Which Wedding Dress Neckline Should You Choose?

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Which Wedding Dress Neckline Should You Choose?

The search for a wedding dress can feel overwhelming with so many choices. Having numerous design options is great for browsing, but it can make it difficult to settle on one perfect choice. The good news is, you can narrow your dress choices significantly by applying some key criteria. Top-most among these elements is choosing a dress that’s complimentary to your body shape. You shouldn’t compromise on this if you want your wedding dress to flatter your figure — and who doesn’t?

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Another important consideration after the silhouette is the neckline. Why is this an important part of your dress?

Your wedding dress neckline can create a serious impact — think about Meghan Markle’s incredible bateau neckline wedding dress, followed by that striking halterneck dress for the evening party. An off the shoulder neckline is perfect for a summer wedding, whilst a daring plunge neckline will ensure all eyes are on you. A sweetheart wedding neckline is flattering for all brides, as are cap sleeves. If you want a fashion-forward choice, consider a stunning illusion neckline or a high neck. Brides who want something unusual and unique should take a closer look at one-shouldered wedding dresses. If you’re not sure on neckline, why not browse by fabric, detail or shape? Read more at Wedding Style Collective…

Clearly, your wedding dress neckline can be a real gamechanger. You will absolutely love the detail it adds to your wedding gown.

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Ok, let’s dive deeper into the neckline styles you’ll encounter on your wedding dress search. The following post has some good information:

Bardot
Named after actress Brigitte, the Bardot neckline sits off the shoulder, looking as if someone has moved your straps down from your shoulders to the top of your arms. It’s a flattering cut that’s great for showing off necklaces, but again, should be avoided by those with broader arms as you can cut you off at the widest part.

Bateau/Boat
Popularised by Meghan Markle’s wedding dress, a bateau neckline is cut in a straight line from shoulder to shoulder following the collarbone. It’s high at the back and the front so is a great modest neckline that looks fantastic with or without sleeves.

Halterneck
A halterneck dress is a sleeveless gown that either has two straps from the bodice that meet at the back of the neck or a high neckline with deep armholes and a backless design. It’s a popular alternative to a strapless dress for modern brides that shows off the shoulders and upper arms. Read more from Hitched…

You could also choose from among these designs: square, scoop, v-neck, sweetheart, or high neck, just to mention a few. As part of your hunt for the ideal neckline style, do a thorough search online. That way, you know exactly what you’re looking for when you go to the wedding salon.

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Remember, the neckline style is not just about the shape. The fabric will also play a key role. For example, you could have a sweetheart neckline made of silk that is accented by a high neck made of lace. Selecting your wedding gown will be easier as you add more and more details to your design wishlist.

Simplest of all, you can rely on the experienced bridal consultants at New York Bride and Groom of Raleigh to help you choose the perfect dress. We stock wedding gowns from the industry’s top designers so you’re certain to find the one you can’t live without. Come see us today, no appointment needed, to start your exciting dress search.