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An Essential Guide to Wedding Dress Necklines

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Finding the right neckline for your wedding dress is like finding the right venue for your nuptials—it takes time and patience but once you’ve figured it out, the rest falls into place. 


The type of bridal neckline you choose can impact the entire aesthetic of your gown. That’s why it’s necessary to research all of your options so you can make an informed decision. 


Often, a neckline silhouette can accentuate certain parts of your body that you love, like your waistline or décolletage, and conceal other areas you may not care for as much, like your arms or your shoulders. Whatever the intent, one thing is for certain: your neckline matters.


To help simplify your decision-making, we culled the most popular necklines you’ll find when searching for your wedding dress and what each has to offer.

The Sweetheart Neckline


A sweetheart neckline is a classic dress silhouette that resembles the top of a heart. It’s a universally flattering pick no matter what your chest size is and while it’s commonly spotted on strapless gowns, you can also wear a sweetheart shape with other iterations, like our G-401 off-the-shoulder version.

The Plunging Neckline


A plunging neckline is precisely what the name suggests. This daring silhouette is reserved for the bride who wants an alluring shape, like our G-403. While the idea of wearing a dramatic neckline might feel risky, rest assured a tailoring session and breast tape will ensure you’ll spend the day without any sort of wardrobe malfunction.

The Halter Neckline


This silhouette is especially fitting for women who want to show off their arms and shoulders. The high neckline, as seen on our G-405, creates an hourglass effect that’s endlessly flattering, too.

The Off-the-Shoulder Neckline


If your personal brand is all things ethereal and romantic, consider an off-the-shoulder dress, like our Maya. It creates an effortless elegance that translates to just about any type of wedding, from chapel to beachside.

The One-Shoulder Neckline

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Alas, another neckline that’s great for the bride who’s been toning her arms leading up to the big day. A one-shoulder silhouette is a smart pick if you’re looking for a statement-making gown that feels modern but not over-the-top. Our G-406 is a pick that’s sure to make a splash.

Go for old world elegance with a high neckline. Our Estee dress combines the femininity of the silhouette with the romance of delicate French lace. If you’re a vintage-inspired bride, strongly consider the high neckline.

The Illusion Neckline


Anyone who watched Crazy Rich Asians knows just how striking an illusion neckline can be. Our Judy silhouette is the perfect example of how a sheer panel can create a modern, show-stopping shape that feels thoroughly unique.

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Annaelle Beenstock | December 19, 2019

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