Channeling Meghan Markle and Your Inner Princess at NYB&G Raleigh


Channeling Meghan Markle and Your Inner Princess at NYB&G Raleigh

Meghan walked down the aisle in a clean and sophisticated wedding gown with stand out features of a bateau neckline (also knows as Sabrina or boat neck) and sleeves.

The Duchess from Sussex donned a second wedding day look for the evening reception. This wedding dress featured a halter neckline with clean and modern lines. Read more, compliments of Justin Alexander

Sometimes The Neckline You’ll Adore Is Least Expected

NYB&G Raleigh encourages brides to step gently out of their comfort zone when trying to select their wedding attire. It can be easy to judge a neckline, hem or fabric ahead of time based on other brides’ experiences or photos. However, we are all individuals and need to see for ourselves. Discover more about the fabulous bateau neckline:

So, what exactly is a bateau neckline?

A bateau neckline is also described as a boat neck, or a Sabrina neckline, and it runs horizontally along the collarbone, stopping wide at each shoulder. It is sometimes called a boat neck because it was used in sailor’s clothing, and because of the wide fit, it was easy to remove – just in case a sailor fell overboard. The bandeau neckline, which we see lots in the shops today, is regarded as a lot lower than the bateau and is described as “a band-shaped covering for the breasts.” Read more at Hello Magazine


Sottero & Midgley, style Hayward: Chardon stretch crepe offers a flattering fit for this sheath wedding gown. Lace motifs adorn the illusion cut out train for added opulence. The illusion sweetheart neckline showcases beaded spaghetti straps. The descending scoop back highlights lace motifs. Crystal buttons complete the zipper closure. Enjoy two separate looks by including the purchase of a detachable illusion train featuring cold shoulder sleeves. Available sizes: 0-24. Available colors: Ivory/Pewter Accent (pictured above), or Ivory.

Additional Train and Sleeve Options Offer Two Separate Looks 

We love how the above dress offers lacy detailing for those brides who want a little extra. Many of our bridal designers offer separate attachment options to help you rock two different looks with the same dress. Our friendly and helpful bridal consultants at New York Bride & Groom can show you some styling options when you are here. The following wedding gown is similar to Meghan’s reception dress, as the bateau styles may limit the movement of your arms. Discover the benefits of having two separate dresses below:

Having two different wedding dresses for your big day makes perfect sense for some brides. It can be such a fun way to debut your style AND feel comfortable. But it all depends on different factors for you and your wedding day. If you answer “yes” to most of the questions below, perhaps you should consider two dresses for your wedding day.

Do you love to dance?
If you’re a bride who loves to dance, chances are you will want to spend part of your reception on the dancefloor. This is a perfect chance for you to put on a shorter or lighter dress that allows you to move comfortably throughout the reception. You will seamlessly be able to go from dancing the night away, to mingling with guests. Bonus… you won’t have to worry about people stepping on your dress all night. Another bonus… you can show off those amazing pair of shoes that have been hiding under your other dress all day. Learn more about wearing separate dresses at Style Me Pretty


Justin Alexander, style 9905: Clean lines and sultry romantic vibes emanate from this gorgeous high neck fit and flare wedding dress, similar to Meghan’s reception gown. Tulle, Crepe and Jersey fabric combine to create movement and comfort. The elegant neckline needs zero jewelry or embellishment as it shows off your shoulders. Stretch lining flatters from the waist line through to the hem. There are dramatic illusion cut outs and a crepe bow at the back for the perfect finishing touches on this chapel length wedding dress. Available in numerous sizes. Available colors: Ivory/Nude.

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