Kenneth Winston, style 1782: The simple, elegant front of this pearl satin wedding dress is elevated by the beaded embroidery pattern of the sheer back. The detailed bateau neckline flows into an intricately romantic back featuring floral inspired patterns and fabric covered buttons. Enjoy the drop waist, accentuated with a satin, bead-encrusted belt. Available sizes: 2-28. Available colors: Ivory/Silver (pictured above), and White/Silver.

New York Bride & Groom has built a reputation for its warm environment, exceptional service and unmatched selection. We take pride in offering unique and modern wedding gowns for every taste and budget. We believe you deserve an uplifting and unique bridal shopping experience. Our hand-selected wedding dresses include everything from timeless and classic designs to the latest fashion-forward offerings. Stop by without an appointment to see the bateau neckline dresses in our astounding selection.

If you don’t know why this style element, which is alternately known as a boat or a sabrina neckline, has exploded in popularity this season, here’s a closer look at the bateau gown that sparked the white-hot trend: Meghan Markle’s royal wedding dress.

Apparently she “knew at the onset” that she wanted a bateau neckline and slightly cropped sleeves, and her goal was to have it look “modest,” with a “very timeless, classic feeling.”

She added: “I knew that the tailoring was so key, because the dress itself would be so covered up.” Read more about Meghan Markle’s trend-setting wedding dress, compliments of Cosmopolitan

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Allure Bridals, Bodice A2022, Skirt A2027: This fantastic mix and match option combines the elegance of the illusion lace bateau bodice with a sleek Crepe and Lace skirt for perfect harmony. The bodice features Lace, English Net and Charmeuse for a fitted, detailed upper body. Available bodice sizes: 2-32. Available bodice colors: Ivory/Silver (pictured above), Ivory/Gold/Nude and Ivory. The exceptional skirt offers translucent lace panels along the train for more eye-catching details. Available skirt sizes: 2-32. Available skirt color: Ivory.

Unique and Modern Wedding Dresses

Dream of your day as you try on stunning designer dresses in one of our spacious bridal suites, sharing the special moment with your trusted entourage. We invite you and your crew to take photos and take your time. Photography is always welcome at New York Bride & Groom. After all, we’re sure to have multiple “dream dress” contenders — each as unique as the bride who wears it — which means you might have a hard time making a decision. Seeing your dress from every angle in pictures can help you decide.

If we’ve piqued your interest in the bateau neckline, discover more below:

Like an off-the-shoulder neckline, the boat neck is a subtle, classic way to show off the skin around your collar bones. It’s slightly elongated, but also appears in different lengths. While some more daring gowns feature tip-of-the-shoulder iterations, many stop just past the shoulder’s midway point. The gist? There’s no one right interpretation of this style, which makes it a versatile wedding dress detail that caters to many brides. Discover more enchanting bridal options, compliments of Martha Stewart Weddings

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Moriliee, style 2048: This petal wedding dress features a gorgeous garden theme from head to toe. If you’re inspired by nature and adore the bateau neckline, this dress offers pleasing details throughout. Capitalize on the trend of sensational Blouson sleeves and feel simultaneously sexy and cozy in this exquisite garment. Don’t miss the crystals and embroidered appliques on English Net over Chantilly Lace. The scalloped hem and sheer train bring the “Wow” factor. Available sizes: 0-28. Available colors: Ivory/Nude and Ivory.

Bridal Styles Galore at NYB&G

Enjoy an upscale experience as you realize your dress shopping dreams at New York Bride & Groom. We can’t wait to show you the latest trends in wedding gown silhouettes, fabrics, sleeves, capes, accessories and more. Don’t panic if you haven’t nailed down your ideal dress options. There are many factors to consider, but our talented team of bridal consultants is happy to help you navigate through the racks. Check out the following to learn more about staying true to your bridal vision and your personal comfort level:

A lot of women think of weddings and their dress, in fictitious, almost mythical terms, and it becomes more about portraying an image (a princess, old-Hollywood glamour etc) as opposed to showing up as who you truly are. As a result, you could end up looking like a completely different person, and that, in most cases, looks and feels awkward and unnatural. So go for something that is comfortable and flattering. Not too sure which neckline suits your body type? You are not alone! Discover more fit tips and trends, compliments of In Style

Stop by New York Bride & Groom of Raleigh anytime without an appointment and see why our salons have been tops with brides for over 25 years. Our entire approach is to make you feel happy and relaxed from the moment you enter the shop. Don’t forget to send the groom and groomsmen over as well to shop our dedicated tuxedo rental department. We look forward to serving you all soon.