The boat, or “bateau,” neckline skims along the collarbone to show only the faintest hint of skin. To suit this design, we prefer hair up and off the face in either a cropped cut with finger waves or a low updo in a soft, feminine style. If you have long tresses, secure the bulk of hair at the nape of your neck. A row of decorative bobby pins, a brooch or a barrette will add a little flash when pinned at the side or to the back of the hair.
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