Wedding Dress Neckline Types

Wedding Dress Neckline Types

When it comes to finding your dream dress, there's a lot to consider. A gown's neckline is one of the most important details to consider. In addition to highlighting your face, this detail impacts the look of your entire wedding day. 


Consider the venue, the season, any accessories, how you plan to wear your hair, and what will make you feel most beautiful when you make a decision! Whether you're looking for a straight or square neckline for your wedding dress, we've got you covered! 


Square Necklines


This is an incredibly elegant, modern, and elongating neckline. Angular shoulders rest on this garment's angular silhouette. To show off more shoulders or add a modern flare to your look, this open neckline can be cut wider or lower. It's perfect for brides who want to slim down their shoulders while enhancing their necks and busts.



Plunging Necklines


In addition to elongating your torso, plunging necklines add sexy flashes of skin to your décolletage. Plunges are usually adorned with illusion panels to prevent wardrobe malfunctions, but some brides wear the style without them. Adding a plunge to your long sleeves is a great way to balance out the coverage on your big day!



Straight Necklines


Straight necklines are often seen on strapless dresses as they are modern and clean, though many dress silhouettes can feature this neckline. It’s flattering for all body types, but especially brides with broad shoulders!



Boat Necklines


 Boat necks, also known as princess necklines or bateau necklines, are great for offsetting wide hips since they follow the curve of the collarbone and tend to widen shoulders. Because the style can make both the neck and the head look wider, they look best on women with long necks and smaller heads.



Illusion Necklines


Transparent fabric (such as tulle or lace) extends over the shoulders or from the top of the bodice to create the illusion of a strapless gown, deep plunge, or delicate straps. Modern elegance meets timeless romance with this dreamy neckline, usually paired with appliques that seem to float over the skin!



Halter Necklines


A halter neck is a style of women's clothing with a strap that runs around the back of the neck, usually leaving the upper back uncovered. In addition to showcasing shoulders, halter necklines draw the eye upward, balancing the body. You can wear this style no matter what your body type is, but it's best suited to women with fuller busts!