Everything You Need to Know About Wedding Gown Necklines

Choosing a wedding dress neckline that works for you is a good first step in starting your wedding gown search. There’s quite a variety from which to choose. Whether you want to accentuate your fabulous face or draw attention to your amazing shoulders, we have you covered! Below is a rundown of everything you need to know.

Sweetheart Neckline

A classic! A sweetheart neckline looks like the top half of a heart. The open and curved shape accentuates your shoulders and is a good choice for all, especially if you have a larger bust line.

Bateau/Sabrina Neckline

This popular style has a single unbroken curve or swoop that runs from one shoulder to the other. You can find it with or without sleeves. This regal neckline works nicely for those with a smaller bust line, but lovely on all.

Halter Neckline

A halter neckline has two straps that wrap around the neck, with an opening for the arms. If you want to show off your gorgeous shoulders this is an excellent choice. Summer brides love this style.

Off the Shoulder Neckline

This type of neckline sits below the shoulders. It beautifully accentuates your neck, collarbone and shoulders. If you have a medium or large bust line this style neckline is especially flattering.

Scoop Neckline

A scoop neckline is a classic u-shape that can be lower cut. The circular cut opens up the neck and beautifully emphasizes the collarbone.

Square Neckline

A square neckline is just as it sounds–square. It is constructed with some angled corners to give a sharper look. It isn’t too low cut and has a modern statement look.

V Neckline

A V neckline has a deep v shaped plunge in the bust line. The plunge is often repeated on the back for a dramatic attention grabbing look. Perfect for the traditional or bolder bride as the v cut varies.

Plunging Neckline

Just like the v-neckline but lower. In some designs the plunge can extend down the center of your chest past your ribs (and sometimes even all the way down to your navel. Ideal for the super daring bride.

Portrait Neckline

The portrait collar is similar to an off-the-shoulder style, but it sits just on the edge of the shoulders. The popular style is a great option for brides who love the look of an off-the-shoulder gown, but prefer the comfort of having straps.

Straight Across Neckline

This chic neckline is cut perfectly straight across. There is no dip at all. It is perfect on any silhouette and can be found in all styles.

High Neckline

High necklines are also just as they sound. The top of the fabric will hit at least at your collarbone and may go even higher. This neckline emphasizes your neck and draws attention to your lovely face.