Different Wedding Dress Necklines
January 29, 2024

The Bride’s Survival Guide: Wedding Dress Necklines

You found the man to marry, the venue to hold your wedding, the caterer to serve your guests with delicious food, the photographer and videographer that will capture the best moments on your wedding day but have you decided on which among the many options of wedding gowns to wear?

Choosing a wedding dress is one of the most challenging for brides to be, of course, they want to stand out and be the most beautiful on that day. The wedding gown can give the bride a huge change in her overall appearance. If she fails to choose the wedding gown that can compliment her well, even how good her makeup is or how beautiful the gown will be, it makes no sense.

There are many things brides to be must take into consideration when choosing a gown to wear on her most special day. But to make sure that the gown she will wear can complement her right, choosing the right neckline is necessary.

Generally speaking, a petite bride is best to wear gowns with a deep neckline, while taller ones with higher neckline wedding gowns and those that have fuller figures are best to wear wedding gowns with necklines just below her collarbone to compliment her curves more.

Moving on, below are some of the wedding dress necklines you may want to consider and check whether it will look good on you.

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Types of Wedding Dress Necklines

Below are the most common wedding dress necklines brides choose:

Semi-heart or sweetheart neckline

Resembling the top shape of the heart, this neckline can give you a leaner and longer appearance. If you have a large bust and want to stick with this neckline but want to keep it modest and low, you may want to consider a semi-sweetheart neckline, which falls a little higher up your chest.

Straight neckline

Clean and modern, this type of neckline is seen on strapless wedding dresses. Just like the semi-heart neckline, a straight neckline emphasizes the collarbone and your decolletage, but it provides more security and coverage.

V Neck

This is a perfect choice for brides who want to appear with a longer torso. Most wedding dresses V necklines have straps or sleeves to create added support and flair and can be designed with various depths.

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Plunging Neckline

If you want to show off your best asset and be daring on your wedding day, a plunging neckline is a good choice. This neckline can elongate the torso, accentuate decolletage, give your skin some flash and make you look very sexy. Most dresses with such a neckline have an illusion panel to avoid wardrobe malfunctions.

High Neckline

This offers the most coverage yet looks classy and elegant. If you want to add a bit of twist on your wedding gown, you can add illusion details for a more sophisticated look.

Boat or Sabrina Neckline

This vintage neckline has made its comeback. The high, wide shape shows off your collarbone for a sexier appeal. It is most of the time accompanied with sleeves for tighter support.

Asymmetrical Neckline

If you want to look like a goddess at your wedding, there is no other perfect neckline to choose than an asymmetrical neckline. This can uplift your glow as it is sexy and at the same time unique.

Off The Shoulder Neckline

This neckline is most of the time preferred by brides who have summer, boho, beach or destination-themed weddings. Wedding dresses with off the shoulder necklines are effortless yet beautiful and sexy. It highlights your collarbones and shoulders and gives grace to your beautiful face.

Scoop Neckline

This circular, low neckline lengthens your neck and accentuates your collarbone. It can flatter almost everyone and gets extra support from its straps.

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Halter Neckline

This can be a daily wear fashion favorite but can be a perfect neckline to use on wedding gowns. This neckline can offer you a modern look and it also highlights your sexy shoulders. This neckline can be sexy but covered as well. To make the look a bit more seductive, add a keyhole detail on the neckline.

Jewel Neckline

Others call this neckline a t-shirt neckline, it rests above your collarbone and the base of your neck. It accentuates the bust and elongates the neck. Most of the time it is beaded to make an illusion that the bride is wearing a necklace. Jewel necklines tend to make the bride’s upper torso look wider and larger, making it perfect for brides with narrow shoulders and smaller bust size.

Square or Empire Neckline

This neckline resembles a square shape, and it is elongating and elegant at the same time. This neckline can either be cut lower or wider to show off your shoulder and offer a more modern appeal. This is a perfect cut to a bride who wants to accentuate her busts and necks while thinning down her shoulders.

To find a style with your preferred neckline, we encourage you to visit our dress search tool where you can sort through all of our styles based on your preferences.