Wedding Dress Neckline Types

There's a lot to consider when you're looking for your dream dress. One of the most important details of a gown is its neckline. Aside from highlighting your face, this detail makes your whole wedding look great. 

 

When you make your decision, think about the venue, the season, your accessories, and how you're going to wear your hair! Whether you want a square or straight neckline, we've got you covered! Today we’re sharing some of the main neckline types you’ll come across with bridal gowns:  

 

Sweetheart Necklines

Sweetheart necklines accentuate your décolletage and give you a longer, leaner look with their shape reminiscent of a heart. Choose the semi-sweetheart, which falls a bit higher on the chest, if you love the style, but have a larger bust.

 

 

Square Necklines

Elegant, modern, and elongating, this neckline is stunning! Depending on your preference, this open neckline can be made wider or lower to show off your shoulders. A perfect choice for brides who want to slim down their shoulders and enhance their necks and busts at the same time.

 


 Illusion Necklines

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


 

Off-The-Shoulder Necklines

Whether for a beach wedding, a boho wedding, or a destination wedding, the off-the-shoulder neckline is a popular choice. The draped sleeves of this effortless style enhance the shoulders and collarbones while framing your face gracefully. It may be best to stay away from this style if you have wide shoulders or don't want to accentuate your arms.




 Halter Necklines

Halter necks are styles of women's clothing with a strap running around the back of the neck, usually leaving the upper back uncovered. Furthermore, halter necklines draw the eye upward, balancing the body. No matter what your body type is, this style suits women with fuller busts best!