The skinny on necklines!
Choosing the perfect neckline is often the hardest challenge when working with a bride, because let's face it, not every neckline is flattering on every bride. Did you know that choosing the right neckline can give the illusion that you are taller, slimmer, smaller chested or even larger chested? Sign me up, right? Well let's go through a few necklines and find out what's going to work for you!
Often good for brides who feel as though their top is not quite as full as they'd like it to be. The open neckline opens up the torso and elongates the neck, in return making a bride feel taller. A sweetheart neckline is usually defined by a heart shaped top, though they can be more modest, or more revealing depending on the cut. Looking for a more traditional sweetheart, try Arlyn by Maggie Sottero. Feeling a bit more sexy and daring? Give Marianne by Maggie Sottero a try, we have both!
Halter / High Neck
Often good for a bride that wants a bit more modesty, a high neck wedding gown is both hard to find, and unique. Brides who feel a bit more broad in the shoulders, feel that this cut brings them in a bit more and makes them appear more narrow. Halter wedding dresses have for the most part gone by the wayside, as most wedding dress manufacturers have moved into creating high neck wedding dresses rather than halter top wedding dresses. Looking to try one? Check out Allure Bridals style C280, or Essense of Australia style D2174, we have both!
The name says it all, characterized by a classic V front and V back, this style is great for anyone medium - to - full - busted. Fuller busted girls can often wear a bra under this style and it can sometimes minimize, whereas smaller busted girls often feel as though they can't fill them out properly. However as the saying goes, you won't know how it fits unless you try! Check out Stella York style 5922 and Allure Bridals style 9124!
Off the Shoulder
Perfect for the bride who wants to showcase her collarbones, or for the bride who wants to cover a bit of her upper arm, this style looks great on most shapes and sizes. Beware, when this style is tailored properly you may not have the easiest time moving your arms! Looking to try one? Check out David Tutera Aura, or Maggie Sottero Riviera! We have both!
Similar to the off-the-shoulder style, this neckline is often characterized by a soft scoop extending from one shoulder to the other. This style is also often referred to as being very "Jackie O", as her classic wedding gown featured this neckline. Allure Bridals style 9155 is a vintage inspired gown that features a classic portrait neckline, come try it!
Sometimes referred to as an illusion neckline wedding dress, this cut is great for the bride who wants a little more coverage, but doesn't love the cut of a high neck gown. A bateau neckline follows the collarbone directly across the chest often in a straight line, to create coverage in either a more modest, or sexy sheer way. This can be great for the fuller busted girl, or someone smaller who just wants the coverage! Check out Maggie Sottero Deidre, and Mori Lee style 2702, we have them both!
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