Last week’s Tuesday’s Trendwatch we began talking about defining your gown silhouette. Hinting that your wedding dress selection experience will be less stressful if you come into the situation completed prepared as possible. Doing a little research ahead of time on designers, styles, fabrics and silhouettes that would define your shape and taste. It’s best to know these terms going into the experience so that you can narrow down your selection as much as possible in the get-go. Last week, we discussed dress silhouettes – this week, we will touch on neckline silhouettes.
Straight: Simple and Classic. This style is a clean line across your chest and is very common on strapless gowns.
Sweetheart: Common as well on strapless gown where the sweetheart dips in the middle creating slightly rounded lines. Think of it as cutting out the top of a paper heart.
V-Neck: Simple and Demure. A plunge halfway to your naval. Usually seen with straps or sleeveless but most commonly seen on halter top style.
Scoopneck: Usually always seen with straps where there are no hard edges – just a gentle round line that is created from shoulder to shoulder.
Boatneck: High on the chest and cuts across from shoulder to shoulder with a slight dip in the middle.
Portrait: This style is similar to a scoopneck but the fabric inches closer to your neck at the top and ends in a sweetheart shape at the bust. This neckline is usually seen with capsleeves.