A Guide to Bridal Gown Necklines

A Guide to Bridal Gown Necklines

Let's admit it!  On your wedding day, you don't just want to look "fine," you want to look stunning! You must pay close attention to small details, such as the dress' neckline, silhouette, color, train length, etc., in order to achieve the desired look.

Your bodice is emphasized by the wedding dress' neckline, and the proper necklace's cut brings attention to your face. We at DevotionDresses have chosen to share with you the top 13 traditional and fashionable necklines. We hope that our drawings will make each variety of neckline easier for you to picture.

Guide to wedding dress necklines

Guide to wedding dress necklines

  • Boat/Bateau: This style of neckline has an oval-shape that arcs from the very top of your shoulders to the collarbone.

  • Sweetheart: This style of neckline features an intersection of two curved lines that resembles the top of a heart.

  • Illusion - an overlay of lace or semi-transparent fabric covers the chest and shoulder region.

  • V-neck: A V-shaped cut is produced when two straight lines fall diagonally from the shoulders.

  • High neck: This neckline covers the neck area and resembles a turtleneck.

  • Straight across: This neckline can usually be spotted on strapless dresses, but not exclusively. It forms a single, uninterrupted line that does not curve.

  • Off-shoulder:  highlights your collarbone and shoulders with a neckline that sits below the shoulders.

  • Square - the bodice of the dress is straight and horizontal, and the straps meet it at a 90-degree angle to form a square shape.

  • A scoop neckline is a dress neckline that has a U-shape appearance and varies in depth of cut.

  • Halter: This style of neckline has a strap that wraps around the neck at the back, leaving the back open and your shoulders revealed.

  • Asymmetric/One Shoulder - The gown's neckline is typically asymmetrical and features a strap or a sleeve that rests solely on one shoulder.

  • Queen Anne: Sculpts low across the chest and has a tucked-in neckline that sits higher on the shoulders.
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