While searching for that perfect dress to fit your body shape, you should consider what style of neckline will be the most flattering for your body shape and the one you will feel most comfortable in. Choosing the perfect neckline on your dress will help make you look and feel like a beautiful bride on your wedding day. There are so many different types of necklines to choose from but here are some of the most popular styles here at Ivory Lane.
1. Strapless – This neckline is one of the most popular and is preferred choice for many. This style has no straps and therefore no sleeves of fabric. It is a particular good shape if you have a large chest but make sure to have the right bra to give you proper support. If you are small chested, it would not be the most flaterring.If you are self-conscious about your upper arms or upper body area, this might not be the best shape. Brides with toned arms look best in this neckline. This neckline will look amazing with a ball gown or a line silhouette.
2. Sweetheart – The sweetheart neckline is low cut and shaped to resemble the top half of a heart. It’s open and curved shape accentuates the décolletage and is perfect for the woman with the larger bustline.You will mostly see this neckline in a strapless style but you might also find it with spaghetti straps or in a halter neck style. This style dress is great for brides with a large bust who want to show it off. Paired with a ball gown or aline looks great. It also looks great with a stunning hour glass silhouette.
3. Halter Neck – The halter neck style dress has straps which wrap around or ties around the back of the neck on a backless dress. This style is a good choice for women who have broad shoulders and women who are tall but would not be flattering on someone with narrow shoulders or those with a large bust. You will find the halter neckline with a scoop, cowl neck or even a dipping neckline. Halters do not have sleeves but can usually be found with all types of silhouettes from ball gowns to the stunning hour glass silhouette.
4.V-Neck-This plunges down on the front and on occasion, the back as well in a V-Shape and is the perfect neckline to showcase a beautiful piece of jewellery .The V-Neck is a great neckline for the hourglass body type and can also the great on the fuller figured woman. It is a very versatile design. If you have smaller chest a plunging V-Neck paired with a halter can work to create the illusion of larger breasts. Also a slightly less deep v will look amazing with larger busts, giving support as well as accentuating your curves.
5. Off the Shoulder – This is one that has straps or sleeves that sit just below the shoulders. With this neckline, the entire upper area of your collarbone, shoulders and some of the chest are revealed and accentuated. If you have a medium or large chest this style of neckline is extremely flattering but might only serve to make a small bust look smaller.