A key-hole neckline is very similar to a halter neckline except that the converging diagonal lines meet in front of the neck to form the shape of a "keyhole", just below the collar-bone.
It sits high on your neck and provides coverage to the breasts.
The keyhole neckline is very versatile and may have may forms and shapes.
It may be just a simple slit in the neck of a blouse or a dress. This split is usually secured at its top with a hook and eye or loop and button.
It may also be a circular or an oval slit in shape that is secured with a button and loop at the top.
A circle or oval shape is difficult to cut and sew and the material must be of the right kind to achieve the desired smooth finish.
This neckline well-placed in the garment gives a feeling as if jewel is being worn.
The neck-line resembles to the halter ones except that the halter ones open in the front to form a V-shape, while a keyhole neckline makes a hole just beneath the shoulders.
There is no standard size for the key-hole. It may be cut large or small depending upon the choice of the designer.
When the opening is placed too low or is opened too wide, you may show more of décolletage.
These necklines are infrequently incorporated in the dresses, Swimsuits and evening gowns.
* This style may look good on women of all ages.
* Women with small bust area may wear the neckline as it may help enhance a small chest.
* Keyhole necklines may show a lot of cleavage. It may also help you accentuate your bust area.Therefore, women with larger bust-size
(apple body type) must avoid wearing this neck-line unless they aim to achieve the look.