Do you know what style of neckline you want your wedding dress to have?
There are so many choices to consider depending on what style of wedding dress you want.
Your wedding dress neckline can create a serious impact – think about Meghan Markle’s incredible bateau neckline wedding dress, followed by that striking halterneck dress for the evening party. An off the shoulder neckline is perfect for a summer wedding, whilst a daring plunge neckline will ensure all eyes are on you. A sweetheart wedding neckline is flattering for all brides, as are cap sleeves. If you want a fashion-forward choice, consider a stunning illusion neckline or a high neck. Brides who want something unusual and unique should take a closer look at one-shouldered wedding dresses. If you’re not sure on neckline, why not browse by fabric, detail or shape?
- Bateau A bateau neckline, from the French for ‘boat’ and therefore also known as ‘boat neck’, is a wide neckline that runs horizontally on the front and back of a dress across the collarbone to the shoulders.
- Cap-sleeves Cap-sleeves describe the very short sleeves on a wedding dress that just cover the shoulder and top of the arm without extending on the arm’s underside.
- Halter Halter, or halterneck, refers to the neckline of a wedding dress comprising a strap that wraps around the back of the neck to add support and showcase your shoulders and back.
- Illusion Wedding dresses with an illusion neckline feature a panel of sheer fabric on the bodice that often extends from the waistline or bust up to the collar.
- Long-sleeves Wedding dresses with long sleeves are on-trend for 2019 and make an ideal choice for autumn, winter and outdoor weddings.
- Modest Modest doesn’t mean frumpy or unfashionable and you won’t have to don a turtleneck - unless you want to!
- Modified-sweetheart A wedding dress with a modified sweetheart neckline has a softer, more subtly curved neckline above the bust than its sweetheart counterpart.
- Off-shoulder Off-shoulder wedding gowns have been big on the bridal fashion scene for the last few years - and it’s not hard to see why.
- One-shoulder One-shoulder wedding dresses feature a diagonal neckline that can be flattering on brides with broader shoulders and a bigger bust.
- Scoop A scoop neckline on a wedding dress is a u-shaped, low circular neckline that accentuates the collarbone by exposing more of the neck and décolletage.
- Sleeves No longer just associated with traditional gowns of the past, three-quarter length sleeves have become an extremely popular design feature on modern wedding dresses.
- Spaghetti-straps Spaghetti straps on wedding dresses are delicately thin, showing off the décolletage and omitting the desire to keep tugging your dress up throughout the day.
- Square Wedding dresses with a square neckline feature a low horizontal cut across the top line of the bust, which connects to straps that sit at right angles.
- V-neck The neckline on a V-neck wedding dress is created by two straps plunging down towards the bust to create a ‘V’ shape.