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Flattering Bridal Gown Necklines: Get It Right For Brides Of All Sizes And Shapes!

Flattering Bridal Gown Necklines: Get It Right For Brides Of All Sizes and Shapes!

When it comes to saying YES to the bridal gown, there are so many things a girl must consider! Right from the bridal gown necklines, to the sleeves and the cut of the dress, one needs to look for a style that flatters their body type.

After all, decades of dreaming of the fairytale and the ever-after finally become a reality on the wedding day so it is but natural to want to look like the gorgeous princess that you are.

bridal gown necklines

The bridal gown is truly going to be the cynosure of all eyes on the wedding day- think of it like the showstopper at a niche fashion show. However, it isn’t always about that beautiful wedding gown. There are many features that make or break your look.

Often underrated but highly important is the neckline of the dress. The neckline determines the way your jawline, neck, collarbones, shoulders, and décolletage look.

Moreover, your choice of jewelry also depends on your neckline – Imagine wearing a heavy neckpiece on a gown with a small, closed neckline? Faux pas alert!

Ladies, today’s post is going to help you find out what bridal gown neckline would look great on you. Depending on the style, chest size and even thickness of your neck, there’s something for everyone!


Bridal Gown Necklines: 1. The Boat Neck

Style – Modest, simple, no neckpiece needed

Celeb spotted on – Duchess Meghan Markle

The boat neck style is a straight neckline that runs from the beginning of one shoulder across the neck to the start of the other shoulder. This means brides can prefer the neck to go wider or smaller according to their preference and choice in bridal gowns

Choose this style if – You want a flattering neckline in the bridal gown that shows off your collarbone but not the cleavage. It is suitable for brides who have a small to medium bust.

Not so great if – You have broad shoulders or heavy bust or a short and/or thick neck

Our pick :

boatneck gown


Bridal Gown Necklines: 2. The Sweetheart Neck

Style – Sexy, glamorous

Celeb spotted on – Beyonce, Sofia Vergara

The sweetheart neckline is a cult and celebrity favorite for its versatility. It skims to cover the bodice and dips in a deep V in the cleavage area. So, if you want a modest option, then go for one with shallower shape.

Furthermore, this bridal gown neckline is flattering on most body types because it accentuates the curves and breaks down the monotony of a boring silhouette.

Moreover, it pairs well with a cinched waist and a full skirt for a slimming effect on fuller body types or a figure-hugging bodycon silhouette if you want to flaunt that figure.

Choose this style: The only prerequisite to choosing this style is the confidence to carry it off. Consequently, the one thing we love about bridal gowns with a sweetheart neckline is how it suits everyone! 

Our pick :

sweetheart neck gown

Bridal Gown Necklines: 3. The V Neck

Style – Chic, sexy (depending on the depth of the neckline)

Celeb spotted on – Kate Moss, Princess Eugenie

The V neck is an extremely versatile neckline in bridal gowns because it can be adapted and fashioned in some many different ways. For instance, it can be modified into a folded sailor collar ala Princess Eugenie or with a sheer bodice and a sweetheart neckline at the beginning of the décolletage.

Secondly, this neckline creates the illusion of a longer, slimmer neck and silhouette. Depending on how deep or wide the bride wants the ‘V’, the neckline can be adjusted to

  • High/deeper neckline
  • Cover the shoulders or show them off
  • Form a softer V instead of a sharp one, for a softer silhouette with a focus on the collarbones

        Choose this style if you’re broad-shouldered and/or have a short neck, want to flaunt a chiseled collarbone or want to let some cleavage peek through.

          Our pick :

V neck bridal gown

        Which of these necklines would work for your body type? Let us know in the comments. Make an appointment with us here now if you want to know more about our bridal services!


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