with a medium spread to wide spread collar.

Best Collars

Medium SpreadMedium Spread
Wide SpreadWide Spread
Varsity SpreadVarsity Spread

Avoid narrow spread collars, including button down collars; they make your jaw line appear weak.

Worst Collars

Button Down CollarButton Down Collar
Narrow PointNarrow Point
Hidden Button DownHidden Button Down
Tab CollarTab Collar

Oblong Face

Oblong Face
Oblong Face without hair

Oblong faces tend to appear long with a u-shaped jaw line. You need collars with a wider spread to give your face the appearance of fullness. Choose medium spread collars for everyday and wide spread collars for a formal look.

Best Collars

Medium SpreadMedium Spread
Wide SpreadWide Spread
Varsity SpreadVarsity Spread

Avoid narrow spread collars, including button down collars; they make your jaw line appear weak.

Worst Collars

Button Down CollarButton Down Collar
Narrow PointNarrow Point
Hidden Button DownHidden Button Down
Tab CollarTab Collar

Oval Face

Oval Face
Oval Face without hairs

You are fortunate because you can wear any collar style. Enjoy wearing traditional collars for an everyday look, button down collar shirts for a sportier casual look, tab collars for a neat, dapper appearance, or wide spread collars for a formal look.

Best Collars

Traditional CollarTraditional Collar
Button Down CollarButton Down Collar
Narrow PointNarrow Point
Hidden Button DownHidden Button Down
Tab CollarTab Collar
Medium SpreadMedium Spread
Wide SpreadWide Spread
Varsity SpreadVarsity Spread

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