Wedding Dress Necklines

The wedding dress neckline frames the bride’s face. Read up on different wedding dress necklines before you go gown shopping

Jewel

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is round neckline flows along the base of the neck. Ideal for women who want the wedding gown to enhance the chest area.

Use to: modestly enhance your chest area
Avoid if: you are already well endowed

Halter Top

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This wedding gown neckline features straps that wrap around the back of the neck, leaving shoulders and arms bare.

Use if: you are tall and have broader shoulders
Avoid if: you have narrow shoulders or a very large chest

 

Bateau

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This wide wedding gown neckline flows with the curve of the collarbone. A relatively straight neckline, with the same depth in the front and back, opens from one inch of each shoulder.

Use to: enhance chest area
Avoid if: you are already well endowed

 

Off The Shoulder

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This open neckline sits below the shoulders, accentuating your collarbone and shoulders. A flattering wedding gown neckline for most figures.

Use if: you are well endowed and/or have a pear-shaped silhouette
Avoid if: you have broad shoulders or fuller arms

 

Asymmetric

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This wedding gown neckline, as the name connotes, features a gown with a single strap or an asymmetric neckline. Ideal for the Toronto bride with a unique taste for a unique wedding gown style.

Use to: emphasize beautiful collarbones
Avoid if: you have broad shoulders

 

Queen Anne

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This wedding gown neckline features straps that wrap around the back of the neck, leaving shoulders and arms bare.

Use if: you are tall and have broader shoulders
Avoid if: you have narrow shoulders or a very large chest

 

Square

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This wedding gown neckline is shaped like a half square. Ideal for women who are well endowed as it cuts low without being too revealing, but is suitable and flattering for almost every body type.

Use for: modest display of cleavage

 

Portrait

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Similar to the off-the-shoulder neckline, the portrait wedding gown neckline offers a wide, soft scoop, to frame the shoulders.

Use if: you have fuller arms and prominent collarbones
Avoid if: your collarbones are undefined

 

V-Neck

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This V-shaped wedding gown neckline flatters many body types. The depth of the “V” depending on the design of the wedding gown.

Use if: chest size is “B” or “C”, great for full figured or hour glass shaped silhouettes
Avoid if: chest size if “A” or over a “C”

 

Scoop

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The scoop features a low, U-shaped neckline, flattering for just about any bride who plans to wear a wedding gown on her wedding day.

Great for: almost everyone!

 

Strapless

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Being strapless, this wedding gown neckline features a bodice without straps or sleeves.

Use to: enhance beautiful shoulders and collarbones or a well endowed chest Avoid if: you are smaller chested.

 

Sweetheart

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This wedding gown neckline, forming a heart shape at the bustline, is flattering on most brides! May or may not be strapless.

Use if: you are well endowed, accentuating your cleavage