How Your Neckline Affects Your Dress

Your wedding dress is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make, and chances are you’ve been dreaming about your wedding dress your entire life. From the material, to the cut of the dress, there’s a lot to consider when choosing your dress for your big day.

A crucial part of your wedding dress is the neckline. Your neckline can impact the overall look and feel of your dress, so it’s important to understand which necklines work with which styles of dress. Here are some of the top necklines available today and how they impact the look of your dress.

Halter Neckline

The halter neckline is perfect for the conservative bride. That’s because the halter neckline works to cover the chest by hugging the material around the neck. Still, it allows for room to breathe since the back, shoulders, and arms can be bare.

The halter neckline is beautiful for any body type, which is why it’s popular among a large number of brides. This neckline is a timeless style that is perfect for both traditional and modern weddings.

Square Neckline

This neckline has a rectangular shape and remains tight on the upper body. The square neckline is optimal for brides who either have a low waist and wide hips or a small waist because it accentuates the upper body and bust. The square neckline goes with every style, but it looks especially good with an empire waist or the goddess look. Square necklines are less common than some of our other necklines, making them a great choice if you’re looking for something unique.

Round Neckline

This neckline is just as the name suggests: it’s round and curves just above the bust. This is one of the more timeless necklines and works well with a wide range of dress styles. For brides who want a softer look, this might be the neckline for you.


This neckline is most popular amongst brides who have a larger bust. That’s because it scoops down into the bust in the shape of a V. This is a classy neckline that makes anyone with a short neck appear to have a longer neck. Not only this, but it works very well with sleeves because it evens out the conservative look.

Surplice Neckline

This neckline has a look that’s similar to the V-neckline. The difference is that the surplice neckline looks like it’s wrapping around to fit the body perfectly. Since the surplice neckline wraps around the body, you may also have heard it called a faux wrap. For any bride who wants to accentuate their bust or draw attention away from her waistline, this is the perfect neckline.

Off-the-shoulder Neckline

Off-the-shoulder necklines can add a sexy touch to an elegant dress. Usually, the straps will hug the bride’s shoulders with the use of durable straps so the dress stays in place.

If you decide to go with this neckline, you should move around a lot before you buy the dress. Try it on, dance around, and decide whether it’ll be good for your wedding day. You don’t want to be pulling up your sleeves every five minutes. Off-the-shoulder necklines are extremely elegant for your wedding day.


If you’re planning your upcoming wedding and you’re wondering which neckline you should get for your dress type, we are here to help. Your neckline is an important decision, so we want to make sure you get the dress of your dreams. For more information on our dresses or to schedule a fitting, contact our team today.

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