Should Skinny Guys Wear V-necks?

skinny guy wearing grey v-neck

V-necks are one of the most unique pieces of clothing that you can have in your wardrobe. It’s simple, comfortable, and most importantly, super versatile, meaning that it can be worn with almost everything. As an undershirt or as an outfit by itself, pulling off that v-nack look is challenging but very rewarding. You’ll get all sorts of attention towards your bold fashion statement. With that being said, should skinny guys wear V-necks?

Although there are other pieces of clothing that fit skinny guys in a better way, they can easily pull off V-necks especially if you want to embrace your body shape and show off your collar bones which some women find really attractive.

In this article, we’ll talk more in-depth about if skinny guys should wear v-necks, as well as some different ways to look the best while wearing them.

Why Should Skinny Guys Wear V-Necks?

skinny guy wearing a white v-neck t-shirt

To answer this question properly, let me tell you a little bit about myself. Ever since I was a child, I can’t remember a day when I wasn’t skinny. I was literally “the skinny guy” in my school. It’s true that it affected me deeply sometimes but one day I woke up and decided to change everything. I decided to embrace my skinniness. How did I do that? I started wearing clothes that would show off how skinny I am instead of wearing something baggy and loose like I used to. How did that turn out exactly? To my surprise, I actually got a lot more compliments from the girls in my school. In fact, they told me that I looked so much more confident. That’s because when you wear something bold and you don’t care what others might think of you, you’ll appear a lot more attractive.

And one of my favorite things that I used to wear when I was embracing my body shape was v-necks. They looked good on me even though I was skinny. And with that bold fashion statement, I got all the attention of the school, especially from the girls. And you know what the best part is? When I started lifting just a little bit (my muscles started getting defined but nothing impressive), I looked a lot better. 

So in summary and as a rule of thumb, if you like the fact that you’re skinny and you’d like to show it off in your style, wear v-necks and be confident with them. If you don’t like the fact that you’re skinny, consider starting weight-lifting or any form of resistance training to define and tone your muscles in order to look even better.

Are V-Necks Attractive In Skinny Guys?

skinny guy wearing navy v-neck t-shirt

To answer this question, let’s get something out of the way first. When you wear v-necks while being skinny, what’s the first thing that people will notice? Most people will instantly notice your collarbones. Did you know that plenty of girls absolutely love collarbones? In fact, it’s really attractive for a guy to have collarbones.

And one of the main purposes of v-necks is to show off your collarbones. So if you’re skinny, you pretty much have the ultimate build to pull them off. It’s as if v-necks were meant to be worn by skinny guys. You only need to follow certain rules while wearing them which I’ll explain in the next section.

Read more: Are Skinny Guys Attractive.

Rules That Every Skinny Guy Should Follow While Wearing V-necks

Now that you know that even skinny guys can pull off v-necks, all that’s left to learn are a few rules that you should follow when you’re planning on wearing them:

Find The Appropriate Fit

Just like the case with any piece of clothing, whether it’s t-shirts, tank tops, or watches, choosing the right fight for your v-neck should be your top priority. If you wear something too baggy or too loose, not only will you break the main purpose of wearing them and that is to embrace your body shape (You’ll look even skinner), but you’ll also just look terrible. And the neckline especially will look dangly and unattractive. That’s why the right fit is so important in any piece of clothing.

Avoid Wearing Too Many V-necks Layers

What I mean by this is for example wearing a v-neck t-shirt underneath a v-neck sweater. Not only will that look bad on you, but you’ll also just feel super uncomfortable. It’s pretty much the same as wearing two jackets at the same time. Unless that’s the unique style you’re going for, I highly recommend avoiding it as much as possible.

Layer Them The Right Way

If you really want to layer up your v-necks the right way, then I highly recommend wearing them underneath a blazer or a suit jacket. If you want to go for that casual look, then this is the outfit for you. Mixing the formal look of the blazer with the fun look of a v-neck gives you a solid attractive appearance. And it’s a perfect way to look professional if you’re too lazy to put on a full suit or a shirt.

Read more: Should Skinny Guys Wear Slim Fit Shirts.

Avoid Deep Necklines

For v-necks especially, you’ll notice that there are a lot of variations of the necklines. Some will be fine, but others will just be too deep. It’s true that when you’re trying to embrace your body shape, you want to go as bold as possible, but everything’s got limits. Try avoiding the deep necklines as much as possible since they show too much skin which is not attractive at all and not suitable for professional environments.

As a rule of thumb, when choosing a v-neck, go for something that shows only 10 to 20% of your chest area. 

Something like this: Gildan Men’s V-Neck T-Shirts


In summary, skinny guys can also wear v-necks. It just depends on whether or not you want to embrace your body shape and show off your collarbones which women find really attractive. 

If you’re still not too comfortable wearing v-necks and embracing your skinniness, then consider starting some form of resistance training to build muscles and gain weight. 

If you’re not sure where to start, then I highly recommend going through my blog, as I have a lot of useful information about skinny guys and Ectomorphs in general on how to gain weight, build muscles, and change the way you look. 

Start off with my Workout plan, home training routine, and diet.

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