A lapel that has either the top or bottom lapel larger and pointing up and outward toward the shoulders.
This strong diagonal design has masculine overtones, visually broadening the shoulders, increasing apparent height and adding to the authority of the wearer.
Lapels for Ellen
A 'Lapel' is simply a reference to the 'Collar' on a jacket, that is jackets have lapels whereas shirts/blouses have collars.
Collars and lapels frame the face, this makes them a significant focal point of any garment. Your collars and lapels should complement the shape of your face and balance the proportions of your body. The following factors have been taken into consideration when selecting your best styles in collars and lapels:
The most versatile shirts or blouses, are simple in design and understated in style. The more elaborately designed, fashion forward or embellished your shirts, the fewer options you will have when trying to match them with other pieces in your wardrobe and the faster they will date. The best shirts and blouses are those that are not too sheer, tight fitting or stiff. While deep necklines may be eye-catching and provocative, they are not recommended for business wear. Keep in mind, the more skin you show the less seriously you will be taken.